Making an impact in your internship or first full-time position requires understanding and following work-place etiquette. Work-place etiquette relates to behaving in an acceptable professional manner. Each work environment is different, and the rules are different from being a student. Here are a few guidelines:
“Tell me about a time when you were on a team, and one of the members wasn’t carrying his or her weight.” If this is one of the leading questions in your interview, you could be in for a behavioral interview. Based on the premise that the best way to predict future behavior is by past behavior, this style of interviewing is common.
While many of the tips and strategies for conducting an internship and job search presented in Chapter 4 are relevant for all job and internship seekers, international students may face some additional challenges.