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?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
What would be your top five characteristics of a great resume?
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…
Do you recommend taking an unpaid position to gain experience?
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…View all answers »
How can I get my first job, even when entry level positions require experience?
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…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,…
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?
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.…View all answers »
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 »