Virginia Tech®home

Jonathan Byers

Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development

Degrees and/or credentials

  • M.ED., School Counseling - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.S., Physics - University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • GCDF (Global Career Development Facilitator) certification
  • Certified Federal Job Search Trainer
  • Certified Federal Career Coach
  • Federal Career Advisor Certification
  • Safe Zone Certification (Virginia Tech)


  • Office of Career and Professional Development

Subject areas / Areas of expertise

Any topic related to career development or professionalism

  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Career Fair Preparation
  • Networking Skills
  • Career Exploration
  • Academic Major Exploration
  • Self Exploration/Assessment
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Federal Government Job Search
  • General Job Search Resources
  • Communicating with Employers
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Transitioning into the Work Place
  • Preparing for Graduate School
  • Personal Statement Writing
  • LinkedIn as a social media resource
  • Evaluating multiple job offers.