Phoenix Career Services provides tools to compete in today’s tough job market
Today’s job market is friendlier than that of the recent past: The U.S. Labor Department reports 1.5 million new jobs were added between October 2009 and May 2011, according to the Fiscal Times. But the persistent 8.2 percent unemployment rate keeps employees anxious. Our nation’s relationship to the job market is like a first date — there’s hope, but we’re a long way from comfortable.
One of the ways University of Phoenix is helping students search for career opportunities is by forming academic partnerships with organizations that understand the value of educated employees. “Phoenix Career Services provides featured partner job opportunities with companies such as AT&T, CSC and Learning Care Group,” explains Negin Kamangar, vice president of education to careers strategy for University of Phoenix.
To find an employer who supports employee education and is interested in University of Phoenix graduates, active students should log on to eCampus, access Phoenix Career Services and explore Partner Job Opportunities.
“We also provide interview preparation with virtual coaching,” Kamangar says. You can practice for important interviews by using the interactive Interview Prep tool on the Phoenix Career Services site.
Kamangar points out that students have an additional resource to promote their experience and skills. “Students can create and display their own resumés, cover letters, work samples and even websites. They have access to thousands of professionally written sample resumés and cover letters targeted at various experience levels.”