FSDP: Career Development

Designed to help employees build valuable works skills and enhance their performance, these programs provide a dynamic learning experience that will enable staff to hone their day-to-day professional skills, and for supervisors to create an environment conducive to success. Opportunities are also available to explore the educational and cultural resources available at the University to develop meaningful career opportunities.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS: MAKING A GOOD IMPRESSION

Presenter: Mark Burdsall, Director
   Organization Development

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Who Should Attend: Staff who would like to prepare for job interviews

Note: Supervisor approval is not required for this workshop if time is not taken away from regular work hours (i.e. lunch hour). For this option, please download and complete a paper registration form.

This workshop is designed for staff who would like to enhance their skills for an effective job interview. Participants will learn how to identify the main objectives of interviewing, and how to determine the appropriate actions before, during, and after an interview.

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RÉSUMÉ WRITING AND COVER LETTERS

Presenter: Mark Burdsall, Director
   Organization Development

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Who Should Attend: Staff who would like to update their résumés and learn how to compose an effective cover letter

Note: Supervisor approval is not required for this workshop if time is not taken away from regular work hours (i.e. lunch hour). For this option, please download and complete a paper registration form.

A good resume is a powerful marketing tool for communicating strengths and accomplishments to a hiring manager. A cover letter helps relate an individual’s experience and skills to those required in the open position. This workshop offers detailed and practical steps to developing an effective resume and cover letter. Useful handouts are provided to help participants build on training provided at the workshop.

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STARTING OR COMPLETING AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE AT PITT

Presenters: Lena Zellers, Recruiter
   College of General Studies

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Location: McCarl Center Conference Room
   College of General Studies, 1400 Posvar Hall (1st Floor)

Who Should Attend: All staff interested in an undergraduate degree, certificate programs and post-baccalaureate classes

Note: Supervisor approval is not required for this workshop if time is not taken away from regular work hours (i.e. lunch hour). For this option, please download and complete a paper registration form.

Have you been thinking about starting or completing an undergraduate degree or certificate program? Degree and certificate programs, Saturday and summer programs, external study programs, and day and night classes are all available with your tuition reimbursement benefit through the College of General Studies (CGS). CGS pre-professional programs also can prepare you for programs at other schools and colleges at Pitt. In this workshop you will learn about the variety of ways the needs of nontraditional students can be met at the University. Topics include choosing the right undergraduate program, navigating the admission process, and how your staff tuition benefits can be used.

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LINKEDIN LEARNING: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON DEMAND

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer
   Pitt Information Technology

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Time: 10–11:00 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

Make the most of a fantastic professional development resource—LinkedIn Learning. Learn how to search thousands of courses in business, technology, and creative skills. Create and share playlists, bookmark your favorite courses, and earn certificates of completion.

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USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Presenter: Kyshira Moffet, Brand Strategist
   The KSM Group

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Are you ready to incorporate social media into your career development plan? In this session we cover the basics of building brand credibility, building digital relationships and showcasing your skills online! Your brand is your gateway to success. A positive and impactful brand can lead to career and business opportunities beyond what you may have envisioned for yourself.  The tools we will cover include: LinkedIn, Google and more! Additionally, this session highlights the advantage of having a personal website and online portfolio.

Note: Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet or smart phone with internet capabilities.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Degree and certificate programs are available to faculty and staff with tuition reimbursement benefits through the College of General Studies (CGS) and other schools at the University. For more information, visit http://www.cgs.pitt.edu/.