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?
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?
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?
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?
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…
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 »
From the perspective of an employer looking to hire recent graduates, what would be your opinion on 3-year accelerated college programs?
Typically a job description will reference expectations in that area. If a company is looking specifically for a 4 year accredited University Bachelors or Masters, they are probably going to be that specific. …View all answers »
How should I answer questions about my personal life? For example, where I grew up, if I’m married, etc.
And here's the thing...why is your interviewer asking? I have found one of the best ways to answer questions I don't feel compelled to answer is with a smile and this question…
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 »
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 »
Hello, I am a senior at Kean University and I’m majoring in Public Relations. I don’t know what type of career I want be in after I graduate and relocate to Charlotte, NC. When I first enter college my major was Marketing because I enjoy researching but I changed it to PR because my math skills were not the best. All my part-time jobs always dealt with customer service since I enjoy helping other, but I wouldn’t consider myself an extroverted person. I’m considering starting a career in HR, Banking, Marketing, or health care. I’m not sure which one I would be more suited towards. Any suggestions?
Wow! You are casting a wide net! It is time to do some information interviewing. That may require a little temporary extroversion on your part. Talk to people - parents, neighbors, friends,…View all answers »