questions answered by AT&T Inc.

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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Asked by Nicholas on April 9, 2018

How to not get nervous during an interview? Also, how can I present confidently during an interview?

AT&T have responded.

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…

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Asked by Amel on June 12, 2018

From the perspective of an employer looking to hire recent graduates, what would be your opinion on 3-year accelerated college programs? 

AT&T have responded.

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. …

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Asked by Tanya on March 14, 2018

How should I answer questions about my personal life? For example, where I grew up, if I’m married, etc.

AT&T have responded.

Great question!

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…

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Asked by Joel on April 24, 2018

What jobs should I be thinking of applying to with an associate of arts degree in General Studies?

AT&T have responded.

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…

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