This time of the year, many universities host an annual job fair. While it is important to be prepared before the job fair, there is a step that many people overlook after the job fair…
Thank You Letters
!This is a crucial aspect immediately following a networking event. A huge benefit of sending a thank you letter is that it will help you stand out from many other applicants. The recipient of the letter could even put it on display! Apart from that, there are many other benefits such as it demonstrates professionalism and is also a great way to stay in contact with potential employers. Now, how exactly do you write a professional thank you letter?
How to write a professional thank you letter in 5 steps:
How To Ask The Right Questions In A Job Interview
Good job! You made it through your interview, but hold on, the interviewer turns the tables and asks one more question. That being, “Do you have any questions for me?” This will be a standard part of almost every interview, and it is a great idea to come prepared with a few questions. But before we get into that, you need to understand why this is so important.
The follow up questions after an interview are critical and may put you ahead of other applicants that ask weak or no questions at all. Asking the right questions shows that you are interested in the job, gives you an opportunity to demonstrate industry knowledge that demonstrates you would be a good fit, and last (but not least) it gives you a better understanding of the job and its requirements. To put it simply, asking the right questions gives you an edge over other applicants as well as making sure you have a good understanding of the job and what it may entail.
Now that you understand the importance of post interview questions, it’s time for you to prepare some open ended questions for your interview. A general rule of thumb is to prepare 3-5 open ended questions for you to ask.
A few questions you could ask are:
Understanding a Job Offer
-Other than salary… What Else Do You Need?
The first thing everybody thinks of when receiving a job offer is the salary. While this is important, there are many more factors to consider. What kind of benefits will I receive? Will I have a flexible schedule? Is there an opportunity for growth within the company? These are just some of factors that every potential employee needs to think about before accepting a job offer.
The Keys Needed
To Rock Your Phone Interview
You have attended a job fair, made connections and impressions, chances are some of the companies you met want to learn more about you. If so, they might ask you to participate in a phone interview. First, you must understand the purpose of phone interviews. The recruiter wants to narrow down the number of incoming job applicants and they want the absolute best to bring in for face to face interviews. This can be nerve wracking because most students have never done a phone interview throughout their entire existence! Luckily, you have ample time to prepare for the interview. By taking the right steps you can build the confidence to rock any phone interview and score in-person interviews!
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