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We've been saying these things for years, but here are two really comprehensive articles for what you should and should not do on your resume and in an interview:

Resumes
Your Resume: The All Time Classic Do's And Dont's | Bernard Marr | LinkedIn

Interviews
Job Interview: The All Time Classic Do's And Don'ts | Bernard Marr | LinkedIn

For more help writing your resume or preparing for interview success, stop by the MSOE Career Services Office (CC-370) or call 414-277-7120.

The latest CORE Consulting newsletter is available online, and they are advertising 40+ positions in electrical engineering, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and more.  Check it out!
Cold Winter, Hot New Positions - Click to Apply!

WAICU is once again hosting the 2015 WAICU Nonprofit Internship Program. This year, they have partnered with 21 nonprofit organizations across Jefferson, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, and Rock Counties to host 22 interns for the summer. Student interns receive a $2,000 summer stipend and a $3,000 scholarship in exchange for 400 hours of work over 10 summer weeks. Interns gain valuable experience in the nonprofit sector and get a summer of amazing experiences. Internships are available to students of all areas of study.
A document containing a description of the program, a list of qualifications and requirements for potential applicants, instructions on how to apply for positions, and job descriptions for the positions being offered can be found at 2015 WAICU Nonprofit Internship Program.pdf.  All of this information is also available at http://www.waicu.org/internships .
Deadline to apply is February 27th, but slots may fill on a first-apply first-reviewed basis.

DISCO International, organizer of the largest job fair for Japanese-English speaking students, cordially invites you to participate in the San Francisco Career Forum.

 

San Francisco Career Forum 2015

February 20 & 21 (Fri. & Sat.), 2015

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

http://www.careerforum.net/event/sf/index.asp?ref=201421&lang=E

 

- No fee to register or attend

- Meet face-to-face with companies

- Travel scholarships available

 

Industry leaders such as

 

AMAZON JAPAN

DIGITAL GARAGE GROUP

LINE CORPORATION

MITSUBISHI FUSO TRUCK & BUS CORPORATION

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS JAPAN

SAP JAPAN

VALQUA AMERICA, INC.

 

and more have already signed up. Please go to http://www.careerforum.net/event/sf/comlist.asp?ref=201521&lang=E

for a complete participating company list.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact cfn@careerforum.net.

It is always important to have questions to ask at the end of the interview.  Prepare at least 5-10 questions you could ask, so that some are left to ask at the end even if others automatically get answered during the conversation.  Want some ideas?  Check out this article for explanations related to these five suggested questions:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-powerful-insightful-questions-you-should-ask-job-jeff-haden

  • “What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days?”
  • “What are the one or two things that really drive results for the company?”
  • “What are the common attributes of your top performers?”
  • “What do your employees like to do in their spare time?”
  • “How do you plan to deal with...?”

Need more help with preparing for interviews?  Contact the Career Services Office at 414-277-7120 or career-services@msoe.edu.

Check out the new year edition of the CORE Consulting newsletter and find 35+ job opportunities throughout Wisconsin in Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Sales, Software, and Quality:

 

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1aac6c16bf2d4b1bea30a8d98&id=448880e1af&e=917ff02480

The Career Services Department offers a great online resource for you to learn about every aspect of your job or internship search, from writing a resume or networking, to nailing the interview.  It's called "Jobs 4 All Now."  Check out these videos to learn more:

Jobs 4 All Now Video 1

Jobs 4 All Now iPhone Video

Jobs 4 All Now iPad Video


For free access to the "Jobs 4 All Now" system, contact Erik Oswald at oswald@msoe.edu to receive a "coupon code" and login instructions.  We hope you take advantage of this informational tool!

3 reps from Rockwell Collins will be at MSOE all day Monday (12/8/2014). Here is the current schedule of events:

 

8:00 - 12:00 PM

Rockwell Collins Guest Lectures in select SE/CE/EE Classes

 

11:00 - 2:00 PM

Rockwell Collins HR Information booth - 3rd floor CC

Review and accept resumes for Internship positions/Full-time positions Summer 2015

Resume critique/help

Rockwell Collins general information

 

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Rockwell Collins Guest Lectures in select SE/CE/EE Classes

 

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Free Dinner & concurrent presentations

Systems Engineering on Avionics systems

Challenges with high availability/safety Avionic systems

Iterative development process and requirements based testing

 

5:40 - 6:00 PM

Giveaways (T-shirts), door prizes Todd Wehr auditorium

 

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking event/wrap-up Todd Wehr auditorium

 

Feel free to spread the word on campus in case anyone wants to talk to them about opportunities with Rockwell Collins. FYI - they need to hire 40 new graduates in Flight Controls by May!

