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.
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…View all answers »
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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…View all answers »
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…