How should I ask go about asking someone for a referral?
Prior to asking someone for a referral it is important to find out who exactly would be the right person given the context of the situation and/or position. Most employers like to conduct 360 references meaning…View all answers »
Which is generally the fastest way up the corporate ladder: working for one company for a long time, or transferring between many different firms? I keep seeing friends transfer into higher up positions at outside firms and they all tell me it is quicker to transfer than to slog through the promotional process at my own company. What do you think?
I wouldn’t necessarily say there is a faster way than the other as I have seen successful people stay with one organization whereas others may have found upward progression moving to other companies.…View all answers »
How can I get my first job, even when entry level positions require experience?
Great question! A good start can be applying for internships and gaining experience that way if it is tough to get an entry level position in your field of choice. Many times, you can prove yourself in that…View all answers »
I didn't finish college, but completed one semester. Should i include that in my resume? If so, how?
Hello! I would include some of the courses you took during that semester if they are directly related to the job in which you are applying, but I would make sure that you are stating in some fashion that you…View all answers »
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?
Congratulations! Working abroad will be a very unique experience and there will be plenty of opportunities to develop your skills. You will already be differentiating yourself through completing an international…View all answers »
Are extra-curricular activities in college important to a potential employer?
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…View all answers »
Do internships look good on grad-school applications?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
What are some tips you would recommend to recent college graduates when job hunting?
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…View all answers »
Employers feel that college isn't preparing students for employment. Involvement in what types of clubs/organizations/activities would indicate to them that students are ready for a real word job?
College courses help in preparing students as much as they can for the real world and being involved in organizations can add to that but at the end of the day it is important to gain on the job experience…View all answers »