I have an internship interview and the hiring manager has told me dress is casual. What does that mean for women? Should I just go in my regular jeans, t-shirt and gym shoes? It's for a marketing internship.
Casual could mean an array of different things-- but for an interview, it's always best to dress the part. So, just because the interviewer said to dress "casual", it would be in your best interest to at minimum…View all answers »
I am a college student and my school offers a mentoring program. I need to interview someone in my field for a class and I am in contact with an alumni. She told me she is able to meet after 5:30pm. I was wondering what places are appropriate to meet? Restaurants? Cafe? Starbucks? Also, should I dress formally or casual?
Great questions! You should choose a setting that is quiet enough that you will be able to hear each other, maybe a quiet coffee shop or even a place on campus. You will want to be able to utilize your time…View all answers »
I'm a very awkward person and sometimes can't sit still. In class, I find myself sinking in my chair and then having to readjust and sinking back. I also fidget a lot, unsure of where to put my hands. I will be going on some internship interviews soon so I was wondering are there any big no-no's during an interview? Things that I should keep in mind prior to the interview? Or literally any advice?
You are not alone, many people have trouble with fidgeting and readjusting. My recommendation is to keep your mind focused on the interview, and have good posture. You want to seem confident even in a…View all answers »
My job application status said applications under review next step interviews. Now, a few days later the status column is blank. Any idea what this means? Should I call the company?
This could mean nothing, or it could mean something is updating or changing regarding your status. It's never a bad idea to reach out to the company/recruiter to check on your application or interview status…View all answers »
Should I connect with recruiters on Facebook or LinkedIn?
Hi, Connecting with recruiters and following companies is a great resource to you on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional networking social media outlet so recruiters expect to interact with you. I would…View all answers »
I don't have much on my resume, but I did a lot of extracurricular activities. How exactly do I talk about that in an interview? What should I emphasize when discussing my volunteer work. How can I show that I'm good with time management and working with at team? What exactly should I say?
You should focus on the tasks that you were given and the role that you played to execute those tasks. Did you take on more of a lead role or more of a support role. Explain what you did and the outcome of…View all answers »
A recent interviewer asked why I thought I had not been hired yet because I have been interviewing for the last 4 months since graduating college. How do I answer that question in a positive way?
Hi, The first step is to honestly evaluate why you have not been hired yet. Job searching after graduating in the fall semester is always more difficult as it does not align with the normal…View all answers »
If I've been fired from my last job-how do I handle this? What do I put on my application? Say yes or no to contacting my last employer? How should I handle this in an interview?
Hi, It is always tough no matter what situation led to you being let go. Honesty will help you land on your feet and more importantly learn and grow from this set back. …View all answers »
I need to ask for a couple 'personal' days off work. Do I need to give my supervisor specific details as to why I need to leave? I don't want to lie but I also want to remain professional.
The best approach to base the answer to this question on your relationship with your supervisor. If you have a solid line of communication and feel comfortable enough sharing your personal business…View all answers »
What is a normal amount of summer work experience or internships to have coming out of college?
Hi. This is a great question. I would not say that there is a normal amount of summer work expected. This can vary for many different reasons. Employers are typically looking to see what type of leadership…View all answers »
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