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Asked by Emily on June 10, 2018

How should I ask go about asking someone for a referral?

Textron, Cardinal Health have responded.

The first step in asking someone for a referral is determining who would be the right person to ask! Try to pick someone that you have worked with whether that be through class, work, or a volunteer organization…

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Asked by Emily on May 23, 2018

What's the best way to ask an employer for a referral?

Worthington have responded.

It's important to first make sure your current employer is aware that you are searching for a new position. This should not come as a surprise if you are approaching graduation. I would say to them that you…

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Asked by Emily on May 23, 2018

I get along with my coworkers fine, but I feel like I'm not making any meaningful connections. How do I change this?

Worthington have responded.

This is a great question. I would suggest that when you meet someone, you ask if it's ok for you to put 15 minutes on their calendar to get to know them and their role a bit better. You can also suggest grabbing…

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Asked by Amanda on June 8, 2018

When employers ask for a writing sample, what exactly are they looking for? Are there certain types of writing that would be more useful for them than others (i.e. research reports, creative writing, articles I wrote for the school newspaper)? 

VFC have responded.

There's no standard, as you suggest, good writing can take many forms.  Best thing to do is ask if the employer has a preference.  If they don't, don't necessarily provide what you think might be…

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Asked by J.M. on June 5, 2018

I'm about to start an internship with company that I'd really like to go to work for after I graduate. Do you have any advice about what I might do now or over the next year while I'm back in school before graduation to try and increase my chances of being hired there?  Are there some common mistakes that interns make at this stage?

ADM, HP have responded.

Hello! The best thing you can do is be as actively engaged in your internship as possible. Ask lots of questions, learn everything you can. Jump right in and show them that you would make a great addition to…

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