Professional Development Tips from the Office of Career Planning

Professional Development Tips from the Office of Career Planning

As you set your resolutions and goals for the new year, consider spending some time on your own professional development. That may mean that you reconnect with mentors, register to attend professional conferences, or just sit down for coffee with someone whose work inspires you. I invite you to connect with Meredith alumnae on LinkedIn by joining the Meredith College Office of Career Planning (OCP) LinkedIn group!

There are many free and affordable options for learning or refreshing skills via the web. Use a free trial for LinkedIn Learning or investigate courses on edx.org. This fall the Alumnae Relations team and the Office of Career planning collaborated to deliver two career focused webinars for Meredith alumnae. We were excited to have connected with more than 60 alumnae!

Interested in hearing what we talked about? View the recorded webinars at any time via the OCP YouTube Channel.

Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn (November 2016)
Is your LinkedIn account collecting digital dust? What does your LinkedIn profile say about your professional brand? Learn how to re-energize your LinkedIn profile and discover strategies to connect with other professionals. Build a stronger profile and brand that showcases your natural talents and captures attention. Use LinkedIn as a tool to advance or transition your career. Watch on OCP's YouTube Channel 

Strengthen Your Resume (October 2016)
When did you last re-fresh your resume? Are you looking for a career change or seeking advancement? Your resume should reflect your goals, experiences and strengths. Make an impact with employers with a tailored, strengths-based resume. Learn how to evaluate your resume and highlight skills employers are seeking. Identify your natural talents and strategies to showcase them through your professional documents. Watch on OCP's YouTube Channel 

Look for more webinars coming in Spring 2017.

Wherever you are on your career journey, the Office of Career Planning at Meredith is always here to support you! Schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor at any time by calling (919) 760-8341.

—By Katie Peterssen, Assistant Director of Career Development

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