Top Career Center Director Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Career Center Director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Career Center Director resumes they appeared on. For example, 11.3% of Career Center Director resumes contained Job Search Preparation as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Career Center Director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Career Center Director resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Job Search Preparation

high Demand
Here's how Job Search Preparation is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Provide assistance to all graduates and undergraduates in job search and job search preparation in accordance with standard operating procedures.

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2. Job Descriptions

high Demand
Here's how Job Descriptions is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Sourced and evaluated the qualifications of candidates and examined responses against job descriptions.
  • Crafted job descriptions and requisitions for internet postings internally and for employer affiliates for internet postings.
  • Designed job analysis formats and developed job descriptions for consulting firms.
  • Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions and salary scales.
  • Worked with client's interdepartmental hiring managers to understand their business, assist in writing job descriptions, and screen resumes/applications.
  • Contacted employers to solicit orders for job vacancies, determining their requirements and recording relevant data such as job descriptions.

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3. Career Services

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Here's how Career Services is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Integrated career services modular into academic calendar to partner with classroom leanings.
  • Developed student outreach and marketing strategies that increased student usage of career services by 50%.
  • Completed a 90% placement percentage first year as Director Career Services.
  • Created career services curriculum that will be used at all National College/ANU Campuses.
  • Developed career services and career counseling approaches for changing student populations including minority students, non-traditional students, and returning students.
  • Managed Career Services Department staff members, including two Career Services/Business Development Specialists, administrative staff and work study students.

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4. Career Development

high Demand
Here's how Career Development is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Recognized by students, and faculty for offering pin-point advice to students on career development and job search skills.1|P a g e
  • Provided leadership for career development and learning through career counseling, programming, internships, and employment development.
  • Career development including resume writing skills, applying on line, creating e-mail accounts, and interviewing skills.
  • Career Center Director Provided individual and group services in career development, job search, and graduate school admissions.
  • Designed, authored, and edited training materials, including certifications, management development and other career development programs and workshops.
  • Performed career development analysis and life-cycle management functions for 14 different occupational specialties consisting of more than 42,000 Soldiers.

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5. Alumni

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Here's how Alumni is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Assisted admissions and alumni departments in promoting the law school to various constituencies.
  • Provided career counseling and job search assistance to students and alumni.
  • Counseled with alumni on career changes and planning.
  • Provided professional guidance in a confidential setting to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and first-year alumni.
  • Facilitated the connection between employers seeking graduating seniors and alumni who are interested in securing career employment.
  • Leveraged alumni base in support of expanded career opportunities for students.

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6. Community Resource Activities

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Here's how Community Resource Activities is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Participated in community resource activities and promoted the college to local businesses, agencies and organizations.

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7. Potential Employers

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Here's how Potential Employers is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Contacted businesses and potential employers about students and graduates to assist with employment following graduation.
  • Worked one-on-one with clients to highlight online career marketing tools designed to facilitate connections with potential employers.
  • Develop effective strategies for connecting and fostering relationships with potential employers that reflect the diversity of the academic programs.
  • Developed employment opportunities for students by generating job leads via contact with potential employers.
  • Solicit and maintain relationships with potential employers via telemarketing, Internet research and networking.
  • Research and identify potential employers regarding job opportunities aligned with client caseload needs.

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8. Local Businesses

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Here's how Local Businesses is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Work with Community Resource Coordinator with promoting the College to local businesses, agencies, and organizations.
  • Promoted the college to local businesses, agencies and organizations.
  • Developed, maintained and expanded community partnerships with local businesses, school districts, community colleges, community agencies and organizations.
  • Develop relationships with local businesses and industry professionals to build a pipeline of talent.
  • Establish and maintain relations with local businesses, community agencies and organizations.
  • Cultivate relationships with local businesses and employers to support employment opportunities.

