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by Guest Employer | July 10, 2018
Audrey Inniger, Senior Talent Management Consultant at Worldpay
Audrey Inniger is a Senior Talent Management Consultant at Worldpay (formerly Vantiv). Before college career fair season is set to kick off, we asked her for general advice and how to make the most out of interactions with employers.
What are the benefits to attending an information session or networking event?
Oftentimes information sessions or networking events aren’t as crowded as a career fair. Therefore, you are able to spend valuable time with a recruiter or company professional showcasing your unique skillset. From a recruiter perspective, I typically remember those students better who I meet at an information session or networking event due to the meaningful conversations held!
What are some tips for college students or recent graduates looking to stand out at a job fair?
Showcase what makes you, YOU. The best and most memorable conversations I have are those in which … Read More
by Guest Employer | May 1, 2018
Today's blog is written by MaryKate Wintz, 2017 Chemical Engineering Alumna currently working as a Process Development Engineer with The Lubrizol Corporation.
Buzz words during the job search almost always include “transferrable skills”, but what does that mean? How can something that you do when you are in high school relate to your college school work, let alone an internship or entry level job in a technical career? How can you find those skills that will allow you to move seamlessly from the classroom to workplace?
I started working when I was 14 years old as a cashier in the gift shop at a historic B&B. From there, I held jobs ranging from receptionist to leasing agent to coach before finding my 5-term co-op with The Lubrizol Corporation. As a graduate of Ohio State, I moved to Cleveland to work full time as a Process Development Engineer with Lubrizol … Read More
by Katy Arenschield | April 24, 2018
This week’s blog is written by Mike Snyder, Chief Engineer at Made In Space Inc. Mike supervised OSU student Howard Schulman and then nominated him for our 2017 Student Impact Award. The nomination letter stood out among the rest, and Howard was named one of our winners. Mike knows what it takes to be an exceptional intern, and is sharing his feedback and advice below.
First of all, tell us a little bit about your company.
Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) is the world’s only experienced space manufacturing company. Established in 2010, and with offices in Florida, California, and Alabama, MIS leverages the unique properties of the space environment to develop manufacturing solutions for commercial, industrial, research, and defense challenges. The company’s vision is to enable the future of space exploration by offering off-Earth manufacturing capabilities.
In the recruiting process, what stands out to you most when … Read More
by Guest Employer | March 6, 2018
We are joined once again by several recruiters with CoverMyMeds offering advice for your LinkedIn strategy.
What are the essential elements of a LinkedIn Profile?
- Include a picture! Profiles without a picture seem pretty bare.
- Don’t just list a job title and dates of employment. Include a description of what you accomplished. It can be short – 1-2 sentences, or 3 bullets but should give the reader a good sense of what your actual responsibilities are/were, especially if you’re actively looking for new opportunities.
- Education details can help establish commonality between you and the company/recruiter/hiring manager/etc.
- The “Featured skills and Endorsements” section does not tend to carry a ton of weight as endorsements do not require much effort for other people to give you. For technical roles, calling out the tech stack/tools you have experience with here makes sense, but you can do that in several different places. “Recommendations” on …
by Guest Employer | February 27, 2018
Have you ever wondered how companies use LinkedIn for recruiting purposes? Below, several CoverMyMeds’ recruiters weigh in on how they use the online professional tool in part 1 of our LinkedIn series.
How does CoverMyMeds use LinkedIn as a recruiting tool?
- We use it as a tool to gather additional information, or confirm information, about candidates we’re working with during the hiring process. Sometimes, this is simply curiosity. Sometimes, though, information on a resume doesn’t quite add up, so we’ll cross-check it against the LinkedIn profile. In those cases, sometimes the LinkedIn profile clarifies things (“Oh! That wasn’t job-hopping, it was a new title at the same company!”). But sometimes, we’ve caught folks in a lie (“Hmm… looks like you got laid off 6 months ago, even though your resume says you still work for Acme Company.”) So – make sure your resume and LinkedIn …