“It’s the little things” : Tips for our Alumni
Every year thousands of young, talented, and educated young people graduate from college and begin looking for jobs, internships and general experience to begin their careers. Armed with impressive resumes, immaculate cover letters and stellar recommendations, many are well equipped to get attention from employers. While these items are vital to get a foot in the door, there are still many little things you can do to keep yourself in the game throughout the hiring process. We've outlined below some of the most commonly overlooked ‘little things’ you can do to ensure you’re making the best impression possible.
- Have a professional voice mail message. It’s awkward to make one, we know. But it’s really important to confirm to the person (who might be calling to set up an interview) this is indeed your number, you will listen to the message and return the call. If not, you might jeopardize your chances of getting the interview.
- Clean up your social media accounts. Any post, tweet, picture, instagram, whatever, needs to reflect what you are trying to portray. Often settings can change and suddenly your hidden posts are viewable to everyone. Check these settings and make sure it reflects who you are and what you want to portray to employers.