I’m finishing my first internship and have secured a summer internship. Do I need to let the boss of my current internship know that I got another position? We’ve reached an understanding that I will no longer be with the company for the summer.
If you are fulfilling your current internship until your agreed-upon end date, no, you do not need to tell your boss. However, it is okay to mention it and it's always good to ask if they…
Is it ok to e-mail companies directly expressing an interest in an internship/entry level position if they have no job openings that fit my profile? Is this more effective than applying for posted jobs? I feel that if a specific opening is posted hundreds of people apply and it is very unlikely to be invited for an interview.
YES, it is OK. In fact, it shows initiative which is an attribute admired by many hiring managers. If there is nothing available, there is a chance that a hiring manager or recruiter would…
Is it common for employers to write letters of recommendation for their interns at the end of the summer? Is this something I should plan on asking for?
Absolutely! I'd recommend asking a week or two prior to leaving for a recommendation. Generally employers don't have an issue writing them.View all answers »
I have an internship interview and the hiring manager has told me dress is casual. What does that mean for women? Should I just go in my regular jeans, t-shirt and gym shoes? It's for a marketing internship.
When meeting someone for an interview it is always better to over-dress than to under-dress. I would recommend wearing a nice shirt and slacks with appropriate shoes to match. I would…
What are some good ways to answer - or prepare to answer - some of the following questions: Why did you choose this company over our competitors? What qualifications do you have that make you feel you will be successful in your field? Describe how you handle stress. How do you react to criticism?
One thing to keep in mind while interviewing, is that it’s best to sound like yourself and give the most honest answers. While it’s good to practice your answers, if your answers do not sound genuine,…View all answers »
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