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Asked by Samantha on July 7, 2017

I'm moving from Atlanta to Seattle in two months. I've been actively searching for jobs for months now, but I've only gotten two call-backs and nothing since. Am I just going to have to wait until I arrive in Seattle and get a Seattle address before my prospects will change? What can I do to encourage employers to choose me, despite my current residence being so far away from the market I wish to work in?

AT&T have responded.

Welcome to the PNW! Seattle is awesome.  As a previous poster noted, you can certainly leave your address of your resume, but it will likely be on an online application, so it is probably not completely…

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Asked by Justine on July 6, 2017

Hi, how do I find my passion?

AT&T have responded.

Well that's the question for the ages!  We are all looking for it and a lucky few find it.  I think finding your passion is all about figuring out what excites you, what captures your interest, what…

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Asked by Jonathan on June 27, 2017

I'm currently on an international stint for 2 years with my company and it is coming to an end. I'm ready to come on home and I have two options. Take another year assignment abroad at a higher career level or return home at the same career level to work in a difficult group with extremely high expectations (but high exposure). Any thoughts on what would be best path?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there!  When I read your question, the first thing I notice is that you have options!  This is a great position to be in, so right off the bat, congrats on doing good work that is being recognized…

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Asked by raelene on June 27, 2017

I am interviewing for position with a large company but also applied for another position within the same company but different department. One position has less qualifications than the other however, for myself I would prefer the second position given that it is slightly higher in rank and aligns more with my future goals. Do you think the interviewer will think differently of me because I applied for the 2 positions? It should be noted that the interviewer would likely be the same for both positions. How would you address this in the interview?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there!  Are you qualified for the more advanced position?  Yes, then great!  Go for it!  Not qualified?  That is also fine because you'll have something to work towards.  I…

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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 Angela on May 20, 2017

If I am applying for a job that is located in a different state, am I less likely to get the interview? And if so, will I have to pay for the travel expenses?

AT&T have responded.

You'll never know unless you try!  In this ever changing workforce, if you have unique skills that are needed by the company you are applying to, they are looking for you!  Whether or not different…

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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 Jeffrey on September 3, 2016

I am a teacher in Oklahoma that is looking for new career. I have a masters degree in Leadership and 11 years experience in sales and marketing. What is your advice for a new career direction? How should i begin my career search?

AT&T have responded.

Hi there!  It's can be really exciting to decide to strike out in a new direction.  It can also be discouraging at times, not to mention anxiety ridden and frustrating.  None of those downsides…

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Asked by Chris on November 3, 2015

What do I need to AVOID doing on my social media accounts? Also, what SHOULD I be doing on my social media accounts to help my career? I want to make sure they're helping me and not hurting me.

AT&T have responded.

Hi there!  Thanks for asking an excellent and very timely question!  More people should be thinking about this very subject at all levels of job searching.  I think the first portion of your…

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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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Asked by Tanya on December 20, 2011

Should thank you notes after an interview be hand-written?

AT&T have responded.

As much as I love a good note, the timeline to get  the note in the hands of the right person is long.  Go the efficient route and send an email!  It will be equally appreciated and get your…

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