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9. Placement Rate

high Demand
Here's how Placement Rate is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Increased, maintained and exceeded Accreditation s placement rate standards for all 5 programs offered.
  • Raised the overall placement rate for students past graduation to 80%.
  • Achieved 59% placement rate in related career field.
  • Achieved a high placement rate and effectively communicated progress of assigned population to the Director.
  • Managed department to achieve placement rates; motivated staff with goals/meeting accreditation guidelines;.
  • Increased placement rates to within Accreditation body requirements.

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10. Employment Reports

high Demand
Here's how Employment Reports is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Submitted employment reports to Campus Director and Senior Administration.
  • Tracked graduate career placement, created and submitted employment reports.

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11. Resume Building

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Here's how Resume Building is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Conducted workshops and developed training on Microsoft PowerPoint that included resume building for the student congregation.
  • Facilitated two week orientations and resume building and professional development workshops.
  • Coordinated and coached students for professional development, resume building and interviewing tactics.
  • Resume building, conducting professional development workshops.
  • Worked one-on-one with college students teaching job search strategies, interview skills, resume building, and personal goal setting/achievement.
  • Train and advise individuals on different employment topics such as resume building, interviewing, and career exploration.

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12. Oversaw

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Here's how Oversaw is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Managed operations for a 15-staffer career center* Oversaw a $1.3 million budget* Supported Goodwill President & CEO directly
  • Developed and oversaw desktop procedures, monthly goals, individual case files, and training events from Headquarters Marine Corps.
  • Hired, trained and supported employees and oversaw scheduling of all store personnel,.

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13. Job Placement

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Here's how Job Placement is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Launched Career Center Increased Job Placement and Educational Success in Clientele Secured Grants and Subsidies for Program
  • Coordinated job placement efforts with One-Stop Placement Specialists, partner agencies, and other resources utilizing strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Initiated and maintained ongoing personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement within those organizations.
  • Coordinate with job placement specialist and/or employer consultants as appropriate to ensure development of employment opportunities and placement of customers.
  • Provided career counseling, educational and job placement assistance to displaced workers; administered vocational assessments and interest inventories.
  • Facilitated one-on-one strategic marketing sessions with clients by developing personal brand statements in order to improve internship and job placement

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14. New Student Orientation

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Here's how New Student Orientation is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Assist Campus Director in the hiring of faculty and staff Organize New Student Orientation.
  • Participated in new student orientation, and conducted in-service training with ongoing professional development and continuing education for employees.
  • Conducted Program Advisory Committees bi-annually, new student orientation monthly, Career Fairs and assisted with coordinating/speaking at graduation.
  • Coordinated and managing essential services for students and provided all new student orientation and enrollment activities.
  • Assisted admissions staff and campus director with administering new student orientations.
  • Attended all new student orientations and graduate commencement ceremonies.

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15. Open Positions

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Here's how Open Positions is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Contacted students with updates on jobs with open positions and upcoming job fairs.
  • Reviewed potential candidate resumes for open positions.
  • Recruited potential candidates for open positions within the company, based on head quarter or field position demands.
  • Connect with local employers about open positions for students and alumni.
  • Search for and recruit applicants for open positions through job fairs and advertisements.
  • Developed relationships with prospective employers to bridge the need for jobs and qualified candidates for the open positions.

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16. Current Resumes

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Here's how Current Resumes is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Maintain current resumes of graduates and students seeking employment.

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17. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Networked and developed professional relationships to generate personally-developed inquiries * Provided excellent customer service to students through application and enrollment process
  • Communicate virtually with clients experiencing outplacement and redeployment, providing ongoing support, customer service and issue resolution.
  • Retooled veteran career fair business establishing strategic partnerships increasing brand reach, customer service, and satisfaction while reducing costs.
  • Planned and implemented monthly Leadership activities such as Budgeting, Customer Service skills and Communication.
  • Receive consistent recognition for phenomenal customer service, attention detail and problem solving performance.
  • Served as brand ambassador in fast-paced customer service position at a high-volume operation.

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18. Student Workers

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Here's how Student Workers is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Supervised and evaluated full-time professional staff and student workers.
  • Supervised five full-time staff, multiple interns, and student workers.
  • Supervised three professional staff, three graduate students, and multiple student workers.

