Faith Fleagle

eCampus Success Specialist

What are your plans after graduation?

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Explore Career Options

Sign up for a 15-minute chat to see if the Strong Assessment is right for you. You’ll be able to do it on your own and then meet with me to interpret your results and see what career paths you align with.

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Improve Your Job Application

Have a job in mind? I can help you navigate the application process and build your résumé.

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Nail Your Interview

Strengthen your interview skills and learn how to properly negotiate a job offer. Let’s start practicing this early in your job search.

Career Exploration

Choosing a career is no simple task. You’ll spend many, many hours at your job so you want to enter a career field that is at least satisfying if not totally exhilarating. Here are some resources to help you explore your choices.

Strong Interest Inventory



The Strong assessment is taken online (set aside about an hour). Within a week, we’ll go over your results. There are no right or wrong answers, the assessment will simply look at your interests and offer career paths you will likely be successful in. Set up a quick 15-minute appointment with me to get started.

CareerOneStop

Screenshot of channel page with videos featuring electrical engineering, park naturalist, travel guide, couriers and commercial diving.

The CareerOneStop channel has 1- to 2-minute videos on just about any job you can imagine. Search for the ones you think you’d like but it might also be worthwhile to spend some time thinking outside of the box. Click around and picture yourself in their shoes!

O*Net

The O*NET database has hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. Here you’ll find detailed job descriptions and education requirements for your given field.

Résumé Templates

Need help getting started or want inspiration to help your résumé stand out from the crowd? Use a template from one of these sites. Once you have a draft ready, send it to me and I’ll give you feedback before you use it in a job application.

(for federal résumés)

COVER LETTER TIPS

Believe it or not, a cover letter can be what sets you apart from other applicants. It is important to put in just as much work on your cover letter as you did your résumé. Here are some helpful tips to get started:

1. Know the Format

Know the format that you will be submitting your application. If you are emailing your materials, the format of your cover letter will be different than that of a hard copy application.

2. Don't Repeat Résumé

Do not take your résumé and put it into a letter format. The cover letter should enhance your résumé, not repeat it. Choose two to three skills or experiences that you feel are relevant to the position you are applying for and expand upon them. If you have data to back up your skills or experiential outcomes include it in your cover letter.

3. Personalize

Personalize your letter to each employer. Even if you are applying to jobs within the same field, each job and employer is different. Write a personalized cover letter for each application. Employers know when an applicant is recycling application materials.

4. Be Yourself

Be yourself! Let potential employers know who you are. Conducting yourself in a professional manner does not mean that you have to address everyone as Sir or Madame. You want to come across as being a knowledgeable and confident applicant, not a robot.

Congratulations!

You have a job offer. Now what?
Get your offer in writing! Your offer should include salary, work hours, leave policies and benefit information. If you don’t see benefits or salary information, contact your potential employer before accepting or declining an offer.
Determine if there is anything you want to negotiate. What is most important to you? Paid leave? Flexible work hours? Salary?
Decide what is the bare minimum you are willing to accept. For example, you would like a 10% increase in the salary listed on your initial offer. However, you feel that this job offers more benefits than just a salary increase so you are willing to accept the job if your potential employer comes back with a 5% increase.

About Me

I grew up in the city of North Pole right down the street from Santa’s house. Yes, it is real. You can Google it. As a high school student, I began taking UAF courses earning both high school and college credits. After high school, I decided to continue my education at UAF and went on to earn an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

My passion is student success. I have worked in student services within higher education for more than 10 years. As a Certified Professional Career Coach, I look forward to helping you transition from the classroom to the workforce.

When I am not in the office, you can probably find me on my porch with a cup of coffee reading a book.