A friend of mine contacted me seeking advice on how to properly prepare for job interviews. The concept of interviews seemed so foreign to her.
Although I studied human resources and have been in the field for a few years, I also struggled with this when I was searching for work a year ago.
It’s tough. And winging it these days isn’t going to cut it.
You may never be able to fully prepare for job interviews, but it’s unwise to think you can’t prepare at all. The best thing I did when getting ready for an interview was prepare organized notes that I could review while speaking to the recruiter.
This helped me greatly so I suggested that my friend should get ready the same way I did:
A mentor can make a huge difference when being an intern, our first (or next) job, changing careers and when launching and running a start-up business. Sometimes we learn best from someone who has been there, done it… and got the t-shirt.
As a mentee, how do you ensure you get the best out of that mentor relationship? How do you become a remarkable mentee?
I’ve observed way too many college graduates that enter the workforce completely unprepared. Occasionally you’ll find a few who are prepared. However, they are not ENTIRELY prepared, because let’s face it…most of the time we have no idea what we’re doing. Yet, some graduates know better…some graduates enter new jobs with a basic understanding of work i.e. how to dress, e-mail etiquette and professional behavior.
I used to be one of those people who didn’t consider preparing as I should and thought to myself ,”I’ll figure it out when I get there. Why waste my time in college preparing for my first real job when I have a million other things to deal with?” However, You’ll ALWAYS learn something that you didn’t know before, as long as you’re willing to listen.
With all the commotion about internship season, one has to wonder how does I go about applying for internships? For me, it was as simple as a Google search and asking for help. I Googled “Entertainment Internships Los Angeles” and clicked the first links that came up. I applied for approximately 20 internships over the next week or so, and I managed to snag one. But I didn’t make the most of it- I didn’t know how. So, how do you avoid having a less-than-spectaclar experience and learn from my mistakes? Here are 6 ways to make the most of “intern season”…
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Relocating for a job allows for new beginnings. There are new goals to meet, people to greet and sights to see.
Not only is it an opportunity to amaze a new team of colleagues with an awesome first impression, but it’s also an opportunity to tackle a new set of challenges.
Even so, one should consider the aspects of moving before relocating to a new city for a job. Whether you’re applying to long-distance jobs or have already secured a job offer in a faraway metropolis, be confident moving is the right decision for you. Ask yourself the following 8 questions: