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The Job Fair: From the Other Side of the Table

Posted on March 14, 2013 with No Comments

Logic Supply display setup

Advice from Lauren Lavallee of Logic Supply, Inc.

Why is Logic Supply coming to the UVM Job Fair?

Logic Supply is attending the UVM Job Fair on March 20th 2013 to connect with students as they prepare to graduate and search for their dream jobs to make them aware of our job opportunities.  Logic Supply has experienced tremendous growth and has been an Inc. 5000 winner for 5 years running. Our success is the result of the high performing individuals that make up our company. We look forward to engaging with UVM students, to explore potential fit with out global growing company.

What should students do to prepare for the Fair?

Students should come to the event with specific objectives in mind. Consider what you’re looking for out of a job and what kind of career path you envision for your future.  Be ready to make an impression, dress appropriately and ask relevant questions to gain a clear understanding of companies and their specific roles.

What makes a student stand out at the Fair?

All companies attending a job fair know you are a student and that this may be your first outreach to a professional company. Don’t let that deter you from expressing your interest or asking tough questions. This career fair offers a unique opportunity to get the potential employer to match who you are as a person with how you present yourself on paper. Be memorable, talk to as many people as you can, engage with people, and use this as a networking event.

We’ll see you at the Job Fair Wed, March 20th 2-5pm 4th Floor Davis Center.

Read Career Services FAQ’s and Preparation and Tips before you go.

Learn more about Careers with Logic Supply

Savvy Seniors: Job Countdown!

Posted on March 11, 2013 with No Comments

Cindy Conquest

Cindy Conquest, ‘10
Bachelor of Arts in Biology (Neurobiology), Bachelor of Arts Spanish
Recruiter/ Managing Director with Readak Educational Services

Working in HR, you must see a lot of resumes every day. What helps a candidate stand out?

Sometimes with resumes, less is more. I see resumes that resemble a wordy mockup of an autobiography. Candidates should be able to fit their relevant qualifications on a single, well-structured page. My company often hires for entry-level positions, so we know our applicants will generally be young and have limited experience. I’m looking for quality of experience over quantity. The best resumes are clear and concise.   Keep in mind that relevant skills can come from a wide variety of experiences.

How do you suggest that students follow up on an application most effectively?

A short and sweet follow-up note is always good. Sometimes I am so swamped that I haven’t had a chance to review a particular application and a well-worded note from a candidate will draw my positive attention to that application. The follow-up is most effective right around a week after submittal. It is important to stay in touch with tact.

Once someone makes it to the interview stage, what can they do to seal the deal?

The age-old firm handshake test still rings true. Consistent eye contact shows self-confidence and honesty. Be well-poised and professional, yet amicable and approachable.  Your words and anecdotes should show what they can contribute to the company. Have some well-worded questions of your own that follow up on the research you’ve done. Finally, a thank you note is always well appreciated.

What are some frequent mistakes that you see applicants making?

Typos in resumes/cover letters show lack of attention to the application process. E-mails shouldn’t be written in the same colloquial language that students would use to write to their peers. A red flag in the interview process is when an applicant walks in the door with questions that can easily be answered from our website. Do your research and nicely demonstrate your knowledge.

Want to learn more?

Attend  Savvy Seniors Workshop: Job Countdown, Wed, March 13th, 4:15pm, L&L E-166 (With Special Guest Alison Keefe a Recruiter from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters!)

Attend Readak’s Information Session regarding positions as Traveling Teachers! Wed, March 13th, 6pm, L&L E-166

After the Job Fair

Posted on October 18, 2012 with No Comments

Employer and Candidate Chatting at Job Fair

You came to the Job Fair, talked to employers, dropped off resumes and collected some business cards. Now what?

  • Follow up! Let employers know that you appreciated meeting them and express interest in their organization’s opportunities.
  • Learn more! Explore the company’s website, follow the company on Linked-In and evaluate fit with your interests.
  • Prepare for an Interview!

Still looking?

Catamount Job Link

Part Time Jobs & Internships

Information for Specific Career Fields

Internship Hop: Thursday, October 31st 1:30-4pm, L/L E-Building (Career Services)

The I-Hop is a Resource Fair to help you identify opportunities!

We’re here to support you:
Drop-ins: L/L E140, Monday – Thursday: 1-4pm
Davis Center Drop-ins: Rosa Parks Room, Tuesdays: 11am-1pm

~Kala

Top Ten Reasons to go to the Job Fair

Posted on October 25, 2011 with No Comments

Networking at Job Fair

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2-5pm at the Davis Center

10. It’s a great opportunity to wear your suit and Dress for Success.

9. It’s so conveniently located at the Davis Center.

8. It’s a great excuse to dust off your resume.

7. You’ve always wondered what exactly a “XYZ” job does anyway. Now’s your chance to ask!

6. Your friends are going.

5. You missed the Internship Hop, and would love to get a good internship.

4. Free cookies.

3. It’s fun to shake hands and collect business cards.

2. You have an awesome elevator speech and can’t wait to use it.

1. Jobs. Need I say more?

See employers and grad schools that are coming to the Job Fair

Don’t have a resume?  Attend a Career Services Resume Jumpstart, Mondays at 4:15pm in L&L E166

Other tips and info:

Good luck! We’ll see you there.

~Kala

Greetings from the Director of UVM Career Services!

Posted on August 30, 2011 with No Comments

Welcome!

Both Burlington and UVM’s campus are buzzing with activity—sure signs the new academic year has arrived.  We in Career Services have had a busy summer, launching web site innovations, making plans to improve our alumni network, and building relationships with employers.  Best of all, we will soon unveil our new exterior entrance, visually reinforcing Career Services’ interest in welcoming students, employers, faculty, alumni and friends.

Students and Recent Graduates, whether you are exploring ideas or focused on a goal, building toward work or headed to professional school, seeking an internship or a job, we can help you take your next steps.

Worried about the sluggish employment rate?  The best response is to start early, build a history of excellence, intentionally create strong relationships of trust and confidence, and use the resources at UVM!  Let he friendly experts in Career Services help you.

Employers, whether you are seeking interns, part-time staff or long term professionals, and regardless of your size or location, Career Services staff will work with you to access the huge pool of talent UVM students offer.

Faculty, whether you are interested in integrating career development information or assignments into your classes, connecting with businesses and organizations, or facing career-related advising challenges, the professionals in Career Services are available to you.

Can’t wait to see you!

~Pamela

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