Career Services for Faculty and Staff


Human Resources Career Services for Faculty and Staff

As a staff and faculty member, you are an integral part of making Grand Valley State University one of the most successful colleges in the Midwest. We are known for our great talent—YOU—and want to help you continually develop your skills, strengths and experiences in a way that encourages growth and opportunity. 

The Mission of the Human Resources for Faculty and Staff Consulting program is to provide GVSU personnel with a source for guided career education, reflection exploration, planning and goal setting. The Career consultant will support your career growth, personal and professional development while encouraging job satisfaction, advancement and ultimately enhancing work performance and retention. 

Current Job Openings

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Current Job Openings


Human Resources Career Services for Faculty and Staff Consultant

Hi, I’m Kim Monaghan, your Human Resources Career Services for Faculty and Staff Consultant.  As an international coaching federation Certified Professional Career Coach (PCC), I help professionals reframe personal and professional challenges, set goals for performance improvement and craft strategies for realizing their career potential.

Kim Monaghan

Our work together is confidential and my approach is unbiased and impartial. Though I am an onsite contractor for GVSU, I am vested in the long-term success of the university and respect its collaborative culture.  I look forward to meeting you and helping you create and implement a plan for career success.


 

Kim Monaghan
Human Resources Career Services for Faculty and Staff Consultant
Limited Onsite at GVSU with telecoaching availability.
616-331-2215
HR_Career_Services@GVSU.edu


Tips and Resources

Growing your career at GVSU requires more that performing the necessary functions of your position. Career growth requires personally investing time in the opportunities available at the university and seeking out new ways to grow your skill set, to be seen as a leader, develop your network and build your resume. Here are a few resources to help you grow your career. 

Kindschi Hall of Science


Career Portfolio-Resume, Cover Letter, CV, References

It’s always a good idea to keep a current career portfolio for scholarship applications, department credentialing, promotion proposals, or job applications. Your Human Resources Career Services for Faculty and Staff Consultant can help you create and update your CV, Resume, Cover Letter and other related career, marketing materials. 

Resume, Cover Letter and CV Samples and Tips
Grand Valley State University Career Services Career Tools 
Monster.com Cover Letter and Resume Samples By Industry 
Higher Education Resume and Cover Letters 
Creative Ideas to Make Your Resume Stand Out 
Purdue University English Department Tips for Writing the Curriculum Vitae 
Tip Sheet for a CV 


Interviewing Assistance

The Human Resources Career Services for Faculty and Staff Consultant is here to support your interview success. Please consider scheduling a confidential session for a mock interview or a strategy session to help you develop a plan to present your best, confident self at your next interview and master your follow-up approach.

GVSU Hiring Resources 
Sample Interview Questions 


Assessments

Understanding yourself is important for developing an engaging and sustainable career. Career assessments are tools that help provide you with key personal insight including your strengths, preferred work style, temperament, preferences, work interests, leadership style, stress triggers, personal brand, and what to look for when exploring your next career move. 

Books


Communities of Practice

Young Professionals in Higher Education
This group is designed to support and connect those who share the goal of developing a successful and satisfying career in higher education. Throughout the academic year, free social engagements, leadership breakfasts and educational programs are offered to encourage learning, development and networking with other young professionals within the collegiate community. Whether you're a faculty or staff member, or a student hoping to pursue a career in higher education, YPHE extends an open invitation to participate in programming that will help you make the most of your career. All ages and institutional affiliations are welcome.  Follow Young Professionals In Higher Education for more information.

Lean in Circle
Grand Valley Lean In Circle meets monthly and is open to all faculty and staff and community members. Based on the book by Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In Circles are small groups who meet regularly to learn and grow together and discuss topics related to career success. Attendees show up authentically and promote dialogue about issues and opportunities related to helping all women reach their full potential. Meetings are held once a month on Fridays at either the Pew or Allendale campuses, beginning at 1 p.m. and run for 90 minutes. For more information go to GV Lean In.

Registration for upcoming events is available via Sprout.



Page last modified August 18, 2017