The Society for Information Technology and eBusiness (SITE) was proud to host Orysia D'Aurelio, managing director of COMSYS, as the first guest speaker of the semester. D'Aurelio talked to the group about what employers want to see on your resume and how they want you to act in an interview. The group was provided with a crash course to resume building, looking at some previous examples and discussing how to effectively sell yourself.
Some of the tips involved positive self-marketing -- think of yourself as an emerging IT professional instead of just a recent graduate. Furthermore, job seekers should identify their strengths and weaknesses so they are prepared to answer these questions in an interview. D'Aurelio also stated that joining and participating in student organizations was a desirable asset for your resume.
After the session a small group stayed behind and talked about becoming a business analyst. D’Aurelio provided information about a group called IIB (International Institute of Business Analysis) that meets monthly in Cleveland. SITE is exploring the possibility of attending one of the IIB meetings to network and learn more about opportunities in the field.