Tools for success offered through NIC's Career Services


Designing your own career, interviewing strategies, preparing for job fairs and how to search scholarship databases are just some of the workshops being offered through North Idaho College’s Career Services through spring 2012. All workshops are open to the public and most are free. Sign up by calling NIC Career Services at (208) 769-3297.

“Using the Scholarship Database on CIS (Career Information System)”
Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the Molstead Library Computer Lab Bay 5
This workshop will help individuals access the largest scholarship database in the U.S. After FAFSA and NIC scholarships, this is a student’s next best bet for funding to help finance an education.
Free and open to the public. Sign up by calling NIC Career Services at (208) 769-3297.

“Overview of the Job Search Process”
9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 in the Edminster Student Union Building Blue Creek Bay Room
This free workshop provides an overview of the steps needed in making a career decision, deciding on an action plan and launching the search for job opportunities. Participants will receive information about what today’s employers want as well as how to access the NIC job listings. Common myths or misperceptions about the job search process will also be presented and debunked.
Free and open to the public. Sign up by calling NIC Career Services at (208) 769-3297.

“Strong Interest Inventory”
Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 in the Molstead Library Computer Lab Bay 5
This inventory will compare your interests to those of individuals happily and successfully employed in a wide variety of occupations. The results will be interpreted and given to the participants at the workshop.
Cost is $15. Sign up by calling NIC Career Services at (208) 769-3297.

“Interviewing Strategies”
2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the Student Union Building Blue Creek Bay Room
This free workshop will introduce the three essential steps to interview preparation – know yourself, know the position, and know the company. Individuals will consider their responses to some typical interview questions and learn the STAR (Situation Task Action Result) framework for describing their accomplishments to employers.
Free and open to the public. Sign up by calling NIC Career Services at (208) 769-3297.

“Preparing for a Job Fair”
9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 in the Edminster Student Union Building Blue Creek Bay Room
This free workshop will address why job fairs are important, what to expect and how to prepare. Participants will receive information on job fair etiquette, how to get the most out of jobs fairs, appropriate attire, interviewing tips and more.
Free and open to the public. Sign up by calling NIC Career Services at (208) 769-3297.

“Design Your Ideal Career”
2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in the Edminster Student Union Building Career Center
This free workshop helps participants get a jump start on choosing a career direction. They will select the skills they would most like to use in a job if they could truly do anything they wanted. The MicroSKILLS program will then show which careers are the best match.
Free and open to the public. Sign up by calling NIC Career Services at (208) 769-3297.



For More Information
Career Services Director/Career Counselor Gail Laferriere (208) 769-7700
Email: gail_laferriere@nic.edu

Posted: Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

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