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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 Danielle Corrigan | September 1, 2016
Would you like more practice with interviews? Would you like to receive career advice from professionals from various STEM fields? Then Recruiter in Residence is just for you! ECS' Recruiter in Residence Program provides an opportunity to network with employers while receiving career advice, job search guidance, resume tips, and a chance to practice your interviewing skills. Here are the reasons why you should take advantage of Recruiter in Residence this fall:
- Network with employers outside of career fairs. Networking is a great opportunity to build connections with people you may never have thought of connecting with before. Remember, it’s not always about what you know, but who you know!
- Receive career advice from industry professionals. Even though the Internet can provide some career tips or job search hints, receiving such advice and/or tips from working professionals is invaluable.
- Practice makes perfect. By participating in mock interviews, you are …
by Rachel Kaschner | April 8, 2016
As you likely know, Engineering Career Services works with a multitude of employers who are looking to hire Ohio State engineering students. Some of the employers come on campus to do their recruitment. Other employers prefer to simply post jobs that are specific to our students. While ECS puts a lot of time and effort into screening the high number of job postings that we receive, there is always a possibility that a fraudulent one could slip through unnoticed. Additionally, when you are searching on public job boards, you may encounter postings that are not trustworthy. Below is some advice on warning signs to look out for, so that you know if the job you are about to apply to is legitimate—or not. Avoid being taken advantage of by using these tips to spot fraudulent job postings.
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by Laura Pizoli | February 11, 2016
My money says that you want a job, perhaps not this semester, but eventually. The problem is that all of your peers reading this also want a job, possibly even the same job you want. There is a lot of competition in the job search. Many of your resumes are practically identical to each other. Same first year project, same list of technology, a similar list of organizations, and a quick print of a degree audit shows that your classes and GPA are also neck and neck. So how do you stand out? Show them what’s not on the resume. Show them you. Show them that you are professional and prepared.
It seems like common knowledge, but many recruiters report that students aren’t prepared and/or lack common professional behavior. You can’t add classes or gain industry experience a week before a job interview, but there are things that you … Read More
by Krysta Kirsch | September 5, 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 … Read More