Last week, I moderated a think tank for Dell in New York City. The topic of the think tank was Gen Y in the "real world" (get the connection with my book? Welcome to the Real World). I sat around a table for several hours with great students, entrepreneurs, and employers and held an open dialogue about all sorts of things related to Gen Y at work. One of the really interesting topics, was about employers expectations for Gen Y at work.
You've been doing a ton of interviewing lately and nothing seems to stick. You are interviewing for fall internships, jobs -- you'll take what you can get. You keep messing up the interview and you don't know why. Here are 8 reasons (compiled from employers) why you didn't get the job or internship.
1. You didn't sound excited or passionate about the brand, the company, the day-to-day or the interview. Overall, you sounded like you could fall asleep at any moment.
College graduates have high hopes when they’re entering the job market. If you've just graduated from college, you may expect to land a high paying job within the next few months.
However, you’re not the only one with passion, hopes and dreams to make it big. There are MILLIONS of college graduates out there who will have a similar vision -- and will make efforts to get employed.
I know that many of you just graduated and are thinking of moving to a new city. And it's scary -- I know! It can be frustrating because often times you have to live in a big city in order to secure a job offer in that city -- TRICKY and FRUSTRATING. Here are some tips to help you if you decide to take the plunge!
1. Get on a Budget. Try your best to calculate how much money your move will cost and how much you will need on a day-to-day basis until you land a job. Yes, thinking about your finances can be stressful but its all part of putting together a plan.
Kim is studying Marketing and Computer Science at New York University's Stern School of Business. She is passionate about startups, and has been working in tech since junior year of high school. She is currently spending the semester in Prague, interning at Tech Hub and E[nstitute], while juggling other responsibilities at foursquare, Intern Queen, NYU VSA, NYU Restaurateur Club, Tech@NYU, and Stern Student Council.
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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.