Meg Frantz

Meg Frantz is the director of Alumni Affairs. For nearly 20 years, she has worked in the marketing departments of nonprofit art organizations and higher education as a project manager and team leader. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on theatre arts from Susquehanna University. Connect with her via email at [email protected]

Recent Posts

How to Build a Powerful Online Persona on Social Media

Did you know that according to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey, more than 44 percent of employers reported hiring a job candidate because of the content found on a social networking site?

The survey also found that employers who hired candidates based upon their online persona did so because the candidate demonstrated their professional qualifications (38 percent), great communication skills (37 percent), professional image (36 percent) and creativity (35 percent). However, that doesn’t mean you should hide or delete your social profiles; in fact, CareerBuilder also determined that 57 percent of employers are less likely to contact a candidate for an interview who is MIA online.

Topics: Career

7 Expert Tips to Nail the Job Interview

You’ve done your research, emailed your cover letter and resume, and waited (patiently?) to hear back.

And now, you get the call for an interview. Congratulations!

But the job is not yours yet. The interview is a big step, and it is time to prepare.

You need to be as prepared as possible for the day of your interview. Nothing can hurt your job prospects more than scrambling at the last minute, getting to the interview late and appearing disorganized. Here are seven tips to prepare for your interview so you project the confidence and readiness necessary to get the job done.

Topics: Career

How to Conduct a Job Search (The Right Way)

I once interviewed a candidate for a job that seemed perfect on paper. His resume was impressive, and his cover letter was interesting. So I invited him to interview.

But I didn’t offer him the job because of a mistake that could have been avoided, and one that I couldn’t overlook. 

So, why?

Topics: Career

Are Cover Letters Still Necessary?

Cover letters can be difficult to write and the most annoying part of any job search.

Most employers probably toss them in the trash anyway without ever looking at them, so they’re not even necessary anymore in today’s job search, right?

Not so much. If your goal is to not make it to the interview round, then no, you definitely do not need a cover letter to accompany your resume.

As a hiring manager, I evaluate every cover letter I receive to see if a candidate is serious about pursuing the position I need to fill. A good cover letter can tell me something about you that your resume does not: who you are and why you are the best candidate for the job. 

So, yes, employers definitely do read your cover letter. In fact, it weighs more heavily in the hiring process than you might have thought. 

Topics: Career