First Things First!

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First Things First!

June 8, 2011

For many of you, this summer may be your first venture into the working world. The end of the school year is fast approaching, so it’s time to start putting a resume and cover letter together, researching some possible interview questions, and ultimately looking for employers that are hiring. Don’t get overwhelmed though, it’s not as much work as you think. All you need is to be prepared!

Here are some musts when prepping:

  1. Proof read, proof read and then proof read again! One of the worst things you can do is hand in a resume or cover letter with spelling or grammar mistakes.
  2. Do your homework! Employers will see that you are genuinely interested in working for them if you’re able to ask about some of their recent projects.
  3. Be comfortable and confident! You only get one shot and about 5 seconds to make your first impression, so make it count!

There are also a bunch of helpful links on this site - check them out here. I’ve been in your shoes and helped many students who have been there too.

Derek