The Big Stressors – And How We Eliminate Them
What should I do with my future?
We help students identify their strengths, weaknesses,
aspirations and ambitions, even research potential employers.
But I don’t know anyone important. Students know it’s all about networking. We teach them
that everyone has an accessible community, and how to reach the people in it.
What do I say in an interview?
We review frequently asked questions, many of which are
open-ended (such as “What was your most difficult work situation and how did you handle it?”),
suggest specific ways to prepare potential answers, and practice until students are comfortable.
And we teach proper after-interview etiquette.
My resume is boring.
We teach students how to broaden descriptions in interesting ways; to
use bright, active language; to explain the ways in which they became assets to previous
Cold calling is torture.
I can’t talk to strangers. I’m not comfortable selling myself. We
show students how to start with who they already know. And arm them with personal business
cards to ease the way.
How do I talk about money?
Or a boss who never liked me? We specifically address ways
to handle delicate subject areas, such as salary or difficult interpersonal relationships.
There’s so much competition. And I have no experience. We teach students to highlight their
skills, to organize and format visually pleasing, therefore attention-getting, resumes, to quantify
and amplify whatever has happened to them.
How can I get everything on a one-page resume?
We focus on which skills, educational and
employment experiences, honors and activities to include, where they should appear, and how
much detail to include.
Our students are our most credible advocates. They say it best:
"Instead of having a million thoughts and feelings floating around in my head, I felt focused on
my future for the first time, and I didn’t feel as nervous about the uncertainty of it. I actually
knew what I wanted to do, and what I was looking for in a job and a company. I just needed to be
asked the right questions."
"My networking future no longer seems so bleak. I now know that there are people I can call
upon for assistance with career advancement, and they will be happy to help me."
"I learned how to respond to difficult questions in ways that do not burn bridges. I have less
anxiety about job preparation in general. I feel more comfortable and confident about searching
for a job and going into the interview process."
"There are so many graduating college seniors looking for jobs. At first, I was not sure it was
possible for me to create a resume that would stand out from the rest. However, I learned that
this is not the case."
"Thank you a million times over for encouraging me in this direction of sales – this is where I
need to be. And for that text describing how to look for a job, interview for a job, and get the job
– I felt completely confident when going on interviews. I am really excited to see where they
lead me – whether it be getting the job or maybe opening the door for another interview."
"My resume definitely needed a lot of work. Having revised it a number of times and having had
it edited, I now feel I am left with a clean, professional, dynamic resume that will survive the
scan of the employer and hopefully get me the interview at the company of my choice."