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Title: Career Center Overview Resume Writing


1
Career Center OverviewResume Writing
  • Haley Sims
  • Assistant Director/Career Counselor
  • 09.12.08

2
Overview of Services
  • Counseling/Advising
  • Chemistry Chemistry, pre-health
  • Haley Sims Erin Lowery
  • hgsims_at_vcu.edu erlowery_at_vcu.edu

3
How Can We Help?
  • Assessments what am I interested in?
  • Exploring career goals / options
  • Resume cover letter reviews
  • Interview preparation mock interviews
  • Job search assistance internships, co-ops,
    part-time, full-time

4
How Can We Help?
  • Salary negotiation
  • Considering graduate school
  • Choosing between job offers
  • What to do the first year on the job

5
Our Website
  • www.students.vcu.edu/careers
  • Resume writing / C.V. writing
  • Cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Rams Recruiting
  • Career Fairs
  • On-campus interviewing

6
Events and Workshops
  • View the Rams Recruiting calendar, Career Center
    flyers or my blog
  • FBI Information Session Monday, 09/22, 3-5pm,
    Commons Theater, Student Commons
  • CIA Information Session Wednesday, 10/01,
    4-5pm, Virginia Room A, Student Commons
  • Career Fair Prep Week (9/30 10/06)
  • Career Fairs
  • Wednesday, October 8, 10am-3pm
  • Wednesday, February 4, 10am-3pm
  • Pre-Health Interviewing Workshop

7
Rams Recruitinge-Recruiting
  • Search for co-ops, internships, part-time,
    full-time jobs
  • Sign up for events like the Career Fair other
    workshops
  • Receive relevant emails from your Career
    Consultant
  • Rams Recruiting

8
Username Password
  • Name Brittany A. Kline
  • VCU email klineba_at_vcu.edu
  • Birthday 09/07/89
  • E-recruiting Info
  • Username klinebavcu
  • Password 0989

9
Action Plan
  • Sign up for Rams Recruiting
  • 2. Update your resume and references
  • 3. Look for job descriptions you're interested
    in
  • a. Search Rams Recruiting
  • b. Check local employers' websites (Science
  • employers handout)
  • c. Talk/network - you never know what will come
    up in everyday conversation
  • d. Informational Interview see handout
  • 4. Begin writing cover letters for the positions
    you're interested in.
  • Samples and handouts are on my blog
    blog.vcu.edu/hgsims

10
Action Plan
  • 5. Practice answering common interview
    questions from our handout
  • Have a friend ask you questions
  • Try InterviewStream
  • Schedule a mock interview with me
  • Participate in the Mock Interview Program

11
Action Plan
  • 6. Brush up on Salary Negotiation skills
  • a. Visit www.quintcareers.com and check out the
    tutorial in the Career Toolkit (left of the page)
  • b. www.salary.com local search
  • c. National Association of Colleges Employers
    (NACE) average offer July 2008
  • Bachelors 45,106
  • Masters 56,605
  • Ph.D. 68,933
  • d. If they ask for salary requirements, you
    always give a range (between 5-7,000 dollars) and
    you can list this information in your cover
    letter if youre not sure where to do so.
  • 7. Track everything (in a notebook, Excel, etc.)
  • 8. Practice good etiquette

12
Resumes
  • Content
  • Format
  • Appearance
  • Sample Chemistry resume on my blog
  • Resume Guide

13
Resume Content Format
  • Name Contact Info
  • Objective
  • Education
  • Relevant Courses
  • Relevant Coursework
  • Technical Skills
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Computer Skills
  • Relevant Experience
  • Research Project or Course in detail
  • Volunteer Work
  • Job/Internship/Co-op
  • Other Work Experience
  • Honors Activities

14
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________

15
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    _____________
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals,
  • Inc., utilizing my laboratory skills to further
    the mission of the organization.

