What Skills are Employers Seeking?
Much has been written about the skills employers are looking for. In most cases, certifications or higher education is absolutely necessary. Employers expect that you acquired the knowledge and understanding of the major you studied in college. However, most employers find that the key skills for most jobs are softer and include:
Problem identification and solving skills
Do you have these skills? If so, show them off in your resume and provide examples of them at your next interview.
For more information, contact Career Services at 303.458.3508 or firstname.lastname@example.org and meet with a Career Counselor today!
The next Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.
Next Equal Pay Day: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Wear RED in Equal Pay Day
to symbolize how far women
and minorities are “in the red” with their pay!
Despite passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women in the same work place be given equal pay for equal work, the “gender gap” in pay persists. Full-time women workers’ earnings are only about 78% of their male counterparts’ earnings. For women of color, the gap is even worse.
Equal pay is not just a woman’s issue — but a family issue as well. Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force and are a growing number of breadwinners in their families. When women are not paid fairly, not only do they suffer, but so do their families and our economy.
Tech Skills in Demand
According to a recent assessment performed by LMA Consulting Group, the following technical skills are most in demand among the manufacturing and logistic career fields:
- Capacity Planning
- Operations Management
- Demand Planning/Forecasting
- Lean/Six Sigma Process Improvement
- Inventory Management
- Project Management
Almost 80% of employers responding to this survey have found issues in identifying candidates possessing these skills sets. To further explore developing experience in these areas, look at professional organizations, certifications, seminars, workshops. Gaining experience with in-demand tech skills can greatly increase your appeal to employers.
To learn more, make an appointment with Career Services @ 303-458-3508 or visit our website at regis.edu/careerservices
You’re invited to join us for the 2015 Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, April 7th from 6pm-8pm. Open to Regis College Seniors, a delicious five-course meal will be served alongside an entertaining etiquette presentation designed for those preparing for job interviews and formal social networking events.
A $10 deposit is required to hold your reservation (cash or check only) and will be refunded only upon attending the dinner.
Stop by Career Services in the Coors Life Direction Center (room 125) to drop-off your deposit.
Registration Deadline: March 31st.
For more information, contact Career Services at 303.458.3508 or email@example.com
According to the United States Economic Committee, over the next decade, the economy will need nearly one million more STEM professionals than the US will produce at the current rate. Due to the high demand for STEM- capable workers, wage and employment prospects for individuals with these skills are excellent. Even so, not enough Americans are studying in these fields. Women and minorities are underrepresented in the STEM workforce.
You are invited to attend the “Women in STEM” presentation on March 25 at 5:00 in Main Hall 333. Hear stories about their journeys, successes and challenges in the fields.
Last Call, the Office of Alumni Engagement and Career Services would like to invite you to celebrate with other leaders on campus as well as Regis Alumni.
This is a great opportunity to learn from their valuable post-grad experiences and resources as you prepare to head out into the real world.
Come practice your networking skills with alumni who share similar experiences, majors and interests as you.
Heavy appetizers and your first drink are on us!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Clarke Hall Atrium
Business Attire is required.
Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We hope to see you all there!
Find a Mentor for Your Career Development
Whether you are searching for a job, attempting to advance your career, or looking to go back to school, seek a mentor for guidance. If you’re wise in selecting a mentor, that person most likely has gone through the same situation that you’re going through now. He or she can provide you with advice gained through experience.
A mentor can also serve as a connector to other professionals within your industry that can help in your job search or career development. An effective mentor should have an extensive network that can help support your professional needs.
Here’s an article written a week ago that discusses the merits of a mentor and how to find one: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/06/19/how-to-find-a-mentor-and-why-you-need-one-