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Asked by Jonathan on June 26, 2017

I'm interviewing for another role within the same company. What would be an appropriate example to the question regarding workplace ethical dilemmas? I don't want to speak badly of colleagues and company- but can't think of a workplace related answer! Any thoughts?

ADM have responded.

Great question! You might try answering the question with more of a broad response rather than pinpointing a particular person or situation. Let them know your thoughts on handling an ethical or unethical situation.…

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Asked by Jay on June 2, 2017

A hiring manager is asking me compensation requirements via email. What is the best way for me to respond so I'm getting the best offer?

ADM have responded.

Hi and Conratulations on getting to this stage of the selection process.
You need to do an honest assesment of your skills and experience relative to the market and for the job you are applying to. …

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Asked by Tanya on May 27, 2017

Is it ok to put 'negotiable' when asked what your desired salary is? How do you ensure you aren't selling your self too short?

ADM have responded.

HI and Great question!
Putting your desired salary expectations up front is not easy!  I would not put negotiable in your expectations as that indicates that you truly do not expect to…

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Asked by h on April 24, 2017

In recent interviews I've found that I am introduced and interviewing with a manager in a whole different department than the role I applied for. We sit down and go through normal questions (why you would want to work here? etc.) I then start asking questions I have prepared that are related to my field and the role, and my interviewer often can't respond as they are unfamiliar with that work. Am I misunderstanding the interview? Is it common for an initial interview to be with just a manager-level person, regardless of the role I'm applying for?

ADM have responded.

Hi,
Many jobs do start with an interview that is more behavior based type questions which do not necessarily require the manager of the department you are interviewing with to be involved in.  You…

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Asked by Anthony on April 13, 2017

I am a US Soldier that is planning on getting out of the Army in 2020. I have 13 years as of right now in the Army, when I leave I will have 16 total years. 13 in Logistics and 3 in Human Resource. I have a Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters in Trade and Logistics Management and working on my Doctorate in Leadership. What type of position should I be applying for in the future? What type of research should I be doing?

ADM have responded.

Thank you for your service!! With the skills you have gained from your military experience combined with your knowledge from earning your multiple degrees there are many career paths you can take. My recommendation…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 12, 2017

I'm a very awkward person and sometimes can't sit still. In class, I find myself sinking in my chair and then having to readjust and sinking back. I also fidget a lot, unsure of where to put my hands. I will be going on some internship interviews soon so I was wondering are there any big no-no's during an interview? Things that I should keep in mind prior to the interview? Or literally any advice?

ADM have responded.

You are not alone, many people have trouble with fidgeting and readjusting. My recommendation is to keep your mind focused on the interview, and have good posture. You want to seem confident even in a…

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Asked by Joel on April 10, 2017

My job application status said applications under review next step interviews. Now, a few days later the status column is blank. Any idea what this means? Should I call the company?

ADM have responded.

This could mean nothing, or it could mean something is updating or changing regarding your status. It's never a bad idea to reach out to the company/recruiter to check on your application or interview status…

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Asked by Tanya on March 15, 2017

Should I connect with recruiters on Facebook or LinkedIn?

ADM have responded.

Hi, Connecting with recruiters and following companies is a great resource to you on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional networking social media outlet so recruiters expect to interact with you. I would…

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Asked by Tanya on March 12, 2017

What type of personal information should I include on my resume?

ADM have responded.

Good question. Your resume should be a snapshot of your skills and experiences. I would limit your personal information to your contact information - name, address, phone number and e-mail. Best of luck to…

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Asked by Arthur on February 21, 2017

Someone once told me that an interview is as much about me learning about the company as it is the company learning about me. Is that a fair assessment? For example should I feel free to ask my interviewer about why they like the company or where they feel its weak points are?

ADM have responded.

Absolutely!  Those would be two great questions to ask.  The interview is definitely a two way street!  Do your homework on the company you are interviewing and try to tie in a question to learn…

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Blog post on March 20, 2015

Networking For A Job While You're Still In College

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No matter how many credits you have until graduation, you know the day is coming when you’ll need your first “real” job. For some it feels like a long way off, but for others the day of self-sufficiency is coming all too soon...

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Blog post on March 17, 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Your Internship

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Internships can be pure joy, filled with numerous opportunities during summer break or post-graduation. An internship also has the possibility to be pure undiluted slog...

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Blog post on March 12, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Job Search

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Once you find a job you're interested in, the path to employment is fairly straightforward. Resumes, applications, interviews and, if all goes well, a job offer...

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Blog post on March 10, 2015

Anxiety and the Interview

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Since graduation, your anxiety may have been like waves on the beach. It seemed to overwhelmingly crash forward then recede calmly away...

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Blog post on March 5, 2015

How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

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You networked like a savant, crafted the perfect resume, knocked the interview out of the park, and were offered the job! Your moment of jubilation is met with the sudden thud of a less than impressive initial salary offer. Negotiating a salary at any level can be difficult, but this can be especially difficult if you are starting your first job out of college...

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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