Tag Archives: job search

Research Opportunity Please: How to Email a Professor

This week Isabelle Gordon, or Izzy, as we know her in the Ryan Family Student Center, asked me on behalf of the Material Advantage club if I would blog about how to email a professor when inquiring about a research … Continue reading

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What Recruiters Look at On Your Resume

The article, “What Recruiters Look at During the 6 Seconds They Spend on Your Resume,” from LinkedIn’s Business Insider writer, Vivian Giang (4/9/12)reports on a fascinating study. Eye tracking, which examines eye movements to analyze the time someone spends on… Continue reading

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Getting What You Paid For: Occupational Outlook and Hoover’s

In last week’s blog, I promised to give you more information about two of my favorite sources of information for job search preparation: the Occupational Outlook Handbook and Hoover’s Online. Both of these reliable sources are available through the Penn… Continue reading

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The Phone Is Your Friend

“I only use the phone to order take out and call my mom,” the job seeking student responded to me when I asked her if she had called the potential employer to get answers to questions she had about the… Continue reading

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Getting the Perfect Tone for Your 30 Second Pitch

You’re in an elevator. Serendipity! You find yourself riding to the next floor with the head of the company you’ve identified as your first choice for employment. Do you stand there mute, or do you introduce yourself and give your… Continue reading

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Death by OBJECTIVE

On average, potential employers will spend only 30 seconds scanning your entire résumé, and if they come across a poorly written objective, your entire résumé can die a premature death. The résumé objective plays a key role in making a… Continue reading

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Help, I Have an Interview This Week!

This week, a student wrote the following e-mail to me: The polishing of my résumé that you helped with back before the career fair may be about to pay off! It looks like I will be having two, one-hour interviews… Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Résumé Sink Your Employment Opportunities

The EMS Student Council is sponsoring The College of EMS Career Fair Reception on Tuesday, September 14, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the EMS Museum. And from September 13-17 the Fall Career Fair in the Bryce Jordan Center will… Continue reading

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FLOAT ABOVE YOUR COMPETITION

The upcoming Career Fair (9/15-9/17) has motivated many of you to stop by my office to help make your resume float above your competition. (And yes, this is just a lame excuse of a sentence to allow me to use… Continue reading

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