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July 2009

Think About Your Safety When You Prepare for an Interview

Most students don’t think about the dangers potentially associated with the interview process. Understanding what’s “normal” and what’s not is an important part of interview preparation. Although an employer or interviewer is in a position of authority and power, it DOES NOT give them the right to manipulate, harass, coerce, or take advantage of you in any way.

When interviewing for a position off campus, or for something that you found outside of the ECS system…

  1. Make sure it’s a legitimate company and job! Know what company you are interviewing with! Some companies may post jobs that aren’t what they advertise to be. For example, a company may advertise that they want “high-energy, responsible mechanical engineers for an exciting opportunity”, but the job is really a sales position and they display the same job description but change the field to draw in as many unsuspecting college students as they can … 
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ECS is open all summer!

Our summer hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. ECS has less student traffic during summer quarter, so if you are on going to be on campus, take the opportunity to meet with an advisor regarding your job search. We can help revise your resume, evaluate your job search strategy, and improve your interview skills, just to name a few things. It’s not too early to gear up for fall recruiting! To schedule an appointment, call our front desk at 292-6651.

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
-Alan Lakein

Authored by Rachel Kaschner.