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Interviewing

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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)

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…

"Killing" the Interview

So you’ve landed the big interview at a company you really want to work for. Now what?  Interviews are a hugely stressful event because your performance is important and the outcome is uncertain – so here are a few tips to…

Conquering The Career Fair

It’s mid-March. You’re standing just outside the crowded Mizzou Arena, dressed in business professional attire, padfolio in hand. Hundreds of tables and people in suits stretch into the distance and the din of voices fills your ears. It’s a Career…

Promote Yourself!

You’ve been granted an interview opportunity and now you’re all over the internet looking up the best ways to ace it. Most people focus on the questions, but have you thought about who you’re up against? How are you going…

3 Steps for Interviewing Success

Interviewing is definitely scary to think about. On the bright side the MU Career Center is here to help you! There are three things that you can do to help you kill your interview. 1. Study One way to feel…