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You know the most asked questions on an interview. Just about everyone does. HOWEVER, do you know what to say and how to say it to get the employer wanting you over your competition?


This webinar WILL show you how.  These interview questions WILL BE "on the test.".


"Tell me a little bit about yourself". This webinar will share how to make this a "home run" for job seekers.

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" We will share how to impress the employer even when you are presenting your weaknesses!

We will also discuss how to present yourself and bring out your "selling points" to an employer with confidence.

The presenter, Bill Lins CPC, has consulted thousands of job seekers' along with assisting hundreds of international corporations concerning hiring top talent in his over 25 years in the employment consulting profession. He has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and Fox networks concerning employment strategies and trends and as a Certified Personnel Consultant is ranked among the top 2% in the employment profession.

All this and more in an exciting fast paced presentation.

 

Title:

Job Seeker Webinar: How to Ace The Most Often Asked Interview Questions

Date:

Wednesday, June 24 2015

Time:

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM EDT

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We are excited to announce that Career Net will be changing platforms this summer. We are switching vendors from Experience to a company called Handshake, and we think you will be quite pleased with the new system.  Updates will include new and modern technology, a mobile-friendly site, outstanding customer service and support, intuitive features, walk-throughs, single-sign on from your MSOE account, and much more.  Your ability to interface with employers should increase dramatically.

 

To help with the transition, here are some tips:

  • You can still search for and apply to jobs in the current system, powered by Experience.  The site will stay live during the transition.
  • Please avoid uploading any new documents, except when required for an application.
  • Your current account information should transfer to Handshake, except for any new accounts or updates you made after May 7th.  Things should also automatically update in the future as your MSOE academic information changes.
  • We suggest that you retain saved copies of your resumes and cover letters on your computer, as you will no longer have access to them in the Experience system after June 30th at the latest.
  • If you do not have an account in the current system, your academic information should automatically populate in the new one.


Seniors/Alumni: If you have already accepted a job or grad school position and no longer need an account in Career Net, please complete the online Graduate Survey ( http://www.msoe.edu/graduate-survey ).

 

Underclassmen: If you have accepted an internship and haven't already told us about it, please complete the online Internship Survey ( http://www.msoe.edu/internship-survey ).

 

We will keep you updated by e-mail throughout the transition.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us at 414-277-7120 or career-services@msoe.edu.  We appreciate your patience, and are confident the new system will best suit your needs.

We hear stories all the time about recruiters finding people on LinkedIn.  It even happened for me, personally.  Here's an article that provides detailed examples and screenshots of how YOU can update your profile to increase your chances of being found.

5 Keys to Building a Powerful LinkedIn Profile - NerdWallet/

As the school year comes to a close, the pressure to find a job after graduation builds.  While you may be tempted to accept any offer that comes your way, it is important to do your due diligence and protect yourself from scams and schemes.  If an opportunity looks too good to be true, it probably is.  If you are unsure if a company is reputable, there are some resources to assist:

  • http://www.glassdoor.com - employees who work at a company provide insider reviews on the pros and cons of working there
  • http://www.ripoffreport.com - people who have been burned in the past can report companies to this website
  • It is also a good idea to Google search the company name followed by the word scam.

The Career Services Office is here to help, and we can tell you if we have worked with a company before and how legit it might be.  Our services apply to you for life after graduation, so please contact us if you ever have any questions about your job search.  Good luck!

MSOE Career Services Staff
414-277-7120
http://www.msoe.edu/career_services

Found a job?  Complete the online Graduate Survey here: http://www.msoe.edu/graduate-survey

Another great etiquette tip from Culture and Manners Institute!


I have a friend who is handsome, charming, successful, extremely intelligent, well read, well mannered… and he is terrified of social situations. The idea of walking into any room and talking to strangers -- well, he'd rather die.

Learning to network doesn't mean everyone has to transform into this outgoing, "Hey, howya' doin'" life-of-the-party person.

If you are a shy, introverted person, you can leverage that natural shyness.

Have a few open-ended questions to ask people you meet. That requires minimal talk on your part and will endear you to others. When you are not much of a talker, the simplest question is, “Tell me about yourself.” The best networkers are listeners, not talkers.

The other thing you can do as a shy person is learn to make introductions. That allows you to stand back while others talk, but still score big points. The most popular person at any party is not the person who tells the best jokes, it's the person who introduces people to each other.

So if you are shy, don't go changing. Get out there and network.

The Etiquette Tip of the Week may be forwarded to others who really, really need it, pinned to billboards, taped to the water cooler, blogged, Tweeted or used to fill that last little hole in your newsletter. Giving credit to the Culture and Manners Institute at www.cultureandmanners.com is the polite thing to do.

Take the opportunity to launch a new idea at Launch Milwaukee, an intense weekend-long competition where engineers, entrepreneurs, designers and makers come to learn, collaborate, and build great things.

Launch Milwaukee, a partnership between Startup Milwaukee and The Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon, promotes the rapid creation and development of hardware and software startup ideas in Milwaukee. Participants are given the opportunity to pitch an idea and ask for help building their idea during a 60-second window on opening night. Teams organically form around shared interests and the building process begins. Participants do not need to have an idea to pitch, and can come individually or with a team.

Teams will have all the necessary tools to develop hardware and software prototypes such as 3D printers, CAD software, and Raspberry Pi's. Prizes will be offered in multiple categories to recognize the hard work and creativity teams put forth during the weekend and to help continue the development of their idea in the months to follow.

