I'm going to be seeing some of my parents friends over the holidays. I know that they'd be good contacts for jobs after I graduate. How do I approach this with them? Most of them have known me for several years but probably don't see me as a real professional candidate.
You should definitely use this time to your advantage. You know they are going to ask you about school and how things are going, so have your elevator pitch ready to go when they ask. Be very buttoned up and…View all answers »
I had an interview yesterday that didn't go so well. There just didn't seem to be a connection and the interviewer was very disinterested from the start. She did ask me a very odd question though - if animals took over the world, what would they do first? Do you ever ask weird questions during an interview? If so, what kind of questions? Also, why do you ask questions like this?
Interesting experience you had.
Most employers use behavior based interviews, which rely mainly on questions that allow you to share specific experiences demonstrating competencies that fit the position.…
Do big companies readily sponsor h1b visa for master's students if they meet the job requirement? Or do they refrain from hiring international students?
All companies handle this differently and some can be done on a case by case basis. You would need to ask the company what their policy around this is. Companies will sometimes post this information in a job…View all answers »
My girlfriend is moving to take a new job after college. I don't have a job in that town but will move with her and try to get interviews lined up. I'm anticipating that I'll be asked why I decided to move to that place since it's not a huge town. Should I say that I am moving for her or does that seem like a naive thing to say? Any tips on how to sound more thoughtful or mature while answering that?
Be honest and explain this was a career decision the both of you made as a couple. Research the job market in that area, this will support the reasons behind the decision to move with her and not because…View all answers »
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