Rachel
I am an experienced professional with demonstrated success in facilitating team success, needs assessment, promotion, training, and relationship building. I have strong technical and business qualifications, with a solid track record of 10+ years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, employee relationship management, workforce planning, performance management and project management. I have excellent analytical, planning, team building and time/resource management skills, with a consistent track record of contributions to increased productivity, quality control, cost efficiency and profitability.
RECENT ANSWERS
/ Asked by Karah K.
In order to be prepared for a real world job you need to actually work in the real world. During your academic studies this is accomplished by an internship or co-op in your field. Participation in clubs and organizations on campus is great to show your involvement and potentially leadership ability...

/ Asked by Kaylie D.
The answer is it depends upon your field. If you are going into a field that requires a specific skill set and academic background then yes your major does matter as employers will not hire someone without the academic background to support the scope of the work, especially for recent grads who woul...

/ Asked by Emma R.
In order to ensure that you have an adequate amount of time to prepare, and/or recover from any missteps from your freshman year, you should have your plans made no later than the beginning of the last semester of your sophomore year. At this point in time you should have your general education cred...

/ Asked by Krysten B.
The answer is it depends upon the company.  If you are looking at a global company and/or one that is based outside of the United States, and the position(s) you are interested in are globally/internationally based,  then it is reasonable to assume that the employer would want someone who ...

/ Asked by Emily S.
The question is really what do you want to do and where do you see yourself career wise?  If you are in a program where it is structured in a 5 year format to complete your master's the benefit is to finishing within this time-table and having your education all in hand.  If it is not, the...

/ Asked by Emily S.
The short answer is both are needed to be a truly competitive candidate.  If you are technically skilled but unable or unwilling to behave in a professional manager, you are not a candidate that is attractive to most employers.  If you are very professionally polished, but have no technica...

/ Asked by Emily S.
The answer is it depends. If you are really trying to get hired in with that particular company than repeated internships with that employer is more beneficial as they are able to have a greater depth of understanding of you and your skills. If it is just the industry experience you are looking for ...

/ Asked by Evan B.
There are no particular organizations that are better than another necessarily.  What is important is what you do and how well you do in the activities that you choose.  First and foremost an internship in the career field you are most interested in after graduation is invaluable.  Mo...

/ Asked by Madeline P.
This is a great question and I truly wish more people would think about this before they start applying for jobs.  There are some key questions you need to ask yourself as you are the only one that can answer them honestly.
1. What are you passionate about in life?
2. What makes you say I am
...

/ Asked by Madeline P.
Often employers are moving to, and have been using for a long time, behavior based interview models.  In this interview format, they ask you to describe examples from your own personal and/or professional history that illustrate a response to their question.  The premise is that past behav...

/ Asked by Alex S.
I suggest speaking with your manager or HR representative to see what dress code they have if any.  What ever you wear you want to keep in mind that regardless of the work you are doing you will be representing the company to potential clients, current customers, and most importantly yourself.&...

/ Asked by David M.
In general, it is not necessary to add this information to your resume as just listing your degree and/or certifications in the education section of your resume is sufficient.  The bigger interest from employers is the type of experience that you have, especially in the field.  Experience ...

/ Asked by Trenton B.
Depending upon the college or university, some of the degrees available for writing include Creative Writing, Fine Arts, Engilish, Litterature, Communications, Library Science, Liberal Arts, Business/Technical/Medical Writing.  It depends on what type of writing you want to do as to w...

/ Asked by Jaden T.
The answer to this question is really dependent upon the individual person and his/her circumstances.  Usually people leave a job once they have found something else that is more professionally or personally satisfying for them than their current role.  Other times people leave without add...

/ Asked by Emily P.
I echo my fellow contributors when I say you are not alone.  Regardless of what you do, if it involves working in any capacity with other people you are going to inevitably work with someone that you would rather not given the choice.  If you have not yet, have a professional conversation ...

/ Asked by John S.
You are not out of the running!  Focus on entry-level roles that do not need much experience in order to better your odds of getting hired.  I suggest reviewing your resume and determining if you are fully marketing your capabilities, experience and qualifications.  If you have not fl...

