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An Employer Perspective by Skye Bigari, Talent Acquisition–Galileo Camps

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 You’ve researched the company, found a job that you really want, adjusted your resume to highlight your complementary skills, and taken a big leap by applying for your dream position. Now, you have an interview scheduled and the excitement is brewing, but how should you bring your best self to this crucial next step? Galileo receives thousands of applications annually and, like many companies, our team has an intentional approach for hiring the best.  Here’s how we do it, and how you can wow your next interviewer.

First, realize that your interview is a two way street. This is an opportunity for you to strut your stuff, and at the same time, a chance for your potential employer to show you why their company and mission are relevant.

My career with Galileo started as a summer job—a way for a wide-eyed boy from Colorado to stay in San Francisco for the summer and take in all that the big city had to offer. I felt immediately connected to Galileo’s mission to develop innovators, and when I received an invitation for an in-person interview, I was downright terrified.  I pictured a panel interview at a big round table with a bunch of bigwigs judging my every word and move. Turns out, it wasn’t that at all. There were camp activities, challenges, and a one-on-one interview.  In that short amount of time, I fell in love with Galileo. And I really wanted them to fall in love with me, too.

After nine year in various roles at Galileo, I can look back on that initial interview and see what actually made Galileo say yes to me. I’m going to share a few recruiter tips that may help you nail your next interview—especially if it’s for the Galileo team!

We know that our teams have enormous impact on our success. That’s why our hiring philosophy is inspired by and firmly rooted in our core company values. The phases of our process are primarily designed to explore a candidate’s alignment with our mission.  The interview process is an opportunity to reflect on and discuss past examples which exhibit these values—being visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined, and reflective.

Candidates we hire are:

  • Courageous: Participatory, fun, willing to step up, and willing to take personal risks.
  • Determined: Take initiative, improve what exists, and solve problems.
  • Collaborative: Able to work well with others, desire to support and are positive.
  • Visionary: Dedicated and mission-aligned. They want to do the work we do.
  • Reflective: Feedback-oriented; listening to feedback with a level of curiosity and openness.

When interviewing, my colleagues and I observe how candidates demonstrate these attitudes and traits. Here are some examples of how candidates showcase these skills:

  • The person who comes in and introduces themselves to other candidates
  • The person who picks up a piece of trash on the floor that wasn’t theirs
  • Someone that shares their ideas freely and listens when others do the same.
  • A candidate who gets genuinely excited when we discuss our mission, and how their role would serve that very mission and our campers.

These traits are valuable not just to us, but at so many forward-thinking companies. And if you find yourself particularly drawn to the Galileo mission and workplace I’ve described, we’d love to learn more about you! Check out our unparalleled summer experiences here.

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Skye Bigari is a Galileo Camp Director in San Francisco during the summers, and an avid talent seeker for Galileo Camps throughout the rest of the year.

 

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Student Perspective by: Michael Ching

Freshman year can be TOUGH. As a former freshman, I can tell you that it is a time filled with excitement, curiosity, and most of all, rigorous coursework. At the time, thinking about a career, let alone a job, was the last thing on my mind. Some common phrases I used, included:

“I don’t have time for internships. I have too much work.”

“I have no idea on what I want to major in, let alone find an internship.”

Or my personal favorite: “No one is going to hire me; I don’t have any work experience!”

Fortunately, the SJSU Career Center is here to help students get internships as well as know more about career related skills and opportunities. It is an extremely valuable resource to all students, especially incoming freshman and transfers.

Their mission is to help students create meaningful lives by providing the tools to guide students in identifying their strengths and goals, market their unique skills, and obtain relevant real world experience. Here are their top 5 services that I feel have the biggest impact on supporting incoming students in starting their careers:

  1. SpartaJobs: Access Thousands of Jobs and Internships at Your Fingertips

At some point in your college life, you will need/want a job and want to know what opportunities there are in the job market. SpartaJobs is a job and internship database found on the career center website that contains thousands of opportunities for SJSU students. All job types can be found in SpartaJobs including: Internships, full and part time jobs, on-campus jobs, seasonal and even work study.  You don’t have to be a senior to start checking out what jobs and internships are available.  All you need to login is your 9-digit tower card number (as your username & as your password) and your in!

