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New Student Orientation: -Students are required to participate on at least 3 different days during the online week. 8 notes over at least 3 days. Maintaining academic integrity: ● Compose your assignment in your own words. 80-90% your own ideas. ● Borrow less than 20%of your content from other sources. Less than 10% should be direct quotations. ● Use citations and quotation marks for direct quotations. ● Use just citations for all information that is not common knowledge ( websites, photos, lectures, articles and videos ) ● Do not use citations for common knowledge. Gaining experience: - Volunteering - Internships - Shadowing - Becoming an assistant - Tutoring - Working Resume: + Tailor your resume for every job opportunity. + Don’t make empty statements. + Use your education, skills and life experience, to make you the ideal candidate. + Use proper grammar. + Use professional contact information. + Leave out any unnecessary information. + Use proper dates. + Omit objective statement. Instead, use 3-5 bullets of ‘ summary of qualifications’. + Add education section. + Don’t include irrelevant work history. + Focus on job requirements. Use as cheat sheet. They are telling you what they are looking for. Use those qualities as your skills. Write in your own words. Don’t copy and paste from job description. *Branding: - What makes a powerful brand? Personal branding is about showcasing excellence while setting yourself apart. - How to brand yourself: Define who you are, what you do and what your strengths are. - How to make your brand unique: How you look. How you communicate. Your work ethic. The quality of your personal and professional network. An elevator pitch is a thirty second commercial with you as the star. How to create an elevator pitch: ● Know your audience ● Introduce yourself ● Keep it professional ● Talk about your skills ● Highlight your accomplishments ● Show that you are interested ● Stay in contact Practice your pitch Get feedback Career advisors will look for: ● Is your pitch concise? 30-45 seconds. ● Do you speak clearly? Avoid filler words. ● Is it relevant? Should be tailored to specific job. ● Do you highlight accomplishments? ● Do you encourage response? End with a thoughtful question. *Dressing professionally: For job interviews, keep it conservative. Men: ● Wear a tailored jacket, dress slacks and collared shirt with a necktie. ● Suit colors should be muted: black, dark brown, or navy blue. ● Shirts should be white or pastel and well-ironed. Avoid bright colors and wild patterns, though a colorful tie or pocket square is acceptable. ● Leather dress loafers in black or brown are best, and dark dress socks too. No sneakers, gym socks or bare ankles, please. ● Wear a leather dress belt that matches the color of your dress shoes. ● Make sure you know how to tie an Oxford knot for your necktie — if you don’t, have somebody show you. ● Get a haircut, and trim your beard if you wear one. Women: ● Wear a pantsuit or skirt suit in a neutral color like black, blue or gray with a simple, light-colored blouse. ● Nothing above the knee or plunging necklines, either. ● Your shoes should be closed-toed, polished, and also in neutral colors. ● Wear neutral hose or trouser socks — no bare legs. ● Keep your hair neat and pulled back from your face, your makeup understated, and avoid gaudy jewelry. *Cover letters: + Informal cover letters, also called an email introduction, are use if you’re applying for a job online through someone you know personally and have already met. + Traditional cover letters are longer and have the look and feel of an old-fashioned letter. It is more in-depth. It should describe your professional and educational background, recent accomplishments and specific interests in the company. *Before interview: - Plan every detail of your interview in advance. - Research company, industry, mission and vision statement. - Visit the company website. - Arrive 30 minutes early; check in 10 minutes early. - Bring a few copies of your resume. - Bring a notebook and a pen so your can take note of key points during the interview. *Interview: * Don’t get overwhelmed thinking of all the questions you’ll have to answer. Instead, rehearse a few stories that you can share which show your work ethic, skills and your unique talents. * Think problem, action and result. Briefly describe the problem you faced in a past or current position, the action you took to fix that problem and the results. *You should be able to tell a story that sums up why you left each job and how each of those situations impacts your career today. Always focus on the positive rather than the negative. * Ask your own questions. Show that you care! - How would you describe success in this position? - What are some of the position’s key challenges? - What are the next steps in the hiring process? *Do not ask questions that aren’t easily answered on the company’s website *Do not ask personal questions. *Do not ask questions about salary, vacation or benefits. ( this comes later) *Game plan: + Narrow your search and go for opportunities that line up with your goals and abilities. + You have a better chance of getting your resume to the top of the pile by connecting with people you already know in the company. *Applying: When applying for any job online, include keywords from the job description. ● Find 10-15 keywords associated with each job. ● Use keywords throughout your resume. Especially near the top. ● Link keywords to your accomplishments, job duties and skills whenever possible. Never copy and paste full phrases from the job description. Following up on a job application can be tricky. You must show persistence without being annoying. Ideas.. - Send a thank you note within 24 hours. - Wait a week before any further follow up. - Follow up with the person who interviewed you. *Offers and negotiations: + Salary + Health insurance and other benefits + Retirement + Schedule and travel + Time off + Advancement opportunities + Job security + Advancement opportunities *Professional growth: ~ Always keep learning ~ Find a mentor ~ Join industry and professional organizations ~ Become a subject matter expert Your richest resources come from your greatest relationships.