/ Asked by Gennadii O.
Sometimes employers will not if they are willing to sponsor a candidate, or not, for their openings.  Another way to search, however, is by looking on an employment search platform, for example Indeed, and using the key search terms of "sponsorship", "H1B Visa", or "international candidates".&n...

/ Asked by mike c.
There are a plethora of resources available to you to accomplish the actions you've listed above.  The first place to start is with the Jobipedia site.  I suggest you go to the "resources" tab and click through the information there.  If you are still in high school speak with your ca...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
You should no longer be including your high school activities now that you've graduated from college.  You should really not include them past your sophomore year in college and I find that even a stretch sometimes unless you are still active with a sister/parent organization on campus and you ...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
there are a couple of ways that you can do so, but all of them entail just being upfront when the question is raised.  You can make a note on your resume indicating that you left the job due to corporate downsizing - not a huge shock in recent years.  You can also just wait until the recru...

/ Asked by Laura C.
Interviews of any type can be nerve-wracking.  The key to sounding confident is knowing what you are talking about...you.  The interview is about you, what your story is and what you want out of a career.  There is nothing that they are going to ask you in a professional interview wit...

/ Asked by frisco e.
This does not necessarily mean that you have been removed or denied the job.  It could be as simple as a clerical or technical issue.  I suggest speaking with the contact listed on the application site and/or re-applying for the role.  It's always best to get the facts and make a deci...

/ Asked by Miguel p.
When returning to the job market it can be a challenge explaining the gap in time.  You should not put anything on your resume if the reason was personal, such as taking care of children, family, or medical reasons.  Rather you should have your story clear to speak with a recruiter about t...

/ Asked by Don V.
In reality you are asking two questions - one regarding being promoted to another role/title and the second about negotiating salary.  First you need to answer for yourself what is more important to you, title or money?  If the answer is both, then you will really need to consider what you...

/ Asked by Andrew H.
This is something that can only be answered by an individual company.  Each company that you speak with may have a very different policy regarding annual leave, paid time off, paid vacation, sick leave...I could go on with what this time is called.  This is a question to ask in a second in...

/ Asked by Kumar A.
It depends upon the company and the type of work to be completed, but in short it will be very challenging for you to find a company to sponsor you for an entry level role regardless of the nature of work that you are doing.  Sponsorship is quite expensive and most companies reserve this proces...

/ Asked by Minervo C.
Welcome to the US.  I would suggest starting with LinkedIn.  it is a great way to network with other professionals, join a Group, and review jobs with companies in the area that interests you the most.  You can also look at other career search sites like Indeed.com or Monster.com. &nb...

/ Asked by Bruce L.
Either one would serve you - it really depends more upon what you want to do career wise.  If you are looking for more of a corporate role with many options in and out of the finance realm I would suggest the MBA.  If you want to strictly stay in the world of accounting then the MPA would ...

/ Asked by Tobi T.
If that is the focus that you have for your career after graduation then you need to ensure that you are networking and building those relationships in the desired industry in order to better align yourself with future opportunities.  Many companies will pay for you to achieve these certificati...

/ Asked by Cesar C.
Einstein's definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.  You know that there is no future in the dead end job option, you would not have left the first time if you thought it was anything but a dead end.  You do not want to have a lot of job ho...

/ Asked by andres m.
I would suggest going to your school's career services office and what options they have to assist you with career placement.  You can also search job websites like Indeed, Monster & Career Builder for postions with your specific major to help you identifiy potential opportunitites that you...

/ Asked by Arina H.
It is a very competative market right now for professionals in the business arena.  If the issue is experience and you do not have any then you really should start targeting more entry level roles in procurement, contracts, and/or supply chain management that will allow you to gain experience i...

/ Asked by samuel a.
It really depends upon what industry you are planning on entering as each will have a slightly different path to follow.  In general, look for an initial entry level role that is either going to put you in touch with the back end of the business so that you can learn process of how your organiz...

/ Asked by Kevin P.
LinkedIn is a great tool to use for this type of networking.  I would also suggest getting involved with professional chapters in the area of your interest, reaching out and seeing what is possible with the local chamber of commerce and connecting with your academic counterparts in New Jersey. ...

