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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

What are some tips you would recommend to recent college graduates when job hunting?

Accenture have responded.

Keep an open mind when searching for jobs. Sometimes recent graduates limit their search and only consider opportunities that are directly related to their college major or previous experiences. While that…

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Asked by Robert on September 27, 2017

Hello, Should academic and athletic accomplishments, extra curricular activities such as clubs, student government and community service be included on your college resume... starting junior year this fall? Does it speak to ones work ethic or, does it look like boasting? If you have long list how would you determine what's important to include? Thank you

Accenture have responded.

Absolutely! Listing these things on a resume gives employers a great overview of who you are and what is important to you. These experiences show what you can bring to the table outside of work and school.…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

Is volunteer experience important for a potential employee to have?

Accenture have responded.

Volunteer experience definitely stands out, especially for companies that value philanthropy and integrate that into their mission. That being said, how you speak to your experiences can be more important than…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

What are the benefits of an internship in one’s field of choice?

Accenture have responded.

The benefit of an internship in any field, not only one’s field of choice, is gaining experience – plain and simple. I know, you’re most likely looking for something more profound than that,…

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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..

Accenture have responded.

Even if you know who you’re going to be interviewing with (but likely most times will not – be prepared) there are some skills to work on in order to prepare. I am avoiding using the word “impress”…

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Asked by Evan on August 27, 2017

What co-curricular activities, other than internships, would be most effective in preparing college students for the workforce?

Accenture have responded.

Great question! I don’t know that I would say that any co-curricular activities outrank or are better than others, but simply that one should be engaged outside of academia in some way. Recruiters are…

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Asked by Madeline on August 25, 2017

I've read several articles about the value of emotional intelligence in the work place. How do employers measure soft skills (communication, decision making skills) before hiring?

Accenture have responded.

Soft skills are SO very important and not often enough addressed in preparation for the full time of intern search process. Each employer may have a specific way to measure this, but in general, we measure…

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Asked by Tanya on February 15, 2017

Many recruiters won’t set up a face-to-face until after a phone interview. What should I focus on in a phone interview? What are they looking for?

Accenture have responded.

First and foremost, don’t take it personally! Many recruiters, especially those at larger firms with a Campus Recruitment arm, are managing a dizzying number of applicants, hiring managers, and ever-changing…

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Asked by Tanya on February 7, 2017

When I research a company before an interview, what sort of information should I be looking for?

Accenture have responded.

This answer could be pages long, but I’ll do my best to give you some of the most common things to look for. First and foremost, do a little research on the industry in which the company falls into. Is…

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Asked by T on May 12, 2016

Is it a good idea to bold keywords on a resume to make them standout to recruiters?

Accenture have responded.

No. I know that doesn’t leave any room for the nuances of a specific job, applicant, or recruiter, but in general, no. A resume is a snapshot of all of your relevant experience and most, if not all, recruiters…

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Blog post on March 20, 2015

Networking For A Job While You're Still In College

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No matter how many credits you have until graduation, you know the day is coming when you’ll need your first “real” job. For some it feels like a long way off, but for others the day of self-sufficiency is coming all too soon...

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Blog post on March 17, 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Your Internship

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Internships can be pure joy, filled with numerous opportunities during summer break or post-graduation. An internship also has the possibility to be pure undiluted slog...

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Blog post on March 12, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Job Search

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Once you find a job you're interested in, the path to employment is fairly straightforward. Resumes, applications, interviews and, if all goes well, a job offer...

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Blog post on March 10, 2015

Anxiety and the Interview

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Since graduation, your anxiety may have been like waves on the beach. It seemed to overwhelmingly crash forward then recede calmly away...

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Blog post on March 5, 2015

How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

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You networked like a savant, crafted the perfect resume, knocked the interview out of the park, and were offered the job! Your moment of jubilation is met with the sudden thud of a less than impressive initial salary offer. Negotiating a salary at any level can be difficult, but this can be especially difficult if you are starting your first job out of college...

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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