Diversity Employers

December 2015

Editorial objective:1- give diverse jobseekers sound information on job opportunities and how to successfully navigate the job search process,2- invite “employers of choice” to share success secrets and valuable information on where the jobs are.

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Diversity Employers | DiversityEmployers.com | December 2015 11 Career Services has helped me to prepare for the job marketing. I learned a lot from my mentor, Mr. Williams; he has shaped and molded my interview skills and connected me to the right people for graduate school. This year earning from Mr. Williams, I learned simple but effective tools to use dur- ing an interview. The frst key tool is to bring a leather portfolio; second bring your resume and business cards; and third know the company purpose and information. In this process, I also learned how to greet the interviewer with a smile, not to be so nervous, dress appropriately and state why you are a good candidate for the job. Working with Career Services helped me get my frst job, working at the Spring Garden Apartment complex as an Assistant Manager. I want thank Rust College's Career Services for sharpening my in- terviewing skills, job marketability and helping to get into graduate school. The most important thing that I did with Anthony, as well as with any student I meet, is have a conversation to see where he is in life. I always want to fnd out what a student's goal is so that I know exactly what course to take and how aggressive I need to be. With Anthony, he was interested in going to graduate school to obtain his mas- tersdegree, but also wanted to go into sales, so we focused frst on fnding the right graduate program for him. Once he found the best suitor and applied, we moved on to fnding him a part time job while in school as well as a job when he graduates that he can work while still matriculating in education. Anthony and I met daily to craft his resume and fne tune his interviewing skills. Once he perfected those endeav- ors, we worked on his interview attire, non-verbal gestures and confdence. Mr. Smith was one of only two candi- dates I was comfortable enough with to propose to the hiring manager at his current position. After securing the job as an Assistant Manager at the Spring Garden Apartment complex in Holly Springs, MS, Anthony has used the skills and strategies learned to interview for sales opportunities with three other companies, all of which offering him a full-time position after graduation. He is now in the process of negotiating to see which one is the right ft for him. u Ivyanne K. London, a native of New Orleans, LA, is an accounting major at Xavier University of Louisiana. Upon graduation in May, she will be converted to a full time Systems Accountant in the Financial Reporting Branch of the Student Success Story- Rust College University Student Success Story- Xavier University By Robert T. Williams, Jr. By Carolyn Thomas Anthony L. Smith, Jr. - Rust College, Holly Springs, MS Major: Biology Hometown: Memphis, TN Employer: Chuck Hutton Chevrolet, Memphis, TN Job Title: Manager-in-Training/ Customer Liaison Ivyanne K. London - Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana Major: Accounting Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Employer: USDA National Finance Center (NFC), New Orleans, LA Job Title: Systems Accountant – Financial Reporting Branch In this process, I also learned how to greet the interviewer with a smile, not to be so nervous, dress appropriately and state why you are a good candidate for the job. Robert T. Williams, Jr. ,Director of Career Services, Default Prevention Counselor – Rust College With Anthony, he was interested in going to graduate school to obtain his masters degree, but also wanted to go into sales, so we focused frst on fnding the right graduate program for him.

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