With graduation and deadlines for summer internship applications swiftly approaching, everyone has been hearing about what they need to do to prepare. However, you may not know what not to do. Here are three don’ts to keep in the back of your mind when you’re heading to your next interview: Don’t over-promise Everyone has heard … Continue reading Three don’ts you might want to hear before your next interview
Like me, I am sure many of us guys out there have struggled to understand exactly what we are supposed to wear to an event, to work, for an interview, or even to a birthday party. Standards are constantly changing, but we can all take comfort in the fact that most of the 'traditional' standards … Continue reading Dress Codes Explained: For Men
Winter break is quickly approaching and with it comes prime job hunting time.When it comes to the interview, we've had posts on how to land one, proper attire, and even informational interviews. However, we haven't given as much attention to the body language we use. We know that body language speaks just as loudly as … Continue reading Interview Moves (Like Jagger)
Communication extends far beyond what we say in conversation with one another. Our posture, facial expressions and overall physical appearance sends messages that often speak louder than words. Not having a firm grasp on the language you subconsciously use everyday puts you at a huge disadvantage. While you may be communicating one thing verbally, your … Continue reading Are You Fluent In Body Language?
When you first meet someone, whether they are a colleague, acquaintance, or potential friend, body language plays a huge role. When you first shake someone's hand or observe their stance, you instantly judge them. Limp handshake? Shy. No eye contact? Not confident. In under a second, you can earn yourself an assumption without even saying … Continue reading Body Language Basics
So you’ve made it over the first hurdle, you secured yourself an interview, did all of your research and aced all of the questions your interviewer had. Now, it’s your turn. At the end of the interview, there is always the dreaded “do you have any questions?” question that many applicants walk in unprepared for. This … Continue reading Questions That Will Help you Ace the End of the Interview
Sending a thank you email after an interview is an important part of the job search process. Whether you are interviewing for a permanent position, a paid internship, or an unpaid internship, do not consider the interview to be over until you have sent the thank you note.Within 24 hours of your interview, send an … Continue reading Don’t just be another interviewee: the importance of a post-interview follow-up
The first step is always the scariest no matter what you are trying to accomplish. Whether you are just starting to drive, take on a new job, or are entering college for the first time, the heart flutters in anticipation on multiple counts. This first step of terror also goes for acquiring your very first … Continue reading Ready…Set…Intern!
This is part one of a two-part blog entry about my feelings and experiences regarding the conventional “get your career started” type-seminar. You know the type. College kids awkwardly filter into a huge conference room filled with chairs and round tables; uncomfortably mingling with each other until the keynote speaker approaches the podium to begin … Continue reading Before & After: My Experiences with the “Start Your Career Seminar”
The first internship interview is always the scariest. Many potential interns anticipate the quintessential formal interview, with rapid-fire question and answer sessions, but many completely forget about informal interviews. Informal interviews take place with employers who truly want to get to know potential interns and discuss elements of the job in a more relaxed way. … Continue reading How to Navigate the Internship Interview