iSchool Career Center Newsletter 11/10/14

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How to Follow-Up

I get a lot of questions about how to follow-up after an interview or after meeting a recruiter at an information session or career fair. There are several principles you can keep in mind that will help you craft a great follow-up note after an interaction with someone you want to hire you.

  1. Say thank you. After you are interviewed or meet with a professional for an informational interview or long conversation, write an email to say thank you. It can be brief. Say thank you for the opportunity to talk with the person, reference an aspect of the conversation you found especially informative or helpful or interesting.
  2. Ask a question. Ask something that might keep the conversation going, or that will give you more helpful information. Ask about next steps in the process, if there are any others at the company that you might expect to hear from or might be able to connect with to learn more, or ask if there are any resources the person can point you to that might be helpful in your continued career development or exploration.
  3. Ask to connect on LinkedIn. Ask the person if you can connect with them on LinkedIn, and then send them a personalized invitation through LinkedIn to be part of your network. You can post updates on your LinkedIn profile that they will then see.
  4. Check in periodically. In following up after an interview, if it’s been a few weeks and you’ve heard nothing, it’s ok to send a brief message to say hello and ask how the hiring process is going. If you’re following up after an informational interview, aim for a periodic check-in about once a quarter to say hello and ask a question or provide information to the person about a topic of conversation that they might find interesting.

CAMPUS CAREER EVENTS

  • How to Plan Without a Plan, 11/12, 4:00-6:00 p.m., OUGL 136: more info HERE
  • Employer Information Session: MedBridge, 11/13, 12:30-1:30 p.m., MGH 389: more info HERE
  • Unlocking the Power of LinkedIn, presented by LinkedIn, 11/13: more info HERE
  • Informational Interviews, 11/14: more info HERE
  • Capstone Networking Night, 11/17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bloedel 070: more info HERE
  • Job Search for International Students, 11/17: more info HERE
  • Networking Lab for International Students, 11/18: more info HERE
  • Networking for Shy People (and everyone!), 11/20: more info HERE
  • Employer Information Session: BlackRock, 11/20: more info HERE

HIGHLIGHTED COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • GeekWire Game Night, 11/11: more info HERE
  • Feature Friday at the Dice Cabana, 11/14: more info HERE
  • Seattle AntiFreeze at MOHAI: Seattle Startups: more info HERE
  • Kirkland Startup Weekend, 11/14: more info HERE

HIGHLIGHTED STUDENT JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

  • Graduate Research Assistant – Ethnic Minority Youth as Info Mediaries: apply via iCareers, ID 2012
  • Reference and Instruction Specialist, Odegaard Library: apply via iCareers, ID 2002
  • Web developer, TripTips: apply via iCareers, ID 1609
  • Intern, Index Reconstitution, Russell Investments: apply via iCareers, ID 1990
  • 2015 Summer Internship – Digital Products, HBO: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84637
  • Software Developers, Jane Street: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84616
  • Development Events Intern, Hugo House: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84579
  • Electrical Engineering Student Intern, Seattle City Light: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84605
  • Facilities, Technology, and Production Internship, Hugo House: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84611
  • Engineering Project Intern, City of Light: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84564
  • Internship with a Design Professional, Paradiso Designs: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84550
  • Multi-Media Graphic Designer Intern: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84547
  • Software Engineering Intern, Sage Bionetworks: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84536
  • Web Intern – Seattle Channel, City of Seattle: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84569
  • Media and Communications Internship (Story-telling): apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84467
  • Web Production Intern – Winter 2015, KCTS 9: apply via HuskyJobs, ID 84539

HIGHLIGHTED PROFESSIONAL JOBS

  • Communications Specialist, Mid-Columbia Libraries: apply HERE
  • Community Relations Manager, Mid-Columbia Libraries: apply HERE
  • Programs Manager, Mid-Columbia Libraries: apply HERE
  • Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington Bothell: apply HERE
  • Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian: apply HERE
  • UX Designer, Microsoft: apply HERE
  • Library Director, Whatcom Community College: apply HERE
  • Adult Services Librarian, Timberland Regional Library: apply HERE
  • Large Library Manager, Timberland Regional Library: apply HERE
  • Deputy District Director, Fort Vancouver Regional Library: apply HERE
  • Front End Developer, Booking.com: apply HERE
  • Software Development Engineer, Impinj: apply HERE
  • Visual Designer, Zillow: apply HERE
  • Research Support and Electronic Resources Librarian, Columbia University: apply via iCareers, ID 2014
  • Associate Project Manager, CampusPoint: apply via iCareers, ID 2004
  • Digital Information Organization Project: apply via iCareers, ID 2001
  • Junior Network Systems Administrator: apply via iCareers, ID 2008
  • Client Service Consultant, Gallup: apply via iCareers, ID 1991
  • Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library: apply via iCareers, ID 1998
  • Production Designer, CampusPoint: apply via iCareers, ID 2011
  • Senior Computer Specialist, University of Washington: apply via iCareers, ID 1995

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