Things to Do Right Now to Successfully Get a Job


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Representatives of different local businesses give advice on how to successfully land a good job after college on Wednesday, Oct., 9, 2019.

Cameron Yarumian , Reporter

Wednesday, Oct. 9 the Career and Transfer Services had a business pathway career event that included businesses to share their tips and tricks with, to a successful job interview. It was opened to students and staff to hear what these industries had to say about what not to do to get a job, and the things you should keep in mind.

A handful of local and national businesses attended such as Aspen Grove: Colorado’s premiere open-air retail village, H&R Block: America’s largest retail tax preparation firm, Comcast Spotlight and seven others.

The most reiterated tip in this whole event was to be prepared. You want to know what job you are applying for; you should know about the business you are applying for. A lot of these businesses like Charles Schwab and Comcast Spotlight, talked about how they will less likely continue the interview if you do not know about the business. So do your research about the company before any interview.

Austin Swaim, the assistant district manager from H&R Block, shared that you should feel comfortable in an interview and comfortable in the process. Alyssen Santilli, the marketing manager for Aspen Grove, said control the message. Meaning, that even if you think you might not know the answer to a question, at least try to control and voice how you feel about that question. It’s about getting the message across because it’s your job to sell you.

Jobs are constantly evolving, make sure you come prepared with messages and knowledge that they want to hear. Keep some of this advice in mind when you are going out into the workforce, for either a part-time or full-time job.

A good majority of these industries shared their stories about how they had a journey in their careers, to get to where they are today. Make sure you are getting the right experience by asking questions and talking with the people in the Career and Transfer Service.

If you need help with your resumes or interview skills, the Career and Transfer Services opens that up to ACC students for free. You can schedule an appointment on Navigate or stop by their office at the Main Campus in Littleton.