questions answered by AT&T Inc.

Asked by Baker on March 26, 2019

I fear that given my career path and education I may have become overspecialized. How do I convince potential employers that I am a "good risk" for a new role? Given the field I am in, my previous experience is highly sought after for that specific role, but it only adds value by performing that exact specific role. I fear the incentive to keep me where I am is too great for recruiters to pass up.

AT&T have responded.

If we were in a face to face conversation, I would probably ask you why you think you are perceived as a bad risk?  Is it because there has been some suggestion that because you already have education…

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Asked by Jake on March 11, 2019

When I graduated from University I joined a competitive leadership development program. Three years later I am at the same band-level as when I started, with the same promise of rapid career advancement. I have been getting stellar reviews but no guarantee for career growth. I recently received a competitive external offer and now I have a dilemma- can I use this as leverage for a promotion?

AT&T have responded.

When push comes to shove, you are entirely responsible for your own career.  So seeking out a new job when the old one is no longer a good fit, for whatever reason, is your responsibility.  But…

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Asked by Kate on January 17, 2019

Hi! I am currently a college senior who is looking for a full-time job. I understand that most recruiting occur in the fall semester; however, I missed the fall career fair due to an internship, and now the spring career fair has much less opportunities. What can I do to increase my chances of landing an offer with my companies of interest?

AT&T have responded.

Congrats on wrapping up your last year of school!  Now is the time to get your self out there and let people know what you're looking for!  Information interview, talk to family and friends,…

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Asked by Jessica on January 21, 2019

I applied for a job and had an interview 4 days ago. Now my application status says "imported" - does that mean that I am going to get the job offer? 

AT&T have responded.

As the previous poster mentioned, every company is going to have slightly different lingo.  You can sometimes find insight from other candidates by researching on Glassdoor or LinkedIn to see what…

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Asked by Raoul on December 30, 2018

I have been employed with a city (first responder) for 10+ years. A public safety director was recently hired, and ordered that ALL employees submit a current resume. Can I refuse? On what basis?

AT&T have responded.

Thank you for your service as First Responder, the job you do is incredibly important in all of our communities!  I would be curious to know why you would prefer not to submit a resume?  You…

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Asked by Amanda on June 24, 2018

If you know someone that used to work for a company, but did not use them as a reference, is it appropriate to mention them in an interview?

AT&T have responded.

I always like to take stock of the who, what, when, where, why of an issue.  That seems like a pretty sound method to use in this case too.  Who is the person you want to mention, but didn't choose…

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Asked by mieka on September 14, 2018

I was charged with driving without a license and had charges dropped for obstructing an officer 5 years ago. Both were misdemeanors. I am now trying to get into a medical program and I am nervous because of these charges! I have asked my advisor and she said I should be fine because that’s not what they look for. Is this accurate? Any advice on how I can check this?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there - the only people who can answer what will be reviewed in a Background Check are the people who are running and reviewing the check.  If you do not feel comfortable inquiring about it directly,…

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Asked by G on July 20, 2018

I have a question about the impact of job category to career. Is it a weak point to leave a company where you work as a junior specialist?

AT&T have responded.

I am going to answer your question based on the idea that what you mean by job category is actually level.  Junior, Associate, Senior etc.  This is incredibly specific to the company you are…

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Asked by Melanie on August 24, 2018

What goes in a portfolio? Should it be all of my work for real clients, or only a limited amount? And is it acceptable to have projects from school in there as well? Is there a maximum amount of items that should be placed in a portfolio?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there!  I cannot put enough emphasis on what I am about to say...You have got to be the champion of your own experience, and you must curate the narrative when demonstrating your qualifications…

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Asked by Tanya on March 13, 2018

How involved are parents typically in the job search process? Will it hurt my chances of getting hired if a recruiter sees that my parents are very involved in helping me get a job?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there!  I'm sure your parents are very excited for you to get a job!

Here's the thing though, they are not going to go to that interview with you, they are not coming to work with you, they…

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