With the spring semester getting into full swing, your search for internships and jobs is, hopefully, moving to the next, very desirable, phase: from sending out resumes and cover letters to receiving invitations to interviews. Start maximizing your chances of being hired by doing a little self-check of your knowledge and practice of job search etiquette. Today, we’ll talk about 3 common mistakes that you don’t want to make when you are waiting to hear from prospective employers. (More …)
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It’s 4:00 PM, and an employer just called and asked you to come in for an interview tomorrow! This can be great news, and nerve-wracking, too. How can you prepare with so little time? Your career advisor’s appointments are booked and you’d really like to practice.
This scenario is not uncommon, and the great news is the Career Center offers a fun and easy tool to practice answering real interview questions on your own computer- at any time of day or night. InterviewStream is available to all AU students and alumni simply by logging in to your AU CareerWeb account and creating an InterviewStream account. All you need is internet access and a webcam. (More …)
And here’s another one from his Values and Networking workshop that he did for Barb Palmer‘s SPA internship class.
So when’s your next chance for an AU Career Center workshop? Try Acing Interviews and Salary Negotiations on November 4th at 5:00 in the Butler Conference room. Want to try networking but not quite ready? How about our Networking 101 on November 9 at 6:15 in MGC 3? Then get ready to network at our SPA Student-Alumni Networking reception, open to all, following the workshop.
Don’t let this happen to you: you’re walking on the quad when your phone rings. You answer it– it’s from that non-profit you just sent your resume to. Just then, your friend runs up and screams a greeting which reaches the caller’s ears. Your professional image is officially shot, you are embarrassed and stumble through a few questions. You’ve just had a screening phone interview, and it may well be an opportunity lost.
While phone interviews are usually scheduled, sometimes an employer will cold-call you. This article from the Washington Post Jobs section provides good tips on managing screening telephone interviews– a tool which employers are using more and more to help them cull through the piles of resumes. But, before you ever get to the interview, remember to only take an employer’s call if you are in a quiet, safe place– and preferably on a landline!
Read on in “When Home is the Interview Room”: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/05/AR2009090500946.html