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Asked by Kelcie on May 22, 2018

Should I list all of my internship experience even if it is not directly related to the position for which I am applying?

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Absolutely! Internships can provide valuable skills (communication, leadership, teamwork, etc.) that are relevant to any job. A hiring manager or recruiter reviewing your resume will likely look positively…

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Asked by Sandy on May 11, 2018

What does a typical performance review entail for entry-level positions? Are these common at this level in large companies, and if so how often do they occur? Should I be trying to build support among my colleagues for a good review, or will it just be between me and my boss?

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Most large companies conduct performance reviews with all employees. Typically, this entails a process of setting goals with your manager and tracking progress throughout the year. Performance programs differ…

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Asked by Roh on April 6, 2018

Because of health reasons that I've dealt with for the majority of my college career, I unfortunately still haven't gotten to do an internship, but would love to. For which I have two questions: 1) What can I do that can help me get an internship? And 2) what skills, experiences, and accomplishments can I acquire or are recommended that can make me stand out against others who have had an internship experience already? Any information would seriously be appreciated!

DuPont have responded.

I’m sorry to hear about your health issues. Hopefully you feel well now.
My biggest recommendation is to attend career fairs. Companies tend to recruit co-ops and interns directly from these events.…

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Asked by Eirene on March 22, 2018

Because video has been on the rise & a great way of storytelling, I want to try presenting my resume in a 5-min video, in which I would talk about my work experience, skills & competency... Would that be a good idea (I'm a Digital Marketer, not an Artist/Designer)? What bothers me is how to deliver so it's interesting & not a 5-min of me bragging about myself. Any suggestion would be appreciated!

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I absolutely love this idea! I agree with the ideas and suggestions from Quest Diagnostics but also want to add - You may want to make sure the video is in a format that is widely used (such as youtube). Another…

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Asked by jared on March 27, 2018

I went to college for a few years and terribly disliked it. At 20 I had to move out and live on my own for a while. I was basically homeless and on government assistance to escape my severely dysfunctional family. Over the past few years I've worked many minimum wage jobs with no future. I have been feeling stuck and frustrated. Do you have any suggestions that would help me get on track to get a job I like and has the chance for advancement. 

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Hello there! This is a tough one to answer as there are so many factors that affect getting a job and advancing (for example, your resume, your interview skills, your job performance, etc.). I would start with…

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Asked by Kristen on October 18, 2017

Does participation and/or leadership in clubs and organizations have any impact on an employer when reviewing applications and resumes? If so, how much? Is it as important as major, GPA, internship experience, work, etc.?

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Good question! Internship and work experience tend to be the most important, followed by GPA. GPA is not necessarily a determining factor, but a high GPA be a plus. When recruiters and/or hiring managers…

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Asked by Thalira on October 2, 2017

When I graduated high school I went off to pursue a degree in fashion design. A professor I had lacked enthusiasm in teaching a class that was directly related to my major. I was discouraged. I came home and attended a community college for a semester but eventually dropped out for the same issue. It has been about three years and I am jumping back on the saddle taking classes once again and it seems to be going very well this time around. In this three year span I had a job that I would rather not put on a resume/application. Other than that I do not have any other type of work experience. I want to work in the fashion industry and retail, I believe, is a great start. I was wondering if you could recommend what else I can put on my resume when it comes to work experience. I was in theater, band, and a cheerleader in high school. Should I include this on my resume? What else could I include as I don't have much work experience?

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I would say in your case, you'll want to list your work experience on your resume even though the work isn't directly related to the industry you want to get into. You'll still want to list it to show that…

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Asked by Matthew on August 29, 2017

5 yrs after grad school, I have been climbing the latter with a promotion every year. I understand this is not the norm, but as a 29 yr old I am already sitting in a senior-level position where my role is completely handled with more room to grow. If I decide to look for other employment so I can keep learning and growing: how do you write this on a resume without sounding like I have a huge ego?

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Congratulations on your success! I think just listing your work history on your resume will speak for itself. Recruiters and hiring managers will see the promotions and be impressed with your success. It…

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Asked by Taylor on August 13, 2017

I am a senior in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. I was wondering when I should be looking for job postings for positions to be filled after I graduate in May of 2018? I was also wondering what job title I should be searching for if I am looking to eventually move up to Engineering Manager.

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I would suggest to start applying for jobs several months prior to graduating. You could even consider to start looking and applying in early 2018. Starting early gives you more time to practice and hone in…

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Asked by Hayley on September 11, 2017

If employers are starting to look for more experience and critical thinking, why is it becoming essential to gain a master’s degree to secure a job?

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Great question! Definitely a hard one to answer though because this ultimately depends on your desired career path and the company that is hiring. Specialized/niche jobs may require higher education, while…

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