When is the best time to start doing internships? Is the summer before my sophmore year too early?
Hi! I would agree with the other professionals who have commented on this answer that there is no real "best time", but typically employers hire for rising juniors and seniors. The reason for this is because…View all answers »
I am a photojournalist intern for a local media organization. As part of a college class, and my internship, I am doing research about what employers are looking for in an intern or a new-hire fresh out of college. 1. What skills would be most important for an intern to have? 2. What skills would you aim at developing? 3. How important is it to be majoring in or have a degree related to the job?
Hello! I would say the skill set depends on the role in consideration, but there are definitely certain "soft" skills that are important for an intern to possess in order to be successful. At ADP, these…View all answers »
I just graduated,and am in the process of job hunting. What is your advice for finding a good job,and quickly?
Hi there! If you haven't done so already, create a LinkedIn profile. Keep it updated and connect with folks that are in the industry you wish to join. LinkedIn is a professional platform and is used by several…View all answers »
Are there any work from home jobs that aren't scams?
Hi! Working remotely or "from home" has it's pros and cons. Make sure if that's the type of job you want, that you have a dedicated work space in your home. Many outside sales positions have work from home…View all answers »
I have a bachelor of science in education and a masters of education in mismanagement and supervision. I have 20 years of experience as a school principal. I'm looking for a career change. What opportunities should I pursue given my degree and experiences?
Wow, 20 years experience as a school principal. That's amazing! I bet you are use to corralling and maintain moral for a lot of different personalities. Here at ADP you would be a good fit as a Human Resource…View all answers »
I just started a new job, and honestly I'm having a difficult time. It's harder than I expected and much different from college. Do you have any advice on how to make this process easier?
My first job was very difficult. There's a lot of changes - commute, working hours which are usually 8am-5pm or longer (solid Mon-Fri routine), lots to learn, trainings, sometimes office "politics"…
How do second or third round interviews generally differ from first round interviews? Will I meet with more senior-level people or be asked different types of questions, or should I just expect more of the same?
Hello and thanks for reaching out for advice on the interview process. Second and third round interviews, generally, are with peers of your manager, senior level and/or individuals who will be your peers. Hiring…View all answers »
I am planning on getting a PhD part-time while working. Should I mention this in during the interview or will it make me look like the job would not be my number 1 priority?
It's best to be transparent with an employer from the beginning, especially if your course schedule can impact your work schedule. Make sure to share your story behind why you're pursuing a PhD and how it will…View all answers »
What are some of the most common mistakes people make in interviews?
A common mistake is being unprepared. Do your research on an organization before you interview. Remember that you're interviewing a company just as much as they are interviewing you. Ask questions that will…View all answers »
Do internships look good on grad-school applications?
Yes, Internships allow you to work hands on within your field of study. This allows for a greater practical understandingView all answers »