Recruiter’s Perspective: Enterprise

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Why do you enjoy recruiting Gauchos?
I LOVE recruiting top talent from UCSB not only because I am an Alumni and fellow Gaucho, but because the students that attend UCSB are some of the most well balanced, hardworking students I have met. UCSB has done a wonderful job preparing their students for life after college which allows the students to transition into a career seamlessly.

UCSB students possess the competencies that we look for in candidates that we can’t train them in. They have a wonderful drive, are highly motivated and are extremely competitive. All of these traits can be seen in our successful management team that we currently have. In fact, many of our Vice Presidents, Area Managers and Branch Managers are fellow Gauchos themselves. AND, all of them started right where you would start, as a Sales Management Trainee!

What’s tips would you give to students to be successful at the career fair?
As many students are aware, if you have never attended a career fair, the thought of going up to countless Recruiters and Hiring Managers can be daunting! But, if you take the time to prepare and take advantage of the numerous resources that are available to you on campus and at the Career Center, you will absolutely be setting yourself up for success…I guarantee it!

As Recruiters, we attend the events to HIRE! We are there to bring top talent onto our team and want to walk away from the career fair having made offers and or setting up interviews with YOU!

First impressions are everything. You want to make sure that you are dressed to impress, bring more than enough copies of your resume, have a strong hand shake when introducing yourself and be sure to have a strong 30 second elevator pitch. It is also very important to make sure that you have done research on the company that you will be visiting. If you want to really stand out, include the company’s name and title of position you are going after in the Objective section on your resume. And of course, grab the Hiring Manager’s business card so you can be sure to follow up with them.

What tips would you give to students about how to be successful in an interview?
Interviewing successfully is probably the most crucial element in securing that dream career. Here are a few tips that will help you succeed:

• Dress to impress! Always be sure to wear a suit. Avoid crazy patterns and heavy makeup, and take it easy on the cologne or perfume.

• Practice, practice and practice! Do not expect to go into an interview and ace it if you haven’t spent any time preparing or going over common interview questions. Most companies use the “behavioral interviewing” style which will require you to provide specific examples of success in prior environments. This will allow them to evaluate if you will be able to perform similar job functions in the career you are interviewing for.

• Be prepared. Know exactly what skills and experience you have that would benefit the company. Your interviewer wants to know how you will contribute to the organization, not how you can benefit from working there.

• Be professional. Show up on time (15 minutes early is on time, 10 minutes early is late), make good eye contact during interview, stay positive and be sure to thank anyone you came in contact with on your way out.

• Ask questions. At the end of every interview, the Hiring Manger will ask you if you have any questions. Do not say no! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn more about the company and the position and confirm if it is the right career path for you. Ask thoughtful questions and have them written out in advance so you are not thinking off the top of your head.

• Send a thank you note. This could help secure the job for you. We love hand written notes but if that is not possible, be sure to send an email thanking them for taking the time to meet with you. These should be sent within 24 hours of your interview.

What type of opportunities are available at your company?
We currently are recruiting for our Entry Level Sales Management Trainee program and for our Management Trainee Summer Internship. The Internship will be open to all students who will be receiving their degree by June 2016!

Management Trainee program: Whether you’re right out of school or looking for something more out of your career, the Enterprise Management Training Program will put you in a position to succeed immediately. You’ll learn how to run a million-dollar business, maximize profits and motivate a team of professionals, while having fun along the way. We promote based on performance, not seniority. So if you’re looking to move quickly, our Management Training Program is for you! We’ll take your existing knowledge and your drive to succeed, and supplement it with training that will help you climb to the top.

Management Trainee Internship: Our Internships play an integral role in the success of Enterprise and are a comprehensive introduction to our Management Training Program. For a college student, real-world professional business experience can put you above the rest when you enter the job market.
It’s Business 101 on 10 cups of coffee
Our interns go at a highly energized pace. From day one as a paid intern with Enterprise, you’ll learn what it takes to run a successful business and acquire highly marketable skills and experience pertaining to every aspect of operating a business. And it’s learning by doing, not by getting coffee or filing all day. Our college interns take on the same challenges as our first and second year full-time professionals. It’s a team-based environment where the Enterprise employees are supportive and fun to work with.

enterpriseBy Cathleen Segovia, Talent Acquisition Manager at Enterprise Holdings