We survived our first Twitter Job Chat! For those of you that missed it, never fear. Here are some main points we took away from the chat:
- Make eye contact.
- Present yourself with confidence.
- Dress appropriately – when in doubt, go business professional.
- Make every interaction count, including the phone call to schedule an interview.
- Practice professional interaction with your peers so you feel more comfortable in a professional setting.
- Show interest in the conversation through verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Make interviews a conversation.
- Always act professionally when meeting new people. You never know who you’re talking to. They could be your next co-worker, supervisor, or connection to your dream job!
- Arrive early to interviews and to your first day on the job.
- Informational interviews help you learn about a profession, show that you are willing to go above and beyond, and help an employer get to know you.
- Send handwritten thank you notes.
- Take initiative and introduce yourself.
- Ask questions relevant to the job.
Special thanks to our participating employers for their valuable insight:
Brittany Buna, Former Recruiter at Fast Enterprises
Daphne Williams, HR Professional at Kauffman & Associates
Kimberly Davis, Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at EWU