  1. Career Workshops/Online Resources: Learn the Career Hacks to Land You A Job

The Career Center provides many workshops/webinars both in person and  online to help students in their career exploration. Workshops give you the tips you need to build a great resume, develop interviewing skills (i.e. Big interview), and learn strategies to connect with employers successfully, all from the comfort of your home, dorm, or local coffee shop. Check out the latest topics and tips on our virtual resource page.

  1. Major and Career Exploration: Figure Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

We have all been there. Being unsure of your major is a big issue that all first year students face. If you aren’t sure where to start, check out our online tutorial, “Choosing a Major at SJSU in Under 5 minutes”. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, set up an appointment with a career consultant to help you review your career options and develop a job search plan.

If you’ve pick a major but just don’t know what types of jobs are related to that major, then check out the “What Can I Do With This Major” tool, and discover all of the opportunities that you could pursue.

  1. Job & Internship Fairs: Connect With Employers Without Leaving Campus

So, you’ve polished your resume, have been coached in the secret and complex art of interviewing, and now want to get started on landing your dream job. Your next step is attending one of the many employer connection events hosted by the Career Center.  We offer multiple job fairs throughout the year to help students get connected with hundreds of recruiters both nationally and globally to launch your career/internship journey. The Career Center also provides drop in interviews for students who want to have a one on one with hiring employers.

  1. Challenging Situations: Professionals Who Advocate For You

Whether you are an international student feeling like you need some extra assistance, or a student with a need for accommodations, the Career Center staff is here to help.  There are professionals on staff to help with almost every unique situation, including how to disclose a disability, accommodation requests, and veterans’ services.

So from a seasoned Spartan to all the new Spartans on campus, I welcome you, wish you a great year and hope to see you at the Career Center!  We’re here to help and make your transition to the university and the world of work a lot smoother and stress free.  Be sure to stay connected and get the most updated career information and trends by following the SJSU Career Center on this blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 michael chingMichael Ching is an intern for the SJSU Career Center, supporting the Job Internship Initiative Group. Michael is currently a senior at San Jose state University. His background in Business Marketing gives him a unique perspective when focusing on Marketing campaigns, social media, and innovative ideas in working and understanding students with where they are at with career education.

 

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By Anita Manuel, Program Manager/Career Consultant

Welcome back Spartans!  It’s an exciting time as we start a new school year.  We know that you have a lot to manage when you return to campus, so I’d like to outline some easy career strategies that will help keep you organized and on track with your career goals.

GET SOCIAL & FIND YOUR NEXT GIG

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How many times have you heard, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know; or rather, WHO knows YOU?

We encourage you to meet new people, make new friends and have fun! (Just don’t post any embarrassing photos or inappropriate comments on Facebook. That can actually hurt your job search). You can absolutely translate your personal connections to professional connections.  Be sure to create a LinkedIn account to build your “virtual resume” and list your professional accomplishments (this can include courses, class projects and awards).  Invite the new people you meet through class projects and on-campus activities to your professional network.  Also, don’t forget to get to know your professors and other mentors on campus.  When it’s time to apply for internships, jobs or graduate programs, these connections can act as references and provide advice related to a specific industry or field or study.

As it relates to exploring future positions, take time to develop a list of the top 5 companies that you are most interested in working for.  Start to follow these companies through social media.  Most companies now share strategic information via Twitter, Facebook (fan pages), and LinkedIn profiles.  A well prepared candidate, who has some inside knowledge of an organization, always makes a great impression.

 USE KILLER APPS & SIMPLIFY YOUR SEARCH

mobileChances are that you cannot live without your iPhone or Blackberry.  Regardless of what mobile device you use, more and more of us are organizing our lives with “killer apps” that help us get things done.  You may use certain apps or sites to find restaurant reviews or movie times but there are also some great online tools that can help you manage your career as well.  Here’s a list of our top 10 apps & online tools:

