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/ Asked by cassandra l.
Hi,
There are many internships that are offered during the summer break and some are offered during the school year part time.  We do not require new college hires to have had an internship.  That being said, I would highly recommend taking the opportunity if feasible for your s...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
Hi!
Your age at graduation is irrelevant.  What matters is what skills and experience you bring to the table.  Many people come into college at different points in their life whether the delay was service, military service, or financial, the main point is that you are graduating!  Yo...

/ Asked by Kristen C.
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This is a common behaviour base question.  I would never expect a successful person to go through their careers or lives without a conflict arising.  It is not so much what the conflict was about as much as how did you stay true to your values to make sure a standard was upheld. ...

/ Asked by Catherine D.
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Many companies do have interns and new hires complete such assessments for balance team building as well as individual awareness.  It is always helpful to understand your personality and how you interact with other personalities on a team.  I would not place personality type informati...

/ Asked by Andrew H.
Hi, That is a tough one.  While some times it does take a while for the approvals, a month seems a bit longer than normal to approve an offer.  I would recommend you reach out to the recruiter and ask if there is still a possible opportunity with them, it is only fair.  I would a...

/ Asked by Madison T.
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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.  Jot down questions that you want to ask them, remember that it shows a true inte...

/ Asked by Karah K.
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Remember there is no absolute answer, but I would say that it is not as important what club, organization, or activity you choose, but rather what did you do while in the organization. Pick an organization that interests you, supports a cause important to you, or supports your community. S...

/ Asked by Abby P.
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I am slightly confused by your question.  Do not focus on what will get you fired, but rather how can you excel in your role.  If you have to ask is this good enough, then you know it is not.  If you have to ask, will I get in trouble for doing this, either do not do it or ask yo...

/ Asked by Kaylie D.
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It really depends on what the hands-on-job experience was and how it relates to the job you are applying to.  Holding a job while attending school or during the summer regardless of the experience is still significant as it correlates to your work ethic.  The co-curricu...

/ Asked by Katherine M.
Hi, finding the elusvive dream job is not an easy task unless you have always known what career you have always had as a goal.  Start with jotting down the things that you enjoy to do, then look to see if there is a club or volunteer organization that supports that activity.  As you build ...

/ Asked by Katherine M.
A firm handshake, eye contact, attentive posture, and dressed appropriately will always be helpful, but do not focus so hard on these items that you become robotic or worst of all cannot focus on the interview!  That being said, I find the most impressive aspect of an interview is a candidate t...

/ Asked by Abbi S.
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Great questions, but there is really no clear cut answer for any of them. Referencing a connection to establish a relationship is valuable, but make sure that they are aware that you will be referencing them and that they have a direct connection with the employer.  As far as an emplo...

/ Asked by Evan B.
Hi,
As you already stated, an internship is probably one of the most important aspect of your college education.  Glad to see you have done your homework!
As far as any additional co-curricular activities, it is not as important for the what it is, but rather what did you do.  Pick an or
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/ Asked by Madeline P.
Hi,
Besides internships and grades, extra curricular activities are a great way to help you stand out.
As far as extra curricular activities to avoid, don't worry about that, find the organization that interests you. If you were not to get hired for being in that organization, would you want to w
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/ Asked by Angie B.
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Many times a job is posted for a specified amount of time and then either taken down due either to the time frame or simply the volume of candidates to review.  The good news is that you applied in time and can be considered.  Be mindful that you may have quite a l...

/ Asked by Emily P.
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That is always a tough situation, but you have several ways of dealing with it.  First off, my standard advice if you like the organization you need to look for the positive.  If you plan to be a manager one day, this can be to your benefit. 
First off, look for the "why". 
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/ Asked by Justine G.
Hi,  That is a difficult thing for many people so do not feel alone.  If you were independently wealthy and did not need to work, what would you do?  That is what you love and have a passion for.  Now look for jobs that support that activity or cause.  Not all of us are...

/ Asked by Karen C.
Hi, Connecting with a mentor is not an automatic as it definetly takes both parties to be effective.  Start off with who do you have a great respect for.  It should not be your direct supervisor.  Get a sense if you have common interest and have a good rapport and straight up ask them...

/ Asked by Jay G.
Hi and Conratulations on getting to this stage of the selection process.
You need to do an honest assesment of your skills and experience relative to the market and for the job you are applying to.  Do your homework for salary with sites such as glassdoor to get a good feel for the market.&nbs...

/ Asked by Tanya A.
HI and Great question!
Putting your desired salary expectations up front is not easy!  I would not put negotiable in your expectations as that indicates that you truly do not expect to be paid what you are worth.  Do your research based on the job description and area combined w...

/ Asked by ray r.
Hi, The first step is to honestly evaluate why you have not been hired yet.  Job searching after graduating in the fall semester is always more difficult as it does not align with the normal college recruiting timelines for intern opportunities and entry level positions. Did you doubl...

/ Asked by Arthur T.
Absolutely!  Those would be two great questions to ask.  The interview is definitely a two way street!  Do your homework on the company you are interviewing and try to tie in a question to learn more about the company.  By asking good questions about the company, you ar...

/ Asked by Carol M.
Hi,  It is always tough no matter what situation led to you being let go.  Honesty will help you land on your feet and more importantly learn and grow from this set back.  First truly assess why you were fired.  What could you have done differently, was i...

/ Asked by Jisoo R.
Hi and Congratulations on your review!
There are a lot of factors that go into wage increases.  Some companies do have a  range in which they typically operate within, so while 3% is the norm, they may have discretion to 4% or even 5% depending on your performance.  As a rule a 15% i...

/ Asked by Jordan H.
Hi!  There are many factors that will play into your goal.  The most important part is to ask!  As I do not know more specific to your situation and because this is during the summer, an internship is the most likey venue. I understand that you are a graduate student, but internships ...

/ Asked by Alyss R.
Lay off situations are always tough, but they must have thought highly of you if they have reached out to you this soon.  As far as the interview, don't worry about saying the wrong thing, be yourself.  Remember, they already know you and they are interested in you. 

/ Asked by Jonathan L.
I strongly recommend that you pursue the international assignment.  Your company obviously think highly of you otherwise you would not be considered for this opportunity.  Even if the role does not fit your perceived career aspirations, this will widen your foundation of both your company ...

/ Asked by David V.
Hi, that is a great way to learn more about the company and increase your professional development!  I would look to see if your company has an employee resource group that matches your background or interests.  These internal organizations do a great job of bringing together coworkers and...

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