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Asked by Maggie on October 19, 2017

What are employers looking for in a LinkedIn summary?

Accenture have responded.

A LinkedIn summary should offer something that the rest of your profile can’t. It is a way to show your personality and add some color to your work experience and education. Rather than simply listing…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

Is volunteer experience important for a potential employee to have?

Accenture have responded.

Volunteer experience definitely stands out, especially for companies that value philanthropy and integrate that into their mission. That being said, how you speak to your experiences can be more important than…

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Asked by Robert on September 27, 2017

Hello, Should academic and athletic accomplishments, extra curricular activities such as clubs, student government and community service be included on your college resume... starting junior year this fall? Does it speak to ones work ethic or, does it look like boasting? If you have long list how would you determine what's important to include? Thank you

Accenture have responded.

Absolutely! Listing these things on a resume gives employers a great overview of who you are and what is important to you. These experiences show what you can bring to the table outside of work and school.…

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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

What are some tips you would recommend to recent college graduates when job hunting?

Accenture have responded.

Keep an open mind when searching for jobs. Sometimes recent graduates limit their search and only consider opportunities that are directly related to their college major or previous experiences. While that…

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Asked by Tanya on February 15, 2017

Many recruiters won’t set up a face-to-face until after a phone interview. What should I focus on in a phone interview? What are they looking for?

Accenture have responded.

First and foremost, don’t take it personally! Many recruiters, especially those at larger firms with a Campus Recruitment arm, are managing a dizzying number of applicants, hiring managers, and ever-changing…

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Asked by Katherine on September 10, 2017

What are some practical things that impress an employer in an interview? i.e. firm handshake, key phrases, etc..

Accenture have responded.

Even if you know who you’re going to be interviewing with (but likely most times will not – be prepared) there are some skills to work on in order to prepare. I am avoiding using the word “impress”…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

What are the benefits of an internship in one’s field of choice?

Accenture have responded.

The benefit of an internship in any field, not only one’s field of choice, is gaining experience – plain and simple. I know, you’re most likely looking for something more profound than that,…

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Asked by Madeline on August 25, 2017

I've read several articles about the value of emotional intelligence in the work place. How do employers measure soft skills (communication, decision making skills) before hiring?

Accenture have responded.

Soft skills are SO very important and not often enough addressed in preparation for the full time of intern search process. Each employer may have a specific way to measure this, but in general, we measure…

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Asked by Evan on August 27, 2017

What co-curricular activities, other than internships, would be most effective in preparing college students for the workforce?

Accenture have responded.

Great question! I don’t know that I would say that any co-curricular activities outrank or are better than others, but simply that one should be engaged outside of academia in some way. Recruiters are…

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Asked by T on May 12, 2016

Is it a good idea to bold keywords on a resume to make them standout to recruiters?

Accenture have responded.

No. I know that doesn’t leave any room for the nuances of a specific job, applicant, or recruiter, but in general, no. A resume is a snapshot of all of your relevant experience and most, if not all, recruiters…

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