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?
Welcome to the PNW! Seattle is awesome. As a previous poster noted, you can certainly leave your address of your resume, but it will likely be on an online application, so it is probably not completely…View all answers »
Hi, how do I find my passion?
Well that's the question for the ages! We are all looking for it and a lucky few find it. I think finding your passion is all about figuring out what excites you, what captures your interest, what…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?
Hi there! When I read your question, the first thing I notice is that you have options! This is a great position to be in, so right off the bat, congrats on doing good work that is being recognized…View all answers »
I am interviewing for position with a large company but also applied for another position within the same company but different department. One position has less qualifications than the other however, for myself I would prefer the second position given that it is slightly higher in rank and aligns more with my future goals. Do you think the interviewer will think differently of me because I applied for the 2 positions? It should be noted that the interviewer would likely be the same for both positions. How would you address this in the interview?
Hi there! Are you qualified for the more advanced position? Yes, then great! Go for it! Not qualified? That is also fine because you'll have something to work towards. I…View all answers »
I am very shy and uncomfortable with networking. I feel rude when I ask people for favors or if they can help me find a job. Any advice?
Hi there! You are definitely not the first person who has felt this way about networking and putting yourself out there as a job seeker. I have heard a similar lament from people who don't think…View all answers »
If I am applying for a job that is located in a different state, am I less likely to get the interview? And if so, will I have to pay for the travel expenses?
You'll never know unless you try! In this ever changing workforce, if you have unique skills that are needed by the company you are applying to, they are looking for you! Whether or not different…View all answers »
What time is too late to email an boss? I usually send emails between 6am-5pm but have found myself emailing sometimes between 5:30-6pm. I know never to send emails over the weekend but I was just wondering what time is too late to send emails?
HI there! This is not a one size fits all question. The answer depends on your job, the immediacy of the question/response and other factors that would impact the decision to respond.
I am a teacher in Oklahoma that is looking for new career. I have a masters degree in Leadership and 11 years experience in sales and marketing. What is your advice for a new career direction? How should i begin my career search?
Hi there! It's can be really exciting to decide to strike out in a new direction. It can also be discouraging at times, not to mention anxiety ridden and frustrating. None of those downsides…View all answers »
What do I need to AVOID doing on my social media accounts? Also, what SHOULD I be doing on my social media accounts to help my career? I want to make sure they're helping me and not hurting me.
Hi there! Thanks for asking an excellent and very timely question! More people should be thinking about this very subject at all levels of job searching. I think the first portion of your…View all answers »
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