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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

What are some tips you would give to help someone prior to an interview?

Worthington have responded.

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…

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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

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?

Worthington have responded.

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…

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Asked by Emily on September 29, 2017

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?

Worthington have responded.

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…

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Asked by Abby on September 15, 2017

Does what degree you have actually matter? Or do companies mostly look at the fact that you have a degree?

Worthington have responded.

Hello!
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…

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Asked by Krysten on September 12, 2017

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

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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 Krysten on September 12, 2017

What are some things that employers hate to see interviewees do during an interview?

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Hi!
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,…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

What are the benefits of an internship in one’s field of choice?

Worthington have responded.

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…

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Asked by Hayley on September 8, 2017

What is more important in a professional setting, your overall experience in the setting or your documented credentials like a degree or certification?

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Hello!
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…

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Asked by Alex on August 24, 2017

How do I approach my internship supervisor about future employment at the company I'm currently interning for?

Worthington have responded.

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…

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Asked by Alex on August 24, 2017

When should I start looking for a full-time job if I graduate in May?

Worthington have responded.

Hello!
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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Blog post on March 20, 2015

Networking For A Job While You're Still In College

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No matter how many credits you have until graduation, you know the day is coming when you’ll need your first “real” job. For some it feels like a long way off, but for others the day of self-sufficiency is coming all too soon...

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Blog post on March 17, 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Your Internship

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Internships can be pure joy, filled with numerous opportunities during summer break or post-graduation. An internship also has the possibility to be pure undiluted slog...

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Blog post on March 12, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Job Search

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Once you find a job you're interested in, the path to employment is fairly straightforward. Resumes, applications, interviews and, if all goes well, a job offer...

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Blog post on March 10, 2015

Anxiety and the Interview

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Since graduation, your anxiety may have been like waves on the beach. It seemed to overwhelmingly crash forward then recede calmly away...

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Blog post on March 5, 2015

How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

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You networked like a savant, crafted the perfect resume, knocked the interview out of the park, and were offered the job! Your moment of jubilation is met with the sudden thud of a less than impressive initial salary offer. Negotiating a salary at any level can be difficult, but this can be especially difficult if you are starting your first job out of college...

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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