16
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    ______________________
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
  • my laboratory skills to further the mission of
    the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0

17
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    ______________________
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
  • my laboratory skills to further the mission of
    the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret

18
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    __
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
    my laboratory skills to further the
  • mission of the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret

19
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    __
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
    my laboratory skills to further the
  • mission of the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret

20
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    _____________
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
    my laboratory skills to further the mission of
    the
  • organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret

21
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    ____
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
    my laboratory skills to further the
  • mission of the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret
  • Laboratory Procedures

22
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    ______________
  • References
  • Mr. Howard Jones
  • Assistant Manager
  • Chilis Restaurant
  • 123 Main Street
  • Richmond, VA 23228
  • (804) 727-3191
  • hjones_at_chilis.com
  • Mr. Jones supervised me while I worked as a
    server at Chilis
  • for two years.
  • Dr. Anna Smith
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

23
Resume Appearance
  • Resume is printed on quality resume paper
  • Resume is 1 page
  • All of the pertinent information is there for
    work experience
  • The word I is not used
  • The objective is specific and the right one
  • There is plenty of white space, but not too much
  • Its not stapled or double-sided
  • Your name is larger than the rest of the resume
  • Margins can go out as far as .5 all the way
    around
  • No grammar mistakes
  • Consistency all periods or no periods
  • Bullets or symbols are uniform throughout resume,
    not cluttered
  • Font is no smaller than 11 point font
  • 1 or 2 forms of highlighting are used BUT NOT ALL

24
Steps to Preparing for an Interview
  • Research the Organization
  • Interview Practice
  • Getting Ready
  • Follow Up

25
Research the Organization
  • Their website
  • Any literature youve been given
  • Vault.com
  • Newspaper
  • Google
  • Industry resources

26
Practice!
  • Practice answering common interview questions
    from our handout
  • Have a friend ask you questions
  • Try InterviewStream
  • Schedule a mock interview with me
  • Participate in the Mock Interview Program

27
Getting Ready
  • Get up early
  • Shower shave
  • Wear clean, ironed clothes
  • Hydrate
  • Natural makeup
  • No cologne or perfume
  • Conservative jewelry
  • Clean cut fingernails
  • Cover tattoos remove piercings
  • Hair out of face

28
What to Bring
  • Copies of resume references on quality resume
    paper
  • Padfolio
  • Pen
  • Questions for the employer
  • Mints
  • Crackers/Granola Bar
  • Water

29
Leave WAY Ahead of Time
  • Dont be late.
  • Do a practice run to the site if possible.
  • Account for traffic, accidents, etc.
  • Bring change for tolls.
  • Take a deep breath outside the door gather
    yourself.
  • Always be nice to the receptionist!

30
Handshakes Initial Info
  • Extend your hand first
  • No death grips
  • No limp fish
  • Wait until you are asked to have a seat

31
Be Yourself
  • Relax
  • Take deep breaths
  • Sit up straight
  • Smile
  • Dont over- or under- gesture
  • Take notes if you like

32
Answering Questions
  • Tell me about yourself personally
    professionally.
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • Why should we hire you?

33
Answering Questions
  • They know youre human
  • Use the STAR Technique
  • Situation or
  • Task
  • Action
  • Result
  • End on a positive note

34
Its Over!
  • Well, not really
  • Go home and write notes from your interview
  • Write thank you notes mail them promptly (or
    email)
  • Prepare to play the waiting game
  • Keep looking

35
Waiting Game
  • You know the timeline
  • They may be interviewing more candidates
  • Be patient
  • Review your notes from your interview
  • Prepare for the possible second interview

36
Patient, but Persistent
  • Dont harass
  • Its okay to call a week or two later, depending
    on answer to timeline question
  • Call if you get an offer and you need to check in
    with first choice

37
Salary Negotiations
  • Never bring it up first
  • Salary requirements salary range
  • www.quintcareers.com
  • Look at similar position descriptions
  • Consider geographic location
  • Benefits are part of it

38
Benefits
  • Dont ask first
  • They should give details to you at some point in
    writing
  • Usually HR can help you with any questions you
    might have

39
Good Luck!
  • University Career Center
  • 1st Floor, Student Commons
  • Across from Chick-fil-A
  • Haley Sims
  • hgsims_at_vcu.edu
  • 804.828.1645
  • Please fill out an evaluation online on my blog!
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Title: Career Center Overview Resume Writing


1
Career Center OverviewResume Writing
  • Haley Sims
  • Assistant Director/Career Counselor
  • 09.12.08

2
Overview of Services
  • Counseling/Advising
  • Chemistry Chemistry, pre-health
  • Haley Sims Erin Lowery
  • hgsims_at_vcu.edu erlowery_at_vcu.edu

