I was recently told I was turned down for a position because I was too quiet? As I got out of the interview I got into a discussion with one of my interviewers about things I planned to do for the day, as well as talking him about some family history. However, in the interview I had multiple people asking me questions and I felt I answered the questions just fine. I notice when I was asked questions I tend to think for a while - about a minute or so,. I heard some people say you should say your thinking, but I guess I always figure the person asking would know that I'm thinking and that it may take time to answer. How should I improve the quiet feedback? And should I state I am thinking, and if so how often :)
What different organizations look for from applicants can vary widely depending on a number of factors such as the role, the organization, the location, etc.. Generally speaking though, there are many organizations…View all answers »
I am currently applying to graduate school. In the application requirements, they ask for a resume. I know usually for employment a resume should be no longer than two pages, so should I keep my resume for grad school within the same criteria (2 pages or less)?
Yes, two pages is a good guideline, unless have several years of experience to account for. The most important thing about a resume is structuring it in a way that keeps the reader engaged and reading…View all answers »
3 months ago I graduated from Virginia Tech with a Business IT degree, supposedly the degree with the top hire rate out of school. (supply chain/ops/logistics focus). I've applied for tons of jobs since and have had ONE interview. I hear that only 10% of online apps get a response and that you must know someone/have a connection. I'm getting very discouraged. Also it seems that many 'entry level' jobs require a security clearance yet you need the job to get the clearance. Can you please give me some advice on what to do?
First let me say congrats on your accomplishment in getting your IT degree. You are right that IT is a degree of interest to many company. Here are a few suggestions for you to consider. 1.…View all answers »
I am a first year masters student in Mechanical Engineering. My area of research is Structural Dynamics and Controls, Vibration and Aeroelasticity. What are the career opportunities available for me in private/civil aviation field in USA? I am ready to work at any location across USA, Canada and Europe also. Many of the jobs at major companies in this field require US citizenship. Are there any companies who recruit international students as well? Thank you!
Not knowing a lot about this field, my best recommendations would be as follows:
1) Start building a relationship with the Career Placement Center at your university right away, and actively participate…
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