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.
Great question! Similar to your resume, it's smart to tailor your cover letter to the specific job you are applying to. Since the skills and experience necessary for a particular position could vary slightly,…View all answers »
What experience should I include for my first college internship if I haven't had any experience in this new field?
Since you are so early in your career, any experience is good experience at this point. If you held a part-time job while in school, showcase that because it will demonstrate your work ethic. In addition, I…View all answers »
Hi, I transferred my studies to another university in my senior year. They both are business programs. I like to add previous university to my resume. How should I write the description? I know it should be firm and clear, yet I believe I need a professional help on this. Just "Transferred studies" , should I detail the process a bit longer or shouldn't mention about it at all? Thank you.
I think you can definitely add both schools to your resume. It helps show a true representation of your background and serves as a talking point during an interview. When listing your original school, you want…View all answers »
I was a former student assistant at our college, and I have been a member of committees in institutional activities such as graduation, research program and recognition. I was wondering if I should include these activities on my resume as I am applying for internship in the HR Department. Thank you.
Yes, I would definitely include these experiences on your resume! Regardless of the type of position you apply to, these are great experiences to demonstrate your work ethic and well-rounded experience. These…View all answers »
I recently applied for an internal job out of state and got an offer. I got another internal offer that I would much rather go for since it's the position I am in now but also in another state. The 1st offer is waiting for me to move but I would rather take the 2nd. What do I do?
Congratulations on your job offers! Based on your question, it's hard to understand if you have accepted the first position yet or not. Regardless, I would recommend talking to the recruiter that you've been…View all answers »
I'm 25 years old and am considering leaving my current company for an extremely competitive offer, but the company is going through an merger and employees are anxious about potential layoffs. Should I take the risk and shine at the new company or be conservative and stay put for now?
This is a tough question and decision! I think it depends on how comfortable and happy you are in your current position. It also depends on your career goals. If you're unhappy in your current position and…View all answers »
I recently was at a final interview for a development program, and all candidates were told that they'd be notified within two weeks. It's been a week, and I haven't heard anything back from them, and my guess is that they've already extended an offer to their top candidates and are waiting for them to respond. So what actually happens after the final interview?
It's difficult to say that there is one process that all companies follow after interviews because it can vary based on the position, candidates, interviewers, timeline, etc. I would agree with you that some…View all answers »
What should I do if I keep getting denied for internships?
Don't be discouraged! Securing an internship can often be difficult, especially in a market where there are hundreds of qualified applicants with similar experience. I would take a step back and look at what…View all answers »
Should I accept the arrangement to fly out to my interview and leave on the same day? The company that I have an onsite interview for wants me to fly out on the same day as my interview and leave on the same day. They also proposed another option of flying in the day before.
If a company is willing to fly you in the day prior to interviews, I would take advantage of it. I assume they would very likely offer to cover the cost of a hotel and meals as well. By arriving early, it will…View all answers »
I was accidentally sent emails from a manager and Co worker talking about me, I was called a name and there was talk about messing up my desk to piss me off. I was very upset and sent a copy to a boss and left for the day. I'm not sure what to do?
I am so sorry to hear this happened to you. I would agree with Hallice and Carrie...definitely report this to the appropriate contact ASAP. Depending on your company, you should reach out to HR, your manager,…View all answers »