On average, how many interviews will a person have within a company before obtaining the position?
The number of interviews really depends on the company and type of position. General rule, the more skilled, the more interviews. Most companies conduct a phone interview first. In those cases,…View all answers »
About how long does it typically take to get your first raise in an entry-level position? Is this something big companies typically review on an annual basis, semi-annual, or should I just keep my head down and not think about it?
Generally a company will conduct an annual wage & salary survey to evaluate their employees wages in comparison to similar industries in the area. Depending on the company, they may have a merit increase…View all answers »
Is it common for employers to write letters of recommendation for their interns at the end of the summer? Is this something I should plan on asking for?
Absolutely! I'd recommend asking a week or two prior to leaving for a recommendation. Generally employers don't have an issue writing them.View all answers »
What are some specific questions that I will likely be asked in an interview?
Great question! It's always best to be as prepared as possible. You can count on being asked why you're applying for the position and what do you know about the company. Those are easy to answer…View all answers »
How many questions will I be asked during an interview? What makes an interview successful? Which type of questions should I prepare to answer?
Great question! It's always best to be as prepared as possible. You can count on being asked why you're applying for the position and what do you know about the company. Those are easy to answer as long as…View all answers »
I have an internship interview and the hiring manager has told me dress is casual. What does that mean for women? Should I just go in my regular jeans, t-shirt and gym shoes? It's for a marketing internship.
Congratulations on you interview. Remember, first impressions really do matter so I'd recommend wearing khaki's and a polo or sweater and slip on shoes. If you decide to wear jeans, wear a shirt that is dressier…View all answers »
What do I do if a background check shows a fraud charge but was never convicted and charge was dropped? It was a charge that had no merit but still appears on background records. I'm applying for a financial services jobs.
If the charges show on the background check, you want to make sure that you're disclosing them on the release. You should volunteer an explanation so the employer is not surprised when they see the results.…View all answers »
I am a US Soldier that is planning on getting out of the Army in 2020. I have 13 years as of right now in the Army, when I leave I will have 16 total years. 13 in Logistics and 3 in Human Resource. I have a Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters in Trade and Logistics Management and working on my Doctorate in Leadership. What type of position should I be applying for in the future? What type of research should I be doing?
Thank you for your question and your service!
Having not served in the military myself, I reached out to two of our veterans who joined Emerson through our MBA program. I felt their perspective would…
Why does an employer ask how much you’re currently getting paid? Do you have to answer if you know you’re being underpaid and want to set the bar higher?
We ask the salary questions for a few reasons. We like to know what you're making to gauge whether we could pay similar/more. It also allows us to get an idea of your salary expectations and allows…View all answers »
I need to ask for a couple 'personal' days off work. Do I need to give my supervisor specific details as to why I need to leave? I don't want to lie but I also want to remain professional.
Your Supervisor may ask if you're ok, but you're not required to answer with exactly what you're doing. I'd recommend sayng that you have a few personal things that you need to take care of or something…View all answers »
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