Student Newsletter – THE LATEST IN RECRUITING

September 6, 2022

As you prep for the recruiting season, do you want to practice your interview skills without risk? Did you know we have peer coach mock interview hours on Thursdays from 3-5pmNo appointment needed – just drop in to the Prebys Center Lobby and sign in at the kiosk. This is in addition to our daily drop-in hours Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm.

IMPORTANT NOTES: FOR VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRS & ENNS

(1) Set your profile visibility to “Community” or “Employers” to be able to participate in these virtual fair sessions.

(2) Register for the event on Handshake.

(3) Sign up for group or 1:1 sessions with companies in which you have interest.

BONUS VIRTUAL EVENT TIP – SHARING YOUR RESUME

When meeting with an employer 1:1 during one of the upcoming virtual events, follow these steps to easily share your resume:

  1. Upload a PDF version of your resume to your google drive (or any other cloud-based storage you use).
  2. Copy the share link to a word document or some other location you can easily access during your 1:1.
  3. If you choose to rename the link to a shortened version, use Bitly or another similar application. (Renaming the link in the word document will not copy correctly to the chat feature on Handshake).
  4. Have the link copied to your clipboard and ready to share when attending your 1:1 sessions.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BIG 4 (IN-PERSON)

Are you interested in the Big 4 and the opportunities they offer? What are they talking about when they mention their service lines? Come to the following session – Kelley UCS Presents The Big 4 Chat & Networking – to learn more. This event will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Prebys Career Center.

PUTTING YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

There are many opportunities to connect with employers this fall. Want to know how to make the most of these upcoming recruiting events? Join one of our career coaches for our K2C #WednesdayWisdom Career Chats (@KelleyUCSCoaches) tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 7. Part of our revamped career programming, this roundtable session will be done in-person at the Prebys Career Center.

You can also send in your fall recruiting/career fair/interview prep questions in advance via DM on Instagram (@KelleyUCSCoaches).

EMPLOYER INSTAGRAM TAKEOVERS @KelleyUCS

  • West Monroe – Wednesday, Sept. 7
  • Procter & Gamble – Friday, Sept. 9
  • Abercrombie & Fitch – Monday, Sept. 12

MORE TIPS FOR VIRTUAL EMPLOYER EVENTS

Several recruiting events over the next 2 weeks are going to be virtual. Check out this quick-read article – Attending a Virtual Career Fair? Here Are 10 Tips You Need to Know – for some tips on how to prepare.

MAKE IT CONVERSATIONAL: TALKING TO EMPLOYERS

Recruiting season is in full swing and you may have several interactions – virtual or in-person – interactions with employers coming up. Whether you are talking to an employer in-person or virtually, here are some tips to help make that interaction more conversational:

  1. Prepare an introduction – At an ENN or career fair, this should be brief. Your name, year in school, major(s), type of opportunity you are interested in, and a question to ask the recruiter is a great way to begin that conversation. (If the employer says, “tell me about yourself”, your response will be a little longer and should include a highlight of a few of your experiences and skills as they relate to your target role.)
  2. Research the company – Know the company’s products and/or services, their values, roles the organization is recruiting for and the skills/qualities they are looking for in candidates.
  3. Develop talking points regarding your skills & experience – Having an idea of the skills and qualities the company is looking for can help you weave into the conversation some of your strengths and how you can add value to the organization.
  4. Create a list of questions – Questions can be about the company, your target role, or the person’s experience & career. Have some questions prepared in advance. They can also come organically from the discussion. Asking questions demonstrates interest and can help to facilitate a conversation.

UNFILTERED CAREER SEARCH (UCS) PODCAST

The first episode of Season 3 of the Unfiltered Career Search podcast was out last week! Created by returning and new Kelley UCS peer coaches, JP, Hannah, Michelle, Shiv, Laasya, Lydia, and Maddie, the podcast takes a dive into topics surrounding career, college recruiting and the struggles that come with it all. Watch for new episodes biweekly.

OTHER EVENTS

By Eunice Donovan
Eunice Donovan Career Coach