3
How Can We Help?
  • Assessments what am I interested in?
  • Exploring career goals / options
  • Resume cover letter reviews
  • Interview preparation mock interviews
  • Job search assistance internships, co-ops,
    part-time, full-time

4
How Can We Help?
  • Salary negotiation
  • Considering graduate school
  • Choosing between job offers
  • What to do the first year on the job

5
Our Website
  • www.students.vcu.edu/careers
  • Resume writing / C.V. writing
  • Cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Rams Recruiting
  • Career Fairs
  • On-campus interviewing

6
Events and Workshops
  • View the Rams Recruiting calendar, Career Center
    flyers or my blog
  • FBI Information Session Monday, 09/22, 3-5pm,
    Commons Theater, Student Commons
  • CIA Information Session Wednesday, 10/01,
    4-5pm, Virginia Room A, Student Commons
  • Career Fair Prep Week (9/30 10/06)
  • Career Fairs
  • Wednesday, October 8, 10am-3pm
  • Wednesday, February 4, 10am-3pm
  • Pre-Health Interviewing Workshop

7
Rams Recruitinge-Recruiting
  • Search for co-ops, internships, part-time,
    full-time jobs
  • Sign up for events like the Career Fair other
    workshops
  • Receive relevant emails from your Career
    Consultant
  • Rams Recruiting

8
Username Password
  • Name Brittany A. Kline
  • VCU email klineba_at_vcu.edu
  • Birthday 09/07/89
  • E-recruiting Info
  • Username klinebavcu
  • Password 0989

9
Action Plan
  • Sign up for Rams Recruiting
  • 2. Update your resume and references
  • 3. Look for job descriptions you're interested
    in
  • a. Search Rams Recruiting
  • b. Check local employers' websites (Science
  • employers handout)
  • c. Talk/network - you never know what will come
    up in everyday conversation
  • d. Informational Interview see handout
  • 4. Begin writing cover letters for the positions
    you're interested in.
  • Samples and handouts are on my blog
    blog.vcu.edu/hgsims

10
Action Plan
  • 5. Practice answering common interview
    questions from our handout
  • Have a friend ask you questions
  • Try InterviewStream
  • Schedule a mock interview with me
  • Participate in the Mock Interview Program

11
Action Plan
  • 6. Brush up on Salary Negotiation skills
  • a. Visit www.quintcareers.com and check out the
    tutorial in the Career Toolkit (left of the page)
  • b. www.salary.com local search
  • c. National Association of Colleges Employers
    (NACE) average offer July 2008
  • Bachelors 45,106
  • Masters 56,605
  • Ph.D. 68,933
  • d. If they ask for salary requirements, you
    always give a range (between 5-7,000 dollars) and
    you can list this information in your cover
    letter if youre not sure where to do so.
  • 7. Track everything (in a notebook, Excel, etc.)
  • 8. Practice good etiquette

12
Resumes
  • Content
  • Format
  • Appearance
  • Sample Chemistry resume on my blog
  • Resume Guide

13
Resume Content Format
  • Name Contact Info
  • Objective
  • Education
  • Relevant Courses
  • Relevant Coursework
  • Technical Skills
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Computer Skills
  • Relevant Experience
  • Research Project or Course in detail
  • Volunteer Work
  • Job/Internship/Co-op
  • Other Work Experience
  • Honors Activities

14
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________

15
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    _____________
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals,
  • Inc., utilizing my laboratory skills to further
    the mission of the organization.

