In the workplace, what habits can be seen as cause for firing someone?
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…
What are some tips you would give to help someone prior to an interview?
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. …
I had an internship encourage me to take personality tests like True Colors and Myers-Briggs and I was wondering, do those results actually have any significance in the workplace? Like do employers use them to build well-balanced teams or are they something I should put on my resume.
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…
Employers feel that college isn't preparing students for employment. Involvement in what types of clubs/organizations/activities would indicate to them that students are ready for a real word job?
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…
What is a good way to get into behavior analysis?
Internships are a great way to get into the field you are most interested in. You can gain hands-on experience, while trying out the field you are interested in. Often times an internship can lead to a full…View all answers »
How (if at all) can a internship with an arm of the federal government translate to bringing a unique experience to private sector work?
Great question! Any type of internship is a great way to gain experience and knowledge in a number of areas. Internships offer a unique opportunity to learn many different functions from different…View all answers »
What are some things that employers hate to see interviewees do during an interview?
Not making eye contact and fidgeting are big ones. Come in with some confidence and a firm handshake and it goes alot further than no eye contact and playing with your hair.View all answers »
Is there a value to attending professional networking events? What should I do to make the most of these?
Yes! There is always value to attending networking events. Lots of times when I attend it is about meeting new people and trying to find some common ground with them. Most of the time it is easy conversations…View all answers »
I was just hired and was wondering if you have any advice on what I should expect on my first day? How should I prepare?
Congrats on your new position! During the first day, you will usually spend the morning meeting your team and finishing up any onboarding that needs completed. Usually the first day/week is when you also complete…View all answers »
Is the ability to think critically and solve problems more valuable to a potential employer than their education or work experience?
Critical thinking and problem solving are valuable skill sets to have but they are not excluded from your education and work experience. Think about times while getting your education that you had to work…View all answers »