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Asked by Maggie on October 19, 2017

What are the most effective qualities in a strong leader and manager?

ADP have responded.

Some of the most effective qualities that ADP Leaders possess are Time Management, Adaptability, Creativity, Passion for their work, Communication and the ability to manage a dynamic set of employees. These…

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Asked by Maggie on October 19, 2017

What are employers looking for in a LinkedIn summary?

ADP have responded.

We are looking for specific information about you that relates to your field of work. If you are a software developer, feel free to talk about your passion or experience using the SDLC. Sale yourself within…

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Asked by Sally on September 11, 2017

Do internships look good on grad-school applications?

ADP have responded.

Yes, Internships allow you to work hands on within your field of study. This allows for a greater practical understanding

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Asked by Samantha on July 7, 2017

I'm moving from Atlanta to Seattle in two months. I've been actively searching for jobs for months now, but I've only gotten two call-backs and nothing since. Am I just going to have to wait until I arrive in Seattle and get a Seattle address before my prospects will change? What can I do to encourage employers to choose me, despite my current residence being so far away from the market I wish to work in?

ADP have responded.

Hi there! This can be a tough spot to be in. If you'd like, on your resume, where you have your current address underneath you could put in italics or with ** something like this: *Relocating to Seattle 8.1.2017*…

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Asked by Justine on July 6, 2017

Hi, how do I find my passion?

ADP have responded.

Hi there! Finding your passion and a job that you'll enjoy can be challenging - don't get frustrated. I recommend networking with folks (through LinkedIn, local chapters, friends of friends, etc) in areas you…

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Asked by Jonathan on June 27, 2017

I'm currently on an international stint for 2 years with my company and it is coming to an end. I'm ready to come on home and I have two options. Take another year assignment abroad at a higher career level or return home at the same career level to work in a difficult group with extremely high expectations (but high exposure). Any thoughts on what would be best path?

ADP have responded.

Wow - this is a tough situation but good! I would definitely take the time to weigh your options. Think about your personal and professional life and what will make you the most happy both personally and professionally.…

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Asked by Alyss on November 3, 2016

I had been working at my entry level position for a little over a year. Last week due to the company downsizing and changing roles, I was laid off. Yesterday, my former boss contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in coming back. I'd have to go through the steps of an applicant. Just looking for some advise on how to proceed. If I were to get an interview, I'm nervous I might say the wrong thing.

ADP have responded.

Hello! I'm not sure if I'm understanding the question correctly, but it seems as though your previous employer that laid you off has contacted you with an opportunity of employment. If this is the case, I don't…

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Asked by Supreeth Konanur on October 27, 2016

I recently graduated college and I have been working as a sales executive for the past 9 months. I plan to go back to school for an advanced degree in a few months. Is it okay for me to connect with my customers and colleagues on LinkedIn, even if I'll likely be looking for a different job to offset my college fees?

ADP have responded.

Hello! Unless your company has a policy stating that you cannot contact or communicate with customers after you leave the company, you should definitely connect with both customers and colleagues on LinkedIn.…

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Asked by Tanya on July 8, 2016

What should I not include on my resume?

ADP have responded.

This is a great question! Avoid providing personal information such as your marital status, date of birth, social security number, etc.
Also, keep in mind that a resume is a professional document therefore…

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Asked by Julie on May 24, 2016

What are some tips to make sure I'm effectively communicating with my colleagues and bosses?

ADP have responded.

Fantastic question! This is something that some people spend a whole career developing. The first thing I would advise is to recognize that there is not one "holy grail" communication method. Companies thrive…

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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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