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/ Asked by Nicholas M.
Great question and congratulations on your upcoming interview!

Interviewing can be a nerve-wracking experience but the more prepared you are, the more calm and confident you’ll be. If you have a day or longer is the time to really prep. Things to consider while preparing would be to practice in
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/ Asked by Tanya L.
Good Question! With taking an unpaid position to gain experience there is definitely pros and cons with doing so, I recommend you doing your research before accepting an unpaid position. After doing your research and finding out that this opportunity is a good fit or not, maybe looking into a possib...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
 Great question and do not panic you are not alone, a lot of college students and young professionals run into this issue as they are gearing to find that ideal job. So to answer this question short and sweet, most employers aren’t hung up on what you studied. So after you’ve secure...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
When interviewing for a position and not sure if there is a possible reimbursement for transit, the best way to find out is ask. It is acceptable to ask if the company will be making the travel arrangements for you. However, is not possible then there might be a possibility of being reimbursed for a...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
I agree with my fellow Hiring Experts on this one. Sending a thank you note is always a great way to set yourself apart and will certainly not hurt your chances of getting the job. Feel free to take this opportunity to not only thank them, but to make yourself stand out and be unique while showing y...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
Great question and agree with my fellow Hiring Experts’ advice. I would also like to add an addition resource once can use in preparing for an interview and that would be Jobipedia.org’s very own eBook, “Interview Advice – Leave Your Cat At Home”. A lot of great informa...

/ Asked by Rebecca B.
Depends on the industry and the employer, but objective statements at times get overlooked as in the past they didn’t include any interesting or helpful information. Traditionally contained information about that the candidate wants as the employer really wants to be know what the candidate ca...

/ Asked by Emma R.
Most important things to include in one's resume would have to be: Education, List of skills (transferable skills and ones that relate to that specific job), and Experience (Past jobs, Internships, and volunteer opportunities) to name a few. And just remember your resume is an advertisement for you ...

/ Asked by Alex S.
100% agree with my fellow Hiring Experts, check in with your potential references prior to putting their name and contact information out there. No sure where to begin, here are a few suggestions. First, I would advise someone to make a list of anyone you might as for a recommendation (manager, key ...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
When connecting with recruiters, I would suggest one to connect via LinkedIn due to it being a professional social media network whereas, Facebook is more personal. This way the recruiter can view all your professional accomplishments, skill sets, and accomplishments versus see what you had for lunc...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
Great questions! When is comes to personal information, one should not overwhelm their resume and just keep it simple and straight to the point. The routine route one goes with is Full Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, and Email. Now if you would like to put your LinkedIn account link within thi...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
Interesting question! Some think if they go the extra mile by mailing in their resume, this would grab the employer's / recruiter's attention. Where this may have been the case back in the day before everyone become tech savy. Also, when a resume is sent one has to figure out who to address to and d...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
Good question! When one is creating or updating their resume and deciding whether or not to include their GPA and/ or class rank, one should review the job or internship description. Within the description, is where the employer most typically indicates a certain GPA and/ or class rank. But if the j...

/ Asked by philippe g.
For this line of work, I would recommend one to pursue an education within Business Administration or Hospitality with a specialty within Marketing. That way one has a better understanding of how to run a business effectively plus know how to market the business for it to continue to be successful. ...

/ Asked by Carlotta P.
Great question! In my experience, cover letters are not requested, but optional. However, when one is requested with information that some may think could affect your chances of getting an interview can be challenging. But the good news is there are ways to include the information without hurting on...

/ Asked by Laura C.
Great question! A lot of people would assume that the internal candidate would be picked for the job verse an external candidate. Whereas, that is not always the case, just because someone is internal doesn’t mean they are the right fit for that particular positon. The key is to learn what the...

/ Asked by julie w.
Great question! When it comes to your resume, there is no reason for you to talk about being fired. Suggest that you only contain your start and end dates, without going into detail. Focus more on what you accomplished, skills/ traits learned, and how these would benefit your professional future. Ho...

