Whenever an interviewer asks me: tell me about yourself, I find myself blanking. What are some tips or tricks I can use to develop my answer?
Hi there! I'm glad you asked this question, developing an answer to this will definitely help you on your path to your career. I personally like to use this time to share my relevant work experience and highlight…View all answers »
Which is generally the fastest way up the corporate ladder: working for one company for a long time, or transferring between many different firms? I keep seeing friends transfer into higher up positions at outside firms and they all tell me it is quicker to transfer than to slog through the promotional process at my own company. What do you think?
In my experience, I have seen many very successful people spend a long career at one company and those that have found success moving around. As someone starting your career, it is difficult to know what the…View all answers »
What is the difference between a HSA and a traditional benefits plan?
A health savings account (HSA) is a pre-tax savings account for those enrolled in high deductible health plan. Money in the savings account can help pay for the deductible, as well as current and…
During college I spent most of my summers taking extra courses and conducting field research either individually or with a couple different professors, but it was never paid work or an internship per say. I got course credits for it, but will my lack of formal internship experience hurt my chances of landing a job?
Thanks for asking! This is a question many people have. Typically, recruiters are looking to see if you’ve had experiences that will transfer to a potential role. A lack of formal internship experience…View all answers »
When beginning to interview, what is the most important type of experience to be able to discuss when interviewing for a marketing position?
Hi there - great question! I agree with Holly, any relevant experience you can provide for the question they ask is best, try to talk about an internship or co-op that is relatable to the job you are interviewing…View all answers »
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in technical management with a concentration in accounting. Although I was invited to an unpaid accounting internship at Mount Vernon recently, I decided to learn more about accounting first before pursuing this offer. I have about half a year of past work experience in marketing. Would this internship be helpful as I pursue a job in accounting in January 2020?
Hi there! I agree with Sylvia, if the internship aligns with the job in accounting you want to pursue then it's a good idea! Internships are able to help you decide what field or industry you want to be in…View all answers »
Is there a benefit to filing vacancies through internal promotions and job transfers, even if the personnel are less qualified?
In most cases, an internal candidate is going to bring something to the table that no external candidate can. They already have an understanding of the company and its workings. They are already integrated…View all answers »
How do second or third round interviews generally differ from first round interviews? Will I meet with more senior-level people or be asked different types of questions, or should I just expect more of the same?
Great question! As you get further and further in the interview process, the interviewer is trying to get to know you on a deeper level. In most cases, the first interview is to see if you are even qualified…View all answers »
I am applying for part time jobs and had a bunch of interviews this week. I had 2 interviews yesterday and this morning one already offered me the position. However, I like the other job that I applied for, a little more. The other job told me that they will let me know by next week. What do I do? I don't want to burn any bridges as I need a job.
Having multiple options can be tricky. Typically, companies will give you a little time to decide whether to accept the offer. If you were asked to answer in the next day or two you could ask the company to…View all answers »
Good afternoon. I'm a current fourth year student at the University of Vermont. I'm looking for employment for when I graduate this spring. I'm a public communications major and a food systems minor. I'm hoping to move out West (particularly some place such as Oregon, Colorado, or Utah), and I was just wondering how I go about applying for a job on the other side of the country?
Hi there! Have you been to a career fair at your school? I think attending a career fair would be a good starting point for you because you can talk to companies that are hiring for the position and location…View all answers »