Applying Online and Not Getting Interviews? Try This…

One of the great frustrations of job seekers is applying online and then never hearing back from employers. Many candidates refer to it as the “black hole” of job applications.

It is critical for job seekers to understand that when …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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6 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PHONE INTERVIEW

 For many positions there is a step you must pass through before the in-person interview—the phone interview. Employers conduct phone interviews because this is an efficient way to screen through candidates without the time and expense of an onsite interview.

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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Out or Not: 6 Strategies for LGBTQI Job-Seekers

 How a student identifies can definitely influence the job search strategy. The student may decide to target LGBTQ-friendly companies or choose an environment that may or may not be as open. The Human Rights Campaign website (www.hrc.org) is a great …

By Sue Hinkin
Sue Hinkin Executive Director of Career Services Sue Hinkin
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How to Handle the “What are you going to do when you graduate?” Question Like a Pro!

As graduation approaches, countless graduating seniors have a sudden urge to avoid all family gatherings and parental phone calls in an attempt to dodge one of the most dreaded questions of the college student experience:

What ARE you going to …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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What to do when you graduate

 

It is easy to get busy with classes and activities and not know what job you want to do when you graduate. However, the longer you postpone this decision, the less likely you are to end up with a job …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Career Advisor
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Senior-Level DU Employers Share Top 5 Qualities They Seek in New Hires

 

At this week’s Career Services Employer Advisory Board meeting, top executives from Medtronic/Covidien, Kaiser Permanente, Ball Aerospace, DISH Network, Fidelity Investments, Arrow Electronics, PADT, IMI-Precision, Follett, and the Colorado Non-Profit Association, shared tips for job and internship candidates.  Here is …

By Sue Hinkin
Sue Hinkin Executive Director of Career Services Sue Hinkin
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How Many Internships do Employers Expect?

One of the best things you can do as a college student is to get an internship (or two!) before you graduate. Consider the following statistics:

50% of employers expect students to have TWO or more internships by the time …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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Leveraging DU’s Clubs and Organizations for Professional Development

How do you set yourself apart from other candidates? One of the biggest dilemmas with gaining a competitive advantage in the job and internship market is having a robust resume with transferable skills. It is not enough to simply graduate …

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An Archaeological Dig: Identify Your Motivated Skills for Career Choice

Do you know what motivates you and moves you? Does it matter whether you choose a career in which you feel totally engaged and in the flow—maybe where you lose track of time? Definitely! You are more likely to be …

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