What are some practical things that impress an employer in an interview? i.e. firm handshake, key phrases, etc..
For me, one of the best things that a candidate can do in an interview is to answer the interviewer's questions clearly, concisely, and by providing solid examples. I am always impressed when a candidate can…View all answers »
How many "degrees of separation" is it appropriate to claim a connection, use someone as an employee reference, or ask for someone to hand in a resume in for you?
Hi there - I don't know that there is necessarily a "formula" or a set number in terms of from whom you can ask for a reference. In my mind, the biggest things are to make sure that whomever you ask is aware…View all answers »
How important is networking during an internship? Is it more beneficial to spend my time completing projects valuable to the mission of the office or would I benefit more from taking time away to have lunch/coffee with others to get name recognition?
Networking is one of the most crucial aspects for any Intern, College Student and Professional. During an Internship, it would be extremely wise to carve out time to meet with leaders, business unit managers,…View all answers »
How do I approach my internship supervisor about future employment at the company I'm currently interning for?
Great question. I would suggest you put a calendar appointment on your managers calendar to talk about a couple of things, one being feedback, and the other being future opportunities. Sit down with your manager…View all answers »
What are some tips to make sure I'm effectively communicating with my colleagues and bosses?
Wow! Great question! Effective communication finds its roots in a couple of key ingredients, and not working from that foundation can lead to misunderstanding and inefficiency.
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