Event Details

  • Dates: June 5th-7th
  • Location: Historic Pritzlaff’s Ward 4 (second floor)
    333 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Grab a Student Ticket for $20 at LaunchMilwaukee.com. Tickets include food & drinks throughout the weekend, use the discount code: STARTUPMKE for a 30% discount.
  • If you have questions, reach out to:
    Brandon Alberti - launchmke@gmail.com

 

Follow the Career Services HUB Space for more job searching, interview, and resume tips, and feel free to stop by or contact the Career Services Office at (414) 277-7120.


Here are three pieces of advice from Gillian Lopez in her article "How to Stand Out During Your First 90 Days":

  1. Always carry a notepad with you wherever you go.
  2. Be known for something (e.g., responsive to all emails, smile, tidy office, helps others, etc.)
  3. Connect with your colleagues.


Follow the Career Services HUB Space for more job searching, interview, and resume tips, and feel free to stop by or contact the Career Services Office at(414) 277-7120.

Most employers utilize an online search to learn about their potential candidates.  Are you confident that they will find positive information about you?  The article linked below is long, but the information will help you manage your online reputation and avoid missing out on potential opportunities:
Online Reputation Management for College Grads — Online Reputation Management

 

The strangest story I have ever heard about a meal interview: a PhD candidate for a university position planted a fork in the middle of a chicken breast, turned it upside down and began taking bites out of it... like it was food on a stick from a state fair. The two interviewers sat mouths agape.

Sometimes it's the big things that cause you to not get the job or potential client. But sometimes it is the little, quirky things.

A few weeks ago, I was giving a dining tutorial at a university and employers in the room revealed what interview candidates did during interview meals that bounced them out of contention:

"She took butter and put it in her coffee. I was completely disgusted by that."
"He answered questions while he still had food in his mouth."
"She blew a bubble with her chewing gum."
"In his second interview over lunch, he boasted about his organizational skills by saying he had organized a five-keg party."
"Her cell phone went off during the interview and she answered it."
"He licked his fingers. That was the hand I was supposed to shake at the end of the meal."

"What's the big deal?" you might think, as you snap your bubble gum. These employers are getting a preview of what their clients or other stakeholders would be seeing, if these people were representing their organization.

Just one reason we learn etiquette -- because we are not just representing ourselves.

 

 

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The Tactical Defense Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory offers summer research internship positions for both undergraduate and graduate students. Due to the nature of work at the Lincoln Laboratory, U.S. citizenship is required. General details of the summer programs can be found online at http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/summerprogram.html. The majority of the groups at MIT Lincoln Laboratory focus on electrical engineering, physics, and computer science. However, there are a number of other opportunities in areas like solid state devices, biological sciences, and mechanical engineering to name a few. There are other benefits related to relocation/travel expenses, subsidized on-campus housing at MIT, daily transportation between Cambridge and Lexington, and access to professional development coursework (presentation skills, etc.).

Need a quick resume review?  Having trouble composing a cover letter?  Want to work on your interview strategies? 

 

Stop by our outreach table on the 3rd floor of the CC building and speak to our volunteer consultant from industry, Ann Spaulding.  Ann brings years of professional experience from the employer side of the table, and can help you create professional job search documents.

 

When: TODAY, April 23rd, 10am-2pm

Where: CC great room (3rd floor)

 

Take advantage of this great resource while it lasts!

 

MSOE Career Services Staff

14ea613.jpgTo read the whole article, view Dayvon Goddard's article "How to Turn Down a Job Offer" on LinkedIn.

 

Follow the Career Services HUB Space for more job searching, interview, and resume tips, and feel free to stop by or contact the Career Services Office at (414) 277-7120.

You applied for a job that you're slightly under-qualified for, but they contacted you for an interview.  Congratulations!  Now, how are you going to relate yourself to those out of reach job requirements?  Read the following article, "Interview tips for a role that's slightly out of reach" by Sara McCord to learn a couple tips about informational interviews and additive skills.

 

Follow the Career Services HUB Space for more job searching, interview, and resume tips, and feel free to stop by or contact the Career Services Office at(414) 277-7120.

There's a story told to me by a college student that I often use in Dining Tutorials.

This student had a severe allergy to seafood - the kind where a whiff of it can land you in the hospital.  During an interview meal, she was eating soup, that unbeknownst to her, had a seafood base.  Suddenly, she began to feel warm and she could feel her face and neck becoming flush.  Next, she began to swell up and could feel her throat starting to close.

Her interviewer called 911 and ended up riding in the ambulance with her to the hospital.

Upon hearing this, college or graduate students will interrupt with the one vital question foremost on their mind: "Did she get the job?"

"Yes, she did get the job," I respond.  Once, a law student called out, "And more importantly - she lived."

The Tip: in a dangerous situation, all etiquette bets are off. Do whatever you have to do.  If you knock over a table giving someone the Heimlich maneuver, so be it.

If you have to ask the wait staff a few questions about ingredients, so be it.  However, avoid asking so many questions that you hold up the ordering process, appear high maintenance or distract from your interview or meeting.  Don't ask about calories - your diet resumes after the interview.

Best practice: if you know in advance the restaurant where your interview or meeting will take place, go online and review the menu.  Pick out a few moderately-priced options that you might order.  If you need to ask questions about ingredients, call the restaurant ahead of your meeting and ask away.

And remember, safety first.  She lived is the most important part.

 

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Epic will be here to provide a Tech Talk to all interested students.  Come learn about exciting new trends in device integration, and meet representatives from a dynamic company that is also one of MSOE's top employers.

 

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