Interviewing

How to Make a Potential Employer Fall in Love With You

Looking for ways to impress a potential employer? Want to make your resume or job application stand out from the pack? During one two-week time period, a Human Resources staff member in a small manufacturing company shared that she reviewed 485 resumes and applications for 18 different positions. They then interviewed 23 candidates and brought six back…

How to Talk About Activism Experience on Your Resume

Whether you’re fighting for racial justice, climate action, or another cause close to your heart, activism and volunteer experience can go on your resume. Any experience that has helped you build new skills can be included on your resume, whether or not it was a formal job or internship. But how do you do it—and…

Communicate Your Value

Interviews are situations where it’s good – great, even – to brag about yourself. Obviously, that can be hard when you’ve always heard you shouldn’t brag. Here at the career center, we aim to help you communicate your value properly so that potential employers can see how awesome you really are. As you go through…

E-tiquette: 5 Things to Remember When Navigating Virtual Interviews

With the age of the internet upon us, you might find that old-fashioned interviews are going out of style. Employers have turned to Zoom and other virtual outlets for interviews and networking, but what does this mean for you? It means that you should be ready to present yourself in a virtual setting, which can…

Stay Informed on Informational Interviewing

Have you ever wished you could just walk up to an employer and ask questions? No strings attached, no job on the line, just questions. Well, you can do just that with Informational Interviewing. What in the world is that? Informational interviewing is simple; it's an interview where the sole goal is to get information.…

How to Write a Thank-You Email or Letter After an Interview

How you follow up with an employer after your interview is almost as important as the interview itself. And sending a well-written thank you email and/or letter soon after your interview is essential. Here are some tips for writing a thank you note that will impress employers. Why you should send a thank you It…

Avoid These Interview Fails

Over the years I have conducted lots of interviews and spoken with many recruiters who shared stories of some major interview gaffes. Here are some anecdotes that provide some helpful lessons on things to avoid: The Virtual Dud One employer shared that she was conducting an early morning Zoom interview with a Mizzou student who…

Top 6 Things to Be a Virtual Interview Success

A lot of things have changed during this time, but job seekers are still on the hunt for stand-out employees like you! Although the process is a little different, virtual career fairs are essentially the same as in-person career fairs and we want to share 6 tips to help you be successful. With just a…

Competitive Interviewing: A Student Q&A

Competitive Interviewing: A Student Q&A    The following Q&A occurred with sophomore, William Sullivan, a Marketing major who applied for the Alumni Association Student Board (AASB) What were your expectations interviewing for AASB? Compared to reality? Honestly, I was not sure what to expect when interviewing for AASB. I knew that it would be challenging,…

Make the Most of Your Spring Break

Spring is in full swing and you know what that means, time to find a summer internship, part-time job, or even your first full-time job post-graduation! Whether you’ll be lounging on the beach, exploring a new city, or enjoying a stay-cation, spring break can the perfect time to network and apply for jobs. You might…