/ Asked by Rachel D.
Contacting your local United Way organization is a great place to start.  You can go online to www.unitedway.org and find your local united way as well as look at the volunteer opportunities available.  Their database will include the organization that is requesting help, the type of ...

/ Asked by Steve B.
That is a tough decision to make this far in your academic career, but I do commend you on taking the time to step back and look at your options practically.  I would suggest first determining what you actually want to do career-wise by visualizing the type of work you want to be doing 5 years ...

/ Asked by Ronald C.
Several companies have developmental programs for soon to be and recent MBA graduates that will allow you to rotate through a few different functions over a couple of years to gain breadth of experience while you are deciding on a career path.  If you are looking for Human Resources jobs there ...

/ Asked by Gavin K.
It truly depends on what you want to do with a degree in Mandarin Chinese. If you are looking to be a translator and/or interpreter you need to target internships that will allow you to do that type of work either domestically or internationally.  If you want work in an international business t...

/ Asked by Jennifer W.
Transitioning fields can be a challenge.  First off make sure you can clearly articulate to yourself why you want to change fields. What is it about HR that you feel calls you to this field?  What type of impact are you looking to make?  Do you want to specialize in a particular area ...

/ Asked by Eric W.
This is a challenging and worthwhile endeavor but will require a lot of dedication and will challenge a lot of your concepts and thinking.  You can start by looking at roles in community activism, social work, and public policy.  I would also suggest contacting the NAACP or ACLU organizati...

/ Asked by Hanna Z.
This is an important and growing area of study in the United States and abroad.   There are a couple of majors that will contain the elements you are interested in studying, many of them are a multi-disciplinary degree program.  The initial majors I suggest looking into are as follows:

- Su
...

/ Asked by K O.
I would suggest contacting the US Department of State or an immigration attorney but you should be able to file a Form I-566 and gain approval.  Along with the form you will need to submit the following:

 - A statement by the diplomatic mission certifying the relationship between you a
...

/ Asked by Felicia L.
If you are not interested in going back to school for a second degree in Information Technology, I would suggest looking at acquiring a certification or two in the field.  You can do these courses on-line from various schools (make sure the program you choose is accredited).you can look at a pu...

/ Asked by Ashley S.
That is unfortunate mistake.  The severity of it really depends on the individual and the strength of your interview.  It may be overlooked as a simple mistake by the interviewer and your interview will stand on its own merit.  You will have to move on from this but take it as a lesso...

/ Asked by Ashley S.
Typically the background check is the same as it would be for anyone else who is being hired.  As a general rule most companies - especially medium to larger sized companies will look at education, criminal history, previous employment and sometimes even credit history.  Most often you mus...

/ Asked by Tesha I.
It is not just about having an internship, the point of doing an internship is to have practical job knowledge.  Whatever you are doing in your summer job focus on a couple of areas: (1) What are you learning? (2) How can you apply this to your academic life? (3) How will these skills apply to ...

/ Asked by Mohsin I.
It is not so easy as to say what is the better degree but usually whether or not you have the right experience.  If you want to stay within the chemical engineering field then you should pursue your Master's degree and focus on career building in that area.  If you are planing to go into h...

/ Asked by Tomi H.
The first thing to do is ask yourself what you are passionate about and what you really like to do that will also pay you a salary to meet your financial needs.  If the answer is "I don't know" there are a lot of different (and free) tools that you can use to help you narrow down the scope. &nb...

/ Asked by Dean R.
That is a tough situation.  It is critically important that you are honest with yourself and your capabilities.  Look at what you have done and are doing with regard to your CPA certification.  How are you at picking that information up?  Have you been able to truly be successful...

/ Asked by Giuliana C.
Congratulations on the successes that you have racked up in a short amount of time.  In looking to move forward with the next phase of your development plan, make sure to leverage your network from your previous internships to make the connection to PR in the fashion industry.  A lot of ti...

/ Asked by megan g.
If the only hindrance in your quest for career progression is a lack of corporate experience, I would encourage you to look at opportunities with your current company's corporate structure.  This is beneficial for a few reasons; (1) you already have experience within the company, (2) you unders...

