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.
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…
How should I respond to someone who keeps pending a job offer. I interviewed and was told that they are interested and working on an offer. I was very excited. I waited a week before I followed up, and the recruiter told me they were still working on the offer. Its now to the point where this has gone on for over a month. Should I send an email questioning if the offer is still being made, or move on?
Hi, That is a tough one. While some times it does take a while for the approvals, a month seems a bit longer than normal to approve an offer. I would recommend you reach out to the recruiter and…View all answers »
What are some tips you would give to help someone prior to an interview?
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. …
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?
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…
In the workplace, what habits can be seen as cause for firing someone?
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…
What are the most important things to include on a resume?
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.View all answers »
What is more important obtaining outside experience and skills or obtaining the credentials that certify one is qualified for a job?
Outside experience is always extremely helpful in a career, however it is important to have all the qualifying certifications when looking at employment opportunities. Organizations will want to make sure you…View all answers »
Is volunteer experience important for a potential employee to have?
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.…View all answers »
Is the ability to think critically and solve problems more valuable to a potential employer than their education or work experience?
Critical thinking and problem solving are valuable skill sets to have but they are not excluded from your education and work experience. Think about times while getting your education that you had to work…View all answers »
For someone who has little clue what they really want to do post-grad, beyond personality/career testing and internships, what short term actions can they take to help zero in on their dream job?
Hi, finding the elusvive dream job is not an easy task unless you have always known what career you have always had as a goal. Start with jotting down the things that you enjoy to do, then look to see…View all answers »
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