Interview was conducted via email
Graduating: May 2011
Involvement on campus: Senior Class Vice President, President of Wittenberg Human Resource Management Association, Student Manager at the Benham Pence Student Center, Internal Auditor at the Accounting Business Office, Build a Better Wittenberg Committee Member, Senate Finance Committee Member, Senior Circle Co-Chair
Who did you get your job offer from and where will you be located?
Vantage Point Consulting, a private marketing company located in Columbus, Ohio
What’s your job title?
What will you be doing?
I will [be] helping our biggest client, AT&T and Intuit to create new marketing campaigns for their new products that they will be launching/ have recently launched
When do you start your job?
June 20th, 2011
When did you get your job offer?
I received the job offer on the 25th of January and accepted it on the 26th of January.
How did you get the job offer and what was the process with the company?
I applied to Vantage Point Consulting on Monster.com, they liked my resume, called me to set up my initial interview. My initial interview was very brief and with the President of the company. After that, I was called back for a 3 hour lunch interview. I went out to lunch with an account rep for 2 hours then got back to the office, had to take a test on everything I had learned the past 2 hours. Then the President and CEO reviewed my test results, called me in for a quick 3rd interview the same day. They told me I was essentially competing for one position among 80 other applicants. After a couple of days, they called me and I was offered the job via phone!
When did you start actively looking for a job?
I started looking during my winter break after Christmas!
What advice would you give to your classmates who are also looking for jobs?
Start looking for jobs early and put your resume up on all job sites such as Monster.com, Indeed.com, CareerBuilder.com, CareerShift.com etc. Also, if you are offered an interview but don’t necessarily favor the position, go on the interview anyway because it is great practice! Keep your resume and linked in updated at all times, use WittPath Career Services for any assistance, they will definitely work with you on anything and give you advice. Also, create a strategic plan for job applications such as set an x amount of jobs you will apply to on a weekly basis and set dates for when you will follow up with each company you have applied to! Also, if the company says ‘do not call’ feel free to go the extra mile, research a person that works at the company and get your foot in the door. You’d be surprised how many people are willing to help you. Most importantly, USE YOUR NETWORKS! HR recruiters often like to seek applicants through referrals, so don’t be afraid to ask your teachers, mentors or any professionals you know for advice!
Why are you going into the job force instead of going to grad school?
I want to use my skills and knowledge and work in the real world before I go back to school. I have been very excited to just jump into the field and see what the workplace has to offer. Also, if you find a suitable company, often times they can partially reimburse you if you go back and get your masters part time. This is exactly what I plan to do.
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