It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But with exams, final projects, presentations, internship-wrap ups, and more -- it’s the most stressful time, too. We’re all guilty of experiencing what I call “monkey mode”: those moments when your mind is elsewhere and you’re just staring at your laptop screen or books. Read my tips on how to recover and get the job done HERE.
Any time you correspond through email with a professional contact, you want that interaction to be the best it can possibly be. You want the contact to think, “Wow! This student really has their act together.” Any touch point you have with a professional contact is an opportunity for you to brand yourself – online or in-person. I got an email this week from a student who asked if she should set-up an email signature on her email account, and what that email signature should say.
I get it. You applied for a ton of internships (because I told you to apply for at least 10 per semester) and out of all of the opportunities -- the one of the bottom of your list wrote you back immediately. They are interested! They want to set up an interview! You are scared because you don't want them to offer you the position before you hear back from everyone else. What do you do? Here are my thoughts -- in true "Intern Queen" tip format:
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!
For most young professionals, the 2015 internship and job search has begun and is in full swing.
Determined students know that their job is to get a job. But whether you’re searching for a winter, spring, and/or summer career opportunity, the researching and application process can be daunting. So what do you do when you’re feeling burnt out?
All it takes is 30 seconds to make a first impression.
Commit to using that short time wisely and make a lasting impact on all those you meet and interact with! The Muse offers six great tips on showing your leadership skills in 30 seconds or less. Read the article 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.
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.