Job hunters can "eClips" the competition and make a great impression at that job interview with help from a free searchable database that's like having a virtual army of consultants at their command.
Called Cornell's eClips Career Corner, the program offers thousands of short video clips, with many that offer advice on interviewing, choosing a career, writing a resume, pursuing graduate education, networking and searching for the right job after college.
With recruiters already on campuses nationwide, students can better prepare for their job hunt with a click of a mouse at http://eclips.cornell.edu/themesList.do. For example, eClips Career Corner offers tips on job hunting from the head of Corporate Bond Research at Citigroup, on how to dress for success from a director at Aramark and on how to prepare for an interview by the campus relations manager from Credit Suisse.
"While the collection's central focus is general business, leadership and entrepreneurship content for undergraduate courses, many students navigating the site found that the content was not only rich in real-world examples pertaining to business but also was brimming with career advice from the virtual experts," says Deborah Streeter, the Bruce F. Failing Sr. Professor of Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management in the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell, who developed eClips. "So we created the career corner as a result of student demand."
The eClips Career Corner is part of a larger collection of more than 6,000 free digital video clips (1-3 minutes in length), excerpted from in-depth interviews and presentations given by start-up and experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and employees of start-up companies.
"Now, anyone anywhere in the world can have access to the hundreds of business experts who visit Cornell to tell our students about the real-world of business," says Streeter, "and hear right from industry experts how to best go about landing a job."