How should I answer questions about my personal life? For example, where I grew up, if I’m married, etc.
Great question! I would agree with Stephanie....why is the interviewer asking? If you are asked this question in an interview, I would always try to steer the conversation back to the job and keep it professional…View all answers »
I am having trouble finding a job directly related to my major in college. Are there resources you would recommend I look at to figure out what other industries my skills may apply to?
You are not alone! Many college students and recent grads run into similar issues. If you are able, I would recommend reaching out to the career center at your school. They would be a great place to start…View all answers »
I'm the Treasurer of my fraternity. Would that look good on my resume? Not sure if putting a fraternity on a resume is a smart thing. The only reason I'm considering it is because it might show leadership, but obviously it's still a frat house. What would you think if you saw that on a resume?
Great question! Being able to demonstrate leadership experience on your resume looks great to potential employers. In my experience, it is very common for students to list their experience with a social fraternity,…View all answers »
Is it appropriate to refer to hiring staff and/or a person with a more senior position by their first name if that is how they sign emails?
When in doubt, always use a formal greeting! It's better to be too formal than too casual. After you start working with a company, you will get a better feel for their culture and what is appropriate. Some…View all answers »
How should I ask go about asking someone for a referral?
It is first important to identify the right person to list as a reference. Make sure you are asking someone who knows your work ethic well enough to speak to it and someone who you have had positive interactions…View all answers »
What’s the best/most impressive question you received from an interviewee during an initial interview?
It's difficult to pick a specific question. However, the most impressive questions I have received are the ones that I can tell the candidate put a lot of thought in to. As a recruiter, I often receive…View all answers »
What is the best way to find an internship?
The Career Center at your school is a great resource to help with your internship search. For most colleges and universities, the Career Center will know which companies recruit on campus and the types of positions…View all answers »
How long should I wait after starting a job to ask for vacation time?
I would first recommend understanding your time off policy. Do you receive vacation time or paid time off (PTO) as soon as you start? Or, is there a waiting period before you begin accruing or earning time…View all answers »
Should I use my university email when emailing recruiters or is my personal email account sufficient? What if I don’t have a university email account?
I personally don't think it matters which email account you use, as long as your email address is professional. Meaning, if it's a personal email account then it should be your name and not a nickname…View all answers »
How early should I start looking for an Internship?
The earlier the better! Depending on the company and your degree field, recruitment could start as early as fall or as late as spring for a summer internship. We begin recruiting for our summer internship positions…View all answers »