questions answered by Avery Dennison Corporation

Asked by mieka on September 14, 2018

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi!
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…

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Asked by Erica on September 19, 2018

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?

Avery Dennison have responded.

Hi!
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…

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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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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 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 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 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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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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