Career Design and Development

Letter from Our Executive Director

From the day a student enrolls at Widener University, Career Design and Development is the one-stop destination for learning-based career exploration and professional development. Operating from a strengths-based philosophy, we guide students through a deep process of inquiry and hands-on skills cultivation, providing them with the lifelong ability to connect their passions with work that is both meaningful and economically sustaining. Reflecting the University’s central missions of civic engagement and leadership, we empower students to become the leaders of their own destinies.

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Introducing Jobscan Premium 

Click on the Jobscan icon below to gain access to your free Jobscan Premium account.  Jobscan is a powerful tool that analyzes your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile against specific job and internship descriptions. More than a keyword matching platform, Jobscan uses artificial intelligence to read between the lines of a job description to uncover the skills and attributes that employers are looking for.  Jobscan Premium gives job seekers access to an unlimited number of resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn Profile scans in an effort to help you “beat the bot”.  Jobscan users have experienced a 2.3% increase in LinkedIn profile view, 3x more interview, and 47% less time job searching.  Click below and use your Widener email address to access your Premium account today!  You can also scroll down to find videos to help you get started. 

Videos to Help You Get Started 

What is Jobscan and why should I use it?  

How do I scan my resume and cover letter?  

How do I use the Power Edit function after I scan my resume?  

How do I optimize my LinkedIn profile? 

 


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