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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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Asked by Alex on August 24, 2017

How do I approach my internship supervisor about future employment at the company I'm currently interning for?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Hello and good question! If you haven’t already I would set up either weekly or biweekly meetings with your supervisor. These don’t have to be long, even 30 minutes could suffice, and use them as…

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Asked by Angie on August 7, 2017

I applied for a job and it says that I applied to the position successfully. It also says that the job posting is no longer available for adding or removing interest. What does that mean exactly?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Hi! Typically if a position is closed out you will be unable to edit your submission for that particular requisition. I suggest checking on the career site and searching for additional positions that have been…

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Asked by Trenton on August 7, 2017

How do I contact and connect with people who work in the career I'm interested in?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Great question! LinkedIn has made it very easy to connect with not only people who work in your field but also gives you the ability to join groups within your profession/industry. This is a great way to network…

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Asked by Elizabeth on July 25, 2017

I know I should be taking advantage of LinkedIn to network as a recent college graduate, but I'm not sure who I should be connecting with. Do you have any advice?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Great question! You can connect with a wide variety of different people for various different reasons. To get started I would begin with people that you know such as friends, classmates, professors, former…

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Asked by ray on March 3, 2017

A recent interviewer asked why I thought I had not been hired yet because I have been interviewing for the last 4 months since graduating college. How do I answer that question in a positive way?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Hello and great question! First off, I wouldn’t get discouraged as finding a job can take a while at times especially when looking for your first position out of college. I think it is important to take…

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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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