These tips yielded such high results in the fall, I wanted to share again as classes for the Spring for most Colleges will start back this week.
College Students(Sophomore’s-Senior’s) if you want to be considered for a 2013 Internships or Co-Ops here are a few tips…
1) Create or update your current resume and cover letter
- visit your student resource center on campus for assistance if needed
2) Gather information on your schools spring 2013 career fair (CHECK NOW)
- visit your student resource center on campus for this information
- search on the internet for companies that hire interns with your major and apply online
3) Ask teachers, coaches, counselors, former employers for letters of recommendations
- letters of recommendations will go a long way when applying for jobs, so have them on hand for use when needed.
4) Hold mock interviews(if possible)
- visit your student resource center on campus for assistance…they will be able to point you in the right direction for help
- Understanding how to communicate in an interview is very important
- Always, know what value you will add to any company. What are your strengths(great communicator, fast learner, team player, flexible etc..) and be ready to give examples.
- Speak up and articulate your words clearly
- If you don’t know something, DO NOT make up it.. It is OK to admit you don’t have experience in an area, but play on your strengths ex:” Unfortunately, I do not have experience in that area, but I am a quick learner and team player, so I feel confident that I can come up to speed fairly quick on the subject matter.”
5) Dress for success on career fair day
- it is vital that you are well groomed and poised for career day…first impressions area always the most important.
- Dressing professionally means wear office appropriate clothing…(wrinkle free button down shirt, slacks, skirt(long enough thighs aren’t showing), scuff free shows.
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