I graduated with a master's in mechanical engineering, but aside from research work, I do not have formal industry experience in my field. It's been about a year since my graduation and I've had no luck finding a position so far; has the window passed for me to find a career opportunity within my field of study?
You have not missed your opportunity! Try to focus on entry-level positions, meaning they are open to new graduates. Keep an eye out for rotational programs also.
On your resume try to highlight…
Hi, how do I find my passion?
Great question!! First you may ask yourself if there is something you already love doing, such as a hobby? Once you have it narrowed down, then ask yourself are there…
While completing school over the past few years, I have interned at the same company off and on. On my resume, how should I write this? Can I write (2015-2017) and leave it at that? Or do I write something to acknowledge the gaps like Periodic 2015-2017 or Temp 2015-2017?
If your internships varied in title/responsibilities/scope, I would suggest listing each of those internships separately and indicating the timeframe for which you worked in each of those internships. Doing…View all answers »
I applied for a job two months ago. It's status says in progress. They also posted the job again. I applied again. It's still saying in progress. What does this mean?
I would reiterate what Ashley said. It can take some time for companies to fill roles. There may be something going on internally that would delay the progress. They may be considering internal candidates…View all answers »
I quit work 18 years ago when I had children and would like to return to full-time employment. I have an accounting degree from Texas A&M. I have applied to numerous positions and I have not received a phone call so I'm wondering if the gap in my resume is turning potential employers away. Any advice on how I can get back to work? Thanks!
I echo others' suggestions to get in touch with a recruiting/staffing agency to help find you temporary jobs to brush up your skills and expand your network. To add on to this, I would also suggest trying to…View all answers »
I am an Indian who graduated with his master's degree from a school in Germany. I currently live in Germany but plan to apply for jobs in the US. How difficult or easy is it to find jobs in the US given that I do not reside there? Are companies reluctant on giving sponsorship? ( PS: I am looking for Entry Level jobs). Your comments are much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Companies have varying practices regarding hiring of international students. Factors that go into that practice include level of education (i.e., PhD, MS, BS), requirements of role, etc. Many job…View all answers »
I am not getting interview calls because I don't have much official experience.How should i convince employers to give me a chance?
There have been a number of questions/responses on Jobipedia focusing on this area. How do you get experience to be able to secure a position where you can get experience?
I would suggest that…
I spoke with the HR manager of the company that I'm currently interning for about a possible job opportunity. She told me to write a list of everything I've learned and know how to do. I have completed the list but I'm not sure how to format it. Should it just be a list? Should I address it to her "Hello ___"? Should it include an intro/ closing paragraph? If so, what should it state?
An addition to getting clarification from the HR manager who requested the list, I would take advantage of the work you have already done to format your list in terms of skills and abilities you could use for…View all answers »
I am in high school. What website should I look at to find jobs?
Based on your question, I am not sure if you are looking for a job just to make some money or if you are looking for a job in an area which you might pursue as a longer term career. Apart from your basic local…View all answers »
I needed time off because of bipolar disorder. I'm looking to resume my role next semester. How should I approach my employer about this?
I recommend that you connect with your human resources contact for your work group. Human resources should be able to provide guidance on how you should proceed given your situation.
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