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Career Services Center

261 Schwartz Center
330-672-2360

Job Postings & Employers
cscjobs@kent.edu

KSU Student Employment
campusworks@kent.edu

General Questions
career@kent.edu

Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call for an Appointment

Drop-In Career Counseling

Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.

Career Readiness Checklist

Use this checklist for choosing a career path and preparing for your job search.

Self-Knowledge

IMAGE: Square  I have considered what is important to me in my career and life.
IMAGE: Square  I understand the need for self-assessment because I am my own best resource in the career and life planning process.
IMAGE: Square  I have identified my strongest abilities and skills.
IMAGE: Square  I have identified the personal values that are important as I make career decisions.
IMAGE: Square  I have identified my interests.
IMAGE: Square  I can describe my preferred work environment.
IMAGE: Square  I have thought about the type of lifestyle I want.
IMAGE: Square  I can articulate experiences and achievements that clarify a pattern of interests and abilities that are relevant to my career.

Knowledge of Employers and Careers

IMAGE: Square  I have focused my career choices and researched these fields using a variety of current career/employer information.
IMAGE: Square  I have conducted an informational interview with at least one person in each of the career fields I am considering.
IMAGE: Square  I have identified employers, faculty, alumni, or others to interview who are relevant to my career field.
IMAGE: Square  I have decided on a career field and have declared a major that is complimentary.
IMAGE: Square  I have started to develop a broad list of job titles to research.
IMAGE: Square  I have developed a well-defined career objective that focuses my job search on particular organizations and employers.
IMAGE: Square  I have participated in internships, extracurricular, work, and volunteer activities that relate to my chosen career.

Knowledge of Job Search Strategies

IMAGE: Square  I can answer the question, "Why should I hire you?" with hard evidence.
IMAGE: Square  I know how to network effectively.
IMAGE: Square  I have asked individuals to serve as professional references.
IMAGE: Square  I have taken advantage of the Career Services Center's resources.
IMAGE: Square  I have written an effective resume and cover letter and asked an expert for feedback.
IMAGE: Square  I have established a professional online presence through LinkedIn and other social media.
IMAGE: Square  I know where to search for jobs targeted to my specific field of interest.
IMAGE: Square  I have prepared for job interviews by completing a mock interview.
IMAGE: Square  I know how to follow up after a job interview.
IMAGE: Square  I know how to write a thank you letter.
IMAGE: Square  I know how to negotiate a job offer.

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