In Landing Internships and Your Aboriginal Job, Jerome Wong offers invaluable career-preparation admonition to academy acceptance about to access the workplace. The subtitle, Why Abilities Are Not Enough, reveals that hiring managers accessory for added than just bookish success and alleged “hard skills” if evaluating candidates.
Wong has spent affluence of years on both abandon of the hiring process. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, has had a career in technology, accustomed accession amount from Columbia Business Academy and again entered the cyberbanking world, and eventually, began his own company, Real Apple ExpertsTM, to admonish acceptance on the absolute career-preparation process. Besides accepting interviewed for jobs abounding times himself, Wong has frequently interviewed -to-be employees, alternate in campus recruiting teams, and formed with the animal assets departments at the firms he formed for to appoint the best academy aptitude available. Today, through his company, Wong coaches acceptance on the absolute job seek process, including account techniques and able business etiquette. Now he shares all his experiences, anxious insights, and actionable strategies in his new book.
Landing Internships and Your Aboriginal Job goes far above the accepted job seek books about interviewing techniques and how to address a resume. This book is for acceptance accurately and explains how they can use their bookish acquaintance to construe into the key apparatus administration ambition in their corresponding fields. As Wong states in the introduction:
“Unlike accomplished professionals who can point to their accordant plan acquaintance as abilities for approaching success, acceptance accept a added arduous assignment of acceptable -to-be administration that their bookish and extracurricular adventures can construe into able success. They aswell accept the added accountability of acceptable companies that they are absolutely absorbed and committed to the industry.”
Wong relieves acceptance of a ample allotment of that accountability by assuming how to accord amount to their experiences. But this book is abundant added than how to boner your resume to accessory acceptable to an employer or what to say in an interview. Wong talks about all the things acceptance should be accomplishing continued afore they activate analytic for a job. He instructs on how to actuate what courses to yield to authorize a acute bookish profile, how to use your school’s career casework appointment to admonition you, and, a lot of importantly, how to acquaint your accurate adventure to argue the aggregation to appoint you.
Equally important, Wong asks readers to anticipate about what career is an adapted fit for them. Acceptance charge to actuate what their belief are and how those will construe into the workplace. It isn’t abundant just to ambition to accomplish a six-figure salary, and you absolutely can’t acquaint -to-be administration that’s why you ambition to plan for them. You aswell don’t ambition to yield on a job just for the money if it will accord you added accent than you can handle or it ethically doesn’t adjust with your values.
One of the a lot of important capacity in the book is about architecture your claimed brand. Success in the job bazaar begins with alone accepting a success, and that doesn’t beggarly just bookish achievements but moral success and advancing up with your own claimed analogue of success that will adjust with your goals, personality, and ethics. You accept to cast yourself to reflect in all agency who you are. Wong helps acceptance not alone to actuate what their brands are but how to acquaint those brands finer to administration so they will “buy into” the brand.
Wong aswell focuses on the accent of alleviative the career basic action as a sales process. While in class, you’re in a sales bearings because you accept to breed relationships to accept recommendations from professors. Summer internships aswell should be advised like continued and absolute job interviews. In addition, Wong gives admonition on interviewing, abacus this hasty asset of truth: “Hiring managers are generally added afflicted by questions candidates ask them than by their answers to their questions.”
There is affluence added invaluable advice in this book-advice on networking, accessory career fairs, how to accept the appropriate attitude, how to be self-confident, and how to accept a sales mindset to advertise yourself. But conceivably a lot of important is what Wong has to say about if and how generally to adapt for award a job. Wong states the harder accuracy by saying:
“Students generally acquaint me they are too active with their coursework to address time to career prep. Unfortunately, accessory job fairs or on-campus interviews is not necessarily abundant to acquisition a job; you will charge to put in a lot added accomplishment if you ambition to aerate your affairs of landing a abundant aboriginal job or internship… People generally say that analytic for a job is a full-time job. For academy students, it should at atomic be a part-time job, which agency you should consistently set abreast time anniversary anniversary for career prep. Ideally, you should alpha cerebration about career basic efforts as a first-year student, although at this stage, your focus should just be on accepting accustomed with the career casework accessible on campus, exploring your bookish interests, and cerebration about establishing bookish accreditation adorable to abeyant employers.”
Hopefully, you are one of the acute ones who is advanced of the bold and will apprehend this book aboriginal in your academy career, but if not, there’s still affluence to admonition set you afar from all the added job applicants. I ambition anyone had accustomed me this book if I was in college. It will accomplish the absolute allowance for top academy or academy students, anyone about to access the job market, or even anyone who wants to adapt to acquisition a bigger job.