Some Notes on Successful “Networking, Resume, and Interviews”

National College Media Convention, 10-25-18

By: Emily Bartlett

  • Networking
    • Prepare, give first, ask second
    • Focus on what you can give
  • Resume
    • One page
    • No more than 3 bullet points explaining each job/experience/project/etc.
  • Interview
    • Qs & As
    • Why do you want this job?
      • Say something specific to the job
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
      • Give an answer that will indicate the type of projects you should work on
    • Tell me what you know about (insert company here)?
      • Look up the company’s values
    • What are some of your weaknesses?
      • Give an answer that indicates self-reflection
      • Ex. “I am a perfectionist, so I have trouble delegating tasks. But I am working on it by doing X, Y, and Z.
  • General Tips
    • Always ask questions
      • Prepare questions in advance
      • Do not ask questions about pay, benefits, vacation time, etc.


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