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Get Your Foot in the Door: Recruiter Interviews

What are “Get Your Foot in the Door (GYFITD)” blog posts?  They are brief interviews with recruiters who target college students and graduate to fill opportunities with the companies they represent.

GYFITD interviews are intended to help job seekers understand the unique hiring dynamics of different companies and give them some authentic first-hand perspective on what it takes to get their foot in the door of a variety of professions, companies and industries.

GYFITD interviews focus on the following set of topics and questions:

Tell me a little about your company
What kinds of opportunities do you recruit on-campus to fill?
How important is a student’s specific college major for these opportunities?
How do students interested in working in other areas of your company apply/express their interest?
What do you look for in candidates?
In addition to their coursework, what do you recommend students do while they are in college to prepare to work for your company?
In addition to their coursework, what do you recommend students do while they are in college to prepare to enter the workforce?
What are some of the classic mistakes you have seen students make when interviewing with you?
What are some of the most impressive things you have seen students do when interviewing with you?
If you knew then what you know now: What advice do you have for college students as they plan for life after college and getting that first job?

You can call up all previous interviews using from the Tags or Categories to the right, or by clicking on the “Get Your Foot in The Door” link at the top of the page.

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