No more classes. No more assignments. As caps and gowns swish across the stage during convocation, a new phase begins for Red River graduates:
Finding a job
The 2011/2012 Graduate Satisfaction and Employment report states 68% of Red River graduates found employment in their field. How do they do it? Most programs have classes in career writing. From students needing extra pointers to staff needing more resources to teach job hunting skills, Cambridge Educational offers a series of videos entitled The Complete Job Search System. While Media Services does have hard copies on DVD of the titles, last year the library website featured links to the web streaming editions of these same titles. It connected with RRC job seekers as they were accessed over 40 times compared to other links on the website. All it takes is a little time perhaps with a username and password.
Below are the titles in The Complete Job Search System series, each linked to their record in the library catalogue:
While videos and instructors teach the skills to seek and land a job, each graduate comes equipped with traits like patience, persistence, and perseverance. In the wise words of Oprah Winfrey,” ‘if you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been ‘lucky’.”