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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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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Monday, April 12th, 2010

Don’t Drive Your Interviewer Crazy: What Not To Say To Land Your Next Job

Author Byline:  Christina Archer is a Career Agent, author, expert resume writer and presenter. Author Website: http://www.I-CareerSearch.com 1.  I’m very hard-working. This is like saying something as general as “I am nice.”  Come up with some concrete illustrations of how much harder you work than your peers in past employment situations.  Otherwise, you’re throwing an example out there that will make your interviewer mentally check out. 2.  I am a team player. Again, you need to have specific examples of how you successfully worked with others to accomplish an important goal for a former employer.  Prior to your interview, take […]

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Monday, March 1st, 2010

Big Brother is Watching

Beware…you are being watched from the moment you walk in to the interview. From the Culture and Manners Institute: A woman approached me after a talk in Oklahoma and said, “I am the receptionist in my office. The hiring manager has asked me to keep an eye on the job candidates in the waiting room and report back to him which ones are talking on their cell phones, checking messages, or texting. Those are the candidates we do not hire.” Avoid using your cell phone or text messaging while sitting in the waiting room before an interview or even a […]

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Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Tips for Phone Interviews

by Peggy Curchack and Kelly Cleary (courtesy of samantha celera via Flickr) Tis the season for many employers to conduct phone interviews for internships and full-time jobs. Phone interviews, and even video interviews (through Skype and more formal videoconferencing equipment), are becoming increasingly popular with employers since they are a great way to conduct first rounds while saving time and money. So, how do you prepare? In many ways, particularly related to the content of the conversation, you should prepare exactly the same way you would for an in person interview. That said, a phone interview does call for some […]

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Monday, January 18th, 2010

Um…Like…You Should Seriously Hire Me…Ya Know What I’m Sayin’?

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 1st, get […]

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Monday, December 7th, 2009

Interview Killers — Advice from nearly 500 HR Professionals

According to a new survey of nearly 500 human-resources professionals released by the Society for Human Resource Management, there are plenty of ways to derail a job interview—and some of them may surprise you! Some Survey Results 30% of hiring managers will decide whether to hire you within 15 minutes 40% of hiring managers say a cellphone ringing in the middle of an interview is a “deal breaker” 70% prefer job candidates to have unpaid internship experience directly related to their companies’ work versus paid 39% say “chemistry” with a job applicant accounts for half of their hiring decision Read […]

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Friday, December 4th, 2009

Add Informational Interviews To Your Things To Do Over Winter Break

Many of you will take advantage of shopping, sales, sleeping, friends and food over Winter Break and I’d like to encourage you to take advantage of one more thing: Informational Interviewing. Perhaps your parents or friends parents, or friends have a job in a industry or at a company you are interested and now is perfect time to take advantage of any connection to ask for advice; you never know what may learn or where it may lead! Informational interviewing is essentially talking with people about their careers. It is a valuable career exploration technique which allows you to learn […]

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Monday, November 16th, 2009

Your Greatest Weakness: The dreaded question and how to answer

So far you’ve done everything perfectly: you came to a resume/cover letter workshop, had your resume critiqued at the CDC, submitted your resume on the BRIDGE (on time and following all the directions) and now you’ve landed the interview! You’ve researched the company, had a Mock Interview with the CDC, your suit is pressed and you are ready to go rock the interview. So now you are there, in the hot seat, and the dreaded question comes…”What is your greatest weakness?” CAREEREALISM has some great tips on how to go about answering everyones least favorite question in 4 Tips to […]

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Just for Juniors: Session 3 – Interviewing and Professional Etiquette

Session 3 – Interviewing and Professional Etiquette Tuesday, November 3, Noon – 12:30; ELC Gallery Theatre Thursday, November 19, Noon – 12:30; ELC 217 (2nd and last workshop in this series topic) Are you a Junior looking to get a head start at preparing for your search the perfect internship? If so, take advantage of this 3-part workshop series geared toward getting you ready to take on the internship search challenge! The series is designed specifically for Juniors to tackle this process one step at a time and to be prepared for their search ahead of the competition. Each section […]

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Engineering Recruiting Consortium – Apply Now!

Apply for Engineering jobs/internships that will conclude with a day of pre-select candidate phone interviews! Application Deadline – Monday, October 26 Phone Interview Date – Tuesday, November 17 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS You will need to log in at: http://erc.experience.com (this is separate from the BRIDGE, but identical in appearance) Username: your friendly username@bucknell.edu.erc Pasword: erc Read both the employer description and position description(s). Submit your document/s for each opportunity you are interested in by the application deadline: 11:59pm on Monday, October 26, 2009. You will be notified during the week of November 2, 2009 if you were selected for an interview […]

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Monday, September 28th, 2009

What Am I Supposed To Wear?! Defining The Lines For Interview Dress Codes

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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