This is a guest post by Campus Ambassador Tory Nymick from Penn State University.
The holiday season is chock full of festive parties and fun events. It is a time when many families get together to celebrate and visit with one another. You can manage to practice some interview skills building while you are enjoying the great food and relaxing . . . Read on to find out how you can sneak in some interview prep at your next holiday party.
This blog post was written by Intern Queen Campus Ambassador Brianna Baker from Michigan State University.
The interview process can be intimidating, but if you begin to prepare a few days in advance you can make sure you are armed with the essentials. I would never leave for an interview before doing my research, printing multiple copies of my résumé and assembling my interview bag. My interview bag is filled with a lot of stuff, but it all has a purpose.
We all make mistakes, but an interview is one place where you really need to be on top of your game. Are you dressed properly? Did you research the company? Are you respectful when talking about old bosses and co-workers? Read about how these people bombed the interview HERE and make sure you learn from their mistakes!
Phone interviews are becoming a more and more popular way to interview future interns and employees. A phone interview may sound easy, but it’s important to be as prepared as you would be for a face-to-face interview. Don’t let it be ruined by background noise or lack of preparation. If you are ready, phone interviews will be a breeze.
Here’s a quick guide on mastering a phone interview--before, during & after!
As I travel to nine universities around the US for the #FordChallenge speaking tour, a focus of mine is to share my advice on how to accept rejection. Everyone gets rejected; it is how you overcome rejection and move forward that counts! Check out the video HERE.
I always stress how important it is to network, but what do you do when you send that email? It's all about showing interest, being brief and being timely about when you send the email. Want to read more about how you can better your email etiquette? Check out this post on Chasing Pradas and PR.
As an introvert who wasn’t always comfortable in new social environments, the word ‘networking’ was one that I tended to shy away from. It seemed too overwhelming.
However, since I recently entered the real world, I’ve become attuned to how increasingly imperative it is to meet new people and make connections with like-minded individuals. I moved to a brand new city and forced myself to get out there and talk to new people.
Lauren Berger created Intern Queen Inc. in 2009, after successfully completing 15 internships and college and recognizing a need for more internship resources. Her online platform, www.internqueen.com, serves as the home of the business and allows students access to apply for any internship they want free of charge. The site also features daily content on how to make the most of high school, college, and post-grad experiences.