LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 28, 2011) − Two experts from the University of Kentucky's James W. Stuckert Career Center will soon share career advice beyond UK's campus. Senior Assistant Director Theresa Mickelwait and Associate Director for Employer and Corporate Relations Lenroy Jones will share a monthly column in the Business Monday section of the Lexington Herald-Leader beginning May 2. They plan to offer advice for job seekers, commentary on the current job market, industry trends and more.
"I think that this is a great opportunity to get the word out about our services," Mickelwait said. "It's going to help us in promoting to students and their parents, as well as other people in the community, letting them know that we are here to help students with their career and their job search."
Jones said the column will also help the Stuckert Career Center reach out to local employers, increasing job and internship opportunities for UK students. Many employers already use UK's Wildcat CareerLink service and attend the fall and spring Employer Showcase to reach students.
"This will also be an excellent vehicle to reach small to mid-size companies and network with the Lexington-Fayette County area community," Jones said. "I’m excited to provide insight on personal branding, the job search process and the importance of networking your way to employment. I’m also available to assist companies on developing recruitment strategies and creative ways to develop a diverse workforce."
Mickelwait said she plans to cover a variety of topics, including resume writing and interviewing, social networking and even entrepreneurism. "I plan to also cover some other aspects of the workplace environment," she said. "Like using your strengths in the workplace and getting along with co-workers."
Mickelwait's first column, appearing May 2, will focus on the job market. She will offer useful information about industries that are currently hiring, so readers can learn where to look for job opportunities. The column will appear in the Herald-Leader's print edition and online at www.kentucky.com.