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?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…
Is the ability to think critically and solve problems more valuable to a potential employer than their education or work experience?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
What is a good way to get into behavior analysis?
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…View all answers »
What are some tips to make sure I'm effectively communicating with my colleagues and bosses?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
When should I start looking for a full-time job if I graduate in May?
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…
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?
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…View all answers »