Looking for a job is a job itself. Your search will be an effective one if you have a goal in mind, stay organized, incorporate a variety of methods, and follow up. And we’re here to help along the way.
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Each one of our Career Services Coordinators is paired with a specific RIT program to assist each student's career and job search needs. A Career Counselor helps students receive guidance to make informed decisions about their career and academic pathways.
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An elevator pitch is a 60-second or less introduction that quickly explains who you are, your expertise/goals, and your interest in the company. This was the No. 1 tip employers said all students should have for the Career Fair.
Meet with your Career Services Coordinator to practice your pitch before the fair.
Piece your pitch together:
Job scam warning signs include:
- Look carefully at the company email address, some clever scammers transpose a letter to make it appear legitimate
- Jobs advertising “working from home” or “online work” (although legitimate remote work is more and more common)
- You’re asked to cash a check and forward money to a third party (ex.: to buy equipment from the company's vendor)
- You’re offered a job without an application, interview, or discussion with the employer
- The company asks you to wire money or asks for your credit card information
- The company asks for personal information like your social security number or driver’s license number
- The company asks you to pay for a credit report as part of the application process
- You are told you have to pay for training
If you come across a job scam, take action by doing the following:
- Contact RIT Public Safety at 585-475-2853.
- More info can be found on the ITS Jobs & Employment Scams page as well as Job Scams What You Need To Know article from the RIT Information Security Office.
- If you’ve received what you believe to be a scam email, send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and forward a copy to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you suspect the presence of malicious content on an RIT website, contact the Information Security Office at email@example.com.