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your tenure as a student and build a case that helped you receive an “A” in it. There is no better proof of your ability to obtain and process information than your academic achievements. • The ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work—When I ask my students their number one weakness, many of them (after a little prying) talk about procrastination. They go into drawn-out stories of heavy workloads and time commitments associated with the clubs in which they were involved. My answer is always the same: “You do know that the latest, greatest mobile device you own has a cool thing on it called a calendar.” We both laugh, but there is truth to what I say. Find the calendar system that best fits your needs and use it! Make sure you meet deadlines and honor commitments. Sloppy planning, organization, and prioritizing work may be evident during the interviewing process. Be disciplined and don’t let it become a problem that tarnishes your candidacy. Simple things like building these skills in a tight job market may be the difference between you or someone else advancing to the next phase in the interview process. As a student, it’s the little things—building your skills, networking, and being prepared for the right opportunity— that lead to great results during the job search.
Hardy Brown II is the executive director of the Black Voice Foundation in California, and developed The Opportunity of a Lifetime virtual case study development program. He works with diverse students and assists them with developing their career readiness skills. Brown is the past director of cooperative education and career services at Wilberforce University in Ohio.
What Employers Want
Teamwork Oral communications skills Decision-making and problem-solving skills
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Ability to obtain and process information
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
Ability to analyze quantitative data
Ability to create and/ or edit written reports
Ability to sell/ influence others
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition
Job Choices - February 2013 Diversity Edition
Opportunities by Employer/Website Index
From Campus to Career
Timeline: From Campus to Career
Building the Skills That Employers Want
What Employers Want
Playing Fair: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker
10 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Job Search
The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters
A Step-by-Step Guide to a Winning Resume
Are You Demonstrating These on Your Resume?
What Belongs Where? Organizing Your Resume
The Successful Interview: Preparation and Practice Make Perfect
Quick Tips: The Video Interview
Sample Interview Questions
Questions to Ask in the Interview
Acing the Behavior-Based Interview
Disclosing a Disability in a Job Interview
Examples of Preemployment Inquiries Related to Disabilities
How Can You Find a Gay-Friendly Company?
The Critical First Year on the Job
Adapting to Corporate Culture
Selecting and Cultivating a Mentor
Opportunities by Occupation
Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition