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Asked by mike on March 28, 2016

I will turn 19 this year. I never had a job nor do I have any work experience. What are some things I can do to complete my resume? I also want to add that I don't know how to start a resume? No one to guide me through these type of things.

Eaton have responded.

There are a plethora of resources available to you to accomplish the actions you've listed above.  The first place to start is with the Jobipedia site.  I suggest you go to the "resources" tab and…

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Asked by Tanya on March 21, 2016

Now that I’ve graduated from college, should I still include jobs or activities from high school on my resume? What is the cut-off point at which you stop including that stuff?

Eaton have responded.

You should no longer be including your high school activities now that you've graduated from college.  You should really not include them past your sophomore year in college and I find that even a stretch…

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Asked by Tanya on March 21, 2016

How do I address being laid off because of company downsizing?

Eaton have responded.

there are a couple of ways that you can do so, but all of them entail just being upfront when the question is raised.  You can make a note on your resume indicating that you left the job due to corporate…

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Asked by frisco on February 17, 2016

My application and my application status were removed from the career website. Does this mean I am no longer considered for the job?

Eaton have responded.

This does not necessarily mean that you have been removed or denied the job.  It could be as simple as a clerical or technical issue.  I suggest speaking with the contact listed on the application…

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Asked by Miguel on January 29, 2016

I've been a business owner for many years, but getting back onto the job market. How should I explain my gap of job experience and references during a job interview?

Eaton have responded.

When returning to the job market it can be a challenge explaining the gap in time.  You should not put anything on your resume if the reason was personal, such as taking care of children, family, or medical…

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Asked by Minervo on December 7, 2015

I'm new to the US and I'm still waiting for my job permit but I would like to know where should I start looking for a job. I got a B.A. degree in English Language in Cuba. I don't know if I should look for a translation job (and if so, where to look) or look for another field. What would be your advise?

Eaton have responded.

Welcome to the US.  I would suggest starting with LinkedIn.  it is a great way to network with other professionals, join a Group, and review jobs with companies in the area that interests you the…

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Asked by Stephanie on November 30, 2015

Many of my professors are saying free speech is dying on college campuses across the country. They believe university officials are trying to keep students safe from ideas that could be deemed negative or unsettling by someone. Are employers doing the same? When I graduate this spring, will I experience a similar attempt by my boss to shield me from distressing comments to keep me happy? Similarly, should I be concerned about being fired for offering an opinion or making a comment that someone else might perceive as distressing, even if that wasn't my intention?

Eaton have responded.

That may be true, and unrealistic goal, but potentially true.  There is no way to ensure that you will never hear, nor say, something that may offend someone else.  Unless of course you are omniscient…

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Asked by Bruce on November 28, 2015

I am on my last year of my BBA (Major in Accounting and Information Systems). What is more preferable by employers - an MPA or an MBA? I want to continue in the world of accounting and finance.

Eaton have responded.

Either one would serve you - it really depends more upon what you want to do career wise.  If you are looking for more of a corporate role with many options in and out of the finance realm I would suggest…

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Asked by Tobi on November 19, 2015

I am have a degree in Mathematics and already opted for a masters in operation research. Do you think I stand a change to be employed as a financial or business analyst? I don't have a CFA or CBA, but plan to get those certifications in the near future.

Eaton have responded.

If that is the focus that you have for your career after graduation then you need to ensure that you are networking and building those relationships in the desired industry in order to better align yourself…

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Asked by Arina on October 20, 2015

I have my MBA and MS in Management: Procurement and Contract Management. I want to get into Procurement. I get the interview, told that I am a finalist but then hear that they went with a candidate with more experience. I don't have experience. I apply to both entry level and advance positions. Can you help me to overcome these obstacles, please?

Eaton have responded.

It is a very competative market right now for professionals in the business arena.  If the issue is experience and you do not have any then you really should start targeting more entry level roles in procurement,…

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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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