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Jonesboro, AR--Tiffany Blankenship Reports

Job Hunting Made Easy

March 9, 2005--Posted at 6:30 p.m. CST

JONESBORO-- It's often hard to find a job and even harder to know what employers are looking for, but today ASU encouraged students to take a look into the workforce as a part of their annual job fair.

"I went to career services to get my resume together. I thought about what kind of questions they might ask and what I would ask them," ASU student Angela Boyd says.

Many students who are job searching in their last years of college find the job market somewhat frustrating.

They have the education to do the job, but many employers are looking for experience.

Curuthersville Assistant Superintendent Sherry Copeland says, "It's almost unheard of to get a job in a business field right out of college because they want to know what type of experience you've had, and you can't get experience until you get a job, then it's a difficult situation."

But professionals encourage job applicants to focus on the basics, starting with the resume.

BKD Audit Manager Trent Parton says, "They should be very neat. I think direct and to the point, maybe just one page is great. You don't need too much on there."

When searching for a job, the best thing to do is just be you.

"We're looking for personality, we're looking for people who can deal with other people, speak properly," Copeland says.

And a professional appearance is always a plus.

"You always want to make a great first impression. You can never do that over so it never hurts to overdress," Parton says.

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