Does what degree you have actually matter? Or do companies mostly look at the fact that you have a degree?
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…
When reviewing resumes and employment applications of newly graduated college students, do employers value a higher GPA or a more rigorous class schedule?
I would tend to say the GPA because how would I know how rigorous your class schedule was? Your question assumes that the employer knows more than they likely do about your chosen major and associated…View all answers »
What is are some personal traits that interviewers are likely to favor? E.g. confidence, attitude, intelligence, etc.?
Interviewers look for a handful of traits that would fit well with the company and the team you would be working with. Some of the big ones are your goal setting ability and leadership…
Why do employers value study abroad programs so highly? Do they value them more highly than on the job experience/internships?
Hello - I don't know if study abroad experiences are generally valued "more" than internships and other types of hands-on experiences, but from an employer perspective, those types of immersive opportunities…View all answers »
Is volunteer experience important for a potential employee to have?
Yes! Volunteering, even just on a once in a while basis shows that you are a team player and are willing to give back to your community. It definitely shines a positive light on you as a potential employee.…View all answers »
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How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike
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