Welcome to the Student Affairs Job Search by the Job Hakr. The Student Affairs Job Search is hosted by Dave Eng. On the student affairs job search we dive deeply into the steps needed to move forward in our careers. Find out more at www.jobhakr.com This podcast is one way to make the most out of your student affairs career. But if you want to dive more deeply and get some additional tips on your search then a great place to the eBook “Getting Started in your Student Affairs Job Search.” You can download it for free at www.jobhakr.com/gettingstartedYou can also get a full transcript of each episode including links to references in the description or show notes. If you like this show, please consider commenting, sharing, and subscribing. Subscribing is absolutely free and ensures that you’ll get the next episode of The Student Affairs Job Search delivered directly to you. I’d also love it if you took some time to rate the show!I live to lift others with learning. So, if you found this episode useful, consider sharing it with someone who could benefit.You can find more information by visiting:https://www.jobhakr.comhttps://twitter.com/jobhakrhttps://www.facebook.com/JobHakr/
Why do you want to work here?
On this episode we’ll talk about How to answer question “Why do you want to work here?” So…. Why do you want to work here? For many job seekers this is going to be the inevitable first question. Seems pretty simple right? You should just respond “Because you have an opening and I need a job.” Right? Wrong.
On today’s show we’ll talk about getting ghosted by employers. Can you hear the silence? It’s deafening. You’ve been ghosted. You completed the phone interview, the web interview, and the campus interview. They said that they’d get back to you in one week. It’s been three. You’ve. Heard. Nothing.
On today’s show we’ll talk about competing against internal candidates. Have you ever gotten the response: “We’ve gone with the internal candidate. The nerve! Can you believe this? You just spent the last month carefully researching this role, the institution, and the responsibilities of the job! ….and they just selected someone who already works there! What a waste!
On today’s show we’ll talk about your professional references. It’s important to show your best self in the student affairs job search. That “self” comes across in various stages. It starts with your cover letter, continues with your resume, and eventually leads to your first round on campus interview. But what about when it comes to making a final decision about a candidate? Much of that decision depends on your references. Your references should be professionals who can speak highly of you. They are the ones who can provide an unbiased (but positive) reference about your work ethic, background, character, and personality.
Your Greatest Weakness
On today’s show we’ll talk about the interview question “tell me about your greatest weakness?” If you’ve been on any interview in the past, then you know what it’s like to be bombarded by a slew of questions. One of the most challenging ones is: “tell me about your greatest weakness.” This can be a difficult question to answer for some. Yet, others have been practicing their responses to this question for a while. But why do institutions, hiring managers, and search committees ask this question? More importantly how do you answer the question “What is your greatest weakness?”
Final Round Interview
On today’s show we’ll talk about the on-campus interview. The final round student affairs interview is the culmination of your long search process. You’ve successfully navigated past the 1st round phone screen. You’ve spoken to the hiring manager and select members of the committee. Now you’re at that critical stage: the final round interview. Deep down you’re panicking. But you don’t have to. Thousands of student affairs professionals are in the same place right now. They are all finalists in their job searches. However, only a few will be selected to receive the offer. Navigating the final round student affairs interview can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be.
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Good content for all job seekers
Although there is a focus on careers in higher education and student affairs, Dr Eng’s content crosses into great advice for all job seekers. I recommend you give this a try if you are searching, or even if you just want to sharpen the tools in your job searching toolbox.