/ Asked by Laura C.
 Congrats on your upcoming phone interview! Telephone interviews can make people nervous, but remember if all goes well the next step is a face-to-face interview. So it is best to be focused, a positive mindset in place, and prepared for the phone interview just like it is for a face-to- face i...

/ Asked by nicole s.
Great Question! For entry-level jobs, companies are mainly looking for individuals that generally meet that particular job description/ requirements. In the other words, companies are looking for those individuals who can do the job and do it well regardless of one’s specific major. On average...

/ Asked by Abiy A.
Great Question! “What's your greatest weakness?" is the question that no one ever quite knows how to prepare to answer. Let’s face it no one wants to admit their weakness nor does one think about their weaknesses. However, this question has the power to determine in one swift blow whethe...

/ Asked by Miguel p.
Great Question! Companies’ value diversity, new ideas and people willing to take some calculated risk and that is how business owners/ entrepreneurs operate. These skills are very attractive to many employers out there within the job market. Hence, one’s cover letter, resumes, and interv...

/ Asked by michele w.
When one is career planning and/ or continuing one’s education age should never be an issue! What should be a factor within your plan is a goal that one wishes to accomplish. Also, age should never be an issue for anyone thanks to the ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act). The law forbid...

/ Asked by bibhubrati p.
Great question! Internships are an important part of career development, and like any job, acing your interview is one part of getting the position you desire. Making a great first impression - coming across as polished, professional and attentive - is important!

First, consider the industry and the
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/ Asked by T G.
Good question! With so much going on social media, many tend to forget about LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great tool and asset to have for one’s professional growth and networking. At times it is not all about what you know, but who you know and that is when professional networking/ a LinkedIn prof...

/ Asked by Duke F.
When researching positions that interest you, one can review over the job description or reach out to that company in particular to find out what they are looking for. First, start off reviewing the job description. This where one will not only find a more defined description of what that position d...

/ Asked by pradeep s.
When asked the question, “tell me something about yourself”; there are a few points to touch on. One should focus on what the employer needs, edit your self, and rehearse. Also, most importantly be confident within yourself! This is the part of the interview where you are trying to sell ...

/ Asked by Yvonne A.
Awesome Question! By turning your past experiences into skills, is a great way to formalize a strong, yet versatile resume! To start off one should do is highlight one’s past experiences that will correlate nicely with the position that one is applying for and make them transferable. Another w...

/ Asked by Chris S.
Awesome question! Only a small portion of candidates send a thank you after an interview, it is those individuals that make it to the top of the pile. Now a thank you note is so much more than a polite way of saying thank you, it is also a chance to prove one is the best candidate for the job. Such ...

/ Asked by Chris S.
Good question! One’s resume should contain everything that an employer needs to know and shows them that you are a good match for the position. In other words, your resume is your own personal advertisement. Every resume should include one’s contact information, an objective statement, e...

/ Asked by Devin V.
Great question! At the end of the day a seasonal job is still a job, so I would put it on your resume. The most important thing one can gain from a seasonal job is experience. Employers want to know – “what did you do” and “how did you make that organization better?” Th...

/ Asked by Luis S.
Good question! Within your job application, I would recommend one to list the best way to contact them and the days/times one is available to speak with. This way the company knows your availability and can plan accordingly. However, don’t assume they are calling to schedule an interview. Some...

/ Asked by Ryan E.
There are various ways one can find people within their field of interest, such as Information Security. One could ask family, friends, or professors if they have someone in mind. Another method could be social media. One in particular being LinkedIn, there one  can research companies and link ...

/ Asked by Thomas W.
Yes! When going in for an interview, multiple piercings and visible tattoos may give off the wrong impression. Even though a lot of companies these days do not mind piercings or visible tattoos, but you do not want that to be the reason for not getting a second interview or the job. So for the inter...

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