Career Development Workshop Series

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Social Work Licensure – Professional licensure is critical to career advancement in social work. Participants will be introduced to social work licensure including the LSW and LCSW. This session will focus primarily on licensure in Pennsylvania, although sources of information for other states will be presented. School of Social Work Alumna – Kristina Faddoul, Clinical Social Worker at Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC will facilitate this workshop. Tuesday, September 12 – 5-6pm - Room 2017 CL

LinkedIn – Why you should be on it - LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network. It is used widely by recruiters, hiring managers, and professionals in hundreds of industries to both develop themselves professionally and to find qualified candidates for open positions. With hundreds of millions of members, you should have an online presence on this site. Thursday, September 14, 5-6pm – Room 2309

Professional Photo Day- Get your LinkedIn Photo Headshot! Tuesday, September 19, Noon – 1:30pm or 5-6pm, Room 2228 CL- VanKirk Career Center.

Resumes, Cover Letters & References – This session will provide participants information, tips and tricks on how to effectively create and customize action and results-oriented resumes and engaging cover letters. Tuesday, October 10 12-1pm and Thursday, October 12 – 5-6pm - Room 2309 CL

Effective Interviews – This session will provide participants with the strategies and skills necessary to turn interviews into job offers. Best practices for preparation, attire, agenda and follow-up will be discussed. Tuesday, October 24 – 12-1pm and Thursday, November 2 - 5-6pm - Room 2309 CL

Evaluating and Negotiating Offers – The ability to effectively evaluate multiple job offers and negotiate the many aspects of compensation is often new territory for social workers. Participants will receive information on the various components of compensation (salary, benefits, retirement, etc.) and strategies on how to negotiate the strongest deal possible. Thursday, November 9 - 12-1pm and December 7- 5-6pm - Room 2309 CL

Feel free to contact Bobby Simmons at 412-624-6354 or bobby@pitt.edu with questions