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Asked by Andrew on October 10, 2017

How should I respond to someone who keeps pending a job offer. I interviewed and was told that they are interested and working on an offer. I was very excited. I waited a week before I followed up, and the recruiter told me they were still working on the offer. Its now to the point where this has gone on for over a month. Should I send an email questioning if the offer is still being made, or move on?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Hello. This is a great question because even though it seems like a pretty straightforward process sending an offer out, there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes before it can be extended. Like…

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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

What are some tips you would recommend to recent college graduates when job hunting?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Great question! Job searching can be a very exciting as well as stressful time whether it being your very first job or finding a new opportunity. I would start by making sure that your resume is concise and…

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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

Advisors preach that internships are extremely vital. What would be the best way of starting an internship when you already have a part-time job and other commitments?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Hello. Internships are great ways to gain on the job experience and a great way to get your foot in the door of an employer that you are seeking to become a full-time employee of. First off, I think it is great…

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Asked by Karah on September 21, 2017

Many colleges preach study abroad as an invaluable experience that everyone possible should participate in. What is your view on study abroad? Is it as beneficial as it is led on to be by colleges?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Great question! I think the experience can be invaluable for many reasons, but you do want to make sure you understand what those reasons are for. If you plan on studying abroad to see the world I would agree…

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Asked by Sally on September 11, 2017

Do internships look good on grad-school applications?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Great question! Internships would look great on grad school applications! While you are in school and pursuing further education, it is important to gain as much real world or “on the job” experience…

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Asked by Hayley on September 11, 2017

Through my internship in college, I have felt myself getting more and more away from my declared major. How do I market myself to a future employer so that they look more towards my professional experience rather than my degree?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Great question! I want to start by saying that there are plenty of people who ended up taking a different path than what they had in mind during college so you are not alone. Starting with the application I…

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Asked by Hayley on September 11, 2017

College is becoming similar to a checklist for students. Is it bad if one strays a little off the "recommended" time frame for obtaining an internship or doing certain things in order to be successful?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Hello and great question! It is very important this day and age to receive your degree as well as gaining experience but there are plenty of people out there that have taken different paths to achieve success.…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

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

Hill-Rom have responded.

Hello and great question! Employers value anything you do in college that can show you took initiative and became an active member of an organization or that activity. If you are involved in these types of…

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Asked by Noah A. on September 5, 2017

How important is networking during an internship? Is it more beneficial to spend my time completing projects valuable to the mission of the office or would I benefit more from taking time away to have lunch/coffee with others to get name recognition?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Great question! I think both objectives are equally important in terms of setting yourself for future success. It is very important to take time out of your day for meetings with various leaders across the…

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Asked by Madeline on August 25, 2017

How much do employers look at extra curricular activity in college? Are there some organizations to avoid?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Hello and great question! Employers value anything you do in college that can show you took initiative and became an active member of an organization or that activity. If you are involved in these types of…

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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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