What are some tips you would give to help someone prior to an interview?
The best advice is do your homework on the company that you are interviewing with. Learn as much as possible about their business, culture, as well as how your role will fit in to the organization. …
Instead of focusing on educational/occupational background, what personal traits do employers look for in the "perfect candidate?"
I think there are two traits that are always highly desired. The first is a positive attitude. Having that "can-do" perspective on things builds your personal brand as someone who has skin…View all answers »
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…
5 yrs after grad school, I have been climbing the latter with a promotion every year. I understand this is not the norm, but as a 29 yr old I am already sitting in a senior-level position where my role is completely handled with more room to grow. If I decide to look for other employment so I can keep learning and growing: how do you write this on a resume without sounding like I have a huge ego?
First of all, congrats on your career growth to date! While it's not the norm as you suggest, it is a great story that future employers will want to hear from you. The key word in my previous statement,…View all answers »
What are some things that employers hate to see interviewees do during an interview?
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,…