Going through the interview process, one can become so focused on preparing to answer questions that other practices like sending follow-up notes are forgotten. A follow-up email or letter is a low-effort gesture that can differentiate you as a thoughtful job applicant, and it provides you with another opportunity to further engage with the hiring manager. Use the following template for any follow-up message you want to send in the future.
Joe Reaves is the Director of the Career Planning and Placement Center at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago where he helps students realize and actualize their potential and find meaningful careers. As a part of his role, Joe organizes the college’s annual career fair. In this fireside chat, we speak with Joe about how to stand out in the crowd and navigate a career fair successfully. Continue reading Navigating Career Fairs: a Fireside Chat with Joe Reaves
Everyday, sites such as Indeed, Glassdoor, and ZipRecruiter are flooded with hundreds of applicants pursuing the same job. With such stiff competition, it can be hard to make your resume and credentials stand out from the crowd. While submitting an official application through a job board is a formal requirement for most jobs, relying solely on your online application is not a very effective means of searching for and landing the perfect career opportunity. Making the most of your job search will require you to be more proactive than the average candidate. Here are a few ways to stay ahead of the game (and your career):
So you’ve practiced how you will answer all of the behavioral questions that come your way, but it’s also equally imperative to convey that you understand both the company itself and the role you are applying for. In order to properly prepare for an interview, it is important to conduct background research to guide your discussion.