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Asked by Emily on May 23, 2018

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

Worthington, Textron, Avery Dennison 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 J.M. on June 3, 2018

During college I spent most of my summers taking extra courses and conducting field research either individually or with a couple different professors, but it was never paid work or an internship per say.  I got course credits for it, but will my lack of formal internship experience hurt my chances of landing a job?

DuPont, Textron, ADP have responded.

Hello and great question! What I typically suggest in this case is to list that time on your resume as "Volunteer." It does help to have formal internship experience but as long as you list your field research…

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Asked by Kassi Rosenberry on November 16, 2018

I'm a business college student and the advice everyone gives is network, network, network; however, as a college student this can be very hard or intimidating because lots of the time these networking opportunities are at career fairs or industry association meetings. What are some tips to help stand out and what are some of the qualities or skills employers are mainly looking for in a candidate?

Avery Dennison, Worthington, Cardinal Health, ADP have responded.

Let's talk about networking first. Do you have a LinkedIn page? That is the best way to get start networking. Start with your contacts, then your contact's connections. If you met someone at a job fair or industry…

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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, HPE 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 Emily on May 23, 2018

I just graduated,and am in the process of job hunting. What is your advice for finding a good job,and quickly?

ADM, ADP, Textron have responded.

Attend social networking events, get involved with the community, find ribbon cutting ceremonies where business professionals will be attending.

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