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19. Annual Institutional

average Demand
Here's how Annual Institutional is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Assist Campus Director with completion of Annual Institutional Report.

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20. New Programs

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Here's how New Programs is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Implemented new programs aimed at improving job opportunities and networking opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Provide oversight of staff performance, conduct development of new programs, reports, meetings, attendance and scheduling.
  • Recommend changes to current programs and ideas for new programs to campus management.
  • Implemented and maintained new programs that boosted placement numbers.

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21. Career Options

average Demand
Here's how Career Options is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Advised students on career options and communicated appropriate academic paths that aligned with career interests.
  • Provide information about career options, career pathways, and educational requirements.
  • Coached undergraduate student in determining potential career options and approach strategies.
  • Advised students on academic issues; identify educational and career options.
  • Maintained an up-to-date learning resources information and available career options.
  • Provide personalized guidance on post-secondary and career options.

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22. VUE

average Demand
Here's how VUE is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Maintained accurate records in Campus Vue and college database.
  • Updated student records in Campus Vue.

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23. Job Seekers

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Here's how Job Seekers is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Provided academic advising and approved training fund disbursement for qualified job seekers.
  • Counseled students and job seekers about career decisions and assisted them in creating their career plans.
  • Promoted to executive career coach to cultivate and manage relationships with senior executive job seekers in the technology industry.
  • Developed mastermind groups for job seekers and entrepreneurs providing remarkable insight into their career direction.
  • Provide one-on-one support for job seekers requiring individualized job search training.
  • Determined qualifications required by employers and matched job seekers to recruiters.

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24. Placement Activities

average Demand
Here's how Placement Activities is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Documented placement activities and prepared reports tracking placement rates.
  • Reported and entered placement activities into school database and contributed results of placements in the Campus Effectiveness Plan quarterly.
  • Documented placement activities; to analyzed trends and prepared reports to track placement rates.
  • Managed all aspects regarding placement activities, and hiring and training staff.
  • Assisted in all placement activities and tracking of graduate and non-graduate students for the Chamblee, GA campus.

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25. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Arranged and conducted special events such as Career Fairs, New Student Orientations, Graduation Ceremonies, and various student events.
  • Coordinated and provided support for special events and student engagement activities.
  • Planned, coordinated and participated in special events involving university and community officials.
  • Coordinated community speakers for special events on center.
  • Coordinate special events to optimize placement success.
  • Planned and coordinated workshops, special events and career expos such as HESTEC which is organized to display over 100 companies nationwide

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26. Career Goals

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Here's how Career Goals is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Recommend strategies on accommodations for medical assistance, independent living skills and career goals including job development.
  • Coached participants on realistic career goals and training/education required to achieve these goals.
  • Performed responsible work in assisting students identify career goals and locate job opportunities.
  • Supported and encouraged realistic career goals.
  • Helped a record breaking number of prospects take the first step to furthering their career goals two months in a row.
  • Assessed students academic, career & personal development & promoted growth; assisted student in establishing attainable academic & career goals.

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27. Student Activities

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Here's how Student Activities is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Organize and implement all student activities for the college including starting, organizing and/or assisting in the development of student clubs.
  • Planned special events, student activities, job fairs and professional workshops.

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28. Faculty Members

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Here's how Faculty Members is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Articulated policies and procedures to students, and delivered targeted recommendations to faculty members regarding student relations.

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29. Data Entry

low Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Processed large quantities of student registrations with accurate data entry and then filing.
  • Assisted with data entry, utilizing Excel and formatted resumes
  • Complete timely and accurate data entry into all required internal and external database systems.
  • Maintained documentation of all case management activities via timely, accurate and appropriate data entry.
  • Performed clerical duties: faxing, copying, email, typing, data entry, filing, and maintained confidential records.
  • Performed administrative duties; Print, copy, fax, file, scan, data entry and answer incoming/outgoing calls.

