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September 2014

Don't Break the Bank: Interview Attire on a Budget

Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? Fall has arrived and it’s time to focus on how to put your best foot forward during this busy on-campus recruitment season!

Although appearance is not everything, it sure does play a role when participating in the interview process. You want to look your best when meeting with company representatives- and unfortunately, that tends to come with a price.

So, how do you look professional without spending a ton of money? Visit some of these local shops that can provide you with not only great attire, but great prices as well:

For both men and women:

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Use the Career Fair + app to streamline your EXPO experience!

Today's ECS Job Blog is written by Career Fair + app Co-Founder, Hussain Frosh. 

Career fairs can be a very intimidating event for the uninitiated; thousands of students trying to impress hundreds of employers in order to secure a coveted follow-up interview, all within five intense hours.  Nonetheless, for recruiters, career fairs are one of the best ways to meet and select future internship, co-op, and full-time candidates, which means they are an essential part of your on-campus recruiting process.  

To succeed in such a pressure filled environment, you need to be confident and knowledgeable, which takes preparation.  Setting aside time for this can be difficult, especially when you have a full class load.  Enter OSU Career Fair +, a mobile application introduced by ECS to help simplify the process of preparing for a career fair.  The app is available for iOS and Android devices and can be … 

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Preparing for Interviews

Do you ever feel like there are some things you just can’t prepare for? If you do, you're not alone.  A quick Google search on things that are impossible to prepare for yielded quite a list including: taking the polar plunge in 32 degree water, what stinky tofu tastes like, and LeBron James. It’s a fact that some things will come up in your life that make planning difficult. Thankfully, job interviewing is not one of them.

The fact is, there are so many basic patterns and standard questions in interviews that there's really no excuse to walk into one unprepared. All you really need to do is learn the typical questions/question types you may be asked and then practice. One of the best resources ECS has to help students in their interview preparation is Big Interview: an online mock interview tool available to registered students, acccessible through CareerEngine … 

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On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Outlook--Fall 2014

Get excited – fall recruiting season has arrived! For those of you who are new to the job search scene and aren’t familiar with the recruiting cycle, on-campus interviewing opportunities are the most abundant in the fall. In fact, over 65% of on-campus recruiting visits happen in the months of September, October, and November. Maximize your chances for securing an internship, co-op, or full-time position by making sure you are active and engaged with our office in the fall! Here are some tips for how to capitalize on your efforts:

Look for companies who will be interviewing on campus – on-campus interview opportunities are listed in CareerEngine under the “Jobs” tab. Quickly identify them by the semester/year designation following the job title. For example “Engineering Intern (AU14)”. Once you click into the posting, you’ll also see a notification that the job is an on-campus interview opportunity. Pay close attention to … 

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