Questions & Answers Session One
Hey there, listeners! Welcome back to another episode of Leaving the Nest. I’m your host, Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing. Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world.
I’ve got to say I’ve missed you all! It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to host a solo episode. That’s a good thing, though, because I’ve been fortunate enough to have been joined by some amazing guests. (Be sure to listen to those previous episodes; I’m sure you’ll find some awesome advice to help you take that next big step in leaving the nest!)
For today, I wanted to address the burning questions a lot of our listeners have been sending in. Everything from interviews to resumes, from asking questions to standing out from the competition, this episode is a great crash course for many of the topics we’ve covered in the past as well as some topics soon to come.
Thanks again for listening and sending in your questions. And don’t forget to leave us a review wherever you’re listening and share this podcast with the recent college grads you know.
In This Episode:
[1:00] – Kathleen sets the stage for today’s Q&A.
[2:23] – Do resumes really need to be one page? Kathleen shares her thoughts.
[4:37] – We should be proud of our GPAs, especially if they are above 3.0. But should they be on a resume?
[7:05] – These are the interview questions applicants should always be prepared to answer.
[9:07] – Questions about longevity can be tricky to answer. Kathleen explains why.
[11:11] – This is what it takes to stand out without securing internships during college.
[13:45] – The power of sending thank you notes.
[14:45] – Applicants should always ask interviewers questions, but what questions should they ask?
[17:59] – What about follow-up emails and addressing our greatest weaknesses?
[21:06] – Asking about pay during an interview is allowed but it needs to be done at the right time. Here’s what job seekers need to know.
[23:36] – This is what employers look for when interviewing for marketing and communications roles.
[25:13] – Kathleen hones in on the importance of a skill section on a resume.
[26:15] – Tips and advice on networking.
[28:04] – Kathleen reveals the advice she wishes she had early on in her career.
[30:24] – ROCS Grad Staffing has great relationships with their clients, so applicants often have a great chance of landing a great role.
[32:18] – This is when you can expect to hear back from ROCS if you’re in the early stages of the application process.
[33:40] – Kathleen concludes the conversation.
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