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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?

Worthington have responded.

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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Asked by Tanya on March 26, 2018

Do you recommend taking an unpaid position to gain experience?

Worthington have responded.

If you find that the unpaid position will get you experience that you haven't been able to get elsewhere, I would say taking one would be beneficial. It is important to understand the position and make sure…

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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 Cameron on January 21, 2018

I attended two different undergraduate colleges, and I participated in extracurricular activities at both. On my resume, should I list those extracurricular activities by school, or can I just lump all the extracurricular's together? Thanks!

Worthington have responded.

Hello!
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,…

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Asked by Emily on March 2, 2018

Is it OK to email companies asking for a job, even if they don't have any positions posted? If yes,what's the best way to go about that?

Worthington have responded.

Hello! Yes. This is certainly acceptable, however, most companies don't post names of employees on their careers site. Some companies have a Email Us link where you can submit questions, or provide a resume.…

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Asked by Krysten on September 12, 2017

How are employers able to test interpersonal skills in an interview?

Worthington have responded.

Hello!
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…

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Asked by Abbi on September 9, 2017

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?

Worthington have responded.

 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…

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Asked by Kristen on October 18, 2017

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.?

Worthington have responded.

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’…

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