Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Joyce Donahue is a former coordinator of career development from the Fulton Schools Career Center. Read her archive of weekly career tips for Fulton Schools students.

Communication skills — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Effective communication is one of the top skills sought by college recruiters. During the hiring process, the applicant’s oral, written, non-verbal and cross-cultural communication are assessed. The ability to listen well and to engage in reflective or active listening is also important.

Handshake and LinkedIn can help you — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Approaching the end of the semester is always a busy time of the year for Fulton Schools students. There are projects, tests and presentations. Final exams are only a few weeks away and life might get stressful. If you have not yet secured a job after graduation or a summer internship, spending time on a…

GoinGlobal — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

If you are still looking for a summer internship, a job after graduation or information about cities in other parts of the country (or the world), GoinGlobal is a valuable resource. Fulton Schools students can access GoinGlobal through Handshake. First, click on “Career Center” then click “Resources.”

Evaluating your job offer — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

It’s getting to be the time of the semester when soon-to-be-graduates will be receiving job offers. Recipients are typically thrilled to see that their job search might actually be over. Yet, the serious document, which sometimes contains unfamiliar terminology, often causes anxiety. Students wonder what should they ask, say or do, before they sign and…

What is most important? Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Do you know the difference between skills and attributes? Several of my columns have mentioned or discussed the importance of being able to identify, articulate and demonstrate your skills and accomplishments in terms that are of interest to employers.

Spring break — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Spring break! This is a time for Fulton Schools students to relax, catch up on sleep, travel, spend time with friends — and get ready for the challenging, busy, often stressful end of the semester that is quickly approaching. Make this week a time to do things you enjoy with some time to get organized…

Interview questions — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Many of the companies attending the Fulton Schools Career Fair on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be conducting on-campus interviews at the end of the week. It is impossible to over-prepare for an interview! In addition to knowing about the company, the position, and the industry you really need to do some serious introspection so…

What employers are seeking — Joyce’s career tip of the week

The Fulton Schools Spring Career Fair will be taking place next week! By the end of this week, you should have had your résumé reviewed and printed. Your professional attire should be ready to wear. You have looked over the employers who are coming and you are making lists and planning strategies to meet them.