[nabs-l] Counselor at training centers during summer

Julie McGinnity kaybaycar at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 07:22:17 UTC 2016


Hi Shikha,

I can relate to this as I have struggled in the past to confidently
sell my accomplishments in an interview.  A few recommendations:

1. Your school should have a career center.  They can practice mock
interviews with you.
2. If you are looking to work on general poise when speaking, then I
would recommend taking a public speaking class or something similar.
I took one in undergrad and found it helped my ability to speak
clearly and concisely.
3. Remember that interview space is different than the real world.
You must be polite of course, but you want to give the potential
employer a reason to hire you.  Don't sell yourself short, and don't
be humble about the experience you have.
4. If you are going to convention, it might not hurt to stop into the
job fair and the job seekers seminars.  I know there are a couple
employers on that list who offer to give mock interviews, and the
other job seminars may have useful tips for you.

It's always worth applying again.  I applied for my current summer
position last summer as well but did not get it until this year.  Good
luck!



On 6/17/16, Shikha via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Thanks justin i am going to get that book!
>
> Shikha.
>
>> On Jun 17, 2016, at 2:54 PM, Chris Nusbaum via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Shikha:
>>
>> I would certainly add those scholarships to your resume, as they
>> demonstrate
>> leadership in the Federation and a recognition of your potential from
>> Federation leaders. If you plan to apply to be a counselor at one of our
>> training centers, this attribute will be especially helpful as you try to
>> get your foot in the door. Also, what specific interviewing skills do you
>> feel you need help with? If you are interested, I would be glad to try to
>> provide some tips off-list.
>>
>> Good luck,
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Shikha via
>> NABS-L
>> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 2:03 PM
>> To: National Association of Blind Students <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> Cc: Shikha <desai1shikha at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [nabs-l] Counselor at training centers during summer
>>
>> Hey,
>> My name is Shikha from Georgia. I have never had a job before and not
>> taking
>> any summer classes next summer. I am majoring in social work at Georgia
>> state university. I am thinking of being a summer counselor at one of the
>> training centers but i am not good at giving interviews.  I applied to
>> lcb
>> and bisim few years ago but didn't get it.  I don't have much information
>> on
>> my resume but I have scholarships, volunteer, and leadership. I am not
>> sure
>> if I should add my scholarship to state convention and Washington
>> seminar.
>> Also I don't know if I should add attended lcb.  I currently don't have
>> any
>> blind things on my resume. I am going to apply in December or January.  I
>> am
>> scared because I don't want to stay home all four months.
>> Any advise will work.
>> Thanks,
>> Shikha
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Julie A. McGinnity
President, National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division,
Second Vice President, National Federation of the Blind of Missouri
"For we walk by faith, not by sight"
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