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Job Hunting Workshop

Get the tools you need to get the job you want!

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Students in their 4th semester who expect to graduate in December are encouraged to attend Fountainhead's Job Hunting Workshop Tuesday, October 25th from 3-5 p.m. in our Auditorium. Fountainhead's Career Coordinator, Wendy Carter, will lead this workshop, which will cover the basic skills needed to launch your career: resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, business etiquette and similar topics will be covered in-depth.

All attendees will be eligible to participate in our Graduate Job Fair on November 8th. (Watch our website for more information on this.) Wendy Carter will provide each student who attends 10 professionally-printed resumes for all students who update and submit their resumes to her prior to the Graduate Job Fair.

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Vocabulary Terms for Non-Traditional Students

eyelashI'm getting ready for class, loading up my wife's old messenger bag with all my books and folders, pens and highlighters. In some ways, I feel like I'm 10 years old again. One look in the mirror savagely reminds me that I'm not.

It's interesting how some things about school just never change. I have to think about things now that I haven't thought about seriously in over 20 years. Why, yes, as a matter of fact, I do have a list...

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Resume Blunders

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Resume blunders that cost job seekers dearly

Looking for career advice and tips? This article appears on the LinkedIn Group for Fountainhead College. Join this group and get connected!

An article excerpt appears below.

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Making Mistakes

1500mistakes"If You're Not Making Mistakes, then You're Not Doing Anything."

This quote belongs to Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden, who was not only well aware that it's okay to regularly make mistakes but that you're doing something wrong if you don't.

It's easy to expect perfection from ourselves and/or fear the judgment that comes with screwing things up, but even at its worst we learn from those errors. That's not a new concept by any means, but it's one often forgotten. Mistakes are an indicator that you're actually trying to succeed, so without them you're not doing much of anything at all (and probably making yourself much less happy in the process).

John Wooden Quotes | BrainyQuote

(From http://lifehacker.com/5823441/if-youre-not-making-mistakes-then-youre-not-doing-anything)

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Student Organization Memberships

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As you get out into the workforce you’ll realize more and more that you don’t actually know everything. This can be very scary, at first, but with time you’ll also realize that you don’t have to. 

Our fields are full of highly intelligent and highly creative people that love to share. We share knowledge, we share ideas (good and bad), and we share experiences. Success as a technical professional is in large part based on our membership and involvement with the technical community as a whole. Ultimately, we receive as much as we give.

There is no better way to start building your network of contacts than by joining an industry recognized professional organization.  Several of these organizations offer student membership as well, to name a few:

  1. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  2. ETA (Electronics Technician Association)
  3. ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
  4. ISSA (Information Systems Security Association)
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