You are on the path to gain the education you need to become a working professional. The thing is, education alone will not get you a job—you also need to have experiences that showcase you have put your skills into action.
One of the key things employers look for when screening through applications—is the experiences section. How do your experiences stack up and showcase your career skills? What counts as an experience? And better yet, how do you gain experience before you get your first job? There are many ways to gain valuable experience before you get your first professional job.
In this webinar series, we explore:
- What constitutes as an experience
- How you can gain experiences
- Where to look for them
- Hear from your peers as well as employers on what is valuable as an experience
Learn more about how you can use your experiences to propel your career forward.
Session 1: Experiences of Value
Do you ever wonder which experiences employers find most valuable when considering who to hire? Join us to learn more about the different types of experiences that can set you apart from other applicants. We will also share which experiences hiring mangers stated highlight your career skills the most.
Session 2: Certifications as Experience
Many of you are either working towards attaining a certification or have already gained one. Find out how to speak about your achievement and how it counts as an experience of value. Learn how to showcase certifications on your resume and LinkedIn profiles as well as how to speak about them when you interview.
Session 3: Volunteering to Gain Experience
Gaining experience can be a daunting task, but one way to take control of building not only your resume but your skills set—is by volunteering. Many companies, especially Cisco, place high value upon volunteer work. When a person volunteers, it shows many sides of their personality—a few traits that shine are leadership, initiative, and social aptitude.
Learn how to set up a volunteer experience that showcases your technical and non-technical expertise. We will also cover how to explain this type of experience on your resume, LinkedIn, and in conversation during meetings with potential employers.
Session 4: Employers’ Perspective on Experiences of Value
In this session, we hear directly from hiring managers and recruiters on what experiences they find valuable. There will also be an opportunity to ask employers questions about how to make yourself stand apart from the crowd of applicants and get hired.
Session 5: NetAcad Experiences of High Value
Through Cisco Networking Academy we offer a few opportunities for you to showcase your knowledge learned in our courses. When you participate in NetRiders Competitions and Dream Team—you gain valuable experience putting your skills to work.
Hear from NetAcad participants on how being a part of these activities helped them grow professionally and what they found to be most valuable from their experiences.
Session 6: Advice on Finding Experiences
Now that you know which experiences are valuable and how to present them as part of who you are when you communicate with employers—we want to show you where to look for them.
Get advice on where to search for experiences. And get tips on how to make the most of the opportunities that you encounter in-person and online.