I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in technical management with a concentration in accounting. Although I was invited to an unpaid accounting internship at Mount Vernon recently, I decided to learn more about accounting first before pursuing this offer. I have about half a year of past work experience in marketing. Would this internship be helpful as I pursue a job in accounting in January 2020?
If the internship is aligned to the field of work you are pursuing or thinking about pursuing it’s a good idea. At the very least, it will help you decide if you don’t want to be in that field or…View all answers »
If you know someone that used to work for a company, but did not use them as a reference, is it appropriate to mention them in an interview?
I always like to take stock of the who, what, when, where, why of an issue. That seems like a pretty sound method to use in this case too. Who is the person you want to mention, but didn't choose…View all answers »
I am applying for part time jobs and had a bunch of interviews this week. I had 2 interviews yesterday and this morning one already offered me the position. However, I like the other job that I applied for, a little more. The other job told me that they will let me know by next week. What do I do? I don't want to burn any bridges as I need a job.
Having multiple options can be tricky. Typically, companies will give you a little time to decide whether to accept the offer. If you were asked to answer in the next day or two you could ask the company to…View all answers »
When beginning to interview, what is the most important type of experience to be able to discuss when interviewing for a marketing position?
Thank you for reaching out! When starting to interview it is important to discuss relevant experience. In a perfect world, it would be an internship or career shadow experience. A close second…View all answers »
How involved are parents typically in the job search process? Will it hurt my chances of getting hired if a recruiter sees that my parents are very involved in helping me get a job?
Hi there! I'm sure your parents are very excited for you to get a job!
Here's the thing though, they are not going to go to that interview with you, they are not coming to work with you, they…