What is the right "subject" in emails when applying for jobs?
I always thought it would be hilarious to put something like "WASSSUPPPP!!" or "READ THIS!!!" haha No. But on a totally serious note. You can just put the title of the position in the subject line. If I were applying for a receptionist position, I would put "Receptionist / Clerical" or "Craigslist Ad - Receptionist" depending on where you saw the opening. When you DO get a position, make sure you don't do what I'm doing right now. I'm at work answering questions on Yahoo. haha :) Good Luck!!
Nailed the job interview...no answer. Now what?
Hi all I went to a job interview last week and totally nailed it! I really enjoyed the interview and so did the people interviewing me and I had a great feeling about it. Here it is a week later and still no answer. Is it rude of me to send an email and ask if they've made a decision? I am used to hearing back within a day or two of the interview, but 7 days later I am still waiting. The only thing I can think is that since I had to wait over a week for the interview from the day they contacted me, they're very busy...and perhaps they're interviewing more candidates. So should I just this lie for a little longer, or should I send an email. If so, what should it say? I have been on pins and needles for the last week...so much so it's keeping me up at night and I am getting really "snappy" at everybody...
Does using a university email add legitimacy?
It depends on what you're applying for. I use university emails quite a bit because of the "official" first initial-last name format which I don't really feel the need to sign up for ANOTHER gmail to get. When I apply for residencies or jobs I always use it. My gmail isn't that obvious because I use an alias (Anath is not my name in real life) on replies because it's mostly personal and minor jobs, so I tend not to give it out in a professional context. Landlords and insurance and cat adoption and utilities and mailing lists and stuff? Absolutely. They don't care/need to know where I went to school and I have to spell the address out on the phone or write it on a form anyway... So the convenience of saying "it's my name!" is lost.Sometimes I give out my Harvard one instead of my undergrad strictly because my undergrad one left out the last letter of my last name and it's obnoxious to explain (Sherida? Seriously?!)... Not because I'm trying to impress or name drop. But simply because if you have to explain your email address to someone you run the risk of them not using it. I also use the Harvard one with other Harvard affiliates and undergrad with affiliates of that university, or when I teach there. I never give a student, boss, or colleague a casual email. It's just practical, and fortunate I still work in a university setting for those jobs. The coworkers and bosses at my other job all use their gmails so I avoid using a university email. It's just practical, and a lot of them haven't been to college, much less Ivy so consider that or risk coming off a snob unintentionally.And OK... Fine. I do admit to using @post.harvard to impress once. Maybe twice. But I had good reasons... OK maybe I didn't.But seriously, most people are not impressed and don't consider @superprestige more highly than @bu or @lesley or @tufts or @uml/umb/uma or @bhcc so I don't do the unnecessary swagger a lot... Because then I run the risk of having to explain exactly what I did/do there and it's all obscure programs and database stuff that ends up sounding the opposite of impressive without a little dressing up... so it can be counter productive. No one cares about that. They care about what you're emailing them about!That's how I use mine! Your mileage may vary.
Do Employers really check to see if you have a High School Diploma?
As an employer, I check all references and facts on an application form. You wouldn't believe how many people we catch lying on their applications. Even some that have fake references from people that never even knew them! Although it is our policy to check factual information for accuracy, or references for credibility, there are many employers that don't because they need people right away. It's usually best practice to be honest because you don't want to be found out later. It can lead to an embarassing situation that I'm sure you would have wished you had avoided. Sometimes I've interviewed people that have answered questions that have put them in what they think is a negative light, but because they were honest with me, it establishes their credibility quickly. Then they explain their situation and why I shouldn't worry about the negative answer. This puts them in a better situation and they score higher points in their interview. Bottom line - I wouldn't lie.
How should I get a job if there are no campus placements in my college?
I am not an electrical engineer so cant say much about jobs in electrical engineering. However, if you want to get into IT then there a lot off campus jobs. Most of them specify engineering as the mininum requirement and allow electrical engineers to take the test unless there is specific requirement for CS ENGINEERS. The test is mainly an aptitude test as most of these companies give trainings on their own when selected.So keep looking for such jobs on jobsites.Best of luck !!