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Asked by Nathalie on April 10, 2018

What do employers think about graduate school? I am a senior in college, graduating in 2018 but am going back to go to graduate school. Do you recommend getting full time jobs while in graduate school? Would it hinder my job chances because I would unavailable after 5pm once/twice a week?

Cardinal Health have responded.

I would agree with Natesa that the benefit of graduate school really depends on the company and career field. Some companies put a stronger emphasis on graduate school than others. It also depends on your career…

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Asked by andy on April 3, 2018

I started working after my final exams, but my university held my degree because of my low GPA. I have been working for about a year now, and I don't know how tell my employer that I basically didn't yet graduate. The University is asking me to comeback for a semester and do some extra credits to raise my GPA. Should I resign from my job? Or should I tell my employer and then resign so I can go back and receive my degree?

Cardinal Health have responded.

I think honesty is always the best policy in situations like this. My first question would be, did your employer verify your education when they hired you? If you falsely provided a degree to your employer…

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Asked by Tanya on March 3, 2018

My religious beliefs required me to do a couple years of service before college, and this delayed my graduation. Is this something I should explain to an employer or is my age at graduation irrelevant?

Cardinal Health have responded.

You are not required to explain this to a potential employer. Your age shouldn't be factored into your consideration for a position so employers shouldn't even ask this question. Your skills and experience…

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Asked by Hayley on September 11, 2017

What is more important obtaining outside experience and skills or obtaining the credentials that certify one is qualified for a job?

Cardinal Health have responded.

Outside experience is always important but if a job requires specific certifications in order to perform the job, I would have to say that obtaining the appropriate credentials is more important. If these certifications…

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Asked by Abdulaziz on February 16, 2018

Is there a benefit to filing vacancies through internal promotions and job transfers, even if the personnel are less qualified?

Cardinal Health have responded.

I think there is sometimes a benefit to filling a position internally, even if you may be able to find a more qualified candidate externally. However, I also think it's important that you aren't hiring internally…

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Asked by Noah A. on September 5, 2017

I will have an internship abroad. How can I leverage this experience to make it stand out from a traditional domestic internship? What unique skills can I develop during this opportunity to make myself a more desirable future-employee?

Cardinal Health have responded.

Congratulations on your internship! Securing an internship abroad will be a rewarding and great experience. I think the most important and obvious skill you will gain is the international experience. Being…

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Asked by Abbi on September 9, 2017

I have applied online to dozens of internships and full time positions for which I am qualified based on the posted job descriptions, necessary skills, and preferred skills. I have yet to even earn an interview from a position I applied to online. Are jobs that are posted online typically filled by online applicants? How can I improve an online application?

Cardinal Health have responded.

Not getting selected for an interview can be frustrating but don't let it discourage you. Some companies receive hundreds of qualified applicants for internship positions, so the application process can be…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

Are extra-curricular activities in college important to a potential employer?

Cardinal Health have responded.

I think any involvement outside of the classroom is appreciated by potential employers. By being involved in extra-curricular activities, it can show you are a well-rounded student and can juggle multiple priorities.…

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Asked by Kaylie on September 13, 2017

When reviewing resumes and employment applications of newly graduated college students, do employers value a higher GPA or a more rigorous class schedule?

Cardinal Health have responded.

Every company is different so it's difficult to say that this is important to all employers. In my experience, involvement and experience outside of the classroom is more important and is weighted heavier.…

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Asked by Catherine on October 16, 2017

I had an internship that I had to leave so that I go back to school and I'm interested in interning there again. What are good ways to get my employers to consider me again?

Cardinal Health have responded.

I would agree with everything Jacob said. The first step would be to make contact with your former supervisor or recruiting contact. Prior to doing this though, I think it's important to ensure you are familiar…

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