4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before an Interview

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before an Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
Before interviewing, job seekers commonly consider the position from the company's perspective. It is incredibly helpful to look at the job from this viewpoint. It helps to get you into right mindset to market yourself as a candidate. However, thinking about a new position from a more personal standpoint is always necessary. Considering that you may be committing 40+ hours of your week to this job, it's not selfish to consider it from where you stand. The questions listed below will make sure you get what you want out of a new job. They also will help you answer questions better, which we'll explain below. Read on to discover the questions you should always ask yourself before an interview. (more…)
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Link Roundup 11/4/16: Talking Political at Work

Link Roundup 11/4/16: Talking Political at Work

Acing the Interview, How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups
We're only a few days away from election day, and it's almost impossible to avoid political conversations at work. This week one of our links will help you talk politics without damaging your work relationships. We're also sharing an article about what qualities every job seeker should have. However, that's enough of me talking about it, read on to see the links for yourself! (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Intern

Pop Culture Perspective
Last year's The Intern was vastly different from the buddy comedy offered in The Internship. This film is especially great at it's conversation of generational differences. In addition to that, it offers some great career advice. Whether you're 22 years old or 70 years young, this film has something for everyone. The whole plot revolves around an extremely successful design startup. This startup company decides to implement a new 'senior' intern program. In this program, the average age is beyond or around retirement age. This proves to shake up the largely millennial workforce at the company with interesting results. (more…)
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Job Inspiration from Pop Culture Icons

Job Inspiration from Pop Culture Icons

General Job Search Advice, Pop Culture Perspective
This week we've decided to look at some of our favorite quotes from famous pop culture icons from film, television, and literature, to see how those quotes can be applied to career philosophy. While you may have heard some of these popular quotes before, looking at them from a career perspective can be extremely eye opening and helpful. (more…)
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You’ve Graduated, What’s Next?

You’ve Graduated, What’s Next?

General Job Search Advice
If you're reading this, it means you've likely graduated college recently, so congratulations! You worked through the long nights, balanced your social and student life, and managed to get passing marks. These are all fantastic achievements! Riding the wave of success can be extremely beneficial to hit the ground running in the job market. When many graduates begin looking for job opportunities, they're unsure of where to start, and failing to be proactive right away can be a big misstep if you're someone who is easily caught in a lazy daily routine.  (more…)
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Interview Q: What is Your Greatest Professional Weakness?

Interview Q: What is Your Greatest Professional Weakness?

Acing the Interview
Undoubtedly, this question will have to be covered, as it is one of the questions most feared by interviewees. Many interviewers want to get a feel for where your strengths and weaknesses lie. They understand that you are in the interview to speak to your strengths. This means to learn about your weaknesses, they will usually ask a question like, "What do you consider your greatest professional weakness?". For a number of reasons it is a tough question to answer, because you have to be honest (as always) but you also don't want to set off a red flag in the employer's mind. While it is a tough question, coming up with an good answer is certainly possible. (more…)
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Advice for College Freshmen From Our Social Media Followers

General Job Search Advice
Late last week, we asked those following Walrath Recruiting on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to provide helpful advice to college students who are just beginning their post-high school academic journey this fall.  From the one thing they wish they knew about college before starting, to the importance of standing out and succeeding, our friends were quick to respond with valuable tips and info regarding the almighty important first year of college: Don’t slack off in the first year; get your GPA up early as it tends to only get harder from there. Plan to find a mentor that is a professor in your major. Understand that everyone is getting internships now. How will you set yourself apart? Ensure to get involved in on campus activities, philanthropic clubs and various internships…
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