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Asked by Catherine on October 16, 2017

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?

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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…

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Asked by Thalira on October 2, 2017

How do I fill out a resume/ application with no work experience?

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Hello,
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…

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Asked by Karah on September 21, 2017

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?

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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…

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Asked by Kaylie on September 13, 2017

Instead of focusing on educational/occupational background, what personal traits do employers look for in the "perfect candidate?"

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Hello!
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…

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Asked by Kaylie on September 13, 2017

Does an applicant's undergraduate major/minor matter or only that they possess a bachelor's degree?

Textron have responded.

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…

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Asked by Krysten on September 12, 2017

What are some things that employers hate to see interviewees do during an interview?

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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…

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Asked by Katherine on September 10, 2017

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?

Textron have responded.

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…

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Asked by Hayley on September 8, 2017

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?

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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…

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Asked by Hayley on September 8, 2017

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?

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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…

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Asked by Noah A. on September 5, 2017

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?

Textron have responded.

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,…

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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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