Employment and Career Counseling
The Office of Human Resources will provide career counseling services to employees impacted by restructuring and reduction in workforce. Our experienced employment professionals will assist with:
- Resume writing
- Cover letters -- how to address the key elements of the job description
- Coaching on effective interview techniques
- College resources for assessing your computer skills (e.g., Lynda.com)
- Information on internal opportunities
- Networking within the Upper Valley
- Evaluating your skills and qualifications and identifying transferrable skills
Services are confidential and can be scheduled in advance with our Recruiting Consultants.
We encourage you to be proactive and start working with a consultant prior to the completion of your employment in your current role.
In preparation for the meeting, it would be helpful to gather the following information for the recruiting consultants to review in advance:
- Most current resume with work history, dates of employment, responsibilities.
- Job description; this can be provided to you by your consultants within HR -- call 646-3411.
- Request letter (s) of recommendation from your current supervisor, Principal Investigator or Director of your department.
- Review the current job opportunities at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu. Make a list of the 7-digit job number and the position title to bring with you to the counseling session.
- Make a list of your networking contacts within the College and within the industry you are seeking employment.
- If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, go online and set one up. Tips for effective profiles can be found on the LinkedIn site and also on Lynda.com. Review profiles of other professionals in your same profession.
Tips for Success:
- Be prepared to network and job search full-time using your HR recruiter as a resource.
- Drafting a current resume can be daunting; don't sweat it, we are here to walk you through the process and offer sample resumes as guides. But you must do the work; we will edit and assist with a final document that honestly represents your skills and qualifications.
- Look outside of the College; there are several large employers in the Upper Valley. Visit their job sites and see if there are positions of interest. Bring a list to your meeting with HR and we will reach out to these businesses on your behalf and make an introduction.
- Go online, look for career opportunities, sign up on job sites like LinkedIn and Indeed and set up job alerts.