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Job Search Strategy
by Ashley Taylor | July 13, 2017
We have all had at least one—an awkward job search moment that makes you panic even more than you already were. While I maintain that preparation is key to success, I also understand that sometimes we cannot anticipate situations. And other times (let’s be honest) we just weren’t prepared. Here are a few job search concerns I’ve heard from students and ways to recover or respond.
You can’t think of a response to the behavioral interview question:
First of all, brief silence is OK. If you take a moment to gather your thoughts, you will likely be able to come up with a response. What happens if you can’t? Stay calm, cool, and collected. Let the interviewer know that you are unable to think of a response at the moment and ask if you can come back to the question.
“That’s a great question. I know I have an example … Read More
by Guest Student | June 15, 2017
Sanchi Arora, a December 2016 Industrial Systems Engineering graduate, shares her experience as an Intern with Tesla. After graduation, Sanchi accepted a full time position with Accenture.
Tell us about your Production Control Analytics Intern role at Tesla:
Once I started working, I soon learned that my role would change from day to day. I mainly focused on improving the line side sequencing and car customization processes.
During my internship, I expressed my keen interest in analytics and using big data to draw insights. Because I spoke up, my team offered to give me work that complimented my interests resulting in live Tableau dashboards that traced inventory around the factory, addressing part shortages, and triggering safety stock replenishments.
My time at Tesla was an extremely unique experience as the structure of the company is flat and everyone works together to achieve the company goal. I was able to communicate with … Read More
by Kaitlin Schafer | April 6, 2017
Searching for internships and full time jobs in the US as an international student can be competitive and difficult. ECS advises all students to maximize the job search by laying out a parallel plan. What exactly is a parallel plan? It’s a way of making progress in two different career objectives, for example, two locations of interest, so if one doesn’t work out, you haven’t fallen behind in the search. Setting up a parallel job search plan keeps you on track in case it needs to become your main plan.
If your goal is to find an internship or full-time position in the US, be persistent and devote multiple hours per week to your search. Your search should involve submitting applications, signing up for employer information sessions, networking with contacts, attending career fairs, as well as ECS workshops. While you search for positions in the US, be sure to pursue … Read More
by Katy Arenschield | March 30, 2017
Join the #BuckeyeEngineersWork campaign for the month of April and enter to win a free suit!
Are you excited about your upcoming co-op, internship, or full-time employment? Or are you looking for that right opportunity? During the month of April, ECS is celebrating the exciting work opportunities our engineering students have done and will be doing, and we are also doing a push to help those who are looking! See below for opportunities!
Every student who participates in ANY of the below activities will be entered in a drawing to win a $300 gift card to Easton Shopping Center to buy a new suit. Multiple activities = multiple entries!
Already got work?
If you’ve already accepted a position, participate in any or all of the following:
- COOKIES! Report your internship, co-op, or career employment, and then come to ECS to receive an individually wrapped Cheryl’s cookie. Note: Enrollment in …
by Lauren Verhoff | February 16, 2017
You’ve heard that you should tailor your resume to the job. How do you go about that? How do you know what keywords are being used? Applicant tracking systems (ATS) may have a rank and score system based on how your position description and resume match. Think of resume and position description matching like a dating website...how compatible are you with the job? The system will provide a score or ranking to the recruiter on your “compatibility”.
Consider the following when tailoring your resume:
- Use the company’s vocabulary – if the company has a job posted for an Operations Engineer, does operations experience show up in your resume or does industrial engineering experience show up?
- Match the company’s position description.
- Check for keywords – again, avoid “keyword stuffing.”
- Use these two websites to consider using to help identify keywords: TagCrowd.com and Wordle.net
- Copy and paste the …