CHALLENGE: Lack of understanding the U.S. job search.
Whitney Arey studied abroad three times as a Duke student before graduating in 2012. Now she's abroad again, this time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.
She's not alone. The Peace Corps announced Tuesday that Duke is back on its list of "top volunteer-producing colleges and universities." Duke currently has 18 alumni serving as volunteers worldwide, placing it No. 16 on the federal agency's list for "medium schools." It last appeared on the list in 2011, at No. 25. Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, 706 Duke graduates have served among more than 215,000 Americans as volunteers in 139 countries worldwide.
Talking about oneâs failures is not an easy thing to do. In fact, you would probably prefer to leave it out of almost any conversation. When it comes to telling your story as a job seeker, showcasing your failure may not be all that bad. Now, does this mean you dump your failures into the conversation without purpose or meaning? Absolutely not. Thereâs a time and a place for everything and the interview is most likely the best place for it. Typically, in the interview, you are likely to get the question about weaknesses, which would seem the most obvious place to insert failures however, what if you donât get the question? Do you still want to talk about failure? I say yes!
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It was one of those mornings. The C-1 was running late and I had forgotten to print out my resume before my appointment at the Career Center. I sat down across from Anita completely empty handed and although I donât remember the exact words I used, it was probably something along the lines ofâhelp me.