16
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    ______________________
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
  • my laboratory skills to further the mission of
    the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0

17
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    ______________________
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
  • my laboratory skills to further the mission of
    the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret

18
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    __
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
    my laboratory skills to further the
  • mission of the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret

19
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    __
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
    my laboratory skills to further the
  • mission of the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret

20
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    _____________
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
    my laboratory skills to further the mission of
    the
  • organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret

21
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    ____
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain the Analytical Chemist position at
    Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc., utilizing
    my laboratory skills to further the
  • mission of the organization.
  • EDUCATION
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor Biology
  • Anticipated Graduation Date May 2010, GPA 3.0
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • ? microscope ? micropipette ? centrifuge
  • ? vapor hoods ? spectrophotometer ? buret
  • Laboratory Procedures

22
  • Jamie T. Student
  • 907 Floyd Avenue ? Richmond, VA 23284
  • 804.123.4567 ? studentjt_at_vcu.edu
  • __________________________________________________
    ______________
  • References
  • Mr. Howard Jones
  • Assistant Manager
  • Chilis Restaurant
  • 123 Main Street
  • Richmond, VA 23228
  • (804) 727-3191
  • hjones_at_chilis.com
  • Mr. Jones supervised me while I worked as a
    server at Chilis
  • for two years.
  • Dr. Anna Smith
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

23
Resume Appearance
  • Resume is printed on quality resume paper
  • Resume is 1 page
  • All of the pertinent information is there for
    work experience
  • The word I is not used
  • The objective is specific and the right one
  • There is plenty of white space, but not too much
  • Its not stapled or double-sided
  • Your name is larger than the rest of the resume
  • Margins can go out as far as .5 all the way
    around
  • No grammar mistakes
  • Consistency all periods or no periods
  • Bullets or symbols are uniform throughout resume,
    not cluttered
  • Font is no smaller than 11 point font
  • 1 or 2 forms of highlighting are used BUT NOT ALL

24
Steps to Preparing for an Interview
  • Research the Organization
  • Interview Practice
  • Getting Ready
  • Follow Up

25
Research the Organization
  • Their website
  • Any literature youve been given
  • Vault.com
  • Newspaper
  • Google
  • Industry resources

26
Practice!
  • Practice answering common interview questions
    from our handout
  • Have a friend ask you questions
  • Try InterviewStream
  • Schedule a mock interview with me
  • Participate in the Mock Interview Program

27
Getting Ready
  • Get up early
  • Shower shave
  • Wear clean, ironed clothes
  • Hydrate
  • Natural makeup
  • No cologne or perfume
  • Conservative jewelry
  • Clean cut fingernails
  • Cover tattoos remove piercings
  • Hair out of face

28
What to Bring
  • Copies of resume references on quality resume
    paper
  • Padfolio
  • Pen
  • Questions for the employer
  • Mints
  • Crackers/Granola Bar
  • Water

29
Leave WAY Ahead of Time
  • Dont be late.
  • Do a practice run to the site if possible.
  • Account for traffic, accidents, etc.
  • Bring change for tolls.
  • Take a deep breath outside the door gather
    yourself.
  • Always be nice to the receptionist!

30
Handshakes Initial Info
  • Extend your hand first
  • No death grips
  • No limp fish
  • Wait until you are asked to have a seat

31
Be Yourself
  • Relax
  • Take deep breaths
  • Sit up straight
  • Smile
  • Dont over- or under- gesture
  • Take notes if you like

32
Answering Questions
  • Tell me about yourself personally
    professionally.
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • Why should we hire you?

33
Answering Questions
  • They know youre human
  • Use the STAR Technique
  • Situation or
  • Task
  • Action
  • Result
  • End on a positive note

34
Its Over!
  • Well, not really
  • Go home and write notes from your interview
  • Write thank you notes mail them promptly (or
    email)
  • Prepare to play the waiting game
  • Keep looking

35
Waiting Game
  • You know the timeline
  • They may be interviewing more candidates
  • Be patient
  • Review your notes from your interview
  • Prepare for the possible second interview

36
Patient, but Persistent
  • Dont harass
  • Its okay to call a week or two later, depending
    on answer to timeline question
  • Call if you get an offer and you need to check in
    with first choice

37
Salary Negotiations
  • Never bring it up first
  • Salary requirements salary range
  • www.quintcareers.com
  • Look at similar position descriptions
  • Consider geographic location
  • Benefits are part of it

38
Benefits
  • Dont ask first
  • They should give details to you at some point in
    writing
  • Usually HR can help you with any questions you
    might have

39
Good Luck!
  • University Career Center
  • 1st Floor, Student Commons
  • Across from Chick-fil-A
  • Haley Sims
  • hgsims_at_vcu.edu
  • 804.828.1645
  • Please fill out an evaluation online on my blog!
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