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US College: What to Expect

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We’re all in the midst of Fall Recruiting, when employers are visiting campuses and university career services administration are swamped. Chances are you’ve done your homework on companies that interest you ***and*** you have a solid resume that you’ve shared with all those interesting companies. So now what?

First, if you were told to ‘Apply Online’, do it! Most employers have advanced applicant tracking systems (ATS) that require you to upload your resume. We have the same sort of ATS (www.intel.com/jobs), but Intel also greatly values meeting all of you on campus. As we chat with you, we’re taking notes. Once we’re back in our hotel room, on our sofa at home or in the office, we attach our notes to the profile you create on our Jobs at Intel site. But you have to load your profile online. If you don’t do that , Intel hiring teams don’t know who you are and can’t see the notes.

Next, you need to apply for jobs that interest you. The more qualified you are for a position, the more likely you’ll be contacted. If you’re not selected for one job, it doesn’t mean you won’t be contacted for another job.

If you make a connection with someone on campus and get their email, follow up and thank them. Attach a copy of your resume to the email and tell them about the jobs you applied to.

Finally, it can be a waiting game. Frequent job websites and continue to apply for jobs. If the semester or quarter goes by and the Spring career events come, go back to the employers and reintroduce yourself. If the person you spoke to in the Fall is there again, try and speak to them. Remind them of your interest.

We hope this additional insight helps—All the best in your job search!