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  • 1. Interviewer Pet PeevesInterviewer Pet Peeves • Interviewer: “Tell me about  yourself”yourself. – Interviewee proceeds to read  the resume line by line, or  talks about fantasy baseballtalks about fantasy baseball  team. • Interviewees forgetting a  copy of their resumecopy of their resume. • Wearing casual clothing,  unless specifically asked to. • Interviewer: “So, any  questions for me?” – Interviewee: “Yeah, so what  does your company do  exactly?” • Interviewees talking only g y about academic experience.
  • 2. Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development Q: Is Professional Development in collegeQ: Is Professional Development in college  important? A: No. It is essential.
  • 3. Common MisperceptionsCommon Misperceptions • F: I don’t have to figure out this  professionalism thing until I graduate and get p g g g a job in another 4 + years • iSA: You have 4 + years to develop yourself  professionally such that your are qualified for  your job upon graduationyour job upon graduation
  • 4. Common MisperceptionsCommon Misperceptions • F: Why should I have to worry about going  “above and beyond” my education?y y iSA I i i ld h b h i• iSA: In a competitive world, the best get their  pick
  • 5. Common MisperceptionsCommon Misperceptions h b d ll h• F: The economy is bad now, so I will use that  as my excuse for not developing myself  professionally • iSA: There are plenty of companies hiring and  lots of opportunitieslots of opportunities • Brett: The economy is always bad; don’t let  that be your excuse. Good candidates will  always have excellent job prospects
  • 6. Common MisperceptionsCommon Misperceptions • F: My GPA is the single most important factor  for determining my success following g y g graduation • iSA: Your GPA, while very important, is one of  several very important factors which will  determine your success following graduationdetermine your success following graduation
  • 7. Common MisperceptionsCommon Misperceptions • F: Putting all my eggs in one basket and doing  really well on one thing (GPA, work y g ( , experience, involvement, etc) is the best tactic  for professional successfor professional success • iSA: Your professional success is a table with  many legs, all of which should be strong andmany legs, all of which should be strong and  developed
  • 8. Getting your foot in the doorGetting your foot in the door • The apparent perpetual cycle – Recruiters tell me I need experience to get p g experience – Where do I start???Where do I start??? • Everyone starts somewhere – Recruiters know this • This is why you are here!This is why you are here!
  • 9. Tonight’s Agendag g How to grow professionally ResumeResume Cover Letter Fashion Career FairsCareer Fairs Networking Correspondence InterviewsInterviews Behavior Last Word • Cramming many hours of experience  into 1 hour • High‐level summary • Refer to iSA, “Resources” slide for  more • Timeline at bottom of slides Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 10. Résumés (spelled resume from here on)Résumés (spelled resume from here on) Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 11. Myth Truth • The more I have on it, the  better chances I’ll have. • A cluttered resume only  gives the recruiter a  h d h I l d i i iheadache. Include activities  pertinent to the position. A d l ki• It’s okay to embellish my  activities. • A good‐looking resume  might get you an interview,  but the truth always comesbut the truth always comes  out – keep it honest. Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 12. Ineffective formatting Ineffective content CHRIS T. SMITH CHRIS T. SMITH resume credit: ECS 205 E. Illinois Street, Champaign, IL 61820 | 217-755-7488 | e-mail: chrissmith@yahoo.com OBJECTIVE Seeking a summer 2006 process control internship with a leading automotive manufacturing company. EDUCATION CHRIS T. SMITH 205 E. Illinois St., Champaign, IL 61820 · 217-555-7488 · Email: gobearssuperbowl@uiuc.edu OBJECTIVE Seeking a summer internship with a leading company. