November is National Career Development Month!

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) promotes career development through its annual celebration of National Career Development Month (#NCDM). This month, Northern Virginia Community College is joining NCDA’s mission through several events that will help you develop your job search skills, or further your career!

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For a complete schedule of events this month, visit NOVA’s Events Calendar. These events are sponsored by NOVA Career Services. Students & alumni can search for jobs, internships, and events on College Central Network (CCN)!

Focus on Your Career Planning (webinar)
Wednesday, Nov. 412:15pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will introduce students to FOCUS 2, an online, interactive, self-guided career and education planning system. The system can help you select a program/major, discover occupations that match your interests and personality, and much more! Register here.


Job Searching in 2015 & Beyond
Thursday, Nov. 5, 5:00-7:00 pm
Alexandria Campus Room 158

Job search has changed dramatically in the last few years. If you want to succeed, you’ll need the most up-to-date information on Social Media, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), Online Job Boards. Contact Edythe Richards to sign up.


Exploring Career Options (webinar)
Wednesday, Nov. 1112:15 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will focus on using various online resources to research career options. The relationship between programs of study at NOVA, college majors, and career options will be discussed. Resources presented will provide information on nature of work, educational requirements, job outlook, and wages. Register here.


Professionalism in the Workplace
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2:30-3:30 pm
Medical Education Campus (Springfield)

Are you currently in clinical or about to graduate? Your attitude, appearance, and behavior make a lasting first impression to employers. Learn the importance of everyday professionalism during your clinical rotations & beyond.  Register here


Walk-in Resume Clinic
Friday, Nov. 13, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Annandale Campus CA 105

You have prepared your resume and your application documents, but are you ready for that interview? Stop by and let our career professionals critique your career documents on-the-spot.


Basics of Resume & Job Search
Monday, Nov. 16,  10 am – 1 pm
Arlington Employment Center
2100 Washington Blvd, 22204

Discover how to get your resume noticed by both online systems (Applicant Tracking Systems) and recruiters/hiring managers. Contact Edythe Richards to sign up.


Conducting a Job Search (webinar)
Wednesday, Nov. 1812:15 pm– 1:00 pm

This webinar will focus on basic strategies for conducting a job search. Topics covered will include creating a plan, identifying sources of job leads, and resume, cover letter, and interview basics. Register here.


Nationall Career Development Day:
Pop-in for Career Tips
Thursday, Nov. 19,  12 noon – 1:30 pm
Annandale Campus CA 105

Students may drop in for popcorn and career tips to celebrate National Career Development Day!

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