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?
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*…View all answers »
Hi, how do I find my passion?
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…View all answers »
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?
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.…View all answers »
I'm fairly confident I'm going to be offered a job any day now from a company I've had a few interviews with. If the salary is less than desirable how do I go about negotiating it? I have limited experience, but I know your salary early on dictates how you scale up in the future.
A lot of times, recruiters will ask what your desired salary is earlier on in the interviewing stages, that helps give the recruiter an idea of where you stand on salary. If you want something higher…
I'm looking to set some New Year's resolutions for my professional life this year. Any advice on some good professional resolutions? And, any advice on how to stick with them for all of 2017?
I have come up with a few professional resolutions for myself for this year so I think this is a great idea!
I am relatively new to my job so for me, my priority right now is become proficient…
I have completed all rounds of my interview. After two weeks, I got an email from an HR manager that I am a finalist for the position. I followed up a couple days later with the same manager and he mentioned we will make a decision by the end of this week. Is this a normal timeline? And isn't it a good sign that they notified me I was a finalist? Thanks!
A final decision may be delayed for several reasons. (ex. pending approval from budget to move forward with an offer at a specific rate) Remain patient as processes differ per employer.View all answers »
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.
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…View all answers »
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.…View all answers »
What should I not include on my resume?
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…
What is the best way to get a job as a Music Supervisor (or an asst. to one) for someone who studies film and music but has little experience?
Full disclosure - I do not work in the music/film industry but I do have a good friend who does and I gave him a call with the hopes of providing a solid answer. When asked -- without hesitation -…View all answers »
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