  1. SpartaJobs Search Agent (free tool only available to SJSU students and alumni).  You can set up your job search agent to search for specific jobs or internships by major, field or specific employer.  Once your search agent is saved you can set it up to run the search as often as you would like and email results directly to you. *Remember, employers who post on SpartaJobs are specifically interested in SJSU candidates.
  2.  Webshops Can’t come to a live presentation? No problem!  Our virtual workshops are thorough and cover various career topics from resume writing to job search tips.  The best part is that you can watch them whenever you want (2am or at lunch, it’s up to you).
  3.  Indeed.com (mobile app) This search site is considered one of the most robust and user friendly sites for job search and has both domestic and international postings. 
  4. LinkedIn Mobile (mobile app)Easily add people that you meet to your network and conduct research on companies, professionals and groups on the go.
  5. TweetmyJobs Many job leads are now posted through Twitter.  This app allows you to set up specific search criteria for Tweets that relate to jobs that match your interests and sends you updates via email or mobile updates.
  6. Jobs with Friends (social app)Allows you to link up your Facebook and LinkedIn contacts to see where they work and help you determine potential referrals for jobs or who in your personal network could help introduce you to new connections.
  7. ResumeBear (mobile app) If you ever wondered what happened to your resume once you submitted it, this app will help you find the answer.  This mobile resume tracking service updates you on who viewed your resume and when.
  8. StudentFreelance.com Online job site for students seeking part-time or project based jobs (great for getting professional experience and building your resume)
  9. MyFirstJob.com  Job site for students/new grads seeking internship and entry level positions
  10. BrazenCareerist.com Career site for Gen Y focused on career tips, resources and virtual job fairs targeted to new professionals in the marketplace.

MEET EMPLOYERS WITHOUT LEAVING CAMPUS

We know that you have busy schedules and that getting off campus to interview or meet with employers can be challenging—so we bring the employers to you.  We will be hosting two on-campus job fairs this semester, numerous employer information sessions and on-campus interview programs to help you land your next job or internship.

Accounting/Finance Job & Internship Fair:

Thursday (9/12) 1:00-4:00 p.m. Student Union, Ballroom (Tower card or career center membership card required)

Fall 2013 Job & Internship Fair (@ Event Center)

Wednesday (10/2) noon-2:00 p.m.* (SJSU students & registered alumni with early bird pass only – Tower card or career center membership card required)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Open to all SJSU students & registered alumni – Tower card or career center membership card required)

 Employer Information Sessions

Check out our event calendar for all workshops, info sessions and on campus activities.

I hope that these tips will help simplify your job and internship search process.  If you ever get stuck along the way, don’t hesitate to visit us at the Career Center.  Wishing you all a great semester and we look forward to helping you on your career journey!

anita_manuel[1]Anita has been a career professional in higher education for the past 12 years.  She is dedicated to helping clients create meaningful lives and provides advising on career related topics.  She also specializes in development of creative programs to support career education.

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By Lee Weiss,  Director of Graduate Programs at Kaplan Test Prep

A terrific question was recently asked at a Kaplan graduate school event focusing on Master of Education programs.

“I’m just out of school—how do I compete against applicants with years of work experience?”

It’s a legitimate concern, but it definitely should not stop you from applying.

What we’re hearing from admissions departments of graduate programs across the country is that the average age of those applying—and those accepted—is trending younger.  Top programs in business, education, engineering and public policy are seeing younger, less experienced applicant pools.   For less experienced applicants who want to stand out, it’s important to make sure you are highlighting your commitment to your chosen graduate discipline.  Your story should communicate why you need to study this particular subject at this particular school and why now.

This doesn’t have to be demonstrated through years of experience, but rather, through your qualitative admissions factors, including your personal statement, essays and interviews where you can demonstrate your passion and commitment.  Success in undergraduate coursework relevant to what you’re planning to study also bolsters your argument, as do internships and volunteer activities that showcase your leadership, research capabilities and dedication to your future.

It never hurts to have strong quantitative factors.  Top GRE scores are a key differentiator, as they are one of the few data points with which admissions departments can compare everyone who applies.  Studies show that the highest median GRE scores are achieved by those aged 22-23, so college is a great time to take the GRE—especially because scores are good for 5 years. A strong GPA also proves you can excel in the classroom—a great indicator of graduate school readiness.

A recommendation to all graduate school applicants, no matter your experience or background: get in contact with programs that interest you early and attend open houses, tour these programs, sit in on classes, and speak with all students, alumni and professors that you can.  This allows you insight into whether the program will be a good fit for you.  And it always helps you if a program can associate your face with your application, and it will help separate you from the pack.