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30. Facebook

low Demand
Here's how Facebook is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Assisted in creating and overseeing the management of a Facebook page for the Career Center.
  • Design and utilize Facebook, Web Ex, program website, and other social media to educate and recruit new students.
  • Maintained all social media sites; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and newsletters.

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31. Graduate Placement

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Here's how Graduate Placement is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local employers to obtain information on career opportunities while facilitating student/graduate placement.
  • Tracked graduate placement results using Oracle database and developed management reports highlighting results.
  • Managed and executed graduate placement, employer development, and student professional development.
  • Maintained business and graduate relationships to promote graduate placement.
  • Managed tracking reports for graduate placement rates and graduate/employer surveys.
  • Ensured graduate placement levels meet required placement percentage.

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32. Curriculum Development

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Here's how Curriculum Development is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Administered and created proposals to improve curriculum development across three campuses.
  • Led the department in curriculum development and program review, oversaw scheduling and staffing of classes.
  • Attend and contribute to annual Program Advisory Board for Curriculum Development.

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33. Career Centers

low Demand
Here's how Career Centers is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Joined with the AVP of Student Development to create and implement Standard Operating Procedures manual for nationwide campus Career Centers.

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34. Job Search Strategies

low Demand
Here's how Job Search Strategies is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Provided cutting-edge career coaching and job search strategies, ensuring clients maintained optimal understanding of hiring policies and interview techniques.
  • Facilitated self-assessments, reviews and edited cover letters and resumes, evaluated job search strategies, conducted practice interviews.
  • Assist clients to clarify career goals, implement career decisions, and develop and apply job search strategies.
  • Coach on interview skills, job search strategies, elevator pitches, and resume/LinkedIn profile writing.
  • Facilitate training sessions on job search strategies, networking, interviewing skills, and negotiation skills.
  • Develop job search strategies which support enrolled participants in their job search efforts.

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35. Career Pathways

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Here's how Career Pathways is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Piloted pre GED and GED programs to create career pathways for participants in drug treatment and alternative to incarceration programs.

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36. Job Market

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Here's how Job Market is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Keep students, faculty and staff up to date on current trends in the job market for our programs of study.
  • Assisted with placement in career fields by mentoring, preparing for the job market, encouraging, and recommending appropriate positions.
  • Established a new data model to more accurately determine the strength of various job markets related to DeVry offerings.
  • Organize presentations and workshops on career skills to higher level students to prepare them for a job market.
  • Consulted with employers and training providers on behalf of clients to ensure success in the job market.
  • Conducted extensive job market research and client interviews to gather key information and ensure document quality.

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37. Job Orders

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Here's how Job Orders is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Developed and maintain employer relations to generate externship sites, job orders, and/or leads.
  • Developed career opportunities and job orders through managing and executing community outreach.
  • Acted as a primary liaison between graduates, colleagues and various employers to strengthen partnerships and assist in filling job orders.
  • Leverage relationships to develop job orders, identify talent, & train low income individuals for those jobs.
  • Seek and recruit potential applicants for various employers, job orders and promote WorkOne services for premier enrollment.
  • Pursue, receive and process job orders from companies and fax back resumes that meet employment requirements.

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38. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Managed annual budget of $1.3M and led 10 team members providing services/programs for career development.
  • Managed the annual budget, successfully balancing requested cuts dictated by the executive board while minimizing layoffs.
  • Maintained and monitored annual budget for the career development program (7 staff members).
  • Maintained, foretasted and supervised over $1M annual budget.
  • Inventoried and forecasted initiatives for Branch Marketing product orders with an annual budget of $450K.

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39. Advisory Board

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Here's how Advisory Board is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Led Community Advisory Board activities to enhance local awareness and foster more marketable curriculum changes.
  • Organize program Advisory Boards, Career Fairs and assisting with Commencement Ceremony
  • Managed Advisory Boards of local hiring business for feedback for academic curriculum changes.
  • Organized Industrial Advisory Board Meetings to comply with Federal Regulations for accreditation.
  • Coordinated all professional and accrediting body required Advisory Board meetings and memberships.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Advisory Board meetings for 30 individuals quarterly.

