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A&A Career Consultants presentation to Ohio State University on Tuesday February 24th, 2009.

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.Ashlee Lear2001 Graduate of The Ohio State UniversityBachelors of Art in Psychology and CommunicationsClose to a decade of sales and recruiting experienceActive member of the Chamber of CommerceVolunteer at the Ronald McDonald HouseColumbus Young Professional

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Columbus MSA Employment Sector

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Government17

Construction & Mining4

Manufacturing8

Wholesale Trade4

Administrative & Waste Svcs77

Transportation & Utilities5

Information2

Finance6

Retail Trade11

Education & Health Services12

Professional & Tech Services7

Other Services4

Leisure & Hospitality10

Real Estate2

Mgt. Of Companies2

*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Who is hiring?The Columbus Chamber predicts that education, health and social-services jobs will grow 2.4 percent this year, the greatest growth among 10 categories in central Ohio. Another field projected to gain jobs is transportation and utilities, which the chamber report says will add 1.6 percent.

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Logistics Roadmap through ColumbusFoster a logistics friendly business environmentContinue to Develop Advanced Logistics InfrastructureInfuse World-Class Logistics Technology into RegionBuild High Skill Workforce for Competitive Advantage

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Ohiothe Heart of it AllOhio highways connect you to the Midwest; our region's distribution and transportation system connects you to the worldRoad, rail, air, intermodal, port35 million square feet of developmentThriving metropolitan area with 1.7 million people; energetic young professionals from 20 colleges and universities; nationally ranked logistics curriculumMore than 100,000 jobs; nearly 14% of the region's private sector employment

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Phone Interview TipsThe best interviews are the ones that are prepared for the most Do your homework. Check out the companys website and know some specific facts you can discuss or form into a questionHave your resume in front of you when on the phone and be prepared to discuss in detail your work/school/activity historyHave a set of success stories from your schooling/activities/job prepared to share. These should include times when you were faced with a problem, how you overcame the problem, and the ending positive result

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Phone Interview Tips cont.Answer questions in a concise and direct manner and avoid straying off the topic at hand. Be yourself and relax Close the interview reiterating your interest in the position and inquire on what the next step in the process will beGet the contact info of that person that interviewed you and send a thank you email or letter

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Face to Face InterviewAlways give yourself time to arrive at the interview 15 minutes early. Never put yourself in a position where you have to rush to the interview, if it can be avoided. Be well groomed and dress conservatively and professionally. Wear a suit and tie, or a suit with a blouse, dress shoes, etc. Wear a limited amount of jewelry and make-up. Avoid wearing strong cologne or perfume.Take a couple copies of your resume with you to the interviews.

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Face to Face Interview cont.Try and get an itinerary of your interviews and research each interviewer as much as possible.Maintain eye contact with everyone you speak with and be enthusiastic. Smile. Avoid saying negatives about your previous employers.Again, close the interview reiterating your interest in the position and inquire on what the next step in the process will be. Make sure you get the contact info of the person who interviewed you (business card, call HR, etc.) and send that person or people a thank you email or letter.

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*When asked what the biggest mistake college graduates make during the interview process, employers said..Acting bored or cocky Not dressing appropriately Coming to the interview with no knowledge of the company Not turning off cell phones or electronic devices Not asking good questions during the interview Asking what the pay is before the company considered them for the job Spamming employers with the same resume and/or cover letter Failure to remove unprofessional photos/content from social networking pages, web pages, blogs, etc.

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Get InvolvedSchool ActivitiesAcademic OrganizationsSocial OrganizationsSportsCommunity ActivitiesVolunteerParticipate in Charities, Philanthropies, etc.Internships

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*A&A CareerConsultants, LLC.*Thank you!!Ashlee LearA&A CareerConsultants, LLC.ashlee@aacareerconsultants.comwww.aacareerconsultants.com

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you all!

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