Interview with the Recruiter

So what is a recruiter really looking for at career fairs, on resumes, and in interviews? We interviewed Kathy Allemang, a recruiter for Avnet for over 10 years. Here is what she had to say: Career Fairs What do you expect from students when they approach your booth/table at a career fair? Kathy: I expect …

How to Build your Career

I had a friend once who knew someone who worked at a very large mortgage company. I knew someone who worked at a small mortgage company who thought working at a large mortgage company was a bad idea. “Why?” I asked my friend at the small company. “Because they pay less per loan,” was his …

Advantages of Internships

Why internships?  Internships have been identified as the best (#1) way to get those soft skills employers demand that are not obtained in the classroom. A majority of college students are under the impression that their sole focus during college is to graduate. Getting a college degree is why we are here, isn’t it? Yes, …

How to Dress Professionally

First impressions can make or break you, especially in a professional setting.  If you want to be taken seriously as a professional, then you must look the part.  Here are some keys to make sure you are walking the walk: 1. Kick the jeans.  Denim should be nowhere to be found in a professional setting.  …