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Asked by Kylie on January 4, 2017

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?

ADP have responded.

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…

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Asked by Donald on January 3, 2017

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!

ADP have responded.

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…

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Asked by Sam on December 26, 2016

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.

ADP have responded.

Hello!
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…

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Asked by David on December 26, 2016

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?

ADP have responded.

Hello!
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…

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Asked by Karan on December 24, 2016

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?

ADP have responded.

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…

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Asked by Mitesh on December 20, 2016

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!

ADP have responded.

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.

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Asked by Tiffany on November 19, 2016

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?

ADP have responded.

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…

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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 christoph on March 15, 2016

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?

ADP have responded.

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 -…

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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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