Phone Interview Tips

Phone Interviewing Tips   Many companies use phone interviews to pre-screen candidates before setting up in-person interviews. This is very common practice so students, be prepared!   Phone interviews my nature can be awkward and a bit unnerving. Why? Think about it. Your interviewer has nothing to go on but your resume and the sound …

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, of …

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.  …

Women’s Professional Dress

So you’ve prepared for the career fair by fine tuning your resume, researching companies in attendance and perfecting your 30 second pitch. But now you’re wondering, “What should I wear?” Follow these 5 guidelines and you’ll be dressed for success in no time. Fit is everything! No matter what you choose, if it doesn’t fit …

How To Best Research the Companies Attending The Job Fair

To fully take advantage of any opportunity to interact with employers, the more you know, the more effective you’ll be in marketing yourself. One of the biggest complaints from employers regarding students they speak with at career fairs, is that the student had not researched their company prior to the event. The W. P. Carey Business …

Why Should I Attend The Job Fair?

Many college students feel that attending the job fair is not worth their valuable time, using excuses such as, “there are too many other students” or “employers are just going to tell me to apply online”. Employers ask students to apply online, because it is more efficient and cost effective than having the student fill-out …

Customize Your 30-second Pitch for the Career Fair

So the career fair is approaching and you’ve narrowed down the list of companies you’re planning on talking to. You’ve done your research. Now you need to practice what you will say when you approach the recruiters at the career fair! This is your opportunity to convince the employers you have the skillsets they are looking …