Thursday Feb 06, 2014

From College to Corporation - First Steps at Oracle Sales Academy

College is considered by most to be the best years of their lives.

When one looks at college, what does s/he recall? Alumni often reminisce about friends and fellow students as well as a few impactful classes and organizations to which they were overly dedicated. I personally wasn’t ready to leave college. My Fourth Year was by far my favorite and sadly that bittersweet graduation day loomed large. Fortunately, before I left the cocoon in Charlottesville, I received an offer from Oracle which on paper appeared to have everything I could want from an employer. It included intensive training in a social, team-oriented yet competitive atmosphere where there was plenty of room for professional development. The problem was, while I worked countless internships, I still had no clue what I really wanted to do. I simply had an expensive piece of paper denoting college’s end.

Nevertheless, armed with a couple bags, an almost dead phone, and a plane ticket to a side of the country I had only viewed through the lens of Hollywood and MTV, I was off....

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Thursday Nov 28, 2013

Workin' it! - From College to Oracle Sales Academy

Figuring out what to do after graduation can be a pretty intimidating task for most college students. As a second-semester senior with student loan payments on the horizon and scarcely a month left until commencement, it was downright terrifying.

Such was the case when I first slipped into Oracle’s campus-recruiting information session at Cornell University this past April. With little to no knowledge about what Oracle actually did or how my psychology degree could possibly be considered relevant to a technology company, I decided to see what they had to say, though I didn’t expect much.

Four months later, I am so glad that I made that decision.

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Monday Jan 07, 2013

8 ways to get your social networks recruiter-ready

With the arrival of the New Year you might be nearing graduation or looking for a summer internship .

While we are still grappling to establish who is in charge of social media privacy (social networks, government, the public?) Here are some ideas for you to consider to get your social media profiles recruiter-ready. It’s not about compromising who you are; it’s about showing you at your best and demonstrating that YOU as your own brand-ambassador will most likely show the same intelligent discretion and common-sense as an employee. Got anything to add - leave us a comment!

Tip #1 Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ keep the party pics for you and your friends. This leads us nicely into Tip#2: Adjust your privacy & visibility settings on Facebook to select what content (posts, photos, tagging) can be seen and by whom. To see how your profile appears to certain connections, click the Activity Log then View As option on your profile page.

Tip #3: Get on LinkedIn - it’s a great way to establish yourself and make connections in your industry. Optimize your profile using relevant keywords to ensure you “pop out” when recruiters are searching for talented people with your expertise! Tip #4: Leverage that Twitter bio - it’s one of the first things a potential employer sees when they view your profile. Keeping it lighthearted and including what you are passionate about is fine but steer clear of offensive content or wording.

Tip #5 How about a quick spring clean of your posts/tweets? If you have been ranting about controversial topics or have been involved in heated exchanges at 4 am then it might be time to delete them or think about limiting your audience. Don’t be this guy. Or his friends:

Tip #6: Go beyond Facebook & co – There is a constant stream of networks cropping up and it is hard to keep up so seek out the most relevant communities to your industry and get talking! Google + has a large tech community and Pinterest can offer visual insights into company values and culture.

It sounds obvious, but Tip#7 would have to be to watch your spelling! Just like your professional profile photo and selectively shared content, correct spelling is part of the package when it comes to creating a good impression.

 Last but not least Tip #8: Incorporate both online and offline methods into your job seeking. Go to networking events and open days for the chance to meet potential colleagues and employers face to face and stand out from the virtual crowd!

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