8 Dos and Don’ts for Acing Your Interview

August 30th, 2011

Have a big interview coming up for that internship you really want, or a part-time job you really need this semester? If so, check out this resourceful article by Dawn Dugan, contributing writer for Salary.com on some helpful tips to consider (and avoid) for the interview.

As always, if you need help with preparing for an interview, writing a resume, cover letter, etc. please make sure to give the Career Center a call or stop by any weekday afternoon from 1-4pm during Student Drop-In Hours.

Welcome Back!!!

August 24th, 2011

Dear College of Charleston Students,

Welcome back to campus and we hope you had a relaxing summer.  As you begin the fall semester, don’t forget that the Career Center is here to assist you, whether it’s help writing a resume or finding a job, locating an internship or preparing for an interview, major/career counseling or helping you get ready for the fall Career Fair.

We are located on the 2nd floor of the Lightsey Building, Room 216 and are open Monday-Fridays 8:30am – 5:00pm.  Don’t forget about our Drop-In Hours each weekday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00pm, where no appointment is required, and you can come in and meet with a Career Advisor for a 15-minute appointment to discuss any topic.

Best of luck this fall semester!

Sincerely, The Career Center

(843) 953-5692 / http://careercenter.cofc.edu

16 Job Search Errors Often Made

August 15th, 2011

By Rachel Farrell, CareerBuilder.com
From CNNLiving.com

Over the years, hiring managers have born witness to every hiring, interviewing, resume, cover letter and negotiation mistake there is. You know what these blunders are. Yet you (and hundreds of other job seekers) continue to make common job search mistakes.

From those who see your mistakes over and over, here are 16 common job search mistakes to avoid – and some of them may surprise you.

The 7 Noble Virtues of the Workplace

August 8th, 2011

From Salary.com

Especially in this economy it is easy to feel alone. Coworkers can be very competitive and it may feel that going out of your way to put the team and your coworkers first is a wasted effort, but in the end people do remember your efforts and small kindnesses add up.

To see the survey results and list of seven noble virtues in the workplace, please click here.

Seven Salary Negotiation Tips for Women

August 1st, 2011

From Salary.com

Women are far less likely than men to negotiate at work, which typically costs women more than half a million dollars in earnings over the course of their respective careers, according to Linda Babcock and Sara Lashever, authors of the book Women Don’t Ask.

The authors conducted multiple studies that found women miss out by failing to negotiate salary, promotions and other advancement opportunities that men commonly and aggressively pursue. The reluctance of female employees to advocate for themselves is often the difference between climbing the career ladder at a healthy pace and not climbing it at all.

Babcock and Lashever said it’s not about women being substandard negotiators, but rather they fail to negotiate at all. In a recent Newsweek interview, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg shares an interesting theory: women don’t negotiate for themselves because others react badly to it. Sandberg says data shows when men negotiate for themselves they are more liked and respected. But when women negotiate for themselves, the behavior is not similarly rewarded. Instead, both men and women want to work with them less often.

In today’s world, the ability to successfully negotiate is a necessity. While it’s difficult to change societal outlooks and reactions, women can learn to negotiate in ways that have a more positive impact on the relationships and people around them. This article explores seven tips for helping women get the salaries they deserve, without alienation or negative feedback.