Archive for October, 2010

What Not to Wear: Dressing the Part

Posted on October 7, 2010 with No Comments

If you aren’t seriously looking for a job, wear what you want. Be comfortable.  But if you show up at the job fair or networking event in jeans, open toe shoes, and a t-shirt, don’t be surprised if you never get a call back.

Your clothing and appearance sends a message about you, your work ethic, and your attention to detail. It’s a competitive job market out there, so don’t give employers a reason to weed out your resume.

What impression do you want to make?

Tips to Dress to Impress

Especially for College Students

Dress for Success Video

How to Grab the Attention of a Prospective Employer with Your Resume

Posted on October 4, 2010 with No Comments

When applying for an interesting job, an important way to impress the employer is with a well written resume. Below are a few items to keep in mind:

  • Your description statements under the experience section should be packed with strong action-verbs and keywords specific to your field.
  • Perfect your grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation.
  • Target your strengths and quantify your accomplishments.
  • Use a resume format that is most effective for you. For assistance, log-in to Resume Builder through Catamount Job Link, it takes you step by step in writing a draft resume.

** Be aware of the information you include on your resume, especially when posting online**

For further questions, see one of our experienced counselors in Career Services.

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