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.
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
How do I address being laid off because of company downsizing?
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…View all answers »
My application and my application status were removed from the career website. Does this mean I am no longer considered for the job?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
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.
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…View all answers »
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.
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…View all answers »
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?
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,…View all answers »
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