I recently applied for an internal job out of state and got an offer. I got another internal offer that I would much rather go for since it's the position I am in now but also in another state. The 1st offer is waiting for me to move but I would rather take the 2nd. What do I do?
Hi and Congratulations on having two job offers!
As long as you have not accepted the 1st offer, simply thank them for the opportunity and confidence in your abilities, but let them know you will decline…
While looking for jobs should I look for something that actually makes me happy or should I look for something with a high salary to financially support myself?
Compensation only goes so far to inspire you to work to the best of your capability. You should to be in a role that you truly enjoy and are able to be passionate about what you do. …
When I was 22, I became a convicted felon over some pretty serious and hurtful choices I made in life. I ended up being incarcerated until the age of 33; I am 36 now. Since my release, I have worked hard to move forward with my life and make positive decisions for myself and others – I’ve stayed crime-free, I have gotten an Associate’s Degree, and I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree currently. I was also fortunate to find an entry level job; one which I was able to get promoted several times due to my hard-work and dedication. However, the company I worked for was bought by a much larger company that doesn’t allow felons to work in any higher sort of capacity, so basically I am stuck where I am at and don’t have any future prospects for job growth. So, I find myself looking at the possibility of finding other employment: My questions are as follows:1.Is there anything that I can do to mitigate my criminal past somewhat when it comes to future employment? 2.Are there any fields or companies who may be willing to look past my bad choices and give me a chance?Thanks for your response!
Hi, I am glad to hear that you have overcome a difficult past. I can not provide legal guidance in regards to mitigating your past and would advise you consult an attorney. I can tell you there…View all answers »
If you know someone that used to work for a company, but did not use them as a reference, is it appropriate to mention them in an interview?
Hello! That is a great question. If that comes up in the interview, then you can answer appropriately; however, I would not volunteer that information. I would focus more on yourself & what skill sets you…View all answers »
I just graduated,and am in the process of job hunting. What is your advice for finding a good job,and quickly?
Attend social networking events, get involved with the community, find ribbon cutting ceremonies where business professionals will be attending.View all answers »
In this current job market would I be better off going straight from a Bachelors degree to an MBA program instead of entering the work force right away?
Hi, Of course all situations are unigue and it would depend on your Bachelor's Degree. There is tremedous value in gaining valuable experience and training in a entry level role prior to going back…View all answers »
Hi I am student at Hamilton Tech College in Davenport, IA. I am looking to get my foot in the door for experience in my new career. What's the first step I should take to finding something like this?
Great question! Internships are a great way to gain experience and learn about companies that you may be interested in. An internship will often times give you hands on experience that you may not be getting…View all answers »
What is an on-campus interview, and how does it differ from a regular one? Do employers view them differently or send different people to interview students? Would I have better chance of being hired on-campus?
Great question. Every employer has a different recruitment strategy, I can tell you about ours. We meet individuals at a career fair and are only able to speak with them for a few minutes, we utilize on-campus…View all answers »
I'm about to start an internship with company that I'd really like to go to work for after I graduate. Do you have any advice about what I might do now or over the next year while I'm back in school before graduation to try and increase my chances of being hired there? Are there some common mistakes that interns make at this stage?
Hello! The best thing you can do is be as actively engaged in your internship as possible. Ask lots of questions, learn everything you can. Jump right in and show them that you would make a great addition to…View all answers »
What is an appropriate way to follow-up after an interview? How long should I wait to hear from them, how often should I follow-up, and what should I expect to hear?
Great question! A great way to follow up after an interview is with a nice thank you card, or via email. You do not need something extremely long but a short note thanking them for their time and letting them…View all answers »