New England Tech would like to give a big thank you to Christian Beaulieu, a 2013 graduate from the Video Audio Program (currently named Digital Media Production). Christian assisted Career Services in speaking with a Digital Media Production class today regarding interviewing and finding work. Christian stressed the importance of having technical qualities and strong skills in communication. His perseverance led him to a few part time jobs and eventually landed him his first full time job. He will be working at HB Communications in Digital Media along with a part time job at Gillette Stadium as an Audio Visual Tech. Congratulations, Christian!
Dealing with the challenges of this winter’s weather, 24 automotive, marine, and transportation employers located throughout New England were eager to attend New England Tech’s annual Transportation Technology Career Fair on March 10th to discuss employment opportunities with NEIT students. Representatives from automotive dealerships, collision shops, automotive supply companies, marinas, insurance companies and the military were actively recruiting students as more of their customers are having their vehicles and vessels serviced.
NEIT welcomed first time companies to the Fair: Orleans Auto Supply, State Auto Body, Nationwide Insurance, Oak Leaf Marina, D&D Auto, Toyota of Dartmouth/Check Collision, Newport Shipyard, and Wagner of Shrewsbury.
Paul Harden, Director of Transportation Technologies stated, “When talking to company representatives at the Transportation Career Fair who had hired our grads in the past, I was proud to hear them say how well prepared and trained NEIT’s graduates are for careers in both the automotive and marine fields.”
We don’t want to brag BUT I think we will.
Employers love New England Tech graduates! Don’t listen to me, hear what they have to say.
If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, online and Master’s degree programs.
Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu
Grad Fair is being held Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the Student Lounge on the East Greenwich Campus. Graduates may pick up their cap and gown orders at any time between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. If you are unable to attend, a friend or family member may pick it up for you.
Be photo ready! GradImages will be there taking professional portraits of graduates in their caps and gowns as well as professional business portraits. For more information click here. Balfour will also be available to take orders for class rings and graduation announcements.
Make sure you stop by the Career Services table to hear how we can assist you with your job search, or let us know if you’re already working! There will also be a free raffle with seven lucky winners.
One day only! All alumni will receive 20% off apparel items in the bookstore.
If you have not ordered your cap and gown, please visit www.neit.edu/graduation and click the “Graduation Form” link. If you have any other questions about graduation, contact Caitlin Beagan at email@example.com or 401-739-5000 x3431.
Demand for college-educated employees is on the rise, a trend that can be a mixed bag for job hunters.
From 1967 to 2007, the share of high-skill managerial and professional jobs rose from 21 percent to 35 percent of U.S. employment, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Over the same period, the report noted, the share of college-educated workers rose from 13 percent to 32 percent, and those workers are producing more than half of the country’s economic output.
“For those who get a post-secondary education, and who get it in the right field, it’s a very positive story,” said Anthony P. Carnevale, the center’s director and lead author of the report.
via MSNBC click the link to read entire story: The downside of high demand for college-educated workers.
Resume Tips from Career Services and TheLadders:
An eye-tracking study by TheLadders found that the average recruiter spends only six seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if it’s worth a closer inspection. When you only have six seconds to make the right impression, you have to make every word on your resume count.
Below I’ve compiled a list of 16 items you can remove from your resume right away that will help your job application avoid the hiring manager’s trash pile.
Inappropriate email addresses
Multiple phone numbers
Irrelevant social media accounts
Current employer’s contact info
Click the link to read the complete list and explanation: 16 things you should remove from your resume.
Great story shared by Career Services about the importance of networking and utilizing social channels like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
At one time, job boards were the way to go for job seekers. It’s where you could post your resume for employers and recruiters to view, and apply to job openings. But today, it’s a different story.
Job boards are simply not as effective anymore since there are social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter where you can pretty much network your way to the right contacts. The fact is, job boards have a 2-4% effectiveness rate whereas networking has over a 50% effectiveness rate.
Think about if you were a hiring manager: Would you be more likely to take time to interview a candidate you don’t know except for what’s been given on a submitted cover letter and resume, or someone who’s been referred to you?
A referral has much less risk, and that’s why networking has a higher success rate than job boards when it comes to securing a position.
Here are a few other things about the limitations of using job boards when you’re a job seeker:
1. Your resume is falling into a black hole.
2. Hundreds of others have already applied to the job by the time it makes it to the job board.
3. You’re wasting time because you’re not getting to the decision maker directly.
4. Many job openings never make it to the job boards.
5. Hiring managers and recruiters are sourcing talent through LinkedIn.
Click the link to read the entire story via Why Job Boards Aren’t Effective Anymore | CAREEREALISM.