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University of California, Berkeley. Jump Starting Your Career. by Anhang Zhu, Muller Zhang, Rose Yuan UC Berkeley. Background Research. Gather Information Company mission Company culture Analyze how well you fit in. Identify Your Passions. Industry not limited by your degree
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University of California, Berkeley Jump Starting Your Career by Anhang Zhu, Muller Zhang, Rose Yuan UC Berkeley
Background Research • Gather Information • Company mission • Company culture • Analyze how well you fit in
Identify Your Passions • Industry not limited by your degree • Computer Science majors in Business • Economics majors in non-profits • What do you really want to do? • Deal with data or people?
Resume • Purpose: Opportunity to present yourself and the key to landing interviews • Guidelines to successful resume: • Identify position type • Tailor your skill set and experience to fit the job • Provide descriptive and concrete details • List achievements, not responsibilities
Cover Letter • Purpose: Personal and specific response to job opening • supplement, not copy the resume • Content: • Address the "Why us" • Express interest and passion • Identify relevant skill set and your potential for contributions • Format
Job Hunting • School career center • Personal connections • Networking websites • Visiting door-to-door • Career fairs • Cold calling • Company websites • Previous connections • Professors • Alumni • Clubs/professional frats
School Resources • Career website • Apply directly • Use contact information posted • Career fairs and info sessions • Friends from different schools • Will give you access to other job opportunities
Connections • Join sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter • Use personal connections • Visiting door-to-door Network, network, network!
Company Websites • Directly visit company of interest • Research company background and objectives • Submit resume to online database • Cold calling
Past Contacts • Follow up with contacts from a previous internship • Reach out to an old boss or co-worker • Talk to your professors
Alumni • May have alumni in company of interest • Business Clubs/Professional Fraternities • Establish a network of people
Nailing the Interview • Preparation and research • Dress code • Composure: calm yet enthusiastic • Body language • Ask questions • Follow-up