Many studies show that women are less likely to ask for raises. How can I best prepare myself to effectively negotiate raises in my future career?
I would recommend going into the discussion as prepared as possible - be ready with numbers for folks that are in positions similar to yours in your area with comparable levels of experience. Be able to show…View all answers »
I have built a strong professional network in my college town. However, for my career, I want to move abroad after graduation. What are some suggestions for building a network outside of my geographical region?
One of my biggest pieces of advice is to get involved with any professional organizations or societies that are related to your major or field of study. Many of those organizations are international, and can…View all answers »
I have been through several employment interviews and many times I have been asked to describe a time when there was conflict in my life and how I resolved it. I am always caught off-guard and never what I should speak of. What are employers looking for when asking this question? What is the best way to approach this question while giving an honest answer?
This is a question that I commonly ask during interviews as well - now that you know it's coming, you can be prepared next time! What I'm really trying to learn from this question is how candidates navigate…View all answers »
With all of the competition and expectations in the workforce now, how does one stand out to employers above the rest? And when meeting with someone for less than 5 minutes, how do you make a lasting impression?
Great question. For me, a candidate really stands out when he/she knows what it is that my company does and is at least fluent in either current events and news within the industry or news about the company…View all answers »
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?
Hi there - yes, internships can be extremely vital when you're searching for a full-time role after graduation. It IS possible to hold an internship while working on several other things - it really comes down…View all answers »
How do I fill out a resume/ application with no work experience?
Hi there - think about any opportunities that you've had to gain transferable skills. Did you have any informal summer work? Have you had opportunities for leadership within any clubs or organizations? Were…View all answers »
Hello, Should academic and athletic accomplishments, extra curricular activities such as clubs, student government and community service be included on your college resume... starting junior year this fall? Does it speak to ones work ethic or, does it look like boasting? If you have long list how would you determine what's important to include? Thank you
Hi there. You need to make sure that you are being thoughtful and strategic about what you include on your resume, as it really is the first opportunity that employers have to get to know you. I would definitely…View all answers »
In an interview for a company, is what you wear a major factor in the interview or do interviewers even look at how you dress?
Hi there - what you wear on an interview is absolutely important to the interview process. It shows that you take the interview seriously, that you have a sense of professionalism, and create a positive first…View all answers »
Why do employers value study abroad programs so highly? Do they value them more highly than on the job experience/internships?
Hello - I don't know if study abroad experiences are generally valued "more" than internships and other types of hands-on experiences, but from an employer perspective, those types of immersive opportunities…View all answers »
What are some practical things that impress an employer in an interview? i.e. firm handshake, key phrases, etc..
For me, one of the best things that a candidate can do in an interview is to answer the interviewer's questions clearly, concisely, and by providing solid examples. I am always impressed when a candidate can…View all answers »
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