Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tips I Learned about Job Hunting From Leadership Transition Conference

Last Friday, I went to the Leadership Transition Conference. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. I can't believe it is already April, and I only have less than two month left for my position. The conference was filled with excitement, but in the end I start to feel very sad about leaving. Seriously, I will miss serving as a leader at school. Enough about the saddness, I'd like to share some thoughts about what I learned from leadership conference. step. They are useful for job hunting. These helped guide into my next step because these are transitioning my student leadership experience into a career.

1. People get hired are who know what they want to do, what they can do, and there is actually an title for the job. They are also able to identify the capstone.

2. List the employers you want to work for.

3. Be specific about what you want  and what you can to do. More detail helps. Also tell stories are help as well. Show, don't just tell.

4. Leadership Experience is important because it shows you can work with other people, you can multitask and communicate well, and you have critical thinking and problem solving skill.

5. Every interview question comes back to "Why would I hire you?" Remember this for answering every question.

6. Just be who you are in the interview. Don't pretend to be some else. They want to hire you, not somebody you pretend to be. If you have to pretend to be somebody else, this job might not be your thing.

7. Leadership experiences can tie into your organizing, planning, and socializing

8. When you hear the question "Tell me about yourself," summarize your resume in 1-2 minutes. Start from education, then experience, then skill so on.

9. Prepare some questions to ask in the end of the interview.

10. Just smile!!

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