I'm interviewing for another role within the same company. What would be an appropriate example to the question regarding workplace ethical dilemmas? I don't want to speak badly of colleagues and company- but can't think of a workplace related answer! Any thoughts?
Take the time to familiarize yourself with the company's Ethics handbbok. Determine who the Ethics officer is and follow the policy and/or the chain of command as stated.
I am graduating this year with my Bachelor's in Economic with a 3.27 GPA. I am currently the Chairman of the student executive board for my university and the position goes away with my student status. So, I am hunting for jobs and I am finding I don't meet the 3-6 year minimum experience for the positions I am applying to. I am looking for positions related to economics and have found them to be very scarce. Is there a way to make my resume/ cover letter stand out? And are there roles I may not be thinking about that would relate to my Economics degree?
I am interested in navigating from a career in Student Affairs and Higher Education to a career in Human Resources. I have a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration, but am starting off with a corporate company as a Senior Recruitment Coordinator. What are some realistic HR career paths I can pursue?
Congrats on landing your first job in HR! A lot of us in the HR practice start in recruitment. The good news is that as recruitment coordinator you are already in an HR career path. …View all answers »
I have an internship interview and the hiring manager has told me dress is casual. What does that mean for women? Should I just go in my regular jeans, t-shirt and gym shoes? It's for a marketing internship.
Congratulations on you interview. Remember, first impressions really do matter so I'd recommend wearing khaki's and a polo or sweater and slip on shoes. If you decide to wear jeans, wear a shirt that is dressier…View all answers »
What do I do if a background check shows a fraud charge but was never convicted and charge was dropped? It was a charge that had no merit but still appears on background records. I'm applying for a financial services jobs.
If the charges show on the background check, you want to make sure that you're disclosing them on the release. You should volunteer an explanation so the employer is not surprised when they see the results.…View all answers »
I am a college student and my school offers a mentoring program. I need to interview someone in my field for a class and I am in contact with an alumni. She told me she is able to meet after 5:30pm. I was wondering what places are appropriate to meet? Restaurants? Cafe? Starbucks? Also, should I dress formally or casual?
Hello! It would be appropriate to meet in a casual resuarant like Eat N' Park, Waffle House, etc or a coffee shop. You want to conduct yourself in a professional manner so business casual attire would…View all answers »
I am a US Soldier that is planning on getting out of the Army in 2020. I have 13 years as of right now in the Army, when I leave I will have 16 total years. 13 in Logistics and 3 in Human Resource. I have a Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters in Trade and Logistics Management and working on my Doctorate in Leadership. What type of position should I be applying for in the future? What type of research should I be doing?
Thank you for your question and your service!
Having not served in the military myself, I reached out to two of our veterans who joined Emerson through our MBA program. I felt their perspective would…
Why does an employer ask how much you’re currently getting paid? Do you have to answer if you know you’re being underpaid and want to set the bar higher?
We ask the salary questions for a few reasons. We like to know what you're making to gauge whether we could pay similar/more. It also allows us to get an idea of your salary expectations and allows…View all answers »
Hello, I am applying for a district manager position with a national grocery chain. Is it appropriate for me to do some sort of report and bring it with me to the interview? This is a second round group interview, and I want to do something to set myself apart, as well as prove I have done my homework. If I came with a situational analysis and my recommendations for how I would approach things, would this be seen as too much? I don't want to appear arrogant, I just really want this job and want to show them I am motivated. Given the position I am interviewing for, I am not exactly sure what this homework would be, but really want to prove to them I am the best person for the job.What are your thoughts?Thanks for your help!
Hello, and thank you for your question! Employers love to see enthusiastic candidates, but you are right in checking on what can be seen as ‘too much.’
You can never be too prepared for an…
I need to ask for a couple 'personal' days off work. Do I need to give my supervisor specific details as to why I need to leave? I don't want to lie but I also want to remain professional.
Your Supervisor may ask if you're ok, but you're not required to answer with exactly what you're doing. I'd recommend sayng that you have a few personal things that you need to take care of or something…View all answers »
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