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?
Thanks for your question. While I cannot speak on behalf of a medical program, I can only speak from the corporate side.
Typically, charges won't impact a hiring decision unless…
Hello, I went to university later in life, at age 26, and graduated in three years. I had some good work experience before university, but not in the role I am looking for now. I was a sales coordinator and I am looking to move into a full sales role. A recruiter recommended that I differentiate my work pre-university experience from my post-university experience. Can you suggest how to do this?
Thanks for your question. I'm actually going to differ a bit from the advice you received previously. I don't think you should highlight your experience pre-university any different than…
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.
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…
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 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…
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…
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…