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Interview training opens doors

This is a guest blog by Alecia Kissel, HR and recruiting intern at Milliner & Associates, LLC in Indianapolis. 

My third and final semester as an intern at Milliner & Associates has been a whirlwind.

The first two weeks I spent shadowing interviews with the Recruiting Manager and Recruiting Specialist to get a firmer grasp on the language we use and expectations we set in that short thirty minutes. Three weeks ago, I conducted my first interview. It was nerve wracking, don’t get me wrong, but now I thoroughly enjoy interviewing and all that comes with it.

I am not sure if I was nervous because of the person sitting across from me or the person shadowing me. Having colleagues and my boss shadow my interviews in the first couple of weeks added some extra pressure. However, I knew I needed to hear their feedback. They’re professionals, been there done …

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Annual IMPACT Awards hit the jackpot

On Feb. 4, 2015, Indiana INTERNnet hosted the 9th annual IMPACT Awards at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center, where a record-setting crowd came together to celebrate the achievements of the state’s interns, employers and career development professionals. We hope to see even more of the state’s best in 2016!

Group Dekko’s Jennifer Fisher framed her IMPACT Awards keynote speech around how great success only comes from taking risks. “You can’t win the lottery if you don’t play,” she said, reminding both interns and employers that while becoming an intern or hiring one is a risk, the rewards can be great.

Fisher quizzed the audience on people whose success was once tempered by failure and people who told them no. Lucille Ball was encouraged to quit acting and Elvis was turned away time and time again before they changed American culture. Interns, Fisher said, should not give up on their dreams …

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New internship brings fresh perspective

This is a guest blog by Kim Trojan, HR/Recruiting intern at Milliner & Associates, LLC. 

With the start of any new opportunity, whether its classes at school or a job, I always have those first day jitters.

My first day at Milliner & Associates (M&A) was no different. I interviewed with M&A last spring for their summer internship and then again in the fall for the spring internship, so I was familiar with where the office was located and had a good handle on who was in the office. This definitely helped calm my nerves. In retrospect, I can barely believe two weeks have passed and I’m already into my third week here at M&A. The team accepted me with open arms, and I feel a strong sense of belonging here.

The first couple days were overwhelming. When someone lays out your tasks and responsibilities in front of you …

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Mock interviews mirror real-life nerves

This is a guest blog by Alecia Kissel, HR/recruiting intern at Milliner & Associates, LLC in Indianapolis.

During the holidays, Milliner & Associates went to Decatur Central High School to mock interview their students involved in the JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) program.

JAG helps students with their job search, resume building, interview skills and networking. This week we are going back to provide face-to-face feedback on how we thought the interviews went and to allow for the students to ask us direct questions about the process.

Mock interviewing the students was the first time that I was on the other side of the interview desk. It was my turn to ask the questions. As I prepare to interview candidates coming into the office this week all on my own, I will keep the high schoolers’ interviews in mind.

I was in the students’ seats a little less than …

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2015 holds excitement and promise

This is a guest blog by Alecia Kissel, HR/recruiting intern at Milliner & Associates, LLC in Indianapolis.

The end of the year always prompts two things for me: reminiscing about the past and looking ahead to the future.

Eight months ago, I started my summer internship with Milliner & Associates (M&A) – the way I always envisioned spending a summer. It showed me what it would be like to function in the real world, and I was more than ready for it. When I accepted the fall internship with M&A, I never anticipated what a balancing act it would be with schoolwork. I learned quickly how to go from full time to part time and still get all my work done.

Just about a month ago, I wrestled with the idea of staying a third semester. I thought I would need that time to search for full-time employment after …

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