questions answered by Quest Diagnostics

Asked by Kristin on October 7, 2018

What is the first step I should take when searching for a job in the marketing field?

Quest have responded.

It depends on which area you're interested in--research, consumer behavior, graphic design, copy writing, social media, advertising, web development, etc. Overall, start by going for an internship if you're…

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Asked by Kristin on October 7, 2018

As a junior in college, what is the most important aspect of planning my career that I can start implementing now?

Quest have responded.

Such a great question. The most important aspect, to me, is putting together a winning resume. Get guidance from your campus career center to do that. I know you asked for the "most important," but let's look…

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Asked by Erica on March 21, 2018

I have a degree in communications (media studies) and wasn't advised to do an internship. Now I have a degree and can't get a job. How do I change that?

Quest have responded.

Hi there! As a fellow mass comm degree recipient, let me start by telling you that your story is not unique. The first thing I would suggest is to get away from the word "can't." Mass comm is an extremely competitive…

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Asked by Duo on September 12, 2018

I'm a college freshman, and I'm eager to have an intern in summer 2019. I can do anything, be anywhere, as long as a company accepts me. I've visited my career center, went to every career fair, and have applied accordingly. Still, I don't think I have a decent chance of getting an internship. What is the best way for me to earn an internship?

Quest have responded.

It's great that you're eager, however, don't let "stinkin' thinkin'" get you down! You're early in your college career, so just breathe. To land an internship, you have a few avenues. First, continue to visit…

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Asked by Kahzah on August 10, 2018

How can I break into the sports industry without taking a severe pay cut or a pay cut at all for that matter? I'd almost be changing careers, but I'd like to transition responsibly.

Quest have responded.

Let's do a good news/bad news scenario. The bad news is many people who switch from one field to another are vulnerable to pay cuts, because they have little/no experience in the field and must learn new skills.…

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Asked by Melanie on August 14, 2018

I've noticed a few things in the office that seem to be in an ethical grey area. Without going into specifics, I am worried that my boss might be doing something illegal. What do I do? Do I confront him?

Quest have responded.

There are two considerations here--company policy and workplace politics. Familiarize yourself with the company policy on reporting unethical/illegal activities by either consulting the employee handbook or…

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Asked by Daniela on June 15, 2018

What industries/types of companies tend to use case interviews, and what are they looking for?

Quest have responded.

You are likely to run into case interviews in consulting roles or roles that have a heavy consulting element such as project management or business development, regardless of the industry. In fact, one of our…

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Asked by Angela on June 14, 2018

Why am I being asked if I am Hispanic? If I am, is this a good or a bad thing? How does it affect my chances of being invited for an interview?

Quest have responded.

If you're referring to the question that appears on the average job application, it's normally for a couple of reasons. One, many employers want to increase the diversity in their organization to drive innovation,…

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Asked by Amel on June 12, 2018

From the perspective of an employer looking to hire recent graduates, what would be your opinion on 3-year accelerated college programs? 

Quest have responded.

You will get varying views on this one. Some will say it doesn't matter because employers just want to know if you can do the work. Others, like yours truly, would see a high value in your having completed…

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Asked by Reed on August 29, 2017

I am a photojournalist intern for a local media organization. As part of a college class, and my internship, I am doing research about what employers are looking for in an intern or a new-hire fresh out of college. 1. What skills would be most important for an intern to have? 2. What skills would you aim at developing? 3. How important is it to be majoring in or have a degree related to the job?

Quest have responded.

1. I love this question! There are three basic skills that a majority of employers find valuable from any candidate:  communication, organization, and team work. I've worked with over 200 hiring managers…

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