Posted on June 6, 2011 by Whiting Consulting
To finish off our blog series on How to Land a Job After Graduation, we thought we’d provide an update on the status of our intern, Ashley, who graduated just last month.
As background, we started out this blog series under the premise of helping college graduates in the job search process and telling them what it takes to stand out from the competition in the job market today. The series followed our intern and her journey of finding a job after graduation.
Now, about a month after graduation we can conclude the series with a positive note… Ashley accepted a position!
We would like to congratulate Ashley, because we realize how tough it is to find a job right out of college. What also helped boost Ashley’s success were her many internship experiences throughout her college years. We hope that college students will see the heavy importance and the value an internship (or two) can bring to post-graduation careers.
We are glad to have helped Ashley succeed in her job search, and we wish her the best!
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part I
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part II
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part III
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part IV
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part V
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Posted on February 8, 2011 by Whiting Consulting
The final video of Chip’s interview focuses on what managers look for in today’s young professionals.
It is important for every intern going into a new role to learn and discover what they need to bring to the table to benefit the employer and themself. From Chip’s six years of managing college students, there are some main points he touches upon in the video:
1. Top-notch qualities needed for post-graduation employment.
2. Attributes sought out in an intern.
3. Purpose of an interview.
What are some other attributes that an intern needs to be successful?
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Posted on December 1, 2010 by Whiting Consulting
ComPRehension offers a few strategies for interviewees to rise to the top of the ranks in situations where the process is lengthy or has many candidates competing for the same opening. Similar to the Latin phrase on the U.S. seal: “E pluribus unum” – meaning: “Out of many, one.”
This list is a must have. Keep in mind that your resume is scanned before it is read. Use this list to help you eliminate the buzzwords that can eliminate you early in the process.
Come Recommended has uncovered these three areas that can be easily overlooked in preparation for and even during your interview. From personal experience on both sides of an interview, make sure you’re comfortable with all of them before you introduce yourself to a potential employer.
Find out which college majors are poised to hit it big in the real world by CollegeRecruiter.com.
Post written by Julie Skowronek, Marketing Coordinator at Whiting Consulting.
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Posted on November 22, 2010 by Whiting Consulting
Working to advance your career is a job in itself. Unfortunately, it’s just not a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. thing. Ninety percent of people go to their job, grab their coffee mug, do what is asked of them and then leave at 5 p.m. – most of the time it’s probably 4:58 p.m. That means there is a tremendous opportunity for young professionals to fast track their career by being in the 10 percent of people who do just a little more. I don’t know about you, but I’m young, have way too much energy and have things I want to do in my life and career. I want to be in that 10 percent!
So, what can we young pros do to make sure we are advancing our career outside of our typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.work day? Here are some thoughts: Continue reading
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Posted on November 5, 2010 by Whiting Consulting
What do I wish I knew about the Real World before I started working? As a Brazen Careerist member, I thought I would contribute to the JobSTART101 blog series, where they asked members this same question to answer in their own post. So here are my thoughts…
In my college business program, I learned a lot from my classes by applying myself in team projects that connected to real businesses or people. These projects focused on active student participation and engagement with different activities in the classroom. Professors who gave me team projects where I had to come up an entire marketing campaign was the closest I was going to get to real world similarities in a classroom environment.
Being in the real world for six months now (wow time flies!); I’ve realized the only thing that I didn’t really focus on was how connected everyone is with each other within specific industries. Networks are so vast and reach all corners of the world, confirming that it is a small world after all!
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