As a freshman in college, what should I do at career fairs? What should I say/discuss with employers?
First, I think it's great that you're starting to attend career fairs as a Freshman. It's a way for you to show initiative and interest in learning about the companies & what they generally have to offer…View all answers »
Are part-time students typically considered for internships?
Absolutely but I'd recommend also clearly stating this in your resume objective. Being a part-time student shouldn't discount you from consideration if you fit the qualifications of the internship.View all answers »
On the survey section of an application they state that it is voluntary. But want to know your race, gender etc? How or should you answer this question?
Please know that some employers are required to ask these questions due to the nature of having certain federal contracts. It is helpful for us to have this information. In our situation, hiring…View all answers »
Does a person who applies soon after the job has been posted have any advantage over applicants who apply significantly later? For example, A applies the day of the post, and B applies three weeks after the post. Assuming they are equally qualified does A have advantage over B? Would the potential advantage A might have matter if B were slightly more qualified? How about greatly more qualified?
This isn't the case at my company, but I recently heard a Fortune 100 company speak at an event about interacting with them as a candidate, and they said in some cases their job postings close after 100 applicants.…View all answers »
What's inappropriate to post on social media? I know that recruiters aren't 'supposed' to look through all of my social channels, but they're only human. Do I have more leeway to post whatever I want on say, Instagram as opposed to LinkedIn, or Facebook instead of Twitter?
Great answers were already given, but remember to review your security options -- if you have things you want to share with only good friends, you can create a private group for that. A good general rule…View all answers »
I just sent a follow up thank you letter email to my interviewer. I just noticed I put an extra letter in her last name. Horrible?? So upset!
I have a uniquely spelled name, and coworkers and candidates spell it wrong all the time. I don't take it personally and rarely chalk it up to anything other than a mistake, but I do appreciate when they…View all answers »
I am not sure about a career choice and would like advice on what to do? I am interested in psychology/counseling, English, nursing and teaching elementary/preschool/early childhood. My personality is introverted and I can be very shy/soft spoken at times, but I am also very observational and am a good listener. I have a need to help people, but I also love working with children and have interests in the beauty field. I am currently getting my aesthetics license from a cosmetology school, but I do not think this career is the one I want to work on all my life or as my main career. Any advice/direction you can offer would be great.
I think it's important to distinguish the difference between interest in a career field, and interest in the job itself. For example, I love teaching and often thought about being a teacher, both while…View all answers »
What are some characteristics good interns have that aren't traditional? Stuff outside the typical "energetic, willing/able to work with others, professional, etc." Thanks!
Curiosity isimportant whether in a technical or non-technical internship. Don't be afraid to question the status quo because a fresh set of eyes is one of the many benefits of hiring interns. I…View all answers »
Networking For A Job While You're Still In College
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Is LinkedIn a reliable way to network for new jobs? If it is, how should I approach people I don't know offline, on LinkedIn?
Linked In is a great way to network! I would suggest personalizing your message when you reach out to potential employers. It needs to be something that grabs their attention for example your connection to…View all answers »
Why should I send a thank you note after an interview? What is the difference that a thank you note will make on my chances of getting hired? What are the consequences of not sending thank you notes?
Thank you notes are extremely important and I have had managers specifically ask if a candidate sent one (electronic is fine) as it shows interest, writing skills and how the candidate interacts with others.…View all answers »