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Talk with Penn State Alumni Who Want to Connect With You

You might have questions about a particular job industry, and you want to hear from someone “on the inside.” Or maybe you’re considering applying to a certain company and want to know about the climate and culture there. Maybe you just want to talk with someone who has graduated from Penn State to see what…

Career Services Available to World Campus Students

If you’re new to Penn State World Campus, you might not know about the many career resources available to you.  There are many ways that we can help you develop your career well before your last semester (so start early—even your first semester!).  As World Campus’s career counselor, I am dedicated to helping students develop professionally.…

The Best Job Interviews Start Well Before You Ever Meet an Employer

People frequently overlook the important step of interview preparation. You can go to an interview cold, but why create extra stress in what is already a stressful time? A more effective approach is to do some preparation such as taking time to know who you are, doing employer research, practicing interview skills, and selecting appropriate…

Top 5 Resume Mistakes

A colleague recently asked me what common mistakes I see when reviewing resumes. Here are the top five–plus three takeaway tips. 1. No particular audience or objective:  Whenever you write anything – even a resume – you have to consider the reader and the purpose of your writing. Think about what you are trying to…

Job Interview Communication Skills: An Easy Way to Practice

I know that doing a mock job interview is intimidating. Let’s face it, who really wants to watch themselves perform during an interview with all the “um,” “like,” and “you know” comments we all make? Yes, I understand the anxiety, but let me share two facts with you: When employers rate the importance of job…