Tag: interview

What Employers Can and Can’t Ask You in an Interview

There are many steps involved in getting a job.  One critical part of the hiring process is the interview.  Over the past few years, many employers have opted for virtual interviews rather than just meeting in person. One part of the interview that hasn’t changed is what employers can and can’t ask you during the ...

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Messaging People on LinkedIn

You clicked this post so hopefully, I don’t have to sell this too hard, but I want to impress on you that the value in having a robust personal and professional network is that your connections can help surface previously inaccessible job opportunities, provide professional development opportunities, provide career or professional mentorship, dispense grad school ...

What is Your Greatest Weakness

As you’re getting ready to interview, it’s important to prepare for commonly asked questions, including “What is your greatest weakness?”. This question can be challenging, so let’s walk through some strategies for addressing this question successfully! What are interviewers looking to learn?  With each interview question, it’s important to consider what your audience wants to ...

How to Ensure the Company You Want to Work for Invests in Your Mental Health

By Mariam Bashiru Since the pandemic started, the conversation about mental health in the workplace has been growing. Many people now understand that mental health plays a big role in workers’ productivity and overall satisfaction with their job. For example, according to a WHO report, anxiety and depression cost the economy $1 trillion a year ...

Rock Your Interview: Five Tips on Dressing For Success

With internships, interviews, and career fairs, figuring out what to wear can be an overwhelming task. We’re often told to “dress for success”– but why is it so important?  Many factors play a role in job interviews, with a clean and neat professional appearance being one of the top priorities. Once you enter the room ...

What To Do After the Career Fair

You’ve successfully attended the University-Wide Virtual Career Fair, getting to know employers and learning about exciting new opportunities. But it’s not over yet! Here are three steps you should take to ensure you’ve made the most of the career fair.  Firstly, you should follow up with employers in a timely manner. You can shoot them ...

Preparing for the Virtual Career Fair

By Nobel Chan (CAS '23), CCD-ERC Student Ambassador With this semester’s University-Wide Virtual Career Fair coming up soon on March 4, you may be wondering how to prepare for the event. Which employers should you meet? How much research should you do beforehand? What types of sessions will there be and which should you attend? ...

Virtual Interview Etiquette

Whether you’re applying to internships or full time positions, you’re not going to get the job until you interview.  These days, a growing number of employers are opting for a virtual interview in place of an in-person interview.  According to Indeed, “A virtual interview is an interview that takes place remotely, sometimes over the phone, ...

Kylie Yamauchi (CAS ‘22), Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (HPH)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities?  KY: Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (HPH) is a nonprofit organization that consists of four different hospital systems, Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center, and Wilcox Medical Center. Part of HPH’s mission is to give back to the community ...

5 Logistical Tips for Virtual Interviews

Numerous companies are opting for virtual interviews, and we might overlook the mechanics when focusing on how to get ready to meet interviewers online. Here are 5 essential practices to keep in mind as you prepare: Declutter your background. Remove any mess that is visible within the camera. Putting away any potential distractions will make ...