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Asked by Maureen on June 5, 2018

Are there any work from home jobs that aren't scams?

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Working from home can be a great opportunity with many added benefits and there are certainly legitimate opportunities to work from home. When you see a position like this posted you should take the time to…

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Asked by Emily on June 10, 2018

How should I ask go about asking someone for a referral?

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The first step in asking someone for a referral is determining who would be the right person to ask! Try to pick someone that you have worked with whether that be through class, work, or a volunteer organization…

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Asked by J.M. on June 4, 2018

When is the best time to start doing internships? Is the summer before my sophmore year too early?

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Thanks for asking! Like Phil said above, there isn’t really a “best” time to start doing internships. Typically, most companies hire rising seniors and rising juniors for summer internships,…

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Asked by Emily on May 23, 2018

I just started a new job, and honestly I'm having a difficult time. It's harder than I expected and much different from college. Do you have any advice on how to make this process easier?

Textron have responded.

Transitioning from college to the workforce can be a challenging and difficult experience especially if the position is not what you expected or challenging to grasp. My first piece of advice would be to have…

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Asked by J.M. on May 23, 2018

I'm the Treasurer of my fraternity. Would that look good on my resume? Not sure if putting a fraternity on a resume is a smart thing. The only reason I'm considering it is because it might show leadership, but obviously it's still a frat house. What would you think if you saw that on a resume?

Textron have responded.

Interesting question! Although Greek life has been scrutinized in the news and social media lately, including it on your resume still displays your leadership experiences and potential. Being involved in a…

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Asked by Second on May 20, 2018

While I'm in college, does it help my resume if I work part-time, and if so what kinds of part-time jobs should I be looking for?

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Working part-time in college is a great idea! When I was searching for full-time opportunities my senior year, companies told me that they were impressed with my part-time experience because it showed I could…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 9, 2018

I have had two internships already (both 3 months, one in the spring & one in the summer) and was wondering how many internships is too much? Is it bad to have 3 internships all lasting 3 months? I also currently work as a waitress too & that is a position I have had for over a year.

Textron have responded.

Congratulations on all of your internships! In my opinion, I don't think during college you can have "too many" internships. I would definitely make sure you designate on your resume that it is an internship…

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Asked by Marley on May 17, 2018

What exactly is the point of career fair? Should I expect to find a job by attending one or is it just to learn about companies? How would you advise me to prepare for a career fair at my school?

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Thanks for asking! Career fairs are one of the easiest way for companies to meet potential employees. Your preparation will depend on what exactly you are looking for/what year in school you are in. You shouldn’t…

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Asked by Sandy on May 11, 2018

What does a typical performance review entail for entry-level positions? Are these common at this level in large companies, and if so how often do they occur? Should I be trying to build support among my colleagues for a good review, or will it just be between me and my boss?

Textron have responded.

Great question! The performance review process can be different depending on the organization, but at their core, all performance review processes are the same. They all have the same purpose – to determine…

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Asked by Jeff on April 18, 2018

I've been interviewing recently and have made it to the final round for several positions but have been turned down in every instance. I haven't received valuable feedback and don't want to keep doing the same thing as it seems to not be working. How can I learn what I need to change?

Textron have responded.

This is definitely a difficult situation and can be frustrating. I would recommend asking your recruiter for feedback as to why you were not selected. If you are in school, another option you could consider…

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