Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What to wear to a job interview

Please settle a disagreement between my girlfriend and me. She says I should always dress in “formal interview attire” for a job interview. I say it depends. If I know that everyone in a certain organization dresses in business casual, or even in jeans, I think dressing in a business suit makes me look like I don’t understand “the corporate culture.” Plus I don’t want to be better dressed than the interviewer. I’ve seen job fair recruiters wearing polo shirts. Who’s right?

Friday, November 7, 2008

I'm not from San Diego so how do I network in San Diego?

I keep hearing that networking is the best way to get a job, but I’m not from San Diego and don’t really know anybody to contact locally. So how am I supposed to network?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Job hunting from out of state

I moved home several months ago after graduating hoping to find a job out of state, particularly where the publishing business is prevalent. However, although I have enough, if not more, relevant professional and education experience I've had a tough time catching a break-- most likely because of the economic situation and my out of state address. What can I do to stand out in this competitive industry and land a job out of state?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Recruiters not collecting resumes at Job Fairs

I’ve been to a few job fairs recently and some of the companies wouldn’t even take my resume. They told me to apply online. So why did I bother to buy a suit, print up resumes, and go to the Job Fair if they just want me to apply online?

Should I try to get a job through a temp agency?

Thanks for explaining about headhunters. But what about temp agencies? I just graduated and I was thinking about contacting some of them. Would I be wasting my time?

Friday, September 12, 2008

On-campus jobs

Do you guys help students get jobs on campus? I'm broke.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Resume paper

This may sound stupid, but someone told me that I should do something different with my resume to make it stand out - like brightly colored paper. Or perfumed paper.

How long should my resume be?

I keep hearing different things - one page, two pages. I think mine should be one page but I can't squeeze everything into a single page.

Job search help

I'm getting REALLY frustrated with sites like Monster and Career Builder. It seems like most of the jobs require 5-10 years experience, or they're junk. Help!

What's a headhunter?

Dear Career Services,

I graduated recently and I’m not having much luck finding a job. My dad suggested I contact a headhunter. I have no idea where to find a headhunter or if this is even a good idea. I'm clueless.