NAAAP works with many human resource officers, chief diversity officers, ERG leaders, and people leaders across the country. Each of them have insightful messages for recent graduates, mid-career professionals, and executives-to-be. The resounding common message is: Tell your story. Use the STAR (Situation, Task, Activity, Result) competency method to write your resume. Be authentic in your interviews, research your potential employer so you can ask good questions.
*Remember that a legitimate recruiter and employer would never ask you for personal data (social security information, banking information, credit history or credit card number, or passwords) in an interview. You should not be asked to pay for an application or training for a new job.