Are you job searching? Need some advice? JMU alumni who are now working at Ripple Effect shared their advice for the job search, like keeping an open mind and writing post-interview thank you emails. Read about their college-to-career experiences and more advice in the interview below! Want to know more about Ripple Effect? Ripple Effect … Continue reading College to Career Advice from JMU Alumni Now Working at Ripple Effect
Feeling emotional when approaching any type of negotiation is normal, but to negotiate effectively you need to understand how to ask for what you want. To help maximize the salary in your contract, raise, or promotion, here are a few techniques to consider.
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Did you know Cheerwine—the soft drink that everyone knows—hires JMU students? They are currently recruiting for next academic year's Campus Czar Brand Ambassador. The Cheerwine Campus Czar is responsible for increasing the awareness of Cheerwine through brand education and sampling throughout campus. Czars will be paid $100 per event. The Czar will attend key events … Continue reading Employers Hiring Dukes: Cheerwine
We have some exciting news, JMU Dukes! The Peace Corps shared this morning's press release regarding their top volunteer-producing schools, and James Madison University is on the list. Check out the below press release for how JMU is serving the global community, and don't miss how you can become a Peace Corps Campus Ambassador at … Continue reading James Madison University Is One of the Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools!
A key part of interview preparation should be anticipating the range of questions you are likely to be asked. Suzanne Agnew explains how you can approach this task:
Part of the service the Careers Service offers is tailored practice interviews (which are available via Skype and telephone as well as face to face). How do we know what to ask? Obviously, it’s down to professional experience but the way that we anticipate interview questions is something that you can do too.
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What made you apply for this job in the first place? Interviews are used as a way to explore your motivation and fit for the organisation. Questions here shouldn’t be a surprise! Be able to articulate why you are right for the role and what attracts you to this organisation. No organisation exists in a bubble so be prepared for questions which look to discover how much you…
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Have you heard about the Peace Corps Prep program at James Madison University? The program is new here at JMU, and it helps students better prepare for Peace Corps volunteer service. Don't miss this Friday, March 15 spring application deadline! We asked Dr. Vesna Hart, JMU's Director of Internation Cooperation from the Center of Global … Continue reading JMU’s Peace Corps Prep Program: Prepare to Be the Best Peace Corps Volunteer You Can Be
The midnight toasts have been made, the last of the holiday decorations have been put away and you’re back at work. Now what? For many, greeting a new year wouldn’t be complete without making resolutions. This year, in addition to your personal goals, resolve to be the best professional you can be.
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Having a highly specialized set of skills can certainly be beneficial if you are looking for a very specific kind of job, such as a perfume designer, dog food taster or pearl diver. Although these are all real jobs, there’s not much you can do with these particular talents if you decide it’s time to try another line of work.
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P&G came on campus recently to talk about resilience as part of our #SkillsforSuccess series of workshops. Careers Consultant Steve Norman passes on their key messages.
You may be noticing more and more employers talking about resilience and how it’s important in today’s ever-changing workplace.
So what is resilience? It is the ability to cope with setbacks and bounce back from them. For P&G that’s important in a work context but it can be applied to any situation.
Find your purpose. What is that you want to do? You are more likely to bounce back from setbacks if you are doing something you really want to do.
Choose your attitude towards any challenges – you can decide how to respond or how you feel about it positively or negatively.
Focus on what you can control about the situation. Break things into…
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It is common for recruiters to ask behavioral interview questions during a job interview. These are questions that uncover more about your skills, abilities, and personality by focusing on how you handled various work situations in the past. Employers ask these questions, because the idea is that past behavior may be an indicator of how […] … Continue reading The Secret to Behavioral Interview Questions: What’s Your Story? — UMUC Career Services Connection