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09/10/13
Virtual Career Fair. Indianapolis Experiences
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Public Relations docs, First Year on Job, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 5:04 pm

For those looking for positions, seeking help with their
documents, and getting practice interviews, the virtual
career fair ended today was a membership granted opportunity
you should not have passed up.

I know I met with ten members who told me their expectations
were exceeded and they learned and practiced and received
advice on critical issues.

Learned
   public relations documents needed for industry and
what to include in them– keywords
   importance of the “resume red zone” the middle
third of page 1
   items to include in the heading and name on each
page with page number
    form and content of resumes
    importance of the interviewing continuum
    knowing about the zeroth level of the interviewing
continuum

Practiced
    how to conduct an informational interview
    how to conduct a telephone screening interview
    how to conduct a virtual video interview
    Wise skills — being allies for each other, committed
networking
   
Advice received
    Recent PhD who delivered their baby girl now wishes to
return to the work force, how should she respond to time
gap
     Recent graduate who wants to find a job in the Chicago
area, who do I network with
     What are the hot areas to look for positions– employers,
specific industries
     What companies in Canada are hiring
     Strategies for dual career families

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