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Asked by LaShaina on June 13, 2017

I'm a recent electrical engineering graduate and I'm looking for my first job. There are so many titles and locations. How can I figure out the best job to apply for, and my chances of landing a good job?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there!  You have received some great information from previous responders, but I wanted to add a little extra info around networking.  You are going to find that there are different titles used…

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Asked by Rianne on May 22, 2017

I am a Paralegal by trade, and want to apply for a job opening. This employer has asked to include a creative writing sample with my resume. What is this employer looking for? I've never had anyone ask for this, so I'm not sure what they want.

AT&T have responded.

That is a great question! There are many different jobs that ask for a writing sample, even if writing may not be a key component of the job.  What does the employer want to know about you?  They…

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Asked by Angela on May 21, 2017

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?

AT&T have responded.

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…

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Asked by Kelsey on May 17, 2017

I am graduating this summer with my Bachelor's in Sociology with a 3.9 GPA. I am currently the Social Media Coordinator for my university and the position goes away with my student status. So, I am hunting for jobs and I am finding I don't meet the 3-6 year minimum experience for the positions I am applying to. I am looking for positions in Human resources and have found them to be very scarce. Is there a way to make my resume/ cover letter stand out?

AT&T have responded.

Congrats on completing your degree! Experience is something that can come in a lot of packages.  Though you may not have held a paid position in your area of interest, have you accumulated skills and experiences…

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Asked by Nathalie on May 5, 2017

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?

AT&T have responded.

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.

 If…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 22, 2017

I have an internship interview and the hiring manager has told me dress is casual. What does that mean for women? Should I just go in my regular jeans, t-shirt and gym shoes? It's for a marketing internship.

AT&T have responded.

Dress for success!  For future reference, it is always a good idea to ask the recruiter/hiring manager what is specifically meant as casual for their particular environment.  We are all looking to…

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Asked by Lu on April 20, 2017

What do I do if a background check shows a fraud charge but was never convicted and charge was dropped? It was a charge that had no merit but still appears on background records. I'm applying for a financial services jobs.

AT&T have responded.

Always respond to questions on an application truthfully.  One of the worst moments I had as a recruiter was having to turn someone down for a fraudulent application who was otherwise awesome.  If…

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Asked by Kelcie on April 20, 2017

I transferred universities a couple times over the course of my college career, and I'm wondering if I should include those two previous schools on my resume? I had a really hard time figuring out what I wanted when I got to college, and I'm worried employers will see it on my resume and think I'm flaky or unprofessional (even though I eventually ended up at a school I really love).  Would I get in trouble for not having those others listed? 

AT&T have responded.

You should not have to list all the universities/colleges you transferred from or briefly attended. What is important is listing the school you are currently attending or graduated from. This is where your…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 18, 2017

I am a college student and my school offers a mentoring program. I need to interview someone in my field for a class and I am in contact with an alumni. She told me she is able to meet after 5:30pm. I was wondering what places are appropriate to meet? Restaurants? Cafe? Starbucks? Also, should I dress formally or casual?

AT&T have responded.

That’s great that your school offers a mentoring program! As far as a location to meet, all those you listed are appropriate. I would consider the length of time it might take to conduct your interview…

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Asked by Tanya on March 23, 2017

What is the proper etiquette when doing an informational interview with someone I don’t know? Should I pay for our coffee/lunch?

AT&T have responded.

Absolutely! You’re asking someone to help you out, so start off on the right foot by inviting them to coffee or lunch and picking up the tab. It’s the least you can do in exchange for sharing their…

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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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