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Asked by Sally on September 11, 2017

Do internships look good on grad-school applications?

Hersheys have responded.

Yes, I feel internships look good on all different kinds of applications.  Put them on!

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Asked by Tanya on March 19, 2017

Do people really find jobs at industry conferences? Is it worth paying a fee to go to an industry conference in hopes of meeting someone from a company that is hiring?

Hersheys have responded.

I am sure there are times where people have founds jobs at industry conferences.  However, you should go with the focus of networking not landing a job.  If you are passionate about the industry,…

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Asked by Tanya on July 8, 2016

What should I not include on my resume?

Hersheys have responded.

Great question! Your resume is a chance to highlight your background and experience it's important to keep it professional and to the point. So including unnecessary information such as short-term jobs may…

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Asked by Tanya on March 18, 2017

If I have been given the contact information for someone I’ve never talked to before, how should I go about contacting them? Should I email, call or send a text? Both?

Hersheys have responded.

I would recommend to reach out through email. If you have not heard back and it's been a week I would suggest to give them a call and follow up. Best of luck!

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Asked by Nathalie on March 29, 2017

I'm a college student, starting to look for my second internship. Currently, I have been working for my parent's business. As of now, that has been my only job. When I am on the internship hunt, during the interview process should I let the interviewer know that my bosses were my parents? Is that something that doesn't really matter or do interviewers frown upon that piece of knowledge?

Hersheys have responded.

Great question! I don't think it is necessary to mention unless they ask. There is nothing wrong with working for a family business and highlighting what you did there. Think about what type of skills or responsibilities…

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Asked by Carol on February 9, 2017

If I've been fired from my last job-how do I handle this? What do I put on my application? Say yes or no to contacting my last employer? How should I handle this in an interview?

Hersheys have responded.

It is always important to be honest during the application and interviewing process. As mentioned before if it does not require an answer no necessary to go into detailed but if it does ask make sure you are…

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Asked by Tanya on February 1, 2017

What is a normal amount of summer work experience or internships to have coming out of college?

Hersheys have responded.

It’s hard to say what the normal amount of summer work or internships someone should have once they graduate from college. I think by having one internship it will already make you stand out from other…

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Asked by Tanya on February 28, 2017

I applied for a job and haven’t heard anything, should I contact the company to ask about the status of my application?

Hersheys have responded.

If you have applied to a position and it has been a few weeks since you have heard back it's perfectly fine to reach and check on your status of your application. This will show that you are interested in the…

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Asked by Sam on December 26, 2016

I'm fairly confident I'm going to be offered a job any day now from a company I've had a few interviews with. If the salary is less than desirable how do I go about negotiating it? I have limited experience, but I know your salary early on dictates how you scale up in the future.

Hersheys have responded.

That is great news!  
When it comes to negotiating a salary with a company that could potentially be your employer, it becomes sticky. If you want to negotiate you need knowledge behind…

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Asked by akshay on September 21, 2016

I completed my bachelor of science in Information Technology in 2015. I am searching for a job, but I also plan to study something related to my degree. Could you recommend any courses I should take that will help prepare me for the job market and my career?

Hersheys have responded.

 If you are looking to take additional courses that help prepare you for the job market you can never go wrong with business courses. I would recommend looking into a Business Communication, Marketing/Social…

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