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Noncompete, Nonsolicitation, Nondisclosure Agreements: What You Need to Know

10/16/18

Many employers require new—and current—employees to execute agreements that contain restrictive covenants. Employers require such agreements to protect their customer relationships, confidential information and trade secrets, intellectual property, and general business interests. While employers do have legitimate business interests to … Continued

What’s Important to Your First Employer? GPA or Experience?

9/25/18

Note: According to a survey of employers, the vast majority of employers with internship (75.2 percent) and co-op (65.9 percent) programs indicated the primary focus of these programs was to recruit college graduates for full-time, entry-level positions. Many employers look … Continued

The Networking Challenge

11/16/17

Being a busy and slightly shy student, I found networking to be challenging, even when given specific recommendations for people with whom to connect. Ironically, my most important networking lesson came from a woman I had avoided contacting when I … Continued

Tips for Networking as an Introvert

11/13/17

Being an introvert does NOT mean you don’t have social skills. However, it does mean that being around lots of people at one time can be draining. I am what you might consider an “expressive” introvert, so I am often … Continued

Interview Etiquette

9/21/17

First impressions do count. Your resume earned you a job interview. Now, business etiquette will add some polish to your presentation. Etiquette—good manners—is based on the idea that certain social behaviors put people at ease and make interaction pleasant. Here … Continued

Good Questions to Ask at the Interview

9/18/17

You’ve probably heard it a million times: A job interview should be a two-way conversation. You may assume that means someone asks questions and you offer answers. But that’s only half of the conversation. Interviewers expect you to ask questions, … Continued

What Interviewers Want to Know

8/17/17

During an interview, potential employers want to gather information to gauge whether you, the position, and the organization are a good fit. Here are some generic questions—and examples of specific questions—an employer may ask in an interview. Use these as … Continued