During a phone screening, the recruiter told me that they had several upcoming positions that I would be a good fit for. It has now been over a month. Is it appropriate for me to follow up to see if there are any openings?
I would absolutely follow up with the recruiter, especially if they opened the door saying that they had up and coming openings that would be ideal for you. When you do follow up, I would…
When I'm applying to several jobs at the same company, I know that I should submit tailor my resume to the particular job. However, in the cover letter, is it okay to submit a similar but not identical letter to all positions I apply to? My reasons for wanting to work for the company would be the same, but some of the skills and experiences included in the cover letters would be different.
Thanks for your question. I really don't see any issues with submitting a slightly modified cover letter for each role. To be honest, the hiring team (aside from the recruiter) likely…
I'm currently taking online courses and work at a full-time job that has nothing to do with my chosen career path. I don't know how to get over the barrier of needing experience to get a job, and needing a job to get experience. Internships aren't a feasible option because I have bills to pay. Any advice on how to stand out and get hired without any experience?
Thanks for the question. That's a tough challenge that is very good question. Unfortunately, I think the best answer depends a lot on what field you are looking to pursue. But,…
I have just been completely and successfully discharged from Ch 13 Bankruptcy and have fully satisfied all that was required under the plan. My filing bankruptcy was such a painful experience for me and my family but it was all I could do to maintain a home for my children after going through two dramatic and long unemployment periods after the 2009 Financial Crisis. I have relocated and am searching for a job in Financial Services. How can I address my bankruptcy? And how will it reflect or prevent me from ever being able to find work in the profession that I love?
Thanks for your question. I'm glad to hear that you are in a much better spot and ready to focus on your career search.
How your prior bankruptcy could impact your job…
I recently interviewed with a M.D. from a university and she checked my references the day after. Today, she called and said she wanted to hire me. However, she doesn’t have the power to hire, instead, she’s letting HR know about my application and they’ll do that work. She said it’ll take 2-3 months. Will HR check my references, and go through the hiring process again? Why does it take so long?
Thanks for the question!
Unfortunately, I'm guessing there might be a disconnect between the MD you interviewed with, and the HR department that is part of the…
I have a very bad stutter, and for the past several years I've been working to overcome it. How do I bring this up in a job interview? Should I mention this directly on my resume too? Or should I not mention anything until the in-person interview? Any suggestions on how I manage this while I look for internships would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Actually, as someone with a similar challenge, I understand where you are coming from.
First and foremost, I wouldn't change your resume on behalf of your stutter. It…
I had an interview last Wednesday and afterward, they asked for my references and transcript. I was able to provide both the day after the interview on Thursday. I told them one of my references won't be available until Monday. It's been a week since my interview now but none of my references have been called. I thought references are usually contacted right away. Should I follow up?
Hi, Mike! It's great that you provided the information they needed in such a timely manner. My guess is that they ask for that information in advance, so they'd it on hand for next steps in the process.…View all answers »
How should I prepare myself for an interview?
Congratulations on moving forward to an interview! Depending on the type of interview (phone, in person, video), there are ways you can prepare yourself. Start by doing research on the company. …View all answers »
What should I do if I keep getting denied for internships?
Being denied for an internship is tough and if it continues to happen don't despair, there are a few things you can do. If your college has career services, reach to them and ask them to review your resume…View all answers »
I would like to become a teacher or a graduate school professor. What's the best track to achieve this? Do I need to go back to school for a masters degree, or should I grow and gain experience at an educational company?
I would recommend to research your state and local teaching requirements. A master's degree may or may not be required and depending on what you are thinking about doing. Also, I would talk to people working…View all answers »