/ Asked by Ashley J.
In general for medical related jobs there is going to be both a drug test and a background check that will look at criminal history as far back as 7 years from the date the request is initiated.  The criminal conviction criteria that is used to determine if some is eligible to be hired or not c...

/ Asked by Dora L.
In addition to the great advice already offered I would also encourage you to leverage the network that you have already built in school and through your clinical work to gain an introduction to the nuclear medicine network.  Having a professional sponsor is a great way to get connected quickly...

/ Asked by Latricia C.
The short answer is liability.  Companies have a duty to their employees, customers and shareholders to ensure their safety and protection as well as to protect their non-human assets.  A criminal background check is only one tool that is used to ensure that this liability is mitigated to ...

/ Asked by Mike M.
The answer to that question really depends on a couple of factors.  First and foremost, you need to find out if the company where you are currently interning using its intern program as a platform for early talent hiring or if it is just a successive program providing a set type of support to t...

/ Asked by T R.
It is critically important to ensure that your resume is the best that it can possibly be as it is a written representation of you to potential employers.  The most accepted resume styles are Arial and Times New Roman in 12 point font.  You should use 3-5 bullet points for each professiona...

/ Asked by Richard W.
You should list this employment just as you would any other professional experience.  Make sure to accurately reflect your dates of operation, accomplishments during that time period and any special recognitions or achievements.  

/ Asked by Xavier M.
Within the biomedical field, including pharmaceuticals, a PhD is usually a requirement to reach the upper echelons of management roles. If you are still an undergraduate with less than 3rd year (Junior) standing I would suggest that you keep your options open and do not commit just yet without havin...

/ Asked by Kim S.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor the demand for Physical therapists is expected to increase 36% from 2012-20221.  There are additional factors to consider that may affect this trend – positively I believe in terms of demand vs. supply.  We are an aging population with many m...

/ Asked by Aubrey T.
There are some great TED Talks on personal branding that I have found to be very effective.  Once of my personal favorites is from Tamara Lopez (dated February 18, 2014) which you can find on YouTube.  Some of the key take-away points to a great brand message is to: (1) tell your story in ...

/ Asked by Alicia S.
LinkedIn is a professional social media network that is geared toward helping individuals and employers connect.  Preferred methods of contact vary by recruiter; however, if you are making a cold connection, meaning you have no previous knowledge of this individual, a networking letter is a gre...

/ Asked by Lacey L.
That is a tough spot to be in for anyone.  I understand the need to work while attending school; I did it myself working 2-3 jobs all through undergrad and full-time through grad school.  I would encourage you to try a couple to things in order to get the experience that you feel you need ...

/ Asked by Mike M.
When resigning from employment a minimum of a two week notice is the standard unless there are extenuating circumstances.   During that time it is usually greatly appreciated by your co-workers to have closed out as many open projects as possible and work with someone on a transition plan so th...

/ Asked by anthony s.
There are a myriad of fields that you can go into with an AA in Electronic & Computer Technology.  Some of the more popular fields that individuals who hold this degree are employed in include but are not limited to the following:
  •        Radio & Telecommunications
...

/ Asked by Joseph U.
Having a J1 Visa will most likely limit some of your opportunities as not all employers will have opportunities for employment, including internships for those that will need sponsorship.  When you are looking at opportunities you will often see that that employers will make a note in the basic...

/ Asked by Anna S.
One approach is not necessarily better than the other; it really depends upon the nature of your site.  Are you looking to present a more mature, professional approach or something catchy, funny, or just a bit odd?  Will you be proud to have people associate you with the website name? ...

/ Asked by Diana R.
I echo the great advise given by Dana and would also urge you to look at a few computer prep courses that will help you to boost your computer skills and make you more competitive in the job market.  You can often find these classes very reasonably priced at your local vocational school or a co...

/ Asked by patricia s.
Prior to searching for your next opportunity, it is important to understand what you are really looking for regarding type of work and what your deal breakers are before you start applying to roles.  This will help you to more efficiently screen through openings and determine what may or may no...

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