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This week, Kim Dority’s information skills blog Infonista features a guest post written by Kelly Kowatch, co-author of The New Information Professional. In it, Kowatch helps you make the most of of your school’s career services by offering tips on preparing for a meeting with a career counselor. From “The Three Questions Your Career Counselor Wishes You’d Ask (While Your Still a Student!):
“You’re sitting in the lobby waiting for your name to be called. Your hands are sweaty, your heart is racing. Will you know the answers to their questions? Will you be a good fit for the position? You are nervous. Of course, you’ve spent a considerable amount of time preparing for this interview. You’ll be great in this situation. However, the one “interview” that you may not have spent enough time preparing for is your first meeting with your career counselor – and it never even crossed your mind to be nervous. You may not consider it an interview, but this really is your chance to be interviewed by – and interview – a professional who can make your future job search much more successful. And, just like an interview, both parties should get to ask question. The employer asks you questions about your qualifications; you ask questions to determine if it’s an ideal situation for you to work.”
-Kelly Kowatch, Infonista
Click here to read the full post and learn more about Infonista.