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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 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 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 Angela on May 20, 2017

If I am applying for a job that is located in a different state, am I less likely to get the interview? And if so, will I have to pay for the travel expenses?

BNYMellon have responded.

As technology continues to advance, it is very likely that virtual interviews will gain popularity. It’s important to prepare just like you would for an in-person interview. Dress professionally and speak…

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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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Asked by Tanya on February 7, 2017

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

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 Julie on May 24, 2016

What are some tips to make sure I'm effectively communicating with my colleagues and bosses?

BNYMellon have responded.

Collaborating with colleagues can lead to a more efficient and effective pathway to success. A crucial component to a functional team is a leader who promotes accountability and self-organization throughout.…

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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?

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 Tomi on April 20, 2015

What should I do to figure out what is best for me career wise?

BNYMellon have responded.

A lot of job seekers struggle with defining their career aspirations; however, you need not be able to articulate an exact title or even an exact industry. Rather, a career aspiration is a path that you’d…

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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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Asked by Alberto on December 9, 2014

I'm interviewing for a marketing job with a company located in another state and for the first time I'm asked to do a video interview over Skype. Are these becoming more common? What advice would you have for me to prepare for this? I feel like I will be on TV and I'm getting nervous.

BNYMellon have responded.

As technology continues to advance, it is very likely that virtual interviews will gain popularity. It’s important to prepare just like you would for an in-person interview. Dress professionally and speak…

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