I am a recent Ohio State grad with a B.A in communications. I am wanting to get into the nonprofit world, or special event planning, maybe both. I know I naturally possess the skills necessary along with my education to be an excellent candidate. I just don't know how to get my foot in the door. Any suggestions?
Congratulations on graduating! It is great to recognize how your natural proclivities and education come together for their best impact. It can take people a long time to figure out what is going…View all answers »
Is it better to include a street address in the contact info on a resume or leave it off? Or is either way OK? Thanks in advance for your advice on this!
Good question! Have you noticed that many companies have moved to an online application based system for applying? So they will be collecting your address information when you apply anyway. …View all answers »
I'm fairly confident I'm going to be offered a job any day now from a company I've had a few interviews with. If the salary is less than desirable how do I go about negotiating it? I have limited experience, but I know your salary early on dictates how you scale up in the future.
First off, you are thinking smart and that is a good place to kick off salary negotiations. Do your research and find out what the market rate for the job is. Be prepared with that information and…View all answers »
I have a number of friends who have created resume websites and seen some success doing it. What should I include in a resume website? Is there an advantage in having a traditional resume AND a non-traditional resume to accompany it?
Hi there! There are a lot of things you can create as part of the creation of your personal brand. A resume website, a video resume, a traditional resume, a carefully complete LinkedIn Profile,…View all answers »
I had been working at my entry level position for a little over a year. Last week due to the company downsizing and changing roles, I was laid off. Yesterday, my former boss contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in coming back. I'd have to go through the steps of an applicant. Just looking for some advise on how to proceed. If I were to get an interview, I'm nervous I might say the wrong thing.
Honesty is always the best policy. This is a cliche for a reason, because it's true. In this day and age our world has become small in terms of who may know who and the flow of information so just…View all answers »
I have completed my masters in aerospace engineering and currently looking for entry level positions in the field of mechanical and aerospace engineering. I am an international student. I have been applying for a number of positions, but no responses. Could I be looking the wrong places? Any suggestions on how I should modify my search would be much appreciated.
Congratulations on completing your degree. I'd like to offer you some advice that is pertinent across the job spectrum. Networking and helping people in your industry associate your name with great…View all answers »
I'm currently a sophomore at a liberal arts college with an International Studies major. I am currently searching for a summer internship in the corporate field, but it seems like most intern positions prefer business, marketing, or econ majors. Am I looking at the wrong places? What can I do to improve my prospects of being qualified (besides taking an econ class or two at college)?
Hi there! You are not wrong that there can be a pretty specific list of things that recruiter look for in internship candidates. But what you might be missing on this one is that the degree is just one…View all answers »
I work for a service company, and I'm currently an on-site consultant. My actual employer is asking me to do extra work (internal projects) beyond working for the on-site client - without extra pay. I am a graduate, and I have built my skills through online courses, forums, meet-ups etc. Are the employers just taking advantage? Should I talk to them about the workload?
It would be difficult to determine the scope of your job without seeing your job description or employment contract. If it is open ended and not specific to work you would be doing for the…
When searching through potential candidate's social media sites, what are employers specifically looking for? Other than the obvious negatives (pictures/comments/posts of excessive drinking and immaturity), what are some positives and negatives an employer looks for through these searches?
Hi there! Great question! AT&T recruiters do not actively search out and review candidates social media pages. However, there may be some employers who do, so having a reputable social presence is…View all answers »
Every now and then I will submit myself to a position and wait a few days or a week. I then call the company to see where they're at only to get an answering machine of the person I hope to speak with. I'll leave a message asking for an update and send a follow up email to the contact listed with the opportunity. I never seem to hear anything back. Is it normal to just not respond to these applications, calls and emails?
I know it can be frustrating when you don't hear back. This is something we have been working on from a bunch of different angles, and I don't think we're alone as a company when it…
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