ERIC Number: ED238032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-11
Reference Count: 0
Interviewing for Communications-Related Positions in the Corporate Community.
Taugher, C. David
Guidelines and suggestions for obtaining a professional position in the corporate community are presented. Although the focus is on communications-related positions, the suggestions are general enough to be useful to anyone seeking a corporate job. The paper begins by discussing basic philosophies and realities of the corporate community with an emphasis on competition and profitability. Suggestions are then offered for locating a job opening, getting an interview, doing the proper things during the interview, and following up the interview. The suggestions include making use of as many options as possible when looking for a job, using the resume and letter of application to "sell" oneself to prospective employers, doing research on the company to determine which skills should be emphasized during the interview, maintaining a positive attitude, taking the initiative whenever possible in the interview, and using a thank-you letter and a telephone call to follow up. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Speech Communication Association Convention (Washington, DC, November 11, 1983).