October 1st, 2013
Pete Powers, dean of the School of the Humanities, was quoted in a Sept. 30 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about how college’s career centers are infusing career development into specific majors, particularly those in the liberal arts. He specifically highlight’s Messiah’s creation of Career Development Plans for each department.
Read “College Career Centers stretch to fill new roles.”
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August 9th, 2011
Dwayne Keiffer, assistant director of Messiah’s Career Center, offers four helpful tips to StudentAdvisor.com for recent college graduates struggling to find a job in this difficult economy.
Read “Trouble getting a job after graduation? Four suggestions for new grads.”
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June 7th, 2011
Dwayne Kieffer, assistant director of career development at Messiah, talks about the various options graduates have available to them in today’s tough job economy in a May 31 “Get the Job” blog posting.
Read “Job hunting techniques for new grads.”
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March 14th, 2011
Mike Blount, career coach at Messiah College, contributed to a March 8 MSN story for people looking to jumpstart their career.
Read “Pick up where you left off: 5 ways to resurrect your career after unemployment.”
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June 18th, 2010
Messiah College’s career services office used to receive about half a dozen alumni requests for career services, according to Dwayne Keiffer, assistant director of career development. Last month, the center heard from 19 alums, a clear indiciation of the challenging job market. Keiffer talked to California Job Journal about the role of an alumni association in job searching on June 13.
Read “Studious jobseekers go ‘old school’ to tap valuable career services and alumni connections.”
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April 30th, 2010
Christy Hanson, director of the Career Center, notes that the challenging economic times have caused some recruiters to trim back their visits, especially to smaller colleges like Messiah. Hanson, quoted in the April 29 “U.S. News & World Report,” tells graduates to “think smart and strategically about how you’re building own brand and distinguishing yourself against other candidates.”
Read “Rosier job outlook for college graduates.”
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February 19th, 2009
The question of age will be irrelevant if a resume is well developed and focused on the applicant’s accomplishments and competencies, according to an article in the February 19 Philadelphia Examiner. Dwayne Keiffer, assistant director of career development, weighed in on how candidates can omit their age from their resume.
Read “When should your age be on a resume?”
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June 16th, 2008
Dwayne Keiffer, assistant director of career development at Messiah, is quoted in an online article at msn.careerbuilder.com. Keiffer, when responding to the advice “weigh the entire benefits package,” reminds job searchers to evaluate the benefits package and not just focus on salary.
Read “12 Things to Ponder Before Taking Your First Job.”
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