Career Prep 101: Resumes, Cover Letters and Job Searching. Emily Vees , MBA Associate Director, Career Center. Opening the Door. What is the purpose of a resume? Did you know…. Most recruiters only spend about 6-10 seconds looking at a resume?!
Career Prep 101:
Resumes, Cover Letters and
Emily Vees, MBA
Associate Director, Career Center
Bachelor of Business AdministrationExpected:May 2015
Major: Marketing Management GPA: 3.1
The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science GPA: 3.5Expected:May 2014
DID YOU KNOW?
Most firms will do Boolean searches?
Professional summary :
Do’s, Don’ts and Dress
Fail to practice beforehand
Overlook body language
Speak negatively about yourself or others
Fail to ask questions
Business Casual means:
Is that Appropriate?!
Business Professional means:
Behavioral Based Interviewing
Tell me about a time when….
What is a behavioral based interview?
– An interviewing method that encourages you to talk about how you’ve dealt with past experiences
– Allows for a conversation, not an interrogation
– Looks for lessons learned from past experiences
– Effectively probes beyond the facts to reveal abilities
The interviewer will probe further for more depth or detail if needed.
Note: If the interviewer has to probe too often, this could be a sign that you aren’t listening well.
Silence is OK!!
You are allowed to think about your response.
Practice Makes Perfect
Applying what you have learned
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