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Asked by Sue on March 27, 2017

From the employer perspective, what are some jobs and roles I could do with an English degree?

Textron have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on March 27, 2017

Are there certain characteristics you look for in interns that allow them to more easily transition into full-time positions?

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Hi! There are a few factors that might indicate an intern would receive a full time opportunity with a company. Employers will notice interns who come prepared to work every day but also willing to learn as…

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Asked by Srividya on March 21, 2017

How can I build my resume based around a particular job description? I know you're supposed to tailor your resume to each position, so how do I do that?

Textron have responded.

Hello! That is a great question! It is important to tailor your resume to match the position you are applying to for a few reasons. The first reason being that it shows you are serious about the job you are…

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Asked by Tanya on March 12, 2017

Do recruiters look at resumes that are sent through traditional mail? On paper instead of email?

Textron have responded.

Hello!

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…

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Asked by Tanya on March 11, 2017

When should I include/exclude my GPA on my resume? How about class rank?

Textron have responded.

Hello! This is a great question and one that is ultimately a personal preference when you are creating and revising your resume. Companies may include a minimum GPA requirement in the job description, and my…

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Asked by Tanya on March 8, 2017

I graduated in January and still haven’t been able to find a job. How do I explain this period of time without employment on my resume?

Textron have responded.

Hello, congratulations on your recent graduation! Searching for a job after graduation in January can be challenging since a lot of companies focus on recruiting for entry level positions during the fall semester.…

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Asked by Mike on March 1, 2017

I'm an intern and it's my second week on the job. There is a jeans casual day this Friday - should I still dress in my formal business attire given I'm just an intern. Thanks!

Textron have responded.

Hello and congratulations on starting a new internship! If the company culture is to wear jeans on Fridays, I would think it is safe to follow your colleagues. However, I would also recommend asking either…

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Asked by Tanya on February 28, 2017

I applied for a job and haven’t heard anything, should I contact the company to ask about the status of my application?

Textron have responded.

Hello,
There is nothing wrong with following up with a company on an application status. If done the right way, it can help shine a spotlight on your application that might get you the right kind of attention…

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Asked by Arthur on February 21, 2017

Someone once told me that an interview is as much about me learning about the company as it is the company learning about me. Is that a fair assessment? For example should I feel free to ask my interviewer about why they like the company or where they feel its weak points are?

Textron have responded.

Hello! This is a great question! If you have been contacted for an interview, the recruiter has already identified skills and experiences on your resume that lead you to be a qualified candidate for the positon…

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Asked by Tanya on February 1, 2017

What is a normal amount of summer work experience or internships to have coming out of college?

Textron have responded.

Hello! It’s difficult to say what a “normal” amount of summer experience looks like since companies have different requirements for entry level full time positions. A company will typically…

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Blog post on March 20, 2015

Networking For A Job While You're Still In College

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No matter how many credits you have until graduation, you know the day is coming when you’ll need your first “real” job. For some it feels like a long way off, but for others the day of self-sufficiency is coming all too soon...

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Blog post on March 17, 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Your Internship

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Internships can be pure joy, filled with numerous opportunities during summer break or post-graduation. An internship also has the possibility to be pure undiluted slog...

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Blog post on March 12, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Job Search

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Once you find a job you're interested in, the path to employment is fairly straightforward. Resumes, applications, interviews and, if all goes well, a job offer...

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Blog post on March 10, 2015

Anxiety and the Interview

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Since graduation, your anxiety may have been like waves on the beach. It seemed to overwhelmingly crash forward then recede calmly away...

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Blog post on March 5, 2015

How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

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You networked like a savant, crafted the perfect resume, knocked the interview out of the park, and were offered the job! Your moment of jubilation is met with the sudden thud of a less than impressive initial salary offer. Negotiating a salary at any level can be difficult, but this can be especially difficult if you are starting your first job out of college...

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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