Looking for a new position (or your first position)? Check out the advice of school counselors around the US. As we enter the long awaited, for current counselors, Spring time — or the dreaded and anxiety inspiring time frame for those looking for work — I decided that I would revamp some of the Interviewing Interviews from the past. Instead of interviewing one person – I reached out to many of my contacts around the country about five pressing questions for people in the job market and what counselors are looking for when interviewing for new hires.
What really happens after you submit your application??
I always envisioned this dark room where a squat older bespectacled lady took pleasure in ripping my resume apart at the seams. Perhaps you think it goes into a black hole or in the bin. No matter what your vision is – you need to have a strategy when applying to jobs because you really never know who will be reviewing the applications.
Knock the socks off of your next interviewer!
Back in my undergraduate program, a project that was assigned in one of my technology courses was to develop a professional portfolio utilizing a high-tech tool. I used PowerPoint to build an easy to navigate and professional looking “program” that will allow interviewers, principals, and other stakeholders to view all my qualifications (resume, cover letter, transcripts) and showcase my technological skills at the same time.