We’re excited to launch a new feature that will help connect more students and alumni than ever before. Starting next week, whenever you request a consultation with an advisor, you’ll be given the option to send that request to other similar advisors as well. This will enable you to fill your request faster, garner multiple perspectives, and meet great new advisors.Keep Reading
For the better part of an hour, you’ve done your best to answer questions about your strengths, your weaknesses, and your five-year plan. It’s been awkward. By the time the interviewer asks “So, any questions for me,” you’re spent. But it’s not over yet. There’s ample opportunity for failure and redemption in how you answer this last critical job interview question.
“So, tell me about yourself.” “Tell me your story.” “Walk me through your resume.” Virtually every job interview opens with a version of the same one-liner. It’s a softball, but it’s also a trap. Answer it poorly, and spend the rest of your interview trying to undo a bad impression. Answer it well, and the job is yours to lose.
This week we’re doing job-seekers on our platforms two big favors. First, we’re making feedback from advisors more structured and more consistent. Next and more significantly, we’re letting advisors personally vouch for candidates. These changes are part of our new advisee feedback feature which goes live for advisees and advisors on AMPs and CAPs this week and on Evisors.com this fall. No action is required on the part of admins, advisors, or advisees other than for advisors to formally submit the feedback they’ve probably already been sharing informally.
They say most jobs come through networking, but when two thousand miles of ocean separates you and where you’d like to work, networking requires some hustle. It’s something students at Brigham Young University-Hawaii seeking jobs on the “mainland” know all too well. But with an offer in hand to interview at Goldman Sachs, class of ’16 graduate Aditya Mongan has learned that those who dare win.Keep Reading
We’re excited to be rolling out a big update to our Career Advisor Platform (CAP). Starting next week, CAP clients and advisees will see a lot more of our most experienced advisors on their platforms. Here’s why and what’s changing.
This May, we held our second annual Firsthand Values Day. Taking the whole team offsite for a day to talk values might sound like a fluffy excuse to avoid work. This year's Values Day however, was probably the most productive workday we’ve ever had. Here’s what went down and why your team should have a Values Day too.
We’re excited to announce that, after five years under the Evisors brand, we’re changing our name to Firsthand and launching a new website. It’s a change that celebrates both where we’ve been and where we’re going. Alongside this name change, we’re also announcing the launch of a revolutionary new product for career offices – The Career Advisor Platform (see below).Keep Reading