Lee is Director of Graduate Programs at Kaplan Test Prep. He graduated from Cornell University with a concentration in international and comparative relations and a minor in literature. He has been teaching and tutoring for Kaplan since his college days. He had a nearly perfect score on the old GRE and has spent countless hours analyzing the new GRE. Still an active GRE instructor, Lee has helped thousands of students, and has won numerous awards for his teaching and tutoring. For more information on Graduate School, the GRE, and  courses offered by Kaplan visit: kaptest.com/GRE


 

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by Ashley Knezevich, Campus Recruiter, Walgreens

What is a social media “presence” and how do you build yours effectively to utilize in your internship and full-time job search?  Here are some tips on how to create and leverage your presence online.

Develop a digital brand

A social media presence is your digital brand that communicates to others externally about your personality, your qualifications, even your likes and dislikes. Most of us already have a social media presence due to Facebook and Twitter – where we share personal information via the internet to our friends and family.  Your personality comes out through the groups you’re a member of, companies that you “Like” or “Follow”, and even your status updates communicating your daily experiences.

Join professional networks

You may want to keep your personal social media presence separate from the workplace. Professional social media can be used to build out your brand professionally to catch the eye of potential employers, as well as allow you to learn more information about opportunities available at different companies.  LinkedIn is a professional networking site with over 175 million users globally.  Through this site, potential candidates can list their qualifications and past job experiences (much like a digital resume) for the purpose of connecting with other professionals online.

Through LinkedIn, I recommend building out your profile until you reach 100% completion. Don’t have enough material to complete your profile? Not to worry! Keep working on your industry experience and qualifications and eventually, you will get there.  Don’t forget that LinkedIn is student or new grad friendly and has sections where you can outline your class projects and coursework as well.

Start connecting

The next step is to build your army! Once you have a profile that sufficiently reflects your past experiences, start searching for connections that you may know. That can include past or current employers, professors, and even classmates and alumni.  These are people that you know and have worked with (i.e. professionally or on a class project), or that you’re interested in further networking with (i.e. friends, an industry professional that you admire).

After you have built your army, start thinking about asking for endorsements via LinkedIn. Endorsements are a great tool to receive recommendations on your quality of work from those you have reported to, services you may have provided to clients (maybe you built an amazing website for a friend), and even classmates that you’ve worked on projects with.  Endorsements can show potential employers that you produce great work and that the people you have worked with value your contributions.

Participate in groups

Lastly, begin to leverage groups as a great resource for networking and potential job opportunities.

You can join groups specific to your industry of choice, companies that interest you, and even topics that you may enjoy (i.e. finance, digital marketing, C# experts, Adobe Photoshop ).  Some companies (including Walgreens) have groups that are specifically targeted to providing company and job/internship information to students, as well as provide a way for students to contact recruiters directly for more information.  This is especially important if you’re really interested in a specific  company that may not recruit on-campus at your school and enhance your presence on their radar.

True story…it really works!

Last summer I was able to connect with a Marketing student via LinkedIn, who was interested in our corporate internship program. The student noticed my internship posting and sent me an InMail message to inquire further about qualifications.  I directed her to apply online and then set up a phone call to discuss further and the rest was history—she landed the internship!

Ashley Knezevich is currently a Campus Recruiter with Walgreen Co., who maintains the Company’s LinkedIn student page, Walgreens Student Lounge.  She graduated from Millikin University with a degree in English-Writing and recently earned her PHR certification.

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By Anita Manuel, Career Consultant

It’s job fair time!  The SJSU Career Center is very excited to invite current SJSU students and alumni to the largest Job & Internship Fair that we’ve hosted in the past five years.  There are 175+ employers registered to come to campus next week  (Thursday, September 27, 2:00pm – 5:00pm at Event Center (Indoors) and the Paseo de San Carlos Plaza (Outdoors) *entrance @ noon with Early Bird registrationto specifically recruit SJSU students.  This is your chance to meet directly with hiring managers and recruiters from top companies in Silicon Valley who are interested in meeting students of various majors.  In order to give you a competitive edge, we’re going to outline some top tips in preparing for this event:

1. What are employers looking for?

  • 40+ organizations are seeking accounting/finance students
  • 58% of the employers are looking for technical majors
  • 61% of the employers are looking for business majors
  • 30% of the employers are looking for liberal arts students
  • 36% of the employers are looking for all majors
  • 25% of employers offering internship opportunities
  • Attending employers represent the fields of: Technology, Business, Non-Profit, Government, Financial, Broadcast/Media, and Retail (management/sales)

It’s important to research the attending organizations before the fair so that you have a good idea of who you’d like to speak with and what positions or skills they are seeking.  The Career Center has put together a Job Fair Publication (available online through SpartaJobs) which gives you this information so you can determine which employer to visit and how to develop your targeted resume and one minute commercial (your introduction/pitch).