Networking has been and will continue to be one of the most effective job search strategies.  However, it takes some skill to be successful, and your first impression at an event can set the tone for the relationships you're trying to build.  Avoid these pitfalls when introducing yourself.

How NOT to Introduce Yourself | Bernard Marr | LinkedIn

According to a recent survey, 93% of employers use social media to evaluate candidates, and 55% of employers have reconsidered a candidate based on his or her social media profile. 

 

http://mashable.com/2014/11/17/job-recruitment-social-media/

 

Use the upcoming break to put your social media profiles through a "fall cleaning" and give yourself the best chance to get hired.  Need help evaluating your sites, stop by the Career Services Office or e-mail Erik Oswald at oswald@msoe.edu

Argonne National Laboratory offers internships, co-ops, part-time jobs, and graduate research opportunities.  Check out the flyers linked below for more detail:

 

Laboratory Internships - http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-4803

Cooperative Educational Opportunities (including Part Time) - http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-4800

Graduate Research - http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-4801

Research Aid (part-time) - http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-4802

Next Step Connections, an educational organization offering project-based internship programs in Asia since 2008, reached out to us regarding their programs.

 

Key information:

  • Our programs are available all-year round (Flexible starting dates, length of stay, destination and industry)
  • We offer unpaid internships in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • We have placed over 800+ students in 330+ companies ranging from start-ups to MNC's in Asia since 2008 (including CitiBank, Cathay Pacific, CP Group, Ping'an Bank and more.)
  • 95% of our alumni are employed within 5 years after program completion.
  • Our program is fee-based and all-inclusive of the placement, housing, insurance, airport transfers, 24/7 support and more.
  • Our partner Institutions: University of Southern California, Hamline University, Providence College, Rhodes College, UT Austin, King's College London, Lingnan University, National University of Singapore and more.


If you are looking for a unique internship experience in Asia, and can afford the program fees, check them out. http://www.nextstepconnections.com/

Considering a lucrative career in Patent Law?  Then attend this information session as the director of the MS in Patent Law program at the University of Notre Dame tells you about career opportunities and their grad program.

 

Food will be provided!

 

Thursday, November 6th

5:30-7:00pm

Grohmann Museum Auditorium

 

 

http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-4754

 

Four Important Things You Need to Know About Thank-You Notes

by Kelli Robinson

The job search is a blur of information exchange: e-mailed resumes, online applications, interviews via video conferences. Don’t let the fast pace fool you. Common sense and courtesy still apply, including taking the time to say thank you.

Could your thank-you letter make or break a job offer? Consider this: If your application and interview are equal to that of another candidate, the person sending the thank-you letter gets the recruiter’s attention one more time.

Like cover letters, thank-you letters are concise and personalized. The key is making a connection to the person and reiterating an idea discussed during the interview.

  1. Send a thank-you e-mail or letter within 24 hours of your interview. Consider the company culture. Because recruiters travel extensively, e-mail may be the best route. A follow-up business letter sent through the post office is a nice touch.
  2. Take time to take notes. Immediately following each interview, write down the information discussed while it’s still fresh in your mind. If you are meeting with multiple people, find time to note each specific conversation. When you write your thank-you note(s), use this information to remind the interviewer of an idea or discussion that came up during your interview.
  3. Who receives a thank-you note? Anyone who interviews you gets a note. The notes may only vary by a sentence or two—make sure you reference specific conversations.
  4. Ask each interviewer for his or her business card. You’ll walk away with important information. You’ll have the recruiter’s full name, spelled correctly, e-mail address, street address, and other contact information.

 

Sample Thank-You Letter

 

Ms. Nina McVay
Recruiter – XYZ Financial Services
500 5th Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28066

Dear Ms. McVay,

Thank you very much for speaking with me yesterday about the financial planner position currently available at XYZ Financial. Our conversation confirmed my interest in this position.

As we discussed during the interview, a successful financial planner must possess a solid understanding of the industry as well as strong communication skills to discuss options with clients. The internship I completed with NMO Bank this past summer afforded me the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge I can bring to XYZ Financial Services. The insight you provided about XYZ Financial’s focus on customer service helped me understand your company’s commitment to its clients. This is the type of company I hope to work for.

Please let me know if I can provide further information. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Ashley Ingalls

 

Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

 

The Career Fair books have arrived.  You are welcome to stop in Career Services (CC370) and pick one up.  We will only be giving each individual one book.  Your friends will have to pick up their own.  Please hold onto the book and bring it with you to the Career Fair.  See you on Friday.