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40. Positive Relationships

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Here's how Positive Relationships is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Build viable job bank through networking and forging positive relationships with community entities and local businesses.
  • Developed and facilitated positive relationships with students and area employers for them to hire students.

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41. Career Exploration

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Here's how Career Exploration is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Used various labor market and career informational resources to guide and advise individuals in their career exploration and decision-making processes.
  • Counseled students to help with decision-making, administered self-assessments on topics of career exploration, and monitored student progress.
  • Facilitated monthly staffing for consumers; developed career exploration activities for all program referrals.
  • Engaged the community to identify resources available to facilitate student career exploration and development.
  • Provided career exploration services daily including resume and cover letter drafting and reviews.
  • Developed and administered assessments to begin career exploration.

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42. Student Learning

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Here's how Student Learning is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Worked closely with students, faculty members, and the administrative staff to enhance and nurture student learning.
  • Developed office objectives and student learning outcomes based on the mission of the College.

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43. Support Services

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Here's how Support Services is used in Career Center Director jobs:
  • Established a uniform system for reporting placement transactions and provision of transitional support services.
  • Advised customers on transition support services program such as career, transition, interviewing skills, resume writing and job applications.
  • Provide employment counseling, and support services, in addition to developing and updating re-employment plans.
  • Provide funds to candidates for training and support services.
  • Directed support services in an organization, such as office supports.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Career Center Director

Job Search Preparation15.3%
Job Descriptions9.7%
Career Services7.5%
Career Development7.1%
Alumni5.6%
Community Resource Activities5.6%
Potential Employers4.9%
Local Businesses4.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Career Center Director

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Job Search Preparation
Job Search Preparation
11.3%
11.3%
2
2
Job Descriptions
Job Descriptions
7.2%
7.2%
3
3
Career Services
Career Services
5.5%
5.5%
4
4
Career Development
Career Development
5.2%
5.2%
5
5
Alumni
Alumni
4.1%
4.1%
6
6
Community Resource Activities
Community Resource Activities
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
Potential Employers
Potential Employers
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Local Businesses
Local Businesses
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Placement Rate
Placement Rate
3.3%
3.3%
10
10
Employment Reports
Employment Reports
3%
3%
11
11
Resume Building
Resume Building
3%
3%
12
12
Oversaw
Oversaw
3%
3%
13
13
Job Placement
Job Placement
2.8%
2.8%
14
14
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation
2.5%
2.5%
15
15
Open Positions
Open Positions
2.5%
2.5%
16
16
Current Resumes
Current Resumes
2.2%
2.2%
17
17
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
Student Workers
Student Workers
1.9%
1.9%
19
19
Annual Institutional
Annual Institutional
1.7%
1.7%
20
20
New Programs
New Programs
1.7%
1.7%
21
21
Career Options
Career Options
1.7%
1.7%
22
22
VUE
VUE
1.4%
1.4%
23
23
Job Seekers
Job Seekers
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Placement Activities
Placement Activities
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
Special Events
Special Events
1.4%
1.4%
26
26
Career Goals
Career Goals
1.4%
1.4%
27
27
Student Activities
Student Activities
1.4%
1.4%
28
28
Faculty Members
Faculty Members
1.4%
1.4%
29
29
Data Entry
Data Entry
1.1%
1.1%
30
30
Facebook
Facebook
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
Graduate Placement
Graduate Placement
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Development
1.1%
1.1%
33
33
Career Centers
Career Centers
1.1%
1.1%
34
34
Job Search Strategies
Job Search Strategies
1.1%
1.1%
35
35
Career Pathways
Career Pathways
1.1%
1.1%
36
36
Job Market
Job Market
1.1%
1.1%
37
37
Job Orders
Job Orders
1.1%
1.1%
38
38
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Advisory Board
Advisory Board
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Positive Relationships
Positive Relationships
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Career Exploration
Career Exploration
0.8%
0.8%
42
42
Student Learning
Student Learning
0.8%
0.8%
43
43
Support Services
Support Services
0.8%
0.8%

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