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  • Four Tips From the NACE Community

    April 29, 2019 | By NACE Staff

    Best Practices
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    Spotlight for Career Services Professionals

    Sometimes questions in the NACE Community are answered with short, information-rich responses. Here are a few of those questions and the answers they received:

    Help! A student wants to shake hands at an interview, but says his hands are too sweaty.

    • Apply an aluminum-based anti-perspirant to dry palms the night before the interview.
    • Fill a small water bottle with tepid water and wrap in a paper napkin. Hold the bottle in your right hand up until time to shake hands. Put the bottle down. Shake.
    • Squirt on a tiny bit of hand sanitizer to dry skin.

    Is there a good way to identify alumni working at a career fair?
    Alumni who self-identify before career fairs at California State University – Fresno wear red alumni ribbons attached to their name badges.

    I’m looking for resources for students with disabilities.

    • Every state has an office that specializes in career development and employment services for people with disabilities. They receive funding from the federal government under the Rehabilitation Services Administration or RSA.
    • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has a searchable database where you can input disabilities or limitations and receive more information, resources, and accommodation suggestions.

    Please recommend some good books for the job search/internships.

    • The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster by Steve Dalton
    • College to Career by Lindsey Pollak
    • They Don’t Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-Something’s Guide to the Business World by Alexandra Levit
    • Professional Skills for the Workplace by Michael True
    • Winning the War for College Talent by Trudy Steinfeld and Emanuel Contomanolis
    • The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke by Suze Orman
    • Your Career: How to Make it Happen by Lauri Harwood, Lisa M.D. Owens and Crystal Kadakia
    • The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success by Barbara Pachter
    • There Is Life After College by Jeffrey J. Selingo
    • Expect to Win: Proven Strategies for Success From a Wall Street Vet by Carla Harris

    Join the NACE Community and share your ideas and best practices with your colleagues.

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