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL B.S. Industrial Engineering, expected May 2008 GPA: 3.4/4.0 Kankakee Community College, Kankakee, IL A.S. Engineering Transfer Program, May 2006 GPA: 3.6/4.0 EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Urbana-Champaign, IL B.S., Industrial Engineering, May 2008 ANYTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Anytown, IL RELATED EXPERIENCE Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI Process Design Engineering Intern, Summer 2006 - Designed a secure wiring harness for a future product; project included identifying proper location of sensors, clamp types, and attachment points - Modified fuel gauge production process for Taurus models to decrease warranty claims - Implemented new fuel gauge design using ProENGINEER software, enabling future Diploma, May 2004 WORK EXPERIENCE COLLEGE PRO PAINTING Dearborn, MI Painter Summer 2006 · I worked with a team of painters to completely re-paint several apartment building interiorsp e e ed ew ue gauge des g us g o NG N so wa e, e ab g u u e modifications and worldwide access Home Depot, Kankakee, IL Sales Associte, June 2004 – May 2006 - Built wood display decks, storage sheds, and other items for sales lot - Assisted customers in selecting and purchasing materials for small and large projects - Exceed monthly sales goals 5 consecutive months p p y p p g · I worked several 12-hour shifts and volunteered to purchase supplies in the evening Self Employed Summer 2005 · I performed odd jobs for families in my neighborhood, including mowing, housework, minor repairs, etc. · I was able to expand my customer base through referrals SKILLS ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Lakeview Landscaping, Bradley, IL Project Manager, Summer 2005 - Managed 7 residential landscape installation projects with more than $65,000 total - Supervised teams of 4 part-time laborers - Developed project design estimates and quotes for nearly 20 residential and commercial clients SKILLS Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Internet Language Skills: Intermediate in Spanish ACTIVITIES clients SKILLS Computer skills: Matlab, Simulink, Mathcad, TAS, MacroFlow, VisualNastran/Working Model, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, AutoCAD Language skills: Fluent in French; intermediate in Spanish Member, Society for Business and Management in Engineering, UIUC, Fall 2006 – Present HOBBIES · Golf · Working with motors LEADERSHIP AND HONORS Vice President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), UIUC, Fall 2006-Present g · Comic books Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 13. CHRIS T. SMITH 205 E. Illinois Street, Champaign, IL 61820 | 217-755-7488 | e-mail: chrissmith@yahoo.com OBJECTIVE Seeking a summer 2006 process control internship with a leading automotive manufacturing company. EDUCATION University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL B.S. Industrial Engineering, expected May 2008 GPA: 3.4/4.0 K k k C it C ll K k k IL Beware of  Kankakee Community College, Kankakee, IL A.S. Engineering Transfer Program, May 2006 GPA: 3.6/4.0 RELATED EXPERIENCE Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI automatic  h li ki ! p y Process Design Engineering Intern, Summer 2006 - Designed a secure wiring harness for a future product; project included identifying proper location of sensors, clamp types, and attachment points - Modified fuel gauge production process for Taurus models to decrease warranty claims - Implemented new fuel gauge design using ProENGINEER software, enabling future modifications and worldwide access hyperlinking! Home Depot, Kankakee, IL Sales Associte, June 2004 – May 2006 - Built wood display decks, storage sheds, and other items for sales lot - Assisted customers in selecting and purchasing materials for small and large projects - Exceed monthly sales goals 5 consecutive months ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Always send  ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Lakeview Landscaping, Bradley, IL Project Manager, Summer 2005 - Managed 7 residential landscape installation projects with more than $65,000 total - Supervised teams of 4 part-time laborers - Developed project design estimates and quotes for nearly 20 residential and commercial your resume in  PDF format! p p j g q y clients SKILLS Computer skills: Matlab, Simulink, Mathcad, TAS, MacroFlow, VisualNastran/Working Model, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, AutoCAD PDF format! Language skills: Fluent in French; intermediate in Spanish LEADERSHIP AND HONORS Vice President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), UIUC, Fall 2006-PresentResume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 14. Ineffective vs Effective writingIneffective vs. Effective writing – “I worked with a team of painters to completely re‐paint several  t t b ildi i t i ”apartment building interiors” vs… – Coordinated team of six to re‐paint 30 apartment interiors, generating  $6000 i$6000 in revenues • Action verbs – “Coordinated” – “Managed” – “Generated” – “Analyzed”y • Show your impact/results and personal qualities – $$$, % increase/decrease – New processes methods capabilitiesNew processes, methods, capabilities – People (motivation, satisfaction, etc.) • Try to keep your items to one line each D il d il d il ! (W d P L Ali Vi G idli )• Details, details, details! (Word: Page Layout – Align – View Gridlines) Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 15. and remember… It’ !It’s a process! Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 16. There is moreThere is more …. Sure, you can apply, but first I’ll need your …. Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 17. Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 18. You’ve already done a lotYou ve already done a lot …. • Resume  • Career FairCareer Fair  • Company Contact  • Followed up  • Online ApplicationOnline Application  • Cover Letter …. NO CHECK! Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 19. Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 20. Cover LettersCover Letters • One of the last (or first, it depends) involved  steps in the application processp pp p Sh ld b f ll id d d• Should be carefully considered and put  together  Oft h t i d fi t b ft i k• Often what is read first, or maybe after a quick  glance at your resume Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 21. Resume v Cover LetterResume v Cover Letter Structured  Flowing  Approach … Approach … Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 22. Cover LettersCover Letters • Not to fear…. • Cover Letters, once completed, can be used  dl lik f i il i irepeatedly like resumes for similar positions • For positions that you may not immediately  lifi d f t il l ttseem qualified for, tailor your cover letter Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 23. Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 24. Crafting a Cover LetterCrafting a Cover Letter A Structured Approach RESUME COVER LETTER D Contact Information • ….. • Dear …. : Paragraph I:  Job you want and how you heard about it• ….. Education • Job you want and how you heard about it Paragraph II:  Education which qualifies you for the job….. • ….. Experience • ….. Education which qualifies you for the job Paragraph III: Experience which qualifies you for the job….. • ….. Honors and Activities • ….. Experience which qualifies you for the job Paragraph IV: Activities you have been involved with that  • ….. y further qualify you Paragraph V: Closing Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 25. General Apparel TipsGeneral Apparel Tips • WWJBD? Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 26. General Apparel TipsGeneral Apparel Tips • Men – Slacks, dress shirt, tie – Jacket optional, though people often wear them – Belt matches shoes • Women Suit skirt or pants or business dress– Suit, skirt or pants, or business dress • No suit? Time to get one, it’s a good  i t tinvestment • Accessories – Portfolio  Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 27. Attire Career FairAttire ‐ Career Fair • Business casual is the minimum – Jackets are not always required – Be weather conscious (rain, heat, snow) • Look polishedp • Wear deodorant • Clean‐up or hide your sweat stains! – Grooming • Men:  Washed, combed, no 5 o’clock shadow, clean nails • Women:  Washed, combed, clean nails – Bling should be conservative Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 28. Attire Info Session/Company DinnerAttire ‐ Info Session/Company Dinner • “Casual” doesn’t really mean casual – Smart Casual • Same grooming considerations as Career Fair  and Interviewsand Interviews • Smart Casual is the minimum, but business  casual is preferred – Exceptions: When dress is specified by hostExceptions:  When dress is specified by host • Don’t gorge yourself! Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 29. Attire InterviewsAttire ‐ Interviews • This one’s easy… • Business Formal – NO EXCEPTIONSBusiness Formal  NO EXCEPTIONS – Also called “Business Professional” • Grooming is important – You are the only person they will be looking at for y p y g 45‐60 minutes! Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 30. Career FairsCareer Fairs • Purpose of a career fair – Networkingg • What’s a career fair like? C d d– Crowded – Busy – Long waits • Illinois Career fairs• Illinois Career fairs – EXPO, Engineering Career Services, Business – Many more Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 31. Career FairsCareer Fairs d f• How to succeed at a career fair – Research, research, research – Prepare your 30 second pitch • Why? • Make your point, Keep it comfortable – Know answers to basic questions a recruiter may  have • Why do you want to work for us? • Why did you select your major? – Have plenty of resumes Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 32. 30 Second Pitch30‐Second Pitch • “Hi, my name is Jim Bob” • “I’m a senior in ….