Career Selection and Professional Development | Southwestern Illinois College


Target Audience Codes:

  • GS – Grade Schools
  • HS – High Schools
  • AG – Adult Groups

MON/RAND – Speaker will travel to Monroe/Randolph Counties

EXPLORING UNIQUE JOB OPPORTUNITIES

This presentation will explore unique job opportunities for an ever-changing world. Take a look at what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to avoid scams. Explore great ideas for stay-at-home moms to stay in touch with the business world and earn extra dollars. Also, get advice from retirees and the many reasons why they work, including working your own hours or juggling other commitments. From pink Cadillacs to free travel, hear success stories that will surprise you!

Debra Donze, adjunct faculty
Target Audience: AG

GET ORGANIZED TO GET THE JOB!

Whether you’re a student, a full-time employee, or unemployed, keeping your job search organized can land you the job much quicker. Learn crucial time-management skills to keep your job search organized.

Kelly Bione, Running Start Specialist
Target Audiences: HS, AG
MON/RAND – ONLY

I’VE SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION…NOW WHAT?

Looking for a job is a full-time job. Most people do well in applying for jobs, but forget a key step in landing the job…follow up! This workshop addresses time-management and organizational skills needed for all job seekers and how these skills are an important step in follow up. In addition, we’ll work on “rejection shock” and how fear of failure gets in the way of follow up.

Kelly Bione, Running Start Specialist
Target Audiences: HS, AG
MON/RAND – ONLY

JOB INTERVIEWING BASICS

You know you can do the job, now how do you convince a potential employer you can? This workshop focuses on helping job seekers prepare for, and deliver a successful interview. Basics will cover knowing ones skills, first impressions, answering tuff questions, closing the interview, and follow-up.

Kelly Bione, Running Start Specialist
Target Audiences: GS, HS, AG
MON/RAND – ONLY

LIFE AND CAREER CHOICES

This presentation will focus on how this speaker’s life was impacted by earning an Associate degree from Southwestern Illinois College and how instrumental it has been in various careers such as banking, medical, corporate, and academic settings. Learn how one’s personal life struggles can influence career decisions and how this single parent overcame them to achieve educational and career success.

Geralyn Hobbs, Veterans Services Coordinator
Target Audiences: HS, AG

THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER

Get a quick review of “The One Minute Manager” – considered one of the classics of effective management. Learn the basics of how to improve your management skills.

Paul Coleman, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: AG, HS
MON/RAND

YOUR SKILLS…THE KEY INGREDIENT TO GETTING THE JOB

Skills assessment is the key ingredient for finding and getting employment. This workshop helps the job seeker identify and market their top skills that are marketable to employers.

Kelly Bione, Running Start Specialist
Target Audiences: GS, HS, AG
MON/RAND – ONLY

YOUR SUMMER JOB…GET OFF TO A GOOD START IN YOUR CAREER

Your summer job could be the first step in a successful career in your future. Even working at the local dairy bar or fast food restaurant can help you learn important lessons about being a good worker. We’ll discuss how your employment as a teen can “follow” you throughout your lifetime by the skills you learn, and the impression you make on the people you come in to contact with. In addition we’ll discuss finding, getting, and keeping your job.

Kelly Bione, Running Start Specialist
Target Audiences: HS
MON/RAND – ONLY