Specialist Shares Secrets of
Job Search with MCCC Students through Nov. 8
Windsor, N.J. - Calling
all students who have the eventual -- or immediate -- goal
of getting a job. Two weeks into a series entitled "Strategies
for a Successful Job Search," Richard Stone, recruiter
and human resources specialist, is imparting strategies developed
over a lifetime in the field with job-seeking students and
alumni at MCCC. In the first session, he covered techniques
for finding job openings, and in the second, as part of "Acing
the Interview," he did mock interviews with students.
Among his pieces of advice thus far? Submit resumes in person
whenever possible. Don't worry about doing extensive research
on the company with which you are interviewing. "They
know a lot more about their company than you do," he
said. Rather, spend your limited interview time selling yourself.
Show confidence and have a ready answer for the interviewer's
questions. "Your main goal is to get an offer. Then you
Stone's real world advice includes candid assessments from
his own life. "I've been on both sides - as a recruiter
and as a job seeker," he notes.
first came to campus for a job fair as a representative of
RCA Astro more than a decade ago and has stayed in touch with
the Career Services office. Recognizing that many MCCC students
must work to pay for their schooling, he is especially glad
to help them in their search.
Four additional sessions will be held Mondays at noon in SC
211: Resumes that Really Work" on Oct. 18; "Networking
a Verizon Team Behind You" on Oct. 25; "The Agencies"
on Nov. 1; and "Got an Offer? - How to Make It Work for
You" on Nov. 8. The workshops are open to all current
MCCC students and to college alumni.
For more information, contact Career Services at 609-570-3397
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stone with students eager for job search tips
stay after for individual advice.
Dongquin Chen with Richard Stone
and Career Services' Gail LaFrance.