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Asked by Tenisha on March 9, 2018

I interviewed for a job 3 weeks ago. The interview went well. I sent a thank you letter and had a good rapport with the recruiter. A few days ago I received an email thanking me for the interview and that I was still being considered for the position and they would have a decision in a few weeks. What does this mean besides the obvious? Are they still interviewing? Is there anything I can do in the meantime to help my chances of getting hired?

AT&T have responded.

While it’s impossible to speak to another company's hiring practices, it sounds like you’re still in the running. There are a number of reasons for a delay, and most of the time they are nothing…

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Asked by Tanya on March 16, 2018

I know I’m not supposed to bash my former employer, but what if my last boss was a real jerk? What do I say if I’m asked why I left my first job so soon?

AT&T have responded.

That is a tough question and a tougher situation.  We have all had a boss that left us with a bad impression, but that experience doesn't need to carry over into our next job. 

I have found…

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Asked by Nicholas on April 9, 2018

How to not get nervous during an interview? Also, how can I present confidently during an interview?

AT&T have responded.

You are not alone! Interviews are everything from exciting all the way to spine chilling for everyone, even the most experienced interviewee.  The very best things you can do are research, be prepared…

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Asked by Tanya on March 31, 2018

What would be your top five characteristics of a great resume?

AT&T have responded.

Resumes don’t have to be complicated, but they do need to clearly convey who you are and what you can do. Most recruiters are looking for some pretty basic info that helps determine whether you’re…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 6, 2018

I'm currently applying to find either an internship or job for the summer and I was wondering how long I can wait to accept a position after an offer. I've already applied to some places and scheduled/had interviews but was wondering just how long I can wait considering I haven't applied to all of the positions that I am interested in. Is two weeks too long? What is an acceptable time?

AT&T have responded.

You are smart to put so much effort into your future!  An internship can be the perfect foot in the door a great company.  Typically if an offer is made to you, the recruiter or hiring manager delivering…

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Asked by Tanya on April 6, 2018

How often do employers rely on keyword searches when looking at resumes? Should I pad my resume with key words at the top?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there - you are smart to think about what your resume is saying to a potential future employer.  Of course keyword searches are one of the things a savvy recruiter is going to use when sourcing talented…

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Asked by Roh on April 6, 2018

Does it look bad to potential employers for me to be following a lot of different companies, interests, and organizations in LinkedIn? I follow many different, but they are all about things that I am personally passionate about and companies and organizations that I care about. Does this come across bad or is there good in doing this?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there!  I would consider your LinkedIn profile (and for that matter all your public social properties) to be part of your personal brand.  What does that information say about you to a potential…

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Asked by Onohije on March 7, 2018

I didn't finish college, but completed one semester. Should i include that in my resume? If so, how?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there!  With only completing one semester it is totally not necessary to list it on your applications/resume. I would, however, focus on your skills, highlighting special projects you’ve worked…

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Asked by Tanya on March 11, 2018

What are the key things to avoid saying or doing in an interview?

AT&T have responded.

We like to give the perspective from a few of our recruiters when we can!

From Recruiter Bryan:
Do a quick search in your favorite search engine and you’ll turn up more than enough examples…

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Asked by Rebecca on March 6, 2018

How do I write an objective statement on resume? Should I even include one on my resume?

AT&T have responded.

Great question! Objective statements should be customized to the company and position you are applying for. You don’t have to totally rewrite your statement every time, but make sure you are clear on…

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