How much career/salary mobility is there for someone getting in on the ground floor as a production assistant?
There are always needs for a production assistant. Generally, you will have a stable job and grow in the role. If you are interested in going beyond the assistant role you can always talk with your…View all answers »
I accepted a job offer and recently found out that the work/life balance will be non-existent. I had a clue during a sight visit, but it seemed like perhaps that it was just a busy period during the time I was there. I recently found out that people in my position and above at the company work 12 hours a day, 6-7 days a week, and some holidays which are listed on the company's list of holidays ( like thanksgiving, for example). I also have about an hour one-way commute. I am married with small children, which is only to say that the commute wouldn't be so bad if the hours were more reasonable. The position is salary, and it seems like this is a culture with this company. Is this acceptable grounds for reneging on my acceptance? If so, what is the best way to go about it? Any other advice?
So, reneging on an offer is not the most desirable thing to have happen for an employer. Like all commitments, you have to think through the ramifications for both your personal brand and the company’s…View all answers »
I'm going to be seeing some of my parents friends over the holidays. I know that they'd be good contacts for jobs after I graduate. How do I approach this with them? Most of them have known me for several years but probably don't see me as a real professional candidate.
You should definitely use this time to your advantage. You know they are going to ask you about school and how things are going, so have your elevator pitch ready to go when they ask. Be very buttoned up and…View all answers »
I had an interview yesterday that didn't go so well. There just didn't seem to be a connection and the interviewer was very disinterested from the start. She did ask me a very odd question though - if animals took over the world, what would they do first? Do you ever ask weird questions during an interview? If so, what kind of questions? Also, why do you ask questions like this?
Interesting experience you had.
Most employers use behavior based interviews, which rely mainly on questions that allow you to share specific experiences demonstrating competencies that fit the position.…
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