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Express Interview Night at Direct Supply

Direct Supply will be hosting an Express Interview Night on Thursday, October 8, 2015. If you’re looking for a job or an internship, check out the invitation below!


 

Please join us on Thursday, October 8 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for Express Interview night at Direct Supply! Express Interview night will feature full-time positions listed below that require 0–5 years of experience and internships that require a minimum of 2 semesters of school remaining. You will have the opportunity to interview with multiple hiring leaders for roles that have both immediate openings and openings for December graduates.

What can I expect? Arrive anytime between 5:30-7:30pm and you will have the opportunity to interview with multiple leaders for 10 minutes each. There will be light appetizers and refreshments, and members of the Talent Acquisition Team will be available to answer your questions about Direct Supply.

What roles will be featured on October 8?

  • Account Manager*
  • Account Manager Intern
  • Business Development Manager*
  • Business Venture Intern
  • Capital Operations Specialist
  • Customer Service, Operations Specialist*
  • Data Operations Coordinator
  • Development Services Intern
  • eCommerce Transaction Coordinator
  • Local Services Intern
  • Local Services Specialist*
  • Installation Specialist
  • National Account Specialist
  • Operations Specialist*

*Indicates multiple openings

What do I need to do? Review the roles listed above at DirectSupply.com/Careers and RSVP to Rachel Beckman (RBeckman@directs.com, 414.760.5865 ) with your resume and positions of interest by Monday, October 5. Once you send your resume, we will be expecting you on October 8.  After you RSVP, you will receive directions to Direct Supply and additional details to prepare you for the event. Please reach out with questions.

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Advice on Interviewing

(This article by Sharon Roy originally appeared in The Royal Purple.)

Now that we are on the home stretch to graduation, and you are overwhelmed with group projects, here is some good news… Interviewing should be EASY!

Interviewing is a predictable and repeatable process that you can control to highlight your core competencies. It can be FUN too!

OK, first you have to find out if this is a company you want to work for. Do your research online. Ask questions that you have previously written down about corporate culture—what employees at this company like most and least about their jobs. Ask these questions early in the interview process.

Then, make yourself memorable:

  1. Be courteous – make eye contact, thank the interviewer for their time during the interview and after via a hand written thank you note.
  2. Illustrate a strong work ethic – whatever the position, if you have had passion and retention in your jobs prior to graduation, talk about that.  Also, talk about how much of your education you have paid for.
  3. Be aware of current global events and highlight any travel abroad experience that you have. Global awareness will put you in the minority in terms of understanding the world outside our university walls.
  4. Talk about your internship – although internships are not required in many majors, they are one of the first things you will be asked about.

If you do an internship with your uncle or friend, they are often looked upon as “pseudo internships.”

Do an internship through the university with a faculty advisor that will assess your work with intern-specific assignments.

One of the biggest benefits is the formal evaluation your supervisor will provide you that you will always have as a testament to the problem solving and value you provided to them.

Remember, you are interviewing to provide benefits to your employer, so have two additional examples of coursework that illustrate your problem solving ability.

So, make some notes, bring them to your interview, listen, be engaged and passionate and ask about next steps.