Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Top 10 Job Interview Tips

from Career Online Blog! by Adil Syed Interviews can be a harrying experience. You want the job, but the stress of having to answer questions correctly while making sure not to commit any behavioral mistakes can lead to a disaster. Here are the top 10 tips from Career Online Blog! to help you out…and remember you can also come into the CDC for mock interviews, which are a great way to accomplish the #1 tip. Tip 1: Role Play Prepare in advance for the questions you may be asked by the interviewer. Practice sounding natural while having your responses ready. […]

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Friday, June 24th, 2011

Interview Questions for YOU to Ask

At the end of every interview they turn to you and say “Do you have any questions for us?” and if you answered “No,” it’s not the worst mistake but if you really want to wow them having a few questions is a great way to make a GREAT impression. Thinking of questions for the interviewer is hard though, especially when you have a lot of other stress, that’s why when I saw this post by youtern I wanted to share it. So here it is…interview questions YOU can ask (and help make a great impression)!   Interviews aren’t a one […]

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Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Um…Like…You Should Seriously Hire Me

When I was in graduate school I had to do a mock interview in front of my entire class. Then the class, as well as my Professor (who had 7 Masters and 2 Ph.D’s –no joke!) critiqued me. As horrifying as this sounds, it was every bit! But it was also amazingly helpful. I think I owe all the jobs I’ve gotten due to that class. While I was doing some research on Mock Interview tips I came across this great post on SUNY Cortland’s Career Services blog and had to share it. On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) starts February 7th, get […]

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Monday, January 31st, 2011

Deloitte Consulting presents INTERVIEWING TIPS

Enjoy FREE PIZZA and learn from the experts about interviewing tips and techniques! Deloitte Consulting will be here presenting INTERVIEWING TIPS on February 2nd from 6-7 pm in the ELC Walls Lounge. Mark your calendars for this great opportunity to learn FIRST HAND.

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Monday, January 31st, 2011

On-Campus Recruiting Starts February 7th

Did you know that several employers come to campus to recruit Bucknellians to work at their companies? If the thought of this makes your blood pressure rise…don’t worry! Here are 5 easy steps to help you stand out and conquer the on-campus recruiting (OCR) process. 1) Accentuate the Positive. Rather than getting stuck on the ways you think you aren’t competitive, focus on what strengths (and you all have them) you bring to the position. The easiest way to do this is to first understand what skills an employer is looking for so… 2) Know the industry. Following what’s going […]

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011

A Rational Oddball?

I know it seems like an obvious contradiction but let me explain; I’ve seen a lot of articles recently from various sources but namely from’s blog, and it always makes me thankful that I was never faced with questions like these. It also has me wondering…why do they try to stump you with such odd questions. And if you are wondering the same thing then I’m glad you’re reading this because it turns out there are good reasons… According to an article in eWeek discussing this very topic, “these unconventional queries seem designed to not only force job applicants […]

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Just in time for ECR: Technical Interview Questions for Engineers

In case you missed it the 2010 Engineering Recruiting Consortium is now up and running which means from now until October 20th you should be applying to the job and internship postings for Engineering & Computer Science majors. Phone interviews will take place for selected candidates on Nov. 16th and we are crossing our fingers that many Bucknellians will be selected. In anticipation we wanted to share some this great resource from UC Davis.  Although they recently cut their rowing teams, we still really like what their career services office had to offer when it comes to technical interview questions […]

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Friday, October 1st, 2010

2010 Engineering Recruiting Consortium – Now Live!

WHAT: Job/Internship postings for Engineering & Computer Science jobs/internships concluding with a day of pre-selected phone interviews. WHEN: Apply before Wednesday, October 20, for phone interviews happening Tuesday, November 16 WHO: Math, Computer Science, Physics, & Engineering students WHERE: Register, see job descriptions, and apply here HOW: Click on “Create an Account” at the left side of the screen in the Students box and enter the Access token word –  ERC2010 Complete the required profile information, and submit ALL required materials requested by the organization. Some employers request additional information that must also be submitted (academic transcripts, writing sample, […]

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Tip of the Week: Scheduling Interview Slots at the CDC

Employers are now back on campus with Bucknell’s recruiting season in full swing this week. We want to remind you that if you are applying to positions on the BRIDGE where the company is coming to campus to interview, you will want to check your e-mail OFTEN and sign up for a slot as soon as you receive the e-mail notification. Do not wait until the last minute to sign up for an interview slot. Do so as soon as you receive an email inviting you schedule an interview. Often times, the times you are available may already be filled […]

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Monday, September 27th, 2010

What to Wear for the Interview

On-Campus Recruiting begins today so we thought we’d share some tips on dressing for an interview. Although certain qualifications and skills are mandatory for many jobs, the interview can often make or break one’s chances. First impressions say a lot, and what interviewers absorb in the first 30 seconds is what they are most likely to remember. You’ll want that first impression to be not just a good one, but also a great one. Not only do you need to keep a cool composure, be confident in your skills and know all about the organization you are interviewing with, you […]

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

What is OCR?

On-Campus Recruiting, also known as OCR, provides Bucknell students the opportunity to interview with employers who visit the Career Center during the Fall and Spring semesters. Full-time entry-level jobs and summer internships, primarily in business and technical fields, are offered through the OCR program. OCR interviews occur from mid September through mid November for the Fall semester and late January through mid April for the Spring semester. Resume submission deadlines can vary but are typically every Monday night by 11:59 p.m. but it doesn’t hurt to check the BRIDGE often! You’ll find OCR listings on the BRIDGE. It always helps […]

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Monday, September 20th, 2010

Interviewing Tips presented by Bob Weingard, Senior Staff Engineer at Exelon Nuclear!

Don’t miss this special addition of Monday Interview Tips featuring Bob Weingard, Senior Staff Engineer at Exelon Nuclear! Bob will be on campus to give interviewing advice to any interested students.  Exelon is recruiting for both engineering and finance positions at the EMPLOYER EXPO on 9/21 and will be conducting campus interviews on 9/22. MONDAY, 9/20 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm in the Career Development Center

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Monday, September 13th, 2010

Interviewing Tips – Every Monday @ 5

Have an upcoming interview? Don’t be nervous…the CDC has got you covered. Did you know that we have a weekly group session called Interviewing Tips every Monday at 5 pm. This session offers information about recruitment procedures and the CDC, inside tips about employers who recruit on campus, and a tour of CDC interview rooms. All are welcome to attend. So don’t get nervous, get prepared!

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Suit Up!

Business? Casual? Business Casual? It’s a fuzzy world out there when it comes to jobs and attire but when you are dressing for an interview or a job fair one thing is clear – Suiting Up is always the best idea. We’ve heard from many employers on what outfits make the best impression and it is always a suit. You don’t want to be remembered by an employer for what you wore so check out this quick review of the basics. Men and Women Conservative two-piece business suit (solid dark blue or grey is best) Conservative long-sleeved shirt/blouse (white is […]

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

7 Things You Shoud Say in an Interview

I came across this great article today from the Hire A Maverick blog and what I really liked about it is there was finally advice on what TO do not what NOT to do. Sometimes I feel that career advice can start to seem really negative…all those don’t do this, don’t do thats (which are good to know for sure)…but this article helps simplify the interview process by elaborating on 7 things you should say (or convey) on that next interview. Hope they help and good luck! 1. I am very familiar with what your company does. Letting a prospective […]

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