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Asked by Yash on October 12, 2016

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi!

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…

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Asked by David on August 10, 2016

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi!

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…

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Asked by Devin on August 8, 2016

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi!

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…

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Asked by monica on August 3, 2016

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi there!

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…

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Asked by Alma on June 2, 2016

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi there!

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…

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Asked by T on May 25, 2016

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi there!

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…

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Asked by Denise on May 11, 2016

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi!  

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…

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Asked by Yogita on May 4, 2016

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi!

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…

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Asked by Hickory on April 14, 2016

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi there!

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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Blog post on March 20, 2015

Networking For A Job While You're Still In College

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No matter how many credits you have until graduation, you know the day is coming when you’ll need your first “real” job. For some it feels like a long way off, but for others the day of self-sufficiency is coming all too soon...

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Blog post on March 17, 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Your Internship

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Internships can be pure joy, filled with numerous opportunities during summer break or post-graduation. An internship also has the possibility to be pure undiluted slog...

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Blog post on March 12, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Job Search

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Once you find a job you're interested in, the path to employment is fairly straightforward. Resumes, applications, interviews and, if all goes well, a job offer...

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Blog post on March 10, 2015

Anxiety and the Interview

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Since graduation, your anxiety may have been like waves on the beach. It seemed to overwhelmingly crash forward then recede calmly away...

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Blog post on March 5, 2015

How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

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You networked like a savant, crafted the perfect resume, knocked the interview out of the park, and were offered the job! Your moment of jubilation is met with the sudden thud of a less than impressive initial salary offer. Negotiating a salary at any level can be difficult, but this can be especially difficult if you are starting your first job out of college...

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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Asked by Tanya on December 20, 2011

Should thank you notes after an interview be hand-written?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Thank you notes do not need to be hand-written.  Sending an email is sufficient and most common.

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