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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

Is volunteer experience important for a potential employee to have?

ADM have responded.

Yes! Volunteering, even just on a once in a while basis shows that you are a team player and are willing to give back to your community. It definitely shines a positive light on you as a potential employee.…

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Asked by Katherine on September 10, 2017

What are some practical things that impress an employer in an interview? i.e. firm handshake, key phrases, etc..

ADM have responded.

A firm handshake, eye contact, attentive posture, and dressed appropriately will always be helpful, but do not focus so hard on these items that you become robotic or worst of all cannot focus on the interview! …

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Asked by Kaylie on September 13, 2017

When reviewing resumes and employment applications of newly graduated college students, do employers value a higher GPA or a more rigorous class schedule?

ADM have responded.

When reviewing resumes of recent college graduates we look for a strong GPA, Extracurricular Activities, and participation in clubs & organizations. Some of our entry level positions require a…

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Asked by Catherine on October 16, 2017

I had an internship that I had to leave so that I go back to school and I'm interested in interning there again. What are good ways to get my employers to consider me again?

ADM have responded.

Good morning!
 Talk to your potential employers openly. Tell them that you had an internship, and that you terminated that internship so you could go back to school. Tell them what…

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Asked by Emma on September 13, 2017

What are the most important things to include on a resume?

ADM have responded.

Skills, Education, and Experience. Also, an objective of some sort may be important but you must make sure that it is relevant to the position you are applying for.

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Asked by Abby on September 15, 2017

In the workplace, what habits can be seen as cause for firing someone?

ADM have responded.

Hi,
I am slightly confused by your question.  Do not focus on what will get you fired, but rather how can you excel in your role.  If you have to ask is this good enough, then you know it is…

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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

What are some tips you would give to help someone prior to an interview?

ADM have responded.

Hi,
The best advice is do your homework on the company that you are interviewing with.  Learn as much as possible about their business, culture, as well as how your role will fit in to the organization. …

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Asked by Catherine on October 16, 2017

I had an internship encourage me to take personality tests like True Colors and Myers-Briggs and I was wondering, do those results actually have any significance in the workplace? Like do employers use them to build well-balanced teams or are they something I should put on my resume.

ADM have responded.

Hi,
Many companies do have interns and new hires complete such assessments for balance team building as well as individual awareness.  It is always helpful to understand your personality and how…

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Asked by Karah on September 21, 2017

Employers feel that college isn't preparing students for employment. Involvement in what types of clubs/organizations/activities would indicate to them that students are ready for a real word job?

ADM have responded.

Hi,
Remember there is no absolute answer, but I would say that it is not as important what club, organization, or activity you choose, but rather what did you do while in the organization. Pick an organization…

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Asked by Jake on August 7, 2017

What is a good way to get into behavior analysis?

ADM have responded.

Internships are a great way to get into the field you are most interested in. You can gain hands-on experience, while trying out the field you are interested in. Often times an internship can lead to a full…

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