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Asked by Jenna on November 3, 2017

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?

Worthington have responded.

Your first day is usually full of information. You'll learn a lot about the organization, the department in which you'll be working, and about your team. I would be sure to bring a notebook. You will likely…

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Asked by Kristen on October 18, 2017

Does participation and/or leadership in clubs and organizations have any impact on an employer when reviewing applications and resumes? If so, how much? Is it as important as major, GPA, internship experience, work, etc.?

Worthington have responded.

I would say that internships would carry the most weight; showing that you've had hands on experience within the field. GPA is also important, but not a huge determining factor. I think it is always a “plus’…

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Asked by Kristen on October 18, 2017

I am currently a senior in college and deciding between starting an entry-level job in my career path with the hope that I may be able to climb the so-called "career ladder" of this company or going to graduate school with the hope that I may be able to skip to a higher position after graduation. What advice do you have for someone in this position? How important is graduate school when considering the advancement opportunities of a career?

Worthington have responded.

This is a great question. Many people decide to attend grad school before going into a career. I personally have seen it be more beneficial in our industry to work for a couple of years and then go back to…

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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

Advisors preach that internships are extremely vital. What would be the best way of starting an internship when you already have a part-time job and other commitments?

Worthington have responded.

I would agree that internships are extremely important when it comes to your career. While it is difficult to juggle school, a part time job, and an internship, it is possible. One thing you could consider…

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Asked by Emily on September 29, 2017

I recently graduated and got my first job, where I'm working for the most part with people older than me. Do you have any advice on connecting and working with my coworkers who are 20-30 years older than me?

Worthington have responded.

There are a few things that you can do in order to connect with people from various generations in the workplace. The first thing to do is work hard; show those around you that you are passionate about your…

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Asked by Krysten on September 12, 2017

How are employers able to test interpersonal skills in an interview?

Worthington have responded.

Hello!
I completely agree with Ashley from Cinga. In order to test these skills we ask behavioral based questions, as well. We ask about conflict resolution and how you work within teams. Based on the…

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Asked by Krysten on September 12, 2017

What are some things that employers hate to see interviewees do during an interview?

Worthington have responded.

Hi!
There are a couple of things that really stand out to recruiters when conducting interviews. A few things to avoid would be looking at or being on your cell phone, chewing gum, not making eye contact,…

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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?

Worthington have responded.

 I am wondering if this has something to do with your resume. Have you ever gone to a resume building workshop? That may be a good idea- someone should be able to assist you with creating a strong…

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Asked by Hayley on September 8, 2017

What is more important in a professional setting, your overall experience in the setting or your documented credentials like a degree or certification?

Worthington have responded.

Hello!
I think this very much depends on the type of organization you're going into. Here, we highly value expereince within the field rather than the credentials of a degree or certification. While…

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Asked by Emily on September 4, 2017

I am an undergraduate mechanical engineering student and currently considering whether I should pursue a higher degree upon graduation or enter the workforce. What are the benefits of obtaining a masters of engineering?

Worthington have responded.

Hello! This is a great question. I always recommend waiting when it comes to higher education. I think that getting hands on, practical experience within the field is best. Doing this helps you to understand…

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Blog post on March 20, 2015

Networking For A Job While You're Still In College

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No matter how many credits you have until graduation, you know the day is coming when you’ll need your first “real” job. For some it feels like a long way off, but for others the day of self-sufficiency is coming all too soon...

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Blog post on March 17, 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Your Internship

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Internships can be pure joy, filled with numerous opportunities during summer break or post-graduation. An internship also has the possibility to be pure undiluted slog...

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Blog post on March 12, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Job Search

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Once you find a job you're interested in, the path to employment is fairly straightforward. Resumes, applications, interviews and, if all goes well, a job offer...

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Blog post on March 10, 2015

Anxiety and the Interview

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Since graduation, your anxiety may have been like waves on the beach. It seemed to overwhelmingly crash forward then recede calmly away...

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Blog post on March 5, 2015

How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

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You networked like a savant, crafted the perfect resume, knocked the interview out of the park, and were offered the job! Your moment of jubilation is met with the sudden thud of a less than impressive initial salary offer. Negotiating a salary at any level can be difficult, but this can be especially difficult if you are starting your first job out of college...

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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