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ABE 490 Speech Analysis

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Till now we have listened to tens of speeches in ABE 490 and most of them are very helpful in both finding a job and planning on the future career path. Speakers from different backgrounds and career paths told us that we can work in various industries and areas. As an international student in ABE who is looking for a job after graduation, I will sum up some very useful take home messages from speakers we have listened so far. The first speech is about how to write a good resume from Veronica Rahim of Purdue CCO. An attractive resume of an engineering student should be organized, targeted and detailed. To be organized, experiences should be separated into several parts including Work Experience, Extracurricular, Leadership, volunteer and etc. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Sums up tens of speeches in abe 490 that are helpful in both finding a job and planning on the future career path.
  • Explains how to write a good resume from veronica rahim of purdue cco.
  • Analyzes how elizabeth hawkins' speech inspired them to find a job instead of applying for graduate school.
  • Explains that professional registration of engineers is important to all students who want to work as an engineer. purdue is one of the 7 test centers of fe exams in indiana.
  • Explains that it is important to negotiate about salary or other plans right before accepting the offer, especially when the amount offered is low than the average of other employees.

Her speech inspired me to find a job instead of applying for graduate school. I was struggling that what major I should learn in graduate school as I assumed I need to get to one. In Elizabeth’s speech, she said that working after graduation instead of going to graduate school can discover what we want to do. It is also very beneficial when we are sure that we want to study more to become an expert in graduate school. However, I felt that it is more important to know the area that I want to work for many years by working than become an expert in an area that I never want to talk …show more content…

It is important to negotiate about salary or other plans right before accept the offer, especially when the amount offered is low than the average of other employees under the same condition in the industry and the area. Sometimes when someone has multiple offers with similar salaries and benefits, it is possible to get a higher salary and benefit by simple negotiation. There are some useful tips for negotiation may also be tips to other communication events. First of all, act poised during asking. The words like ‘hate to ask but…’ or ‘you might not think…’ are not poised and sound unconfident. It is better to be confident and talking about what you are good at about the job. Second, act flexible. By giving a range of salary instead of a specific amount, the company will have more choices and feel better about the negotiation. I used above tips to follow up after two rounds of interview. The company told me that they would contact me late October or early November for technical interview. However, I didn’t heard anything from them since then. I am not sure whether I am rejected or they delayed the technical interview. So I sent an e-mail to HR manager about my desire to get the job and why I think I can be a perfect candidate to the position and to the company. I also showed that I could understand if they have already hired someone else for the position but I still would love to hear from

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