If you are about to graduate college or have recently graduated, you do not need to be un- or under-employed. You CAN launch the career of your dreams, and we can help you do it.
Let’s face it. If you don’t exist on the internet, you just don’t exist. The very first thing you need to do is create a “Me Site” to serve as your digital portfolio, a place where potential employers can find everything they need to know about you. How?
- As a job seeker, there’s one thing you can be sure of: your employer will look into you. So why not return the favor? Find out how to Check Up On a Company’s Web Reputation to ensure there are no surprises in store for you!
- The powers-that-be say that a student should have three internships under their belt before graduation. Skeptical? Find out Why Internships Are Worth It, infographic style.
Fortune magazine ranks Target No. 22 on its 2013 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Renee Bilotti, the executive team leader from Target, RI had a one-on-one session with me and shared some of her advice for college graduates seeking jobs.
1. How long do you usually spend reading a resume? Do you use resume-scanning software?
We don’t use any resume-scanning software. Those systems usually spend 30-40 seconds on each resume. At Target, we have several rounds of the preliminary screening process before we decide to conduct a phone interview or one-to-one interview. For me, personally, I only spend 10-15 seconds on a resume. To judge whether a resume is qualified, there are two things that I will look at the first sight: