August 22, 2014

Help with Skills & Resumes

Study Skills
Adult Student’s Guide to Survival and Success
Help for Students with Learning Disabilities
Improving Study Skills and Preparing for Exams
Improving Your Study Skills
Study Skills, Time Management, and Note-Taking
Study Strategies
Study Tools for Adult Students
Calculate your gpa


Personal Skills
Success in college requires not only the academic skills that you have acquired in high school but also requires a variety of personal skills. You will need to learn how to be assertive, how to deal with stress and how to manage your time wisely.  Look at 21 Keys to Success in College for some useful tips.
Knowing what type of personality you have also helps you to succeed. If you would like to take a personality test, click on one of the links below:
The Temperament Sorter II 
Personal Style Inventory
If you feel that you need help with assertiveness training, stress management, or time management, contact an EOC counselor. We will be happy to help!
Related Websites:
What is Assertiveness?
Develop Your Assertiveness Skills
Managing Stress
Managing Your Time Effectively
Time Scheduling Suggestions


Resumes and Cover Letters
Everyone who applies for a job should send a resume and a cover letter.  After all, it is your cover letter and resume that will help you get that all-important job interview.
A cover letter is a business communication that accompanies each resume you send to a prospective employer.  It serves as an introduction of who you are, what you have to offer and why you are sending your resume. Its purpose is to make sure that someone will look at your resume.
A resume is a brief, written summary of your education, work experience, skills and accomplishments.  Its purpose is to make sure you are considered for the job and that you get an interview.
There are several different formats that you can use when writing a resume or cover letter.  You must be careful to avoid mistakes, and there are certain things you should include.  It can seem like a very intimidating process, but writing a resume or cover letter does not have to be difficult! There are many resources available to you on the Internet.  You can also call one of our EOC counselors at any time if you need help.
Related Websites:
Common Resume Blunders
Cover Letter Resources
Information on Resumes and Cover Letters