Services

Career Services provides a wide variety of services to SHC students and alumni, including: 

  • Resume & Cover Letter Critiques 
  • Major & Career Exploration 
  • Professional Etiquette & Networking 
  • Employer Communication & Research 
  • Salary Negotiation 
  • Interview Prep 
  • Graduate/Professional School 
  • Exploration Job & Internship Searching 
  • Social Media & LinkedIn Tips 
  • Career Fair Prep Evaluating Job Offers

Are you an SHC alumnus needing career assistance? SHC alumni enjoy life-long professional development services. We also look for alumni to assist current students with their career development, including:

  • Facilitating career readiness programs
  • Mentoring current students in the career process
  • Job shadowing or internship opportunities

Contact us today at careerdevelopment@shc.edu or by calling 251.380.3474. 

Career Readiness Competencies

The career readiness of college graduates is an important issue in higher education, in the labor market, and in the public arena. Yet, until recently, “career readiness” had been largely undefined, making it difficult for leaders in higher education, workforce development, and public policy to work together effectively to ensure the career readiness of today’s graduates.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers, through a task force of college career services and HR/staffing professionals, has developed a definition, based on extensive research among employers, and identified eight competencies associated with career readiness. (Details about the research are available here.)

Career Readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. Competencies can be developed through student leadership, civic engagement, and employment/internships. Job seekers are encouraged to consider how they can expressly demonstrate career competencies when writing resumes, cover letters, and interviewing.

Source: NACEweb

Job Hunting Resources

Career Servuces is here to help you prepare for any employment opportunity by helping you with your resume/CV/cover letter, preparing you for the interview, and showing you how to build your professional network.

Handshake is a valuable tool! In this easy-to-use mobile app, you can find amazing jobs and internships and keep up with Career events.

Handshake

  • Represents the primary recruiting platform for more than 300,000 employers of all shapes and sizes, including all of the Fortune 500 companies.
  • Let’s you tap into a network of large companies, start-ups, and nonprofits that spans all 50 states and 165 countries.
  • Makes it easy to find potential jobs and internships through its search tool. More than 700,000 internship and job opportunities were shared in the last year.
  • Lets you market yourself to employers by creating a professional profile that will help you stand out.
  • Sends you personalized career recommendations based on your interests and network to identify new opportunities.

Ready to get started? Click HERE to Get Started using Handshake!

Handshake Technical Support

If you need technical support, take a moment to review the Handshake Help Center. Handshake representatives are readily available to troubleshoot for you! You can reach out by selecting the Help link in the blue navigation bar at the top of your Handshake screen. You can also contact the Office for Discovery and Professional Development at careerdevelopment@shc.edu or at (251) 380-3474 for any questions.

Please note: Handshake is best viewed with Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Safari.

Resume and Cover Letters

Once you’ve found a job or internship opportunity that interests you, your next step is to craft effective application materials. You should also prepare to demonstrate your professionalism and explain how you are qualified for the position in an interview with the employer. Career Services offers a series of tools below to help you with these phases of the application process. We highly encourage you to make an appointment with career development to discuss the position, review your application materials, and practice interviewing.

Resumes

A resume is intended to give an employer a snapshot of your background as it is relevant to a particular position. You may need more than one version of your resume if you are applying for positions in different fields.

Cover Letters

A cover letter gives an employer a sample of your ability to write clearly and concisely. It is your chance to expand on your most relevant experience as well as show your enthusiasm for and interest in the position. A cover letter can truly make or break your application, so remember: If you are serious about getting the job, your cover letter must be tailored for each position.

Jobscan

Welcome, students, to Spring Hill College’s secret weapon: Jobscan! 🚀

Ever wondered why your dream job feels out of reach despite having a stellar resume? We’ve partnered with Jobscan to decode the mystery! Fine-tune your resume by analyzing it against specific job descriptions. 

Jobscan highlights crucial keywords, skills, and qualifications employers are looking for. By tailoring your resume to match each job posting, you’ll stand out against Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and catch recruiters’ attention. Let Jobscan be your guide to unlocking more interview opportunities and landing your ideal job. Say goodbye to missed chances and hello to a brighter career future with Jobscan!

Jobscan Tutorial

Resume Editor

Cover Letter Generator

Job Tracker

Match Report

LinkedIn Optimization