Each month we will introduce a guest blogger who will provide a unique perspective on the labor market. This month, Virginia Tech alum Jessica Massara shares her insight as a recent alum with the firm ROCS. Contact us if you or your firm would be interested in sharing your expertise in future guest blog posts.
ROCS has come a long way from our roots in a college dorm room at George Mason University, and we are continuing to grow and learn every day. We love what we do: connecting recent college graduates with great entry-level, career-focused positions in Northern VA and DC.
When ROCS was started our co-founders knew two things: recent college graduates were having a tough time connecting with companies for careers in the DC area, and companies were having a hard time finding the best entry-level candidates to bring into their organization. Since then we’ve learned a lot more, but a few things have remained the same. Entry-level hiring can be tricky due to the relatively low amount of experience candidates are bringing to the table, and the investment in training and development from the side of the companies. Interviewing for entry-level hires usually centers around 3 main themes:
Remember there are no “right” or “wrong” answers to the sample interview questions above — just keep in mind the reasoning behind the questions being asked. The company is evaluating if you are aligning well with their business needs, and at the same time you should be evaluating if the company and position are aligned well with what you are looking for.
Account Manager, ROCS
Virginia Tech Graduate
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