Kate Kuznar, GE Healthcare, explains how Purdue’s Industrial Management program is a great fit for students who started their studies in engineering. Leveraging technical knowledge and skill with solid management and business principles is a union that spurs success.
Steve Canale, manager of global recruiting and staffing services for General Electric, understands the importance of employer branding firsthand. During its 135-year history, GE has established a strong company and employer brand that aids its recruitment process. It finished 15th on last year’s Fortune list of most admired companies and third on Universum’s Ideal Employer rankings.
If there’s one topic that will get a vigorous response from a breakfast audience in Perth it’s that of flexible working. That’s what BRW found at a BRW/GE Capital breakfast on talent management in the Western Australia capital earlier this month.
Interviewers are people, too. Building a rapport from the start is the best way to make a good first impression. So look your interviewer in the eye, shake his hand, and say hello. “Take the initiative in the introductions,” says Chris Thomas, global recruiting director for the Experienced Commercial Leadership Program at General Electric (GE) in Fairfield, Conn. “Ask me, ‘How are you?’” Small talk shows that applicants know how to be human and deal with people, including teammates and clients.
“If you get a ‘high-quality’ internship that gives you the chance to apply what you are studying in school, it will give you the opportunity to confirm that your major is really the right direction for the start of your career,” explains Steve Canale, General Electric’s manager of global recruiting and staffing services. “An internship is a great testing ground to make sure that you are on the right path.”
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