I had an internship that I had to leave so that I go back to school and I'm interested in interning there again. What are good ways to get my employers to consider me again?
The first step is reach out and make contact. Showing interest gets you back in the loop with updates on openings. If the employer does not know you are interested, then you are not floating in…View all answers »
How do I fill out a resume/ application with no work experience?
There are plenty of ways you can highlight your skills on a resume in place of work experience. Some ways you can do that are:
1. Highlighting relevant course work- what have you learned…
Many colleges preach study abroad as an invaluable experience that everyone possible should participate in. What is your view on study abroad? Is it as beneficial as it is led on to be by colleges?
Study Abroad experiences can be very valuable and can give you a unique edge to employers, especially in certain fields. Not only can you learn about cultures other than your own, you can develop skills…View all answers »
Instead of focusing on educational/occupational background, what personal traits do employers look for in the "perfect candidate?"
There are many traits, or "soft skills" that employers value and seek out in potential candidates. Two important traits are being an effective communicator and being flexible. It very important…
Does an applicant's undergraduate major/minor matter or only that they possess a bachelor's degree?
This is a great question. The answer is ... it depends. There are many roles that require specific technical knowledge in order to perform the essential functions of the job (think engineering…View all answers »
What are some things that employers hate to see interviewees do during an interview?
The way you present yourself in person during an interview is just as important as the way you present yourself on a resume. During your interview make sure have good posture and to try…
How does one market oneself in an interview for a position in which they may not have had much experience even though they may have a genuine interest in working the field?
Great question! This is becoming more and more prevalent in the work place as time goes on, and as undergraduate education programs evolve. Employers are looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable employees that…View all answers »
If outside experience and critical thinking is increasingly becoming more and more important, why is more schooling and getting a master's degree becoming essential in securing a job?
Your question is interesting. Critical thinking and experience will be very valuable as you move forward in your career. In some cases it might be necessary to pair experience and critical thinking with…View all answers »
I feel as if I'm straying away from the major I intend to graduate with. Experience with my internship has given me so many more opportunities and avenues to explore. When applying for a job that may be a little bit outside of your major concentration, how do you craft yourself in a way that would make them value your professional experience over credentials?
Hi! I think it’s great that your internship experience has opened your eyes and has allowed you to explore different paths within your function. It’s not uncommon that in the workplace, someone…View all answers »
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?
Networking is one of the most crucial aspects for any Intern, College Student and Professional. During an Internship, it would be extremely wise to carve out time to meet with leaders, business unit managers,…View all answers »
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