I am a student in college and I am learning about networking to find a career. I am not originally from United States, but I came here 9 months ago; therefore, I do not know many people in the States. How would you recommend I go about networking to find a job given my scenario?

Getting involved in campus student groups, professional trade associations and volunteer organizations is a fantastic way to meet people with similar interests as well as build your network. Once you get involved,…

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Will working at restaurants for 8 years and a factory job for 3 years affect an employers decision to hire someone? I'm in college at the moment and working towards a degree to get out of that line of work, but would employers look down at my past jobs?

Companies like to see that an individual is well-rounded and has had work experience in the past. Often times, it’s better if that work experience is relatable to the new position you are applying for…

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A few years back, a co-worker at the time referred me to his aunt for a position she had open at her firm. After the interviews, I was extended an offer, which I turned down because it was a similar position I currently held and I wanted something new and didn't think it would be fair to them. 3 years and one new job later doing something new, I'm again looking for the next step in my career. How would you go about asking for availability at the firm? (they don't have openings posted online or on LinkedIn)

As a first step, I would reach out to the co-workers aunt again and explain that your career was in a different place three years ago and now you would to again explore career opportunities at her firm. …

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I have been fortunate enough to have been offered two internship positions for this coming summer. I am currently a sophomore in college studying business finance. The first offer is with a small investment bank in NYC which would require me to commute each day from a surrounding metro area suburb. The travel time and additional commuting expense both being significant. The second is with a very large reputable corporation with an established internship program but the job would not be related to finance and I would need to be in the mid-west away from home. I would have housing covered and commuting would be insignificant. From a career standpoint, which internship would be better?

Congratulations on your two internship offers! I would encourage you to base this decision on your career goals and not on the commute since it will be a temporary assignment. Internships are a great way to…

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Civil Engineering student with a 3.8 GPA and no internship experience. Simultaneously pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering. Will be graduating Spring 2015. How do my job prospects look? Will my GPA and general knowledge be enough to land a great job right out of school? Relocation to anywhere in the USA is not an issue...

It is very impressive that you are able to maintain a 3.8 GPA while obtaining a degree in both Civil and Environmental Engineering! That will definitely catch the eye of recruiters when you are pursuing job…

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