Free webinar series for career development

by Vash Doshi, Graduate Career Peer
Monday, June 08, 2020 9:05 AM


University of Delaware's Professional and Continuing Studies is offering free virtual seminars on career development. Learn how to job search during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to establish your social media presence, how to network, and how to ace the virtual interview. 

For more information and to register for these webinars, please click here.

Gearing Up for a Potential Job/Career Shift Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
June 18, July 16, August 13, 3-4pm PST 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly impacted the global economy and how we work. If you currently have a job, most likely you’re working from home. While many companies have found it necessary to lay off, furlough or cut staff hours, some have implemented hiring freezes, and others are actively hiring and posting new jobs. If the uncertainty of your work situation, or that of someone you care about, is weighing on you, you may not know exactly how to respond. Join this webinar to learn how you can stay positive, feel better-prepared and less vulnerable, and take steps to find new opportunities when and if you need to.

Offered four times, this introductory session provides an overview of current career and personal strategies. Each offering is paired with another timely, career development-focused topic. ​They recommend that participants attend the introductory “Gearing Up for a Potential Job/Career Shift Due to the Pandemic” prior to attending one of the remaining individual sessions.


Establishing Your Social Media Presence
June 18, 4:15-5:15pm PST 

You know you should have a LinkedIn profile, but you may not actually use it once you create it. Now is the time to actually use it and maximize its potential for reconnecting with people who are already in your network, exploring job boards and establishing your professional brand. Where else can employers find you on the internet—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter? Will they like what they see? Learn how to make sure your online presence is putting your best foot forward.


Networking, Locating and Applying for Positions
July 16, 4:15-5:15pm PST 

As our current job market is shifting to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, those who need or want to change jobs may be wondering, “How do I search for a new job during this uncertain time?” Important strategies include thinking virtually, strengthening your connections and identifying businesses that are able to adapt to the new normal. Many companies are hiring, and demand is growing in important sectors. Learn how to network and identify resources and strategies for your job or career shift.


Acing the Virtual Interview
August 13, 4:15-5:15pm PST

New to virtual interviews? You are not alone! Join this workshop to learn strategies to prepare for phone and video interviews. ​They will discuss the nuts and bolts of setting up your technology and how to effectively articulate your fit for the role and organization.