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INSIDE's guide to nailing that interview

Where can students find 
resources for job postings?

“We have created 25 industry career guides that have simplified the career planning and job search process for students,” says Donahue. “Because we have compiled industry specific information on where to look for jobs in a particular industry, LinkedIn and other networking groups, and even industry specific interview questions.”

What does the job market look like for 2015 graduates?

“It’s simply the best job market since 2007,” says Donahue. “After holding onto their cash during the Great Recession, employers are hiring more employees and investing in human resources.”

What are the average time students land their first job?

“Depending on the industry, it usually takes 3 to 6 months to find employment,” he says. “A student’s major is NOT the key factor in finding a job; relevant experience is. Students who have experience that is related to the position they are seeking are going to be the first ones employers interview.”

What’s one piece of advice you would give to students wary about entering the job market?

“The best piece of advice I can give to seniors is to visit the career services offices affiliated with the College or your respective School and set up an hour long appointment with a career advisor,” he says. “The Career Services offices have a wealth of information, programs, and job postings to help students find a career they will love. I advise students to follow the Five “P”s of Interviewing and be polite, persistent, patient, positive, and to practice through mock interviewing at the career services office.”


COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Tell me about yourself.

Why are you interested in working with our organization?

What is one of your greatest strengths/weaknesses?

Some questions you may not be expecting:

What is the most creative work-related project or presentation you have completed?

What song best describes your personality?

How would a person who doesn't like you describe you?

To find more information, check out the Career Development Center's website:

(www.cdc.indiana.edu)

Online job bank: http://cdc.indiana.edu/possibilities/index.html

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