I am a recent Ohio State grad with a B.A in communications. I am wanting to get into the nonprofit world, or special event planning, maybe both. I know I naturally possess the skills necessary along with my education to be an excellent candidate. I just don't know how to get my foot in the door. Any suggestions?
Hello! Congratulations on graduating, you are at a very exciting (and kind of scary) time in your life!
I think your degree can definitely be an asset in a non-profit or special planning role. If you…
Is it better to include a street address in the contact info on a resume or leave it off? Or is either way OK? Thanks in advance for your advice on this!
Hello! I don't think there really is a wrong or right answer for this. I personally leave my address off my resume and include my LinkedIn URL. Ultimately, recruiters will get your address when you complete…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 accepted an internship offer from a Fortune 500 company about a month ago, which I was extremely happy about. Just a few days ago, I was arrested for a DUI charge for SLEEPING IN MY CAR. I did not want to drive because I knew I was intoxicated. However, the law isn't so understanding of my situation. What are the chances that the company will withdraw my internship offer when they find out?
Hello! It's always a good idea to be upfront and honest with your employer regarding these things because they will find out. It's much better when they find out from you from the beginning as opposed to later…View all answers »
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 »
In the last year I have had 5 interviews, no call backs. Not sure what i'm doing wrong, but it is a learning experience. My question is: I seem to start stuttering, or get tripped up in my words. I try to speak slowly, but I am so aware of it, i feel dumb. what can I do?
Interviewing is always a stressful experience, no matter how good of a communicator you are. I recommend using a "cheat-sheet" during your interview to help you remember your speaking points. Write down a few…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 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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