When applying online for a job and they ask you to upload a cover letter, who do you address it to and how do you find the address?
Thanks for asking this question, as cover letter etiquette is illusive to many. When addressing a cover letter, address it to the person hiring for the position. If this person's name is not obvious, try searching…View all answers »
One company with whom I am very interested in working with, has four open positions. Each interests me and I believe I am qualified for all positions. Should I apply for each position?
This is a tricky question. There's a balancing act to keep in mind when applying for multiple jobs at one company - on one hand, you want to apply for the positions to increase your chances of being interviewed…View all answers »
I graduated with an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree, but went to work in an oil field to gain hands-on experience, and then hoped to get promoted into an office role. I was laid off, and I'm now looking for a career shift but have no work experience in the office setting. I don't want to work in the field anymore. Any suggestions on how I should go about my job dilemma?
The time you spent in the field can differentiate you from other candidates with similar academic credentials, particularly for office jobs in related industry segments like energy, heavy equipment, transportation…View all answers »
I have been a stay at home mother most of my life and I have no real job history. What should I do? Where do I start? I'm worried it looks bad too because I'm 27 years old...
The first step to preparing to enter the professional world is to build your resume. There are ways to build your resume without work experience. Try enrolling in a few online certifications to master Microsoft…View all answers »
I have done 2 assessment tests. One was over the phone interview. My question is, my application says "awaiting review." What does this mean?
Each company handles the interview process differently. If you're interested in knowing where you stand in this particular process, feel free to follow up with the recruiter. It's appropriate to follow up 24-48…View all answers »
I was harassed at my job before college by a district manager and HR really didn't do anything, but protect the company, not me. I was fired by them over it and I'm not sure how to answer the question about why I was fired on applications or in interviews. It has cost me some interviews I think. What do I say?
Its unfortunate that you had to experience the situation you described & its sad that situations like this still occur. There are a few different ways to handle this situation:
First, you should…
I graduated with a degree in civil/structural engineering three years ago. After graduation, I was lucky to find a job as a geo-technical engineer. Now, two years later I feel that my heart is really in structural engineering. People tell me that it is hard to change disciplines in this field once you've started down a certain path. What is the best way to make the transition?
Changing career paths is sometimes challenging, but not impossible. I would recommend networking with individuals at structural engineering companies in your area. Establishing relationships is the best way…View all answers »
I have a degree of BBA in tourism and post-graduate cert. in marketing. After graduating, I spent 7 months job searching and finally got a job in sales (mainly b2b) in the beverage industry. I've been working there for more than 1.5 years, but I've also been spending about 5 months searching for another job in tourism. I haven't had any luck so far though. Could anyone please give me some advice? Thanks.
In addition to building your experience through volunteer work, involvement in professional organizations, etc., consider lifting your job search restrictions. If you are truly interested in tourism, you may…View all answers »
I have had only several years experience in the biggest telecommunications company in my country. I decided to further my education and earn a masters degree. It's been quite difficult to secure a job with my resume. Do you think it's because I don't have enough experience? Or is it that my resume isn't good enough for me to be called for an interview?
It's difficult to answer this question not seeing your resume and also not knowing what types of roles you're applying for, but I will try to make my answer as helpful as possible.
First, I believe…
After graduating from Georgia Tech in 2018, I want to become an entrepreneur in my rural, poor hometown in order to ultimately improve the socioeconomic and educational standards. I think the best way to do this is to open more middle-class positions, so I am strongly considering the manufacturing sector. What type of manufacturing could I do with my abilities and the town's resources?
This is a very noble desire! I will admit I am in no way well-versed in this area, but I do have a few suggestions as to who you could talk to who may be able to help. First, consider speaking with the city…View all answers »