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A&A Career Consultants presentation to Ohio State University on Tuesday February 24th, 2009.

A&A Career Consultants presentation to Ohio State University on Tuesday February 24th, 2009.

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  • 1. A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.
    • Ashlee Lear
    • 2001 Graduate of The Ohio State University
    • Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Communications
    • Close to a decade of sales and recruiting experience
    • Active member of the Chamber of Commerce
    • Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House
    • Columbus Young Professional
    06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.
  • 2. Columbus MSA Employment Sector 06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.
  • 3. Who is hiring?
    • The Columbus Chamber predicts that education, health and social-services jobs will grow 2.4 percent this year, the greatest growth among 10 categories in central Ohio. Another field projected to gain jobs is transportation and utilities, which the chamber report says will add 1.6 percent .
    06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.
  • 4. Logistics Roadmap through Columbus
    • Foster a logistics friendly business environment
    • Continue to Develop Advanced Logistics Infrastructure
    • Infuse World-Class Logistics Technology into Region
    • Build High Skill Workforce for Competitive Advantage
    06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.
  • 5. 06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Ohio…the Heart of it All
    • Ohio highways connect you to the Midwest; our region's distribution and transportation system connects you to the world
    • Road, rail, air, intermodal, port
    • 35 million square feet of development
    • Thriving metropolitan area with 1.7 million people; energetic young professionals from 20 colleges and universities; nationally ranked logistics curriculum
    • More than 100,000 jobs; nearly 14% of the region's private sector employment
  • 6. 06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Phone Interview Tips
    • The best interviews are the ones that are prepared for the most
    • Do your homework.  Check out the company’s website and know some specific facts you can discuss or form into a question
    • Have your resume in front of you when on the phone and be prepared to discuss in detail your work/school/activity history
    • Have a set of success stories from your schooling/activities/job prepared to share.  These should include times when you were faced with a problem, how you overcame the problem, and the ending positive result
  • 7. 06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Phone Interview Tips cont.
    • Answer questions in a concise and direct manner and avoid straying off the topic at hand.
    • Be yourself and relax
    • Close the interview reiterating your interest in the position and inquire on what the next step in the process will be
    • Get the contact info of that person that interviewed you and send a thank you email or letter
  • 8. 06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Face to Face Interview
    • Always give yourself time to arrive at the interview 15 minutes early.  Never put yourself in a position where you have to rush to the interview, if it can be avoided.
    • Be well groomed and dress conservatively and professionally.  Wear a suit and tie, or a suit with a blouse, dress shoes, etc. Wear a limited amount of jewelry and make-up.  Avoid wearing strong cologne or perfume. 
    • Take a couple copies of your resume with you to the interviews.
  • 9. 06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Face to Face Interview cont.
    • Try and get an itinerary of your interviews and research each interviewer as much as possible.
    • Maintain eye contact with everyone you speak with and be enthusiastic. 
    • Smile.
    • Avoid saying negatives about your previous employers.
    • Again, close the interview reiterating your interest in the position and inquire on what the next step in the process will be.
    • Make sure you get the contact info of the person who interviewed you (business card, call HR, etc.) and send that person or people a thank you email or letter.
  • 10. 06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. When asked what the biggest mistake college graduates make during the interview process, employers said…..
    • Acting bored or cocky
    • Not dressing appropriately
    • Coming to the interview with no knowledge of the company
    • Not turning off cell phones or electronic devices
    • Not asking good questions during the interview
    • Asking what the pay is before the company considered them for the job
    • Spamming employers with the same resume and/or cover letter
    • Failure to remove unprofessional photos/content from social networking pages, web pages, blogs, etc.
  • 11. 06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Get Involved…
    • School Activities
      • Academic Organizations
      • Social Organizations
      • Sports
    • Community Activities
      • Volunteer
      • Participate in Charities, Philanthropies, etc.
    • Internships
  • 12. 06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Thank you!! Ashlee Lear A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. [email_address] www.aacareerconsultants.com Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you all!