Technology & the Job Search

Written by our Undergraduate Career Consultant, Kaitlin Bressler

Technology is transforming how companies hire and recruit their top talent. Therefore, it is important to understand how recruiters are using technology to source new candidates, and also understand how you as a job seeker can use technology to your advantage.

Fisher Fall Career Fair App

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Because there are so many companies registered for the Fisher Fall Career Fair, it is a good idea to map out exactly which companies you’d like to visit at the career fair. Through the app, you can pull up a map with each company’s specific location at the career fair. To download the app, search for OSU Career Fair Plus on the App Store and Google Play Store. Once downloaded, you will be able to see a list of all companies attending, view an interactive floorplan, see additional event details, receive real-time announcements, and even view career fair tips.

Social Media

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LinkedIn is a great online tool for you to use in searching for jobs as well as networking with alumni. Ohio State and the Fisher College of Business have large alumni networks, and LinkedIn makes it easy to sort by industry, location, or even company.  Connect with people who share similar interests with you by sending them personalized messages asking if they would be willing to conduct an informational interview with you to learn more about their career path.  Make sure you’re also aware of how your public profile looks on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and that you are mindful of how that could potentially impact your interviewing process with employers.  Additionally, be sure to follow the Office of Career Management’s Twitter handle @fishercareermgt and Instagram account fishercareermgt for updates on happenings in the Office of Career Management and tips!

Video Interviewing

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At some point in your job search, you might be asked to do a video interview. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to get set up, and if possible, test out your internet connection before your interview occurs. You should also dress in professional attire, like you would for an in-person interview. Although it is sometimes a challenge, do your best to maintain good eye contact with the person on the other end of the video conference. As always, if you need a quiet space to do your video interview, you can reserve an interview room in the Office of Career Management in Gerlach.

Good luck with your job search! See you at the Fisher Fall Career Fair on the 9th!

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