Access the Job Fair Publication:

  1. Go to http://www.sjsu.edu/careercenter >Student Login
  2. Select Events > Fall ‘12 Job Fair
  3. Select positions recruited
  4. Select job title of interest ( review job description— and created atargeted resume/prepare one-minute commercial)

Regardless of major or specific position, employers are looking for students who can demonstrate and articulate that they have an understanding of what their company does, can clearly state what relevant skills/strengths they have and can give examples of how they’ve used those skills/strengths to accomplish a goal.  Employers are also looking for candidates who are professional and passionate. You can express this by dressing the part and exuding confidence.  Smile, give a firm handshake and talk about why their position or industry is exciting to you.  View this clip from the last job fair which includes employer feedback on what they seek in candidates.  For further tips on what to wear and what to say at the job fair, check out the Job Fair Success workshop.

2.  What to do when job posting information is not available?

Most employers will post the job titles or types of positions that they will be hiring for in SpartaJobs.  However, there are a few that  do not specify their open positions-what do you then?  Here are some quick tips for presenting yourself effectively when you’re not sure what positions are available:

  • Research the organization that you want to work for.  What is their mission? Who are their clients or customers? What products or services do they provide?  Get to know a little about them so you can speak intelligently about why you would want to work or intern there.  Besides going to the company website, be sure to check out the company page on LinkedIn, investigate if they have a fan page on Facebook and follow them via Twitter for up to date and targeted information.
  • Identify your skills or strengths.  What are you good at?  In which classes, or on what class projects have you excelled?  What are the accomplishments of which you are most proud?  What skills did you use to achieve them?  Being able to articulate your top three strengths with an example is a great way to showcase your unique skills that could be transferable to any organization.
  • Develop your pitch. Introduce yourself to the employer and express your interest.  Include:
  1. Your name and major
  2. Your skills and strengths
  3. An opening question

Example: “My name is Samantha Spartan and I am a junior studying psychology.  I am very interested in an internship with Company XYZ.  In researching your organization prior to the fair, I did not see a job description; however I do have strong skills which I believe would help me be an asset. In my coursework and class projects, I have found that I am very good working in teams because I am a good listener and have been able to facilitate discussions between team members to move our project forward. I have also developed strong analytical skills through my research papers.  Are there positions in your organization for someone with my skill set?  (example provided by Moira Kolasinski, Employment Specialist) 

3. Prepare questions to ask representatives

Everyone seems to know that you need to develop some sort of introduction or pitch when meeting with employers at a job fair, but what many candidates forget is that the “one minute commercial”  is actually the start of a dialogue.  They key to a good impression is to be able to engage the recruiter in a conversation versus a memorized speech.  Once you introduce yourself, then be ready to ask some specific questions of the employer so that you can engage them in conversation.  You don’t need to do all the talking–let the recruiter also share some key information that will help you determine what details are best to share with them as it relates to their needs.  For example:

  • What types of assignments are given to new graduates or interns?
  • What key skills/experiences are highly desirable to your organization at this time?
  • What are some of the current challenges or projects that your company is tackling at this time?
  • Are there areas within your organization where there is anticipated growth?
  • What type (if any) of professional growth/development opportunities are available?
  • How did you start your career with XYZ company or  What do you enjoy best about working at XYZ company?
  • When do you anticipate to hire for this position?  or What are the next steps in the hiring process?

4. Great, I’d love to come, how do I get into the fair!

Sometimes the hardest part of attending the job fair is managing the logistics of crowds and finding your top employers.  Given that this will be a large scale fair, it makes sense to prepare your game plan ahead of time.  Be sure to bring a notepad/pen for notes, several copies of your resume,  and your Tower Card (or career center membership card for alumni)  to get into the event.  A map of employer table locations will be provided upon check-in to the fair.  You will then be able to locate your top employers and do a walk through before meeting them.

