You secured the interview! Take a moment and celebrate; pat yourself on the back as you acknowledge that much of your career competition didn’t make it this far.
Then, deliberately recognize that job interviews are a mine field of mistakes that could immediately end your chances of getting the job. Some could be labeled as “common sense” (yet happen all the time!) while others are far more subtle. All of them, however, are avoidable… and every meeting with a potential employer is another chance to improve your job interview performance.
In this week’s #InternPro Chat, the community took on these rookie mistakes at job interviews…
In the professional world, networking is a key skill for success. The ability to build and maintain relationships is central to both finding jobs and maintaining a strong career.
Despite its importance, however, so many of us struggle with networking. We don’t know where to start, don’t really know how to do it well and are terrified at the thought of engaging with people we don’t know. But why?
Those Back-to-School television commercials have started again, which (other than it’s time to go shopping) can mean only one thing… we must get mentally ready for the new school year.
Whether you’re entering freshman year, or you’re a wily college veteran with a year or more under your belt, the job market dictates that academics shouldn’t be your only focus…
This week’s InternPro Chat was based on a recent guest post on YouTern’s blog titled “12 College Experiences You Need on Your Resume” by Kirk Baumann of Campus-to-Career.
Kirk also served as our special guest host this week, leading the #InternPro community to a lively discussion. Check out the summary of the chat, here…
Sometimes, life gets in the way of our dreams. We want to help change the world. We want to make our dent in the universe. And then we get sucked into our version of “reality”.
We forget we matter. We forget we can make a difference…
You get hired for your first job. You’re so excited!
You start your career only to encounter older co-workers who see you only in terms of your age. They want you to “pay your dues” and “work your way up”.
Yes, you’re young in years… but you’re capable, intelligent and ready to take on the world! How do you get past the preconceived notions of the rookie?