What are some tips you would give to help someone prior to an interview?
Hello! This is a great question. I would always recommend researching the company and the position prior to the interview. Check out Glassdoor to see if they have any interview question samples. Be sure…View all answers »
Advisors preach that internships are extremely vital. What would be the best way of starting an internship when you already have a part-time job and other commitments?
I would agree that internships are extremely important when it comes to your career. While it is difficult to juggle school, a part time job, and an internship, it is possible. One thing you could consider…View all answers »
I recently graduated and got my first job, where I'm working for the most part with people older than me. Do you have any advice on connecting and working with my coworkers who are 20-30 years older than me?
There are a few things that you can do in order to connect with people from various generations in the workplace. The first thing to do is work hard; show those around you that you are passionate about your…View all answers »
Does what degree you have actually matter? Or do companies mostly look at the fact that you have a degree?
This is a good question. I would say more often than not, it does matter what kind of degree you have if you're going into a salaried type of role. Engineering, Finance, Accounting, and IT positions…
How are employers able to test interpersonal skills in an interview?
I completely agree with Ashley from Cinga. In order to test these skills we ask behavioral based questions, as well. We ask about conflict resolution and how you work within teams. Based on the…
What are some things that employers hate to see interviewees do during an interview?
There are a couple of things that really stand out to recruiters when conducting interviews. A few things to avoid would be looking at or being on your cell phone, chewing gum, not making eye contact,…
What are the benefits of an internship in one’s field of choice?
Internships are extremely beneficial wether it be in your field of study or not. Internships give you experience outside of the classroom and help you to prepare for your profession down the road. You gain…View all answers »
What is more important in a professional setting, your overall experience in the setting or your documented credentials like a degree or certification?
I think this very much depends on the type of organization you're going into. Here, we highly value expereince within the field rather than the credentials of a degree or certification. While…
How do I approach my internship supervisor about future employment at the company I'm currently interning for?
Great question. I would suggest you put a calendar appointment on your managers calendar to talk about a couple of things, one being feedback, and the other being future opportunities. Sit down with your manager…View all answers »
When should I start looking for a full-time job if I graduate in May?
I would recommend starting your job search now since campus recruiting season is right around the corner. I would suggest attending any job fairs that your university puts on, go to mock interviewing…
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