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 »
If I am thinking of transferring internally within my company, should I try to keep that fact secret from my immediate supervisors or can I be open about it?
I strongly encourage employees to speak with their supervisors regarding internal opportunities. Your supervisor might have ideas and thoughts on potential training and development opportunities. …View all answers »
I know I’m not supposed to bash my former employer, but what if my last boss was a real jerk? What do I say if I’m asked why I left my first job so soon?
When you are responding to why you left your job, keep it professional. You do not need to elaborate and get into details. The job has to be a fit for both parties.View all answers »
Is the ability to think critically and solve problems more valuable to a potential employer than their education or work experience?
Critical thinking and problem solving are valuable skill sets to have but they are not excluded from your education and work experience. Think about times while getting your education that you had to work…View all answers »
What are the most important things to include on a resume?
Skills, Education, and Experience. Also, an objective of some sort may be important but you must make sure that it is relevant to the position you are applying for.View all answers »
Is it really necessary to send a thank you note after the interview?
Great question!! A thank you note is a great way to set yourself apart from others. Following up an interview is a nice way to remind the company that you are still interested in the position after meeting…View all answers »
My religious beliefs required me to do a couple years of service before college, and this delayed my graduation. Is this something I should explain to an employer or is my age at graduation irrelevant?
Your age at graduation is irrelevant. What matters is what skills and experience you bring to the table. Many people come into college at different points in their life whether the delay…
How do I prepare my resume for future job opportunities in a different field of expertise when I have been employed at my current job for 11 years?
Try to gain as much non-work related experience as possible that you can add to your resume. For example, if you want to work for a veterinarian, but you currently work in retail-- start volunteering at a pet…View all answers »
I graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in computer science last August 2017. I've had hard time finding an entry level jobs, so I decided to learn more. I learned MEAN stack and AWS on my own. However, I still can not get a call back for any entry/junior level position. Any suggestions on what I could do differently to get some call backs?
Start networking. Attend events in your town/city that you could potentially meet people in the business at.View all answers »
Is it OK to email companies asking for a job, even if they don't have any positions posted? If yes,what's the best way to go about that?
I would not necessarily email the company asking for a position. I would approach it a little differently. If there is a company you are interested in and the work they do, then I would email your resume to…View all answers »