This is kind of a continuation of the previous post, for senior-year college students who are looking for jobs.Brief pointers for your resume:
- Your resume should be short. Most recruiters will only look at the first page, anyway.
- Mention any relevant coursework or projects that you’ve done.
- Mention any work that you’ve done
- Mention important ECA activities
- List your references
During the interview:
- Wear appropriate (i.e. slightly on the conservative side) clothing.
- Don’t fiddle with your hair, nails, clothes, anything…
- Try to be confident and friendly
- Don’t let an interviewer intimidate you. Often, they’ll want to see how you react, so be pleasant but stand up for yourself
- Don’t be late
Specific to the interview:
- Prepare answers to some common questions. Be ready with an elevator pitch for yourself; decide beforehand what strengths and weaknesses you’ll mention
- Be ready to describe any coursework that you may have done
- Be honest. If you have any problem working late hours, or traveling, mention that up front.
- Know any theoretical information which you may need to: e.g. if you’re applying to a bank, brush up on your knowledge of the banking world
- Stay abreast of recent world events
And finally, remember to research the company, know how you’d be a good fit there.I’ll probably go into the interview process in even greater detail in a later post.