by Katie Yeaton
This week has been stressful, but I feel like I am preaching to the choir. So, for all those out there job searching, I hope this note resonates with you.
It’s been quite a few months, between finishing capstone and your independent study, and applying to jobs. I know you are feeling exhausted, but I wanted to remind you that you can do this; you can finish strong with your studies and start your career. You will get an interview and--eventually--you will secure the Res. Life position. Do not doubt yourself and be genuine in all of your interviews.
Yes, it will take a little while to hear back about positions and you will get anxious. You will eventually get an interview though. When you do get that interview, I know you will be nervous, but that’s completely normal. Remember you have prepared for this moment. You have researched the institution, you have prepared your questions, and you are a well-qualified candidate. Remember to directly state why this school and position are the ‘right fit’ for you. This position is a new experience to grow and to continue to expand your career. Do not be afraid to ask questions and clarify.
When you enter the interview--whether it’s in-person or a phone call--remember to take a deep breath and do not rush. You’ve got this candidate.
Your Positive-Outlook Self