My first job out of college was a disaster. Eventually, they fired me. How do I address being fired from my last job in an interview situation?
Being fired is always a drag, whether you loved or hated the job, whether you knew or didn't know it was coming. I would definitely recommend talking through the scenario of your firing with someone you…View all answers »
What are the key things to avoid saying or doing in an interview?
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Do a quick search in your favorite search engine and you’ll turn up more than enough examples…
What’s the appropriate amount of time I should wait after an interview before I follow up? Days? A couple weeks?
Woo hoo for follow up! Definitely do it, definitely don't over do it. A thank you note should happen the next day if you're going to do one, the follow up should be driven by the schedule your interviewer…View all answers »
What jobs should I be thinking of applying to with an associate of arts degree in General Studies?
Hi there! Congratulations on getting your associates degree. Education of all kinds is valuable and will help you in pursuit of your future. When you get a general studies degree you have…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…
How to not get nervous during an interview? Also, how can I present confidently during an interview?
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…View all answers »
What would be your top five characteristics of a great resume?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
How often do employers rely on keyword searches when looking at resumes? Should I pad my resume with key words at the top?
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…View all answers »