When first applying to jobs, millennials often find that prior job experience is required to get entry-level jobs. How can you break out of this paradoxical cycle? Internships and co-ops! It’s also a low-commitment way to “shop around” for what types of employment you enjoy, make connections, and practice being in the workplace. Here are some tips to nail your internship.
If you’re just starting out in your career, you’ll likely see that the technical skills traditionally taught in the classroom are just a small part of what is required to get things done in the workplace. Particularly in more technical jobs, what boosts young professionals to higher levels of success are the soft skills that are often overlooked in higher education. Read more to learn some crucial skills to focus on when starting out with your career (or better yet, to focus on while you are still at university).
Let’s face it: job interviews can be daunting. College grads entering a first-round behavioral interview feel the pressure to make a good first impression, yet this pressure might hinder your true personality and strengths from showing through. All too often, people approach interviews with a “me vs. you” mindset, feeling stressed by the game of saying what they believe the interviewer wants to hear, rather than their authentic answers.
Read more to learn about some common interview questions and what we are trying to learn by asking them.
When students embark on their career search, they’re typically comparing opportunities on a few commonly-used metrics: intellectual challenge, reputation, salary, and location.
While these help form the foundation of an engaging career, we find there are equally important qualities that students often overlook. This series examines some of those characteristics. Below are some questions we would have loved to ask employers when we were going through the recruiting process – so we encourage you to explore these with potential employers and hope you find them helpful during your search.