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…
What does it mean when recruiters talk about being a “good fit?”
This typically stems from the culture of the organization; do you have the same values as the company; does their mission statement align with your goals; etc. This also takes into consideration…
If I got my interview through a family connection or though someone working at the company already, should I tell this to the interviewer or could that hurt my chances of getting hired?
I think it is always best to shy away from mentioning this in an interview without being prompted. Typically interviewers will ask how you heard about the organization or the position, and at that…
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…
I started interning at a company where I would really like to work full-time. How long is an acceptable amount of time to intern before I approach my supervisor about possible job opportunities?
This is a great question. I always suggest to students to let employers know right away if they are going to be seeking full time employment after the internship. It shows engagement and eagerness to make a…View all answers »
How can I find out about salary levels in different industries?
There are many resources when it comes to pay levels in various industries. One good place to look, especially if you have some companies in mind, would be Glassdoor. They provide you with company…
Yes, it is always a good idea to link with colleagues and customers on LinkedIn even if you do not plan to remain in direct communication with them in the future. Building a network takes time, the…
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