On average, how many interviews will a person have within a company before obtaining the position?
Hi! It really depends on the company, I would agree with Manpower that typically 2 to 6 interviews could be expected. While it depends on the company and hiring team, the first one to two interviews usually…View all answers »
What time is too late to email an boss? I usually send emails between 6am-5pm but have found myself emailing sometimes between 5:30-6pm. I know never to send emails over the weekend but I was just wondering what time is too late to send emails?
Hello! I would always be sure you are answering emails within 24 hours, as that is standard business etiquette. I personally don’t believe that sending an email at 6:00pm is too late, as there may be…View all answers »
How many questions will I be asked during an interview? What makes an interview successful? Which type of questions should I prepare to answer?
Hello! The number of questions that you will be asked during an interview will depend on the company, the length of the interview, and the person you are interviewing with. If the interview is an hour long,…View all answers »
I am interested in navigating from a career in Student Affairs and Higher Education to a career in Human Resources. I have a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration, but am starting off with a corporate company as a Senior Recruitment Coordinator. What are some realistic HR career paths I can pursue?
Hello! Congratulations on your recent job acceptance! One of the aspects that I enjoy about Human Resources is the variety of experiences you can have in one function and continuously build your functional…View all answers »
I am a US Soldier that is planning on getting out of the Army in 2020. I have 13 years as of right now in the Army, when I leave I will have 16 total years. 13 in Logistics and 3 in Human Resource. I have a Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters in Trade and Logistics Management and working on my Doctorate in Leadership. What type of position should I be applying for in the future? What type of research should I be doing?
Hello! I want to thank you for your service to our country – it is greatly appreciated! It is great that you are starting to think about your post military career a few years early. My recommendation…View all answers »
I'm in the process of trying to get my second internship. I found a couple through my school's website but they don't list when the internships start. I'm looking for a summer internship, as I am currently in the middle of my spring internship. However, some don't say "summer". Is it ok to email the company and ask when their internship starts for a particular internship before applying for them?
Hello! Most internships have a start date in the summer, however, there are some instances where internships/co-ops are for the fall/spring semester. If the internship is for a time outside of the summer, the…View all answers »
What are some good ways to answer - or prepare to answer - some of the following questions: Why did you choose this company over our competitors? What qualifications do you have that make you feel you will be successful in your field? Describe how you handle stress. How do you react to criticism?
One thing to keep in mind while interviewing, is that it’s best to sound like yourself and give the most honest answers. While it’s good to practice your answers, if your answers do not sound genuine,…View all answers »
From the employer perspective, what are some jobs and roles I could do with an English degree?
This is a great question and I am sure many can relate to approaching graduation only to wonder "now what am I supposed to do with this degree?" I think that the most important thing to consider…View all answers »
Do recruiters look at resumes that are sent through traditional mail? On paper instead of email?
I agree with Dan, very interesting question! If I were to get a resume in the mail, perhaps with a short handwritten note conveying your appreciation for my time and attention to it and expressing…
When I research a company before an interview, what sort of information should I be looking for?
Hello! This is a great question and is an important aspect to the interview process. You want to have enough knowledge about the company to show your interest in working there but be mindful not to sound like…View all answers »
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