“I m a senior in …. • “I’ve had a lot of project management and  d i i h h i hi hdesign experience through my internships, the  most recent of which was …. “ • “I’m looking to apply the skills I’ve attained  within your company as ”within your company as …. • “I’m curious as to what full‐time opportunities  you may have coming up in May” Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 33. Career FairsCareer Fairs • When walking in – Fill out a name tag if you don’t already have oneg y y – Get a map with company locations • There will be several hundred of them!• There will be several hundred of them! • Approaching employers – Resume – 30 second pitchp – Casual conversation Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 34. Career FairsCareer Fairs • Following up – Send a Thank You email the next dayy Re iterate what was discussed– Re‐iterate what was discussed – Keep it short and simple Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 35. Contact CorrespondenceContact Correspondence Dear Benjamin, I wanted to thank you for the time you spent with me at the  Illinois EXPO career fair on Wednesday. I really enjoyed talking  about my interests in Super Consultants, Inc. and hearing more  about your firm. As we discussed, I will be graduating in May of 2014 with my BS  in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical emphasis, and am  looking for a position for this coming summer I am verylooking for a position for this coming summer. I am very  interested in opportunities with your firm, and hope to keep in  touch with you in the coming months. I have attached my resume to this email for your reference.  Thanks again, and have a great weekend. Brian Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 36. NetworkingNetworking • You will meet many people that could be an  excellent professional resourcep f i l C f i• Professional Events, Conferences, Dinners, etc • How can you use networking to your  d t ??advantage?? Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 37. NetworkingNetworking • “Hey, I met you last Friday, how about you  give me a job?”g j • … .... …… • “How about …. no.” Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 38. Networking with your iCOANetworking with your iCOA ff h h h• Coffee with the iTeam when an iCOA is on  campus • Field trip to organization/corporation • Mini projectMini project • Video conference • Visiting presenter • World of work workshopp • A day in the life of ... Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 39. Communication and “Networking”Communication and  Networking E i ti f l d i f l i h• Every communication, formal and informal, is a chance  to “network” • “Networking” does not just happen in the 48 hoursNetworking  does not just happen in the 48 hours  prior to and following your interview • Send a follow‐up letter because that’s just what you do, p j y not because you want to one‐up everyone else • “Networking” is most effective when you are: – Sincere – Honest – Yourself– Yourself • Don’t be “that kid” – an experienced recruiter can tell Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 40. “Interesting” ExamplesInteresting  Examples “To Whom it May Concern – Thank you for  letting us know we will be there. Thank you g y again and see you then. Take care. Best regards Thomas Frankie”Best regards, Thomas Frankie Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 41. “Interesting” ExamplesInteresting  Examples “555‐007‐1337 Sorry about that! Thomas" Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 42. AccuracyAccuracy • Is the email free of typographical errors? • Is the email free of grammatical errors?Is the email free of grammatical errors? • Dates, times, and locations – Double Check – Is Thursday actually the 4th?y y • Side note: did you know that Office products  don’t automatically spell check?don t automatically spell check? Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 43. “Interesting” ExamplesInteresting  Examples “hi...I lost paper what has hw problem... Could  you tell me what is hw for this week, y , please???”  “hey, I enjoyed talking with you at the career  fair, and want to know about job openings at  your company. If you could tell me that wouldyour company. If you could tell me that would  be great! Thanks again!!” Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 44. ContentContent • Is the message appropriate for the audience? • Is the message clear, concise and to the point?Is the message clear, concise and to the point? • Does the message contain all necessary  ?components? – Attachments  – Links (have they been tested)? Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 45. “Interesting” ExamplesInteresting  Examples T h itTo whom it may concern: Hi, I am a freshman engineer here at the U of I and part of the  Illinois Engineering Freshman Experience (iEFX) My iTeamIllinois Engineering Freshman Experience (iEFX). My iTeam established a student organization called Programs for Engineering  Excellence (PEE). One of our goals is to eventually help improve the  discussion on educational tools here and make suggestions. Sincediscussion on educational tools here and make suggestions. Since  your company is already such a well established organization in this  subject , we were wondering if you could be willing to meet with us  to discuss some questions and concerns?q One of my teammates and I were also interested in possibly  shadowing one of your employee as they performed a service call  to maybe get a feel for the process. Would this be possible? Thank you, Thomas Frankie Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 46. IdentificationIdentification • Has an appropriate introduction been given? • Has the purpose for the communication beenHas the purpose for the communication been  given? H f i i b k b• Has a means for communicating back been  given? Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 47. “Interesting” ExamplesInteresting  Examples “Oh no! OOps! I always forgot to attach the fiels when I  h S b h i h k fsay that. Sry about that again. Thanks for  everyhing! Th ”‐Thoma” Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 48. “Interesting” ExamplesInteresting  Examples ORIGINAL EMAILORIGINAL EMAIL: “Hi Thomas, Hope your weekend is going well. I just wanted to  let you know that at the iSA meeting today, Brett asked if y g y, you could maybe order and sign for the pizza for the  Professionalism seminar since I have class immediately  before the workshop Please let us know if that will workbefore the workshop. Please let us know if that will work  for you. You would also need to get the receipt to Tracey  the following day. I dditi d h lid d i ti ?In addition, do you have your slides done on communication? Thanks! ‐Q”‐Q RESPONSE: “Sure thing!” Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 49. RecipientsRecipients • Recipients: Have all necessary recipients been  included? – Ethics of cc'd vs. bcc’d • What is your intent privacy or sneakrecy?What is your intent, privacy or sneakrecy?  • Who needs to know the information contained within  the communication?the communication? • Have all bases been covered?  f h d ll h l d– If Q gives a request, have Q and all others involved  in the logistics of the task been included? Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 50. “Interesting” ExamplesInteresting  Examples “Hi I h ’t b bl t fi d th b l“Hi, I haven’t been able to find the below on your  website and hope you can help. Do you have  office in Chicago or no? I want an internship in oroffice in Chicago or no? I want an internship in or  near Chicago? I know you work on buildings and  sometimes bridges, what else does your company g , y p y do most of the time? Can I get an interview with  your HR to discuss, I am very interested in maybe  ki f I h !working for you I hope! h k !Thanks! ‐Thomas Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 51. ResearchResearch • Ask yourself: "Do I have access to this  information already?"y • Ask yourself: "Can I find this information  myself?"myself? • Ask yourself: "Do I have other resources?" Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 52. Remember to check forRemember to check for... • Accuracy • ContentContent • Identification • Recipients • ResearchResearch Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 53. Best practices for contacting iCOAsBest practices for contacting iCOAs • Learn about the company and what they do! • Provide complete and succinct background p g information if no previous communication • Make sure to give the iCOA one or two concrete• Make sure to give the iCOA one or two concrete  options of actions you might benefit from l l k– Suggest a low‐commitment activity unless you know  you can get a good turnout – Try to find common ground between your team’s  interests and the company’s expertise Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 54. ApplicationsApplications • Many companies require an application in  conjunction with your networking effortsj y g – Online Paper– Paper • Often details what is in your resume, and  other information  – Q: Why do I need to regurgitate my resume??Q y g g y – A: Because you want the job Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 55. Getting the interview invitationGetting the interview invitation • The long application process is over, and you  have finally been invited to interview!y hi i i il l i• This is quite a milestone, congratulations • There are still more, much more important  t i th hsteps in the process, however Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 56. Interviews Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 57. TypesTypes B h i l• Behavioral • Office visit / Final round / Company fit • Informational (you ask the ?s) • Background (screening) • Written • Technical / Case• Technical / Case • Group discussions • Stress • May be given: – in personin person – over phone – over computer / skills test Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 58. General pointersGeneral pointers 99% f it h t• 99% of recruiters hate: – “So, what do you do?” – “How much does this position pay?”p p y – informally dressed applicants • Ask the right question, phrased the right way, to the right  personperson • Prepare good answers to expected questions – No answer? “Hmm…that’s an interesting question.”No answer?  