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Use summer to plan ahead for your fall job search

August is my favorite time to enjoy the sweet smell of sun lotion mixed with chlorine from the local swimming pool. The start of the school year, although approaching quickly, seems far off.

At work, though, I see signs that the fall is quickly approaching and that the aggressive and prepared (and perhaps local) students are scheduling resume reviews and activating their accounts to get ready for the applications and interviews ahead.

Employers are calling daily and have started registering for Engineering Expo 2009. Our calendar is filling up with employer visits.

Are you ready for recruiting season?

  • Activate your job search account so that employers know you are looking for a job.

  • Update your resume and/or schedule a resume review appointment with ECS...we are already scheduling appointments for September!

  • Prepare for your interviews. Practice an introductory statement about yourself.

  • Bring appropriate interview attire and business casual clothes with you to campus.

Spend some time getting geared up for the new recruiting year. You can still get in a few good hours of sun. Good luck with your job search and don't forget the sunscreen!

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."
-Michael Althsuler

Authored by Effie Patitsas.