Career Readiness

  • Building your Resume - Build the resume that will provide an employer with relevant information to select you for an interview. Begin with the proper layout for your resume (sample is attached)

  • Interviewing Skills Best Practices - When called for an interview, the first step to being prepared is to find out more about the organization you would like to work for and find out how your skills, education, and experience can add value to them. Research what they do and how they do it speaking directly to how your skills can enhance them. Walk into the environment professionally dressed, making direct eye contact communicating why you are there. Next, have a copy of your resume on hand to provide to the employer should they not have a copy. Prepare yourself to answer questions with detailed information, again from your research, that will give the potential employer insight into your abilities. Don't be afraid to ask questions for clarity such as "from reading the job posting I read you are seeking someone who is willing to travel." Your question can be, "would you know the percentage of time and does the company allow me to use my own vehicle"? Never discuss salary! Allow the employer to bring that up and if they do, ask if the figure is negotiable. At the end of the interview, make direct eye contact, wait until the employer has extended their hand, extend your hand to shake theirs following their lead. Leave a lasting impression 

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