R U Ready!

R U Ready! Orlen Tschetter, Janel Tacke and Heidi Schiebout, three human resource professionals with Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, speak to USD students Tuesday during SIFE's R U Ready! program. by David Lias University of South Dakota students unsure about what process to follow to find a fulfilling job once they receive their diplomas heard some valuable advice Tuesday night.

Orlen Tschetter, Heidi Schiebout and Janel Tacke, three human resource professionals with Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, gave tips to students at a seminar held in Farber Hall called "R U Ready!" sponsored by USD's Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE).

"You really need to know two things when you go into a job interview in terms of determining whether or not it is a job you want, and what you think you might be able to be paid," Tschetter said.

Job hunters, he said, must know their financial limits.

"The second piece of information you need to determine is what is your value," Tschetter said. "The value will be more difficult for you to determine. It involves your experience, your training and what degree you've obtained.

"Your value also will be determined by the demand there is for the position, and your employability," he said.

Tschetter defined employability as personal characteristics that one presents during an interview that makes the interviewer think, "that's the kind of person I want working in my organization."

He told students that, before traveling to a job interview, they should research not only the company, but the community where it is located. It is also important, Tschetter said, for job seekers to learn the specifics of the job and the salary range and benefits of the positions they are seeking before the interview.

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