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Asked by Tanya on March 20, 2018

What is an appropriate way to follow-up after an interview? How long should I wait to hear from them, how often should I follow-up, and what should I expect to hear?

BNYMellon have responded.

Following up after an interview is optional, but I would strongly recommend sending a thank you note. Thank you emails/notes are commonly sent within 48 hours of the interview and should include: thanking the…

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Asked by Tanya on March 11, 2018

What are the key things to avoid saying or doing in an interview?

BNYMellon have responded.

Great question! As a Recruiter I frequently see candidates saying or doing things in interviews that can be off putting. First and foremost, you never want to be unprepared. Too often people are unfamiliar…

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Asked by Tenisha on March 9, 2018

I interviewed for a job 3 weeks ago. The interview went well. I sent a thank you letter and had a good rapport with the recruiter. A few days ago I received an email thanking me for the interview and that I was still being considered for the position and they would have a decision in a few weeks. What does this mean besides the obvious? Are they still interviewing? Is there anything I can do in the meantime to help my chances of getting hired?

BNYMellon have responded.

It sounds like you have done a great job at connecting with the recruiter, as well as following up after your interview. Since they reached out to inform you that you’re still in consideration, then that’s…

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Asked by Cameron on January 21, 2018

On my resume, should I list my degree, then university, then GPA? What's a good arrangement for this on a resume?

BNYMellon have responded.

Hi! The first person at a company to screen a resume might only spend a few minutes scanning it so you want Information to be easy to read. A good way to present the information is:
University Name Expected…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

Is the ability to think critically and solve problems more valuable to a potential employer than their education or work experience?

BNYMellon have responded.

Thank you for asking this question. Critical thinking, problem solving, education and work experience are equally important. Education and work experience present you with the opportunity to think critically…

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Asked by Emma on September 13, 2017

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

BNYMellon have responded.

Gaining the initial attention from a company can be difficult, which is why you should sculpt your resume toward each position and company to which you apply. Each position and company has a different mission,…

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Asked by Cameron on January 21, 2018

I attended two different undergraduate colleges, and I participated in extracurricular activities at both. On my resume, should I list those extracurricular activities by school, or can I just lump all the extracurricular's together? Thanks!

BNYMellon have responded.

That’s a great question, and there isn’t only one correct way to go about it. As long as you remain consistent and clear, you could display these activities either way. Great job being involved…

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Asked by Emma on September 13, 2017

What is are some personal traits that interviewers are likely to favor? E.g. confidence, attitude, intelligence, etc.?

BNYMellon have responded.

Prior to an interview, consider researching the company’s vision, values & team culture. From your research determine how your past behaviors, experience and knowledge can contribute to the company’s…

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Asked by Karah on September 21, 2017

In an interview for a company, is what you wear a major factor in the interview or do interviewers even look at how you dress?

BNYMellon have responded.

Prior to an interview, consider researching the company and gather information on dress codes within the industry for a better understanding of how to dress for the interview. You can also ask the recruiter…

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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?

BNYMellon have responded.

Prior to a phone interview, consider researching the company’s vision, values & team culture. From your research determine how your past behaviors, experience and knowledge can contribute to the company’s…

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