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Asked by John on July 20, 2017

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?

DuPont have responded.

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…

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Asked by Justine on July 6, 2017

Hi, how do I find my passion?

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Hi there! 
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…

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Asked by Bethany on July 3, 2017

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?

DuPont have responded.

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…

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Asked by Albert on June 13, 2017

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?

DuPont have responded.

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…

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Asked by Cynthia on April 9, 2017

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!

DuPont have responded.

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…

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Asked by Kumar on January 4, 2016

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.

DuPont have responded.

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…

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Asked by Merajul on December 14, 2015

I am not getting interview calls because I don't have much official experience.How should i convince employers to give me a chance?

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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…

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Asked by Justin on December 12, 2015

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?

DuPont have responded.

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…

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Asked by carol on November 2, 2015

I am in high school. What website should I look at to find jobs?

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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…

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Asked by Pat on October 23, 2015

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?

DuPont have responded.

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.

All the…

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Blog post on March 20, 2015

Networking For A Job While You're Still In College

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No matter how many credits you have until graduation, you know the day is coming when you’ll need your first “real” job. For some it feels like a long way off, but for others the day of self-sufficiency is coming all too soon...

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Blog post on March 17, 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Your Internship

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Internships can be pure joy, filled with numerous opportunities during summer break or post-graduation. An internship also has the possibility to be pure undiluted slog...

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Blog post on March 12, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Job Search

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Once you find a job you're interested in, the path to employment is fairly straightforward. Resumes, applications, interviews and, if all goes well, a job offer...

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Blog post on March 10, 2015

Anxiety and the Interview

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Since graduation, your anxiety may have been like waves on the beach. It seemed to overwhelmingly crash forward then recede calmly away...

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Blog post on March 5, 2015

How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

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You networked like a savant, crafted the perfect resume, knocked the interview out of the park, and were offered the job! Your moment of jubilation is met with the sudden thud of a less than impressive initial salary offer. Negotiating a salary at any level can be difficult, but this can be especially difficult if you are starting your first job out of college...

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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