I have an internship interview and the hiring manager has told me dress is casual. What does that mean for women? Should I just go in my regular jeans, t-shirt and gym shoes? It's for a marketing internship.
When meeting someone for an interview it is always better to over-dress than to under-dress. I would recommend wearing a nice shirt and slacks with appropriate shoes to match. I would…
I transferred universities a couple times over the course of my college career, and I'm wondering if I should include those two previous schools on my resume? I had a really hard time figuring out what I wanted when I got to college, and I'm worried employers will see it on my resume and think I'm flaky or unprofessional (even though I eventually ended up at a school I really love). Would I get in trouble for not having those others listed?
This is a great question and I think the Cigna team answered it perfectly. I would recommend only showing the school of which you've obtained a degree from on your resume. If you got an Associates…
I'm in the process of trying to get my second internship. I found a couple through my school's website but they don't list when the internships start. I'm looking for a summer internship, as I am currently in the middle of my spring internship. However, some don't say "summer". Is it ok to email the company and ask when their internship starts for a particular internship before applying for them?
From what I've seen and experienced, most all internships are meant for the summer unless otherwise noted. Typically if people are looking to host an intern outside of the summer time frame…
Are there certain characteristics you look for in interns that allow them to more easily transition into full-time positions?
There are a lot of things that we look for when it comes to considering interns for full time employment. We always like to see interns coming into work with a positive attitude and eagerness to…
Hi, I am about to turn 24. I haven't had an official job before. So, what can I write for job experience if I am not really an expert on anything that I am applying for? Can I make up past work history so I get noticed and be called for an interview?
No. I would not recommend making up anything on your resume. That is going to give the interviewer a bad impression if they do decide to bring you in, as you wouldn't be able to answer questions…
If I have been given the contact information for someone I’ve never talked to before, how should I go about contacting them? Should I email, call or send a text? Both?
If this is for a prospective job, I would recommend emailing the new contact. Be sure to mention how you received their contact information and what you are reaching out regarding. This will give…
I feel like my networking and “informational interviews” are just creating more work without accomplishing anything. What am I doing wrong?
I would suggest taking a step back and evaluating the ways in which you are networking. Are the events and or people that you're talking to related to the field in which you'd like to find a position?…
I'm an intern and it's my second week on the job. There is a jeans casual day this Friday - should I still dress in my formal business attire given I'm just an intern. Thanks!
This is a great question and one I asked myself when I was an intern. I think it would be more than acceptable for you to partake in jeans day as long as your schedule permits; meaning, if you…
I am currently a college student in an internship. One of my graduation requirements is to do an internship; however, my current internship is remote. I communicate through online messaging through a team application with my boss. I would like to ask my boss about possibility extending this internship and take it for college credit. Any suggestions on how I should approach this?
If you class allows for a remote internship I think it would be a great idea to talk to your manager about this. I would start by stating that you have been enjoying your current internship and have…
I just accepted an internship but realized I have a scheduled trip the first week of work. Is is ok to ask for time off since it was previously planned?
I would reach out to your new employer as soon as possible to let them know about this trip. It is typically OK to miss work for prior engagements. I would recommend saying that this trip slipped…
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