With each new piece of technology or trend, we hear about the “death” of something else. Resumes are out – bios are in, job boards and sending cold applications are out, networking and LinkedIn are hot.
Adopting any one approach to the exclusion of others is a bad idea. Job hunting isn’t a zero-sum game where the presence of one technique, strategy, platform, or application means the absence of another. The key is to use as many methods as possible while maintaining harmony.
On-campus career fairs can be pretty intimidating. Employers are seeking qualified candidates in-on-the spot interviews. Where do you start?
A well-prepared career fair goer can really benefit from the experience. Afterall, it’s possible to leave a career fair with a job! So it’s important to do your research, have a plan, and follow through.
Here are 10 tips for getting the most out of on-campus career fairs:
When I was in college, I was involved a lot on campus. Fast forward to when I first moved to Boston and I knew four people; two of whom were family.
I really missed that community feeling, and knew my college had provided it before. So I checked out opportunities to stay involved even though I was no longer on campus. Most universities have alumni chapters in major cities across the U.S. and it’s definitely worth your time to get involved. Not only is it a great place to network- there are people of every age and industry involved- but you have a common thread to talk about and a reason for them to help you.
“My daughter sends out 5 applications online every day, and then has a melt-down on Friday about how bad the job market is!”
Does this sound familiar to your job search? If so, let’s talk about the job search for recent grads. Here’s a couple of things that are really important to know.
Having sat on both sides of the interviewing table, Guy Cole is conscious of the importance of non-verbal communication flowing between the two parties.
“Interviewing is a tricky thing for the interviewee; you have to read the interviewer. Are they looking for you to talk? Are they looking for you to listen? You have to feed off of their cues.”
How can you improve on your chances of acing an interview and getting closer to the job? Body language expert and jury consultant Susan Constantine has a few tips to share.
Everyone tells you how important it is to make a strong first impression with your resume … “you only have a few seconds” goes the standard advice.
And it’s true. Many employers get hundreds of resumes for their positions which means it’s vital to make an impression from the very beginning of your resume.
But how do you actually do that?