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Human Resources Specialist Shares Secrets of
Job Search with MCCC Students through Nov. 8


10/11/10


West 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 can negotiate."

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.

Stone 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…Get 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.
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For more information, contact Career Services at 609-570-3397 or by email at careers@mccc.edu.

 

 

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Richard Stone with students eager for job search tips
Students stay after for individual advice.
Student Dongquin Chen with Richard Stone
and Career Services' Gail LaFrance.