When applying for internships or jobs, students may become stuck at a particular phase within the hiring process. What can you do when this happens? First, it’s important to understand the key phases within the hiring process:
Applications ⏩Interviews ⏩ Job Offers ⏩ Offer Acceptance/Rejections
To determine where you are getting stuck, identify the furthest phase you typically achieve–This is your sticking point! Find it below and work through its associated questions to rework your approach and move beyond it:
Applications – If you have submitted job applications but have not received many interview invitations:
Interviews – If you have been invited to interviews, but have not advanced beyond the interview phase:
Job offers – If you have received job offers, but haven’t been able to make a decision:
We know that assessing where you are getting “stuck” in the application process and learning how to pivot your approach based on this valuable form of market feedback will leave you feeling less frustrated and more confident as your search progresses. Make an appointment with your Career Coach to discuss the “sticking points” you are experiencing and what you can learn from them.