I'm a senior about to earn my Mechanical Engineering degree. I feel I have qualities to become a corporate trainer. Should I start my career on a different track than my major, or should I just stick to engineering and see for the future?
Thanks for your question - it's an interesting one that you pose.
I would have to agree with the other response in that you would be a great idea to continue to focus on a career…
Can personality tests help you in a job you're already in? I realize they have tremendous value when searching for a job, but can they help you if you're already in a role? If they can how?
Depending on the test and the role, personality tests/assessments could be very beneficial.
With that said, though, there are some limitations. The validity of the test plays a…
I have more than just a little experience that won't fit on a single page resume that is the current trend. The additional information would not only give a potential employer history that may be specific to the position I'm applying for but also show my overall skill set. Are multiple pages okay for entry-level positions too?
Great question that you have. I know it's difficult to create a resume. Thinking of what to include/not include can be very difficult. Here's what I recommend overall, and it…
An online job application is asking for a writing sample that answers the question, "Tell us about the aspects of your background that would match the job for which you are being considered." How do I provide a writing sample for a supervisory role at an engineering firm that answers this question? Would sample reports or memos work? Or are they asking for a short essay on my background?
That is a good question that you asked of the company. They certainly aren't being very clear on what they are looking for in their requirements. My guess would be that they are…
I'm looking for a job that I can do from home. Where could I start looking for at-home jobs? Is it realistic to get hired and be able to start working from home immediately?
I might be able to provide some insight into this question. Based on my experience, it really depends on a number of factors that would determine your potential for finding a remote/work-from-home…
What are ways college students can get leadership/management experience so they could have the opportunity to be put in leadership positions straight out of college?
Great question - I'm glad you asked now! So many people get a degree and expect to be placed in leadership positions without any prior experience. I'm glad that you're taking…
I went in to what I believed to be an interview for an internship yesterday, only to be greeted as though I was already part of the team. I did not speak much during this "meeting", as there were multiple people in the room speaking about event details I had no knowledge of. Yet today I received an email thanking me for my time and giving me information on my assigned tasks. There was no mention of pay whatsoever. The email did mention that my cell phone usage related to the job would be compensated. I want to ask/negotiate some other form of pay or compensation in my reply email but I am not sure how to do so. Any advice?
I have to say, that is a very odd situation. I know that I have seen or heard my share of odd hiring practices, but this is up there. I would back pedal a bit and reach…
I'm going for a second interview in one of the Big 4 companies. What type of questions should I expect? Will it be different from the first interview? If I'm not wrong, there will be one of the partners in the second interview?
Congrats on Round 2! It's always fun and exciting to be called back for another interview.
To be honest (and maybe I shouldn't be answering this question) - I don't know what you…
I went to school and got a bachelors in Professional Aviation Flight Technology. I thought all I wanted to do was be a pilot. Once out of school, I realized that flying full time is not for me. I realized that I really enjoyed the logistics side of aviation. I'm hoping to try and get a job involved with Supply Chain. I'm told I'm a risky hire. How do I get a business to take a chance on me?
That's a great question. And, it's right up my alley!
I was in a similar situation not long ago. I went to school and studied Music Business. But, after 2 years…
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Should thank you notes after an interview be hand-written?
Thank you notes do not need to be hand-written. Sending an email is sufficient and most common.