Hmm…that s an interesting question. • No arrogance • Flesh out your answers • Make eye contact/hand movements – but don’t be creepy! Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 59. Behavior Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 60. Prior First ImpressionsPrior, First Impressions h!• Do your research! • If possible, get contact with interviewer • Get there early, but don’t sign in too earlyGet there early, but don t sign in too early • While waiting… don’t slouch (guys *cough cough*)– don t slouch (guys *cough cough*) • Smile • Good handshake • Icebreaker comments / questions Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 61. DuringDuring • WWKND? • Be energetic • Be succinct to the pointBe succinct, to the point – STAR • situation (1‐3 sentences for ( background) • tasks (what needed to be  done)done) • your actions • results from those actions • Ask good questions – take notes (or at least  d dl )doodle) Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 62. FinishFinish A k h t t t• Ask what next steps are • Get contact info • Follow up!• Follow‐up! – see correspondence section for more info • No offer?No offer? – still express thanks, continued interest in  position/company • Offer? – express thanks, excitement, determine negotiating  strategy or accept if it’s really the one you wantedstrategy or accept if it s really the one you wanted… – remove yourself from consideration at other companies Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 63. General Pointers for the InterviewGeneral Pointers for the Interview • Not too relaxed • Not too wiredNot too wired • Confident, NOT arrogant • Please, be presentable – get sleepget sleep – grooming b h d– be washed – fashion Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 64. Resources Job SearchResources – Job Search E i i C S i (ECS)• Engineering Career Services (ECS) – Access to Symplicity – One time fee of $40 so sign up right away!$ g p g y – Links to engineering job sites – spiffy namecard C C t ll d• Career Center: careercenter.illinois.edu – Workshops held throughout the year – Resume & cover letter critique: M‐F, 2‐4:30pmq , p – Free access to: • Optimal Resume  create resume • Vault & WetFeet  resume cover letter and interview guides• Vault & WetFeet  resume, cover letter, and interview guides • Going Global  resume and interviewing guidelines for different  countries Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 65. Resources Job SearchResources – Job Search • Research Park: researchpark.illinois.edu • Virtual Job Board: secure admin illinois edu/osfa/vjb/Virtual Job Board: secure.admin.illinois.edu/osfa/vjb/ – Part‐time jobs on campus G i f bl kill– Gain transferrable skills • F‐1 students: Research which companies p sponsor – www h1base com– www.h1base.com – www.MyVisaJobs.com Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 66. Resources Interview PrepResources – Interview Prep • ECS mock interview – Call or sign‐up in persong p p • Career Center mock interview 2– 2 per semester – Sign‐up in person, bring resume – CD with recording of interview • Interview Survival Kit• Interview Survival Kit – Free from ECS Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 67. Back up PlanBack‐up Plan • If you don’t find an internship the summer  after freshman year:y – Take summer classes Work/intern close to home– Work/intern close to home – Study abroad – Volunteer • Learn something new, gain experienceLearn something new, gain experience Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 68. “Trash Resumes”Trash Resumes • Recently heard a recruiter refer to  “Trash Resumes”Trash Resumes • Resume lacking interests and experiences  id f h i di id l’ d ioutside of the individual’s education • Where do you want your future resume, and y y , your future professional prospects to be? The trash?– The trash? – The CEO’s desk? Resume Cover Letter Fashion Career Fairs Networking Correspond ence Interviews Behavior Last Word
  • 69. Q + A Career Services, upperclassmen,Career Services, upperclassmen,  professors, the internet, and many  other resources at your handsother resources at your hands

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