As social media and the internet are the primary means of communication among employers and job seekers, it is important to take advantage of valuable facetime opportunities when they arise. One way to be prepared is with an “elevator speech.” This is a 30-60 second speech describing who you are, what you do or have […]
Whether you are seeking a job or you already have a job, good communication helps you to build strong relationships. Professional and effective communication opens doors to opportunities, including promotions. With today’s technology, there are many ways to communicate. Here are some methods and how to use them most effectively. TEXTING Do respond to texts […]
Talking about yourself should be the easiest thing for you to do. Who knows you better than you? However, responding to this question during a job interview can be stressful and uncomfortable. Here are some ideas on how to craft an impactful and memorable response. Be sure you know who you are. Assess yourself and […]
You’ve worked hard to achieve your degree and are excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. You’ve sent your resume to several well-known companies. And, thankfully, you have received an invitation to interview for a position that sounds perfect for you. What should you do? How should you prepare? An important thing to […]
Cover letters are the best way to introduce yourself to a potential employer. For most job openings they are a necessity – and a great way to get the hiring manager to review your resume. An effective cover letter will not just sell your skills and qualifications, but will also sell you as a person […]
For many transitioning veterans, job interviews are unlike anything they’ve ever experienced in the past.Corporate job interviews are most often behavioral based, with the interviewer identifying job-related experiences, knowledge, skills, and abilities that the company deems necessary for a particular position. For example, if the job description states that the position requires a team player […]
In late 2014, Trident’s Career Advising & Development Center launched its successful webinar series. Over the course of this year, we’re going to be looking back at many of these sessions, which are filled with wisdom and advice from career center Manager Tanya White-Earnest. Today, we’ll be recapping the very first CADC webinar, “Cool Tools […]
You’re interviewing for a job and the hiring manager asks you this rather strange question, “If you were an animal, which animal would you be?” How should you respond?