Friday, August 10, 2012

Applying for a Job or Internship? Read This First!!!

BSOS Terps! We can't emphasize enough how totally, absolutely, completely, thoroughly important it is to represent yourself well to prospective employers. You can only make ONE first impression and, unfortunately, it is far too often the only impression you will have the opportunity to make. Don't waste all the experience you've gained throughout your college career by ignoring your application materials! Luckily, the same mistakes that preclude most applicants from getting the interview are EASY to fix...

Make sure your resumé, cover letter and references are prepared correctly. Practice your interview skills, sharpen your problem solving & critical thinking, and make sure you can 'pitch' employers on why you're the perfect Terp for the job. Don't pass up on the amazing resources the University Career Center & President's Promise have created and made readily available! Get free, professional help to put your best foot forward:

Career Spots: www.careers.umd.edu/

Seeking internship search strategies, cover letter tips, or ideas for developing an elevator pitch? Career Spots offers short videos on each of these topics plus a lot more. Visit the University Career Center & The President’s Promise’s website and click “Career Spots” to view many career related videos.

Good luck Terps!