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Asked by Hayley on September 8, 2017

When thinking about the future, how important is it to follow a step-by-step agenda? I think as college students, we sometimes get consumed by this "checklist" but if we don't get an internship by a certain time in our lives or complete things exactly as recommended is that truly a bad thing?

Emerson have responded.

A checklist is a great tool to help us stay on track, it encourages commitment to a plan and designates the steps necessary toward accomplishing a goal in mind. It works for some people, myself included, in…

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Asked by David on November 16, 2017

I'll be heading home for winter break soon; how should I take advantage of this time and work on networking while I'm home?

Emerson have responded.

Winter Breaks are a fantastic time to do groundwork for future employment opportunities, especially if you are looking to return to your hometown when searching for those roles.
A good place to start…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

Is the ability to think critically and solve problems more valuable to a potential employer than their education or work experience?

Emerson have responded.

I wouldn't say that critical thinking and problem solving skills are more important than education or work experience. Education and work experiences are "hard skills," where the critical thinking and…

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Asked by Abbi on September 9, 2017

I have applied online to dozens of internships and full time positions for which I am qualified based on the posted job descriptions, necessary skills, and preferred skills. I have yet to even earn an interview from a position I applied to online. Are jobs that are posted online typically filled by online applicants? How can I improve an online application?

Emerson have responded.

I cannot really say much on why you are not receiving feedback or call-backs since I do not have access to your resume.  You may want to attend a resume clinic at your local unemployment department or…

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Asked by Katherine on September 10, 2017

How does one market oneself in an interview for a position in which they may not have had much experience even though they may have a genuine interest in working the field?

Emerson have responded.

Exploring and venturing into a career path unrelated to one’s main field of expertise is often exciting. Do research the position, organization, and industry well before your interview – in other…

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Asked by Jake on August 7, 2017

What is a good way to get into behavior analysis?

Emerson have responded.

Volunteer and internship opportunities are usually available in the fields of child development and social welfare.  However, if you want to start in your own community, volunteer and entry level opportunities…

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Asked by Julie on May 24, 2016

What are some tips to make sure I'm effectively communicating with my colleagues and bosses?

Emerson have responded.

Communication can be the biggest contributor or the greatest staller to a person’s career success, so your question is an important one. The best communicators I have met in my career around the world…

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Asked by Alex on August 24, 2017

I'm trying to figure out what kind of clothes to wear for my internship at a radio station. I noticed some people wearing shorts and some in khakis. Any suggestions for what I should be wearing?

Emerson have responded.

It's great that you're concerned about appropriateness.  If you have the opportunity, prior to starting, ask the person that you will be reporting to.  If you have a sense of casualness, you can't…

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Asked by Alex on August 24, 2017

When should I start looking for a full-time job if I graduate in May?

Emerson have responded.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
I would suggest beginning your job seach as soon as possible.  This will give you an idea of what is out there.  Also, there are some companies that…

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Asked by ray on March 3, 2017

A recent interviewer asked why I thought I had not been hired yet because I have been interviewing for the last 4 months since graduating college. How do I answer that question in a positive way?

Emerson have responded.

Thank you for the question! A long time to find a job is not uncommon, especially depending on the industry and role you are looking for. So don’t be disheartened, keep at it and you will definitely find…

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