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Build Your Skills – Explore Our Online Resources

by elaine ezerins

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Employment and Career Services invites you to explore our new learning portal for Build Your Skills (BYS)!

BYS is organized by our four key focus areas: Finding the Right Job or Career, Getting the Job, Professional Development, and Financial Empowerment, and provides two types of “courses.”

  • Focus area resources include articles, videos, and downloadable guides and templates grouped by topics.
  • (Coming Soon) Self-paced activity-based courses that complement and deepen the learning for many of our guides. After you have worked through the course materials, you will be able to download a certificate of completion.

To access BYS, register for your FREE account here.

Once registered, you can log in and begin exploring the currently available focus area resources for the following topics:

Finding the Right Job or Career   Getting the Job  Professional Development  Financial Empowerment 
  • Career Exploration 
  • Strength and Transferable Skills 
  • Networking 
  • Informational Interviews 


  • Job Search 
  • Resumes 
  • Cover Letters 
  • Choosing References 
  • Job Interviews 
  • Compensation Negotiation 
  • LinkedIn 
  • Assertive Communication and Active Listening 
  • Fixed and Growth Mindset 
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback 
  • SMART Goals 
  • Professional Etiquette 
  • Time Management 
  • Let’s Talk Money 

Please click on “start” or “view” next to each resource to read a little about the resource and access the link to download the guide, read the article, or view the video.

We want to hear from you! If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback on the content, please contact ECS Program Manager Paige Ruffner.