“The early bird gets the worm”…or in this case “gets the interview”  is a very true statement for job fairs.  We offer an early bird entrance (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) for those who have completed the online  Job Fair Success Webshop  to attend the fair and access the employers first.  There are many advantages to being the first candidates to meet employers: recruiters are fresh and excited to meet you, you have less of a crowd to manage and most importantly you have reviewed specific tips which will make you more prepared to engage employers.  Many employers have expressed that they make the most of their interview offers to those who came during the early bird session because the candidates they met at that time were the most prepared and professional.

Location & Logistics:  Thursday, 9/27 Event Center and the Paseo de San Carlos

  • *EARLY BIRD ACCESS to the Event Center from noon-2:00 p.m. (*registration online after completing Job Fair Success Webshop)
  • GENERAL ADMISSION to the Event Center: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • No early bird registration needed on the Paseo de San Carlos, meet with employers 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • CURRENT TOWER CARD is needed for Job Fair entrance (Alumni must show Alumni Membership Card or Career Center membership card)
  • The fair is open to all current SJSU students and alumni

 BEST OF LUCK! and we’ll see you at the fair.  

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Synopsis by Sheree Pettigrew, Employment Specialist Intern

For those of you who missed Grad Blast 2012, we wanted to share insights that employers from, Enterprise Rent a Car, Plantronics, Robert Half International (Accountemps), Sybase, Target, and Volt Workforce Solutions, made about five key questions on successfully landing a job in a competitive environment.

What makes a resume stand out?  It was agreed that skill set, experience, GPA (if it’s above 3.0), format, no errors and honors etc., were all very important but what puts a candidate over the top is showing your personality.  They look at the whole person, personality/character 80% and skills 20%.   Give examples of your uniqueness, perhaps by mentioning the volunteer work you do.  In addition, update your resume every six months, create a master resume, (use the most relevant information to the job description) and keep a professional journal including tools you used, projects and continuing education. Check out these additional resume examples.

Should you use an objective or subject line on your resume?  If you are applying for a specific job or sending it to the hiring manager, then yes.  It’s not needed if you include a summary statement listing your skills that are related to the role you are applying for.  Or just leave it out altogether and write a rockin cover letter.

What key things are you looking for in a phone interview?  First is accessibility. An employer schedules a select  time out of their day to contact candidates.  For example, if  35 posted positions will bring 2,700 applicants (out of 2,700 applicants, typically 1500 are viable candidates) it is imperative that the recruiter be able to contact viable candidates efficiently.  If an employer can’t reach you, it is possible that you will get cut off the list given the volume of candidates that must be contacted.  Always leave a specific time for them to call!

Be prepared; choose a quiet place to talk, no pets, kids or chewing. Stand up and smile, they can tell.  Practice by being able to answer questions with specific examples (like the time you led a team, gave a presentation, resolved a client issue etc.) and be able to elaborate on your experience.  Be ready to describe the role you applied for and research the company so you can ask great questions.

Student Questions for the Employer Panel:

  • What attire do you expect a student to wear to an interview?

 A dark suit, professional dress, jacket, ladies cover up!  Dress for the position higher than the one you’re applying for.  Take out piercings, cover tattoos, no big jewelry, purses, and conservative nails.  Fit into the culture, when in doubt, ask.

  • Should I disclose a disability in an interview?   Wait until an offer is made. (You can learn more about disclosure and requesting accommodations through the Workability IV program at the career center)
  • What are the key things you look for during the interview?

Be present, listen carefully and answer the questions, don’t say what you think an employer wants to hear.  Bring a note pad and pen, a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and good communication.  Be human, the conversation goes both ways.  Treat everyone in the vicinity with respect, the interview starts as soon as you walk into the organization.  If English isn’t your first language, speak slow and clear.  Be prepared to answer common questions like:  Tell me about yourself,  Describe your greatest impact or contribution to a project.

  • Should you send a thank you after an interview?

Yes, within 24 hours.  It also helps branding and builds a relationship–a hand written thank you is appreciated.  At the end of the interview, ask what the time frame is to follow up or what the next steps are.  Do join social networks, 80% of jobs are found through networking and by word of mouth.  *All employers on the panel checked LinkedIn but not all checked Facebook.  Bottom line is, don’t write, say or do anything you don’t want made public!

All Grad Blast employers are currently hiring and they agreed that the job market in Silicon Valley is looking up!  Check SpartaJobs to apply. 

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