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…
I have applied online to dozens of internships and full time positions for which I am qualified based on the posted job descriptions, necessary skills, and preferred skills. I have yet to even earn an interview from a position I applied to online. Are jobs that are posted online typically filled by online applicants? How can I improve an online application?
I am wondering if this has something to do with your resume. Have you ever gone to a resume building workshop? That may be a good idea- someone should be able to assist you with creating a strong…View all answers »
Does participation and/or leadership in clubs and organizations have any impact on an employer when reviewing applications and resumes? If so, how much? Is it as important as major, GPA, internship experience, work, etc.?
I would say that internships would carry the most weight; showing that you've had hands on experience within the field. GPA is also important, but not a huge determining factor. I think it is always a “plus’…View all answers »
This is a great question. I would recommend having your extracurriculars separate from your schooling. It's typical to include these at the bottom of your resume along with community involvement,…
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 »
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 »
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 »
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…
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,…
I was just hired and was wondering if you have any advice on what I should expect on my first day? How should I prepare?
Your first day is usually full of information. You'll learn a lot about the organization, the department in which you'll be working, and about your team. I would be sure to bring a notebook. You will likely…View all answers »