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Asked by Amel on June 12, 2018

From the perspective of an employer looking to hire recent graduates, what would be your opinion on 3-year accelerated college programs? 

Worthington have responded.

This is a good question. A couple of thoughts come to mind; it shows a good deal of commitment and passion to get into the workforce, as well as good prioritization and time management skills as long as you…

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Asked by Emily on May 23, 2018

What's the best way to ask an employer for a referral?

Worthington have responded.

It's important to first make sure your current employer is aware that you are searching for a new position. This should not come as a surprise if you are approaching graduation. I would say to them that you…

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Asked by Emily on May 23, 2018

I get along with my coworkers fine, but I feel like I'm not making any meaningful connections. How do I change this?

Worthington have responded.

This is a great question. I would suggest that when you meet someone, you ask if it's ok for you to put 15 minutes on their calendar to get to know them and their role a bit better. You can also suggest grabbing…

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Asked by Kelcie on May 22, 2018

Should I list all of my internship experience even if it is not directly related to the position for which I am applying?

Worthington have responded.

Hello!
I think it's valuable to list all of your work history (up to 10 years). Any internships will show that you are willing to work and take on tasks and learn new skillsets outside of your direct function.…

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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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I always think it's awesome to see someone who is a student and who also has made time to work. I think any kind of part-time jobs would show you have a strong work ethic and the ability to multitask and prioritize.…

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Asked by Thelma on May 19, 2018

What is an on-campus interview, and how does it differ from a regular one? Do employers view them differently or send different people to interview students? Would I have better chance of being hired on-campus?

Worthington have responded.

Hi! An on campus interview simply means that the employers are coming to you, rather than you having to go to their location. I would say that an on-campus interview would have less interviewers than what you…

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Asked by Tanya on March 25, 2018

How can I get my first job, even when entry level positions require experience?

Worthington have responded.

Hello! I would recommend that you try applying for internships if you are unable to find an entry level jobs. Many organizations use their internships as a pipeline for their entry level openings. I also suggest…

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Asked by Tanya on March 20, 2018

What is an appropriate way to follow-up after an interview? How long should I wait to hear from them, how often should I follow-up, and what should I expect to hear?

Worthington have responded.

Hi there- I think it's always best to send a quick note to your interviewers within 2 days of the interview; email or hang written is fine. Follow up from employers varies quite a bit depending on how many…

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Asked by Tanya on April 15, 2018

If I am thinking of transferring internally within my company, should I try to keep that fact secret from my immediate supervisors or can I be open about it?

Worthington have responded.

Hello! Often times people want to switch departments within the same company, and most of the time that's a great thing. It gives you exposure to a different part of the business and overall should make you…

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Asked by Tanya on March 31, 2018

What would be your top five characteristics of a great resume?

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Hello-
My top 5 for students would be 1. organization 2. measurable metrics 3. previous experience 4. campus involvement 5. major and GPA.  It's important to be able to quickly look at a resume…

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