LinkedIn Student Publishing Calendar 2016

This is a must view for all students.  It is full of contemplative questions that are each worthy of a response or at least food for thought.

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Go Global

Global work experience is a valuable tool to differentiate yourself from other job seekers.  Even an unpaid internship abroad is well worth your time for the cultural exposure.  As you look toward summer internships, it could be quite beneficial to broaden your search area and reach outside of your comfort zone.  One summer overseas may be all it takes to set you apart from your competition in the eyes of your future employer.

Positive Punctuality

As interview season approaches rapidly I wanted to share a good rule of thumb when it comes to punctuality. It goes without saying that you should never be late, but what exactly is the definition of “arrive on time?” General consensus is to arrive early, but never more than 10 minutes early. If you arrive more than 10 minutes early to your interview you could appear desperate or with too much free time on your hands.

A Resume to Remember is Cause for a Critique

As we transition from student to working professional one of the most important tools we utilize is our resume.  Here are few things to keep in mind upon compiling your resume:

  • Be specific by catering your information to the actual company to which you are applying.
  • Highlight your accomplishments.
  • Verify your contact information.
  • Keep font variations to a minimum.

Notwithstanding your prowess as a resume writing extraordinaire, it may still be a good idea to have it critiqued before its maiden voyage.  Fortunately for UA students, we have the Career Center at our disposal.  You can easily schedule an appointment for a resume critique via phone or in person.  And as an additional benefit they will also critique your resume cover letter.

Appropriate Dress is a Big Part of a Job Interview

Graduation is looming and we would all be wise to master the art of job interviewing.  A big part of the interview is making a good impression by being appropriately dressed.  All I have read for women points to a neutral skirt suit in a dark color with closed toed pumps. Your suit should be coupled with a button up shirt and a pair of nude hose.  Last, but not least, make sure your outfit is pressed and your shoes are shined.

Sales Managers are in Demand in 2016 Job Market

According to Businessnewsdaily.com, sales managers take the #4 spot for hottest jobs in the 2016 job market due to the large gap between job openings and hires.  Keeping this information in mind, adding an emphasis in sales along with your business major could make you a candidate for a quick hire.  I took MKT 337-901, Professional Selling, last semester and highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to get their feet wet in sales.  Managing Director of the UA Sales Program, Joe Calamusa IV, does a great job of breaking down the art of selling into practical application.