There are two ways to show up for an On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) interview: calm, cool, and collected or panting, sweaty and flustered. You’re going to be nervous either way, so let’s go over three easy ways to make sure you are looking and acting like yourself, not the stressed out and overheated version.
First, do a dry run to the Wasserman Center. However long it takes you, add 20 minutes on interview day. That way you will arrive with time to spare and you can enjoy our free coffee!
Second, try on your suit a week or two before your interview date. By doing so, you’ll know whether you need to get it dry cleaned, tailored, or if you need a new one all together.
Third, research the organization and position. The more you know, the more comfortable and knowledgeable you will be in your interview.
Good luck! Remember, the company is already interested in you because you’ve been invited to interview!
There’s no denying we live in a society that caters to extroverted individuals. You know the type – outgoing, gregarious, and not afraid to put him/herself out there. If you’re a wall flower, working a room and building a network is sometimes a daunting process. The Harvard Business Review had a great article that gives our introverted folks some insight into how they can network like a pro – or at least like an extrovert! Check it out and let us know what you think.
Remember, most people want to help. It’s a matter of you exuding the confidence and desire to ask for it, and to utilize these connections effectively that will make the difference in your career. We are here to help you create more strategies on effective networking! Feel free to make an appointment with a counselor to talk more about helpful networking tactics.
Happy Tuesday! No matter what stage you find yourself in your career development, it’s always good to have an idea of what we have going on here on the 2nd floor of Palladium. We think our Wassertube video sums things up nicely!
As always, feel free to find out more by scheduling an appointment, or by just swinging by for free coffee, or free use of our lovely computer lab (including printing!).