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9 Awesome Things To Learn Through Virtual Career Coaching

What is stopping you from pursuing your dream career? Do you even know what your dream career looks like?

Regardless of your answer to these questions, here at Liberty University Career Services, we believe that all students and alumni should have access to career development opportunities no matter where you live, what your professional goals are, or how long you have been in the professional word.

Our team works to bring together expert career coaching, employer connections and amazing experiential learning opportunities and now, we are doing it ALL virtually!

Not only are we doing virtual Career Coaching appointments, and online resume critiques, but we are also hosting live virtual workshops with our Coaches, as well as some exciting employer hosted sessions designed to give you a real picture of what it’s like to work for these employers first hand.

Let’s break it down.

Wondering About Career
Wondering about your future?

Career Coaching Appointments

Each appointment has a specific and focused topic. Some of the appointment topics include:

  • Advanced resume and cover letter reviews
  • Networking and job search skills
  • Mock interviews
  • Internship and career exploration
  • Career fair preparation

 

Career Coaching Appointment
Career Coaching are great ways to get expert advice.

If you haven’t met with your Career Coach yet, you are missing out on an awesome resource that is totally free and will only benefit you and your future career. Sign up for a virtual appointment here.

Our Coaches have tons of professional experience and would love to get to know you. To learn more about the Career Services’ coaching team, look over on the staff web page.

So you’re excited about connecting with your coach, but you would rather access some ‘grab and go’ resources first; enter our virtual workshops and new Career Coach AMA sessions.

Resume Critiques

Submit your resume here! We will get it back to you with feedback in 2 business days or less.

Workshops

A foundational part of the career coaching experience at Liberty University is the many live, hands-on workshops. These virtual workshops are live sessions presented by one of our Coaches to help you understand more about specific topics, and improve your knowledge of some key career resources and tools.

With almost 20 workshops offered each week, students and alumni are able to find a variety of topics and times that can work for all schedules.

Finding a workshop and time that meets a specific needs is as easy as looking through Handshake under the Events menu tab and then RSVP to receive your virtual workshop link in an email.

If you don’t have a Handshake profile yet, don’t worry, it’s free, you are eligible and all you need to do it claim your profile here.

Check out some of the topics we are excited about right now.

Remote Work:

Working remotely has become an increasingly popular and even a necessity for many industry professionals. Learning what it takes to be successful working from home is a real challenge. This virtual workshop will cover valuable resources and success strategies for managing this new environment.

Whether working remotely, transitioning to a work-from-home arrangement, or considering how to make an effective transition, take the time and listen to this workshop to help make the most of the work from home opportunity.

Resume 101:

This workshop is a MUST. If you are struggling to create the perfect resume, need a refresher, or have never started one, this workshop will help uncover fundamental resume formatting and personal marketing strategies that help make the most of every job opportunity.

Learn practical steps on how to set yourself apart from the crowd. Your dream job could depend on it!

 

Career Workshops
Daily Career Workshops are now available virtually through Handshake.

Job and Internship Search:

Searching for a job or internship might be an intimidating process. Knowing where to start, how to use the best remote searching tools, and building a successful search strategy are all part of this workshop.

Take the first steps to finding the best job or internship available and attend this workshop.

LinkedIn:

LinkedIn is the most popular professional cloud networking platform in the world. There is so much more to learn about LinkedIn then people realize, and it can be a game changer when it comes to job searching and networking.

This workshop is a great resource with easy to understand steps on, network building, creating connections, leveraging LinkedIn’s many features and more.

Federal Jobs:

There are currently over 2 million positions in the US federal government, and many have nothing to do with politics and policy. This workshop digs into the many career opportunities provided by the government and how to set yourself up for success when navigating their online process.

Whether you are just starting your career or transitioning to something new, federal jobs are a great place to start with millions of exciting opportunities.

Interview Preparation:

Getting ready for a job interview is especially challenging. Starting with what to say, what to wear, and then what do after the interview. This workshop brings into focus both remote and traditional interviewing strategies that will clearly help make a difference in the next interview.

Handshake:

Handshake is one of the largest job search engines with over 500,000 employers, all part of the Handshake network. Building a professional network and getting connected with the Liberty University Career Center has never been easier.

This workshop will help make the most of this free resource with topics that build account profiles, improve job search results, and uncover internship experiences.

 

Since these virtual workshops are live, attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers and feedback from career coaches in real time.

More Virtual Career Services

Career Services at Liberty University has expanded, and is passionate about meeting your needs and answering your question when it comes to careers. Drop into one of our Career Coach – Ask Me Anything sessions where we are available to answer all your questions and connect you with the appropriate expert in our office who will take your career to the next level.

For more information search on Handshake for the workshop and time that works for you or reach out via email at careers@liberty.edu and our team will gladly help answer your questions.

All of these resources are available through Handshake or on our website so please check it out, your career will thank you!

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