Student Newsletter – RE-ENERGIZE YOUR JOB SEARCH

October 26, 2021

Are you a Kelley junior or senior seeking an internship or full-time opportunity? Join us this Friday, Oct. 29 for a Kelley 2 Careers (K2C) workshop: Re-energize & Re-strategize Your Search to help you inject/pursue your job search with renewed energy! Learn tips and resources to guide you with next steps. Dress is casual and you are welcome to come and go as your schedule permits.

NO, IT ISN’T TOO LATE TO START YOUR INTERNSHIP OR FULL-TIME JOB SEARCH!

Some of our larger recruiting events such as our career fairs and employer networking nights may have wrapped up for the fall, but companies continue to hire to fill their talent pipeline. As a Kelley student, you have and continue to develop excellent skills that employers are looking for. We are 6 ½ months away from graduation in May and the start of summer and that leaves a good amount of time for a search to land that internship or full-time job. What are some action steps that you could take to move your search forward?

  • Make an appointment via Handshake to see a career coach to develop a search strategy – we are always happy to help!
  • Develop a list of 20-25 target companies
  • Use LinkedIn and your personal circle of contacts to identify people who work in your target companies, your target geography, and/or in positions of interest to you.
  • Reach out to contacts identified above to conduct informational interviews.
  • Continue to check Handshake as new opportunities are posted daily.

KEY ATTRIBUTES EMPLOYERS SEEK

Your IU Kelley education have helped provide you with experiences, skills, and knowledge that are desirable by hiring companies. The top 5 attributes that employers seek, as highlighted in the most recent survey by the National Association of Colleges & Employers include:

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical/quantitative skills
  • Communication skills (verbal)
  • Communication skills (written)

For a list of additional attributes that employers seek on college graduates’ resumes, click here. In addition to what is listed on the descriptions of your target positions, think about how you can also highlight these attributes on your resume, as well as in an interview.

LANDING AN INTERNATIONAL JOB WITHOUT GETTING OFF THE COUCH

Have you thought about working or living in another country but didn’t know where to start? Now that virtual recruitment has become more embedded in the job search process, it’s never been more important – or easier — to build relationships to navigate your global career plans. Whether you are a domestic or international student interested in a global career, this workshop can help you make connections and develop strategies to launch that international career all from the comfort of your own couch!

During this International Education Week virtual event, meet global experts and alumni and learn about our IU Global Gateways to discover how others have launched their international careers and identify resources and strategies to build your worldwide connections. Click here for more information, a list of guest speakers, and a detailed agenda.

SECOND/FINAL ROUND INTERVIEW PROCESS

There is no one size fits all regarding the recruiting pattern this year so second or final round interviews with a company may be virtual or in-person at their offices. Whether or not you have final rounds that are conducted virtually or in-person, the process generally involves a more in-depth discussion about the role and the company, along with interviews and conversations with multiple people. Click here for tips on “How to Succeed at Your Second Interview”.

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By Eunice Donovan
Eunice Donovan Associate Director Eunice Donovan