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College students in the job market all want to know: What do employers really look for when hiring? Matt Lowney, a corporate recruiter, career consultant, and co-host of Career Talk, a radio talk show in Nashville, Tenn., decided to share some common things that hiring managers consider in potential employees.
Many people send out their résumés and are frustrated when they don't hear anything back; no acknowledgment that their résumé was ever received. But according to Lowney, due to the high volume of résumés employers get, it's impossible for them to respond individually. More employers are now requiring people to apply online or email their résumés. That way, those who are not going to go forward in the interviewing process will get an electronic rejection letter. Lowney adds that résumé typos are a definite no-no.
"It's a red flag," he said. "Hiring managers may be lenient if you're a new grad, but if you put on your résumé that you pay attention to details and then have a typo in the next sentence, it's an excuse not to set up an interview."
Stick with a conservative style of dress. The younger generation's style of dress tends to be way too casual for an office interview, according to Lowney. "They know they need to wear a suit, but they want to express themselves," he said.
Allison Abney, a journalism major at the University of Memphis, knows how to dress for an interview. "I wear business attire. Black pants with a button up shirt."
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