Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Allison Austin Program Manager, Alumni Career Services Phone: (724) 493-5001 Email: Allison.Austin@erau.edu
Career Services Office Location: C Building, Rm 408 Tel: (386) 226-6054 Fax: (386) 226-6223 Website: www.erau.edu/career Facebook Fan Page: Embry-Riddle Career Services, Daytona Beach Linked In: Career Services Daytona Beach Group
Friday, September 18, 2009 No. 5BFTS Annual Reunion
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 ERAU Presidential Tour Atlanta
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 ERAU Presidential Tour Phoenix, AZ
For time, location, and to register for these events please visit the eaglesNest at http://www.eraualumni.org/ s/867/splash.aspx or contact Allison Austin at Allison.Austin@erau.edu
We look forward to seeing you there!
Week of September 14th, 2009
Volume 3, Issue 2
The Career Connectiion
Designed for Engineering, Space Physics, Aeronautics, Human Factors, Homeland Security, Safety Science, Applied Meteorology, Air Traffic Management, Business, Technical Management,
Communication, Master of Science in Space Science, Master of Science in Aeronautics
2009 Industry/Career Expo Make plans now to attend the 2009 Industry/Career Expo. Events will be held in Prescott, Arizona (October 1) and Daytona Beach, FL (November 4-5). For more information, visit http://www.erau.edu/ career/expo/index.html
The EagleHire Network is updated on a regular basis with full-time opportunities directly geared towards Embry-Riddle alumni. Be sure to upload a resume into the system for approval; it will be critiqued by your Program Manager and emailed back to you with suggestions. As an extra tool in your job search, you may include your approved resume in any of the virtual resume books in the system, giving employers access to view your resume. Log in at http://erau.experience.com/
Making a Mouth-Watering Impression: Tips from Employers
By Sandi Andrews
What are employers looking for when they meet a prospective student or career applicant? How can you make a lasting impression on an employer? What’s the WOW factor?
YOU are the answer – it is your passion for what you want to do and why you want to do it that sells an employer on speaking to you further. However, just like a good meal is even better when the presenta- tion is impressive, you have to present yourself impressively. If someone just slapped a spoonful of oat- meal in a bowl and gave it to you to eat, do you get excited about eating it? No. However, drizzle some honey on top, sprinkle it with brown sugar and cinnamon, and it smells and looks a lot more appealing – even though it still tastes almost the same, just a little sweeter. That’s the WOW factor.
So, how do you apply honey to your personal presentation to an employer? Here are some tips that will sweeten up the impression. When asked, representatives from companies, including Sikorsky, indi- cated the things that make a candidate stand out at a career fair are: Dress professionally Be prepared Bring extra resumes, possibly a portfolio, job descriptions from the website that you’ve applied to or are interested in, etc. Research the company ahead of time, know something about them and why you are interested in working for them Make eye contact Listen Listen to the people in front of you and the questions they are asking so you don’t ask the same questions; you could ask a more in-depth question about something that has already been said – this shows you were listening! Firm handshake This is not a strength competition, but it does say something about you Look the person in the eyes when you shake their hands, and don’t let go too quickly or linger too
Introduce yourself Don’t talk too much right away, give them time to reply Have your elevator speech prepared – this a 20 to 30 second speech about who you are, what you want to do, and why you are interested in the company Know your strengths and what you can bring to the company Ask for a way to follow up with the employer, if possible
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