Do people really find jobs at industry conferences? Is it worth paying a fee to go to an industry conference in hopes of meeting someone from a company that is hiring?
I am sure there are times where people have founds jobs at industry conferences. However, you should go with the focus of networking not landing a job. If you are passionate about the industry,…View all answers »
I applied for a job and haven’t heard anything, should I contact the company to ask about the status of my application?
If you have applied to a position and it has been a few weeks since you have heard back it's perfectly fine to reach and check on your status of your application. This will show that you are interested in the…View all answers »
If I've been fired from my last job-how do I handle this? What do I put on my application? Say yes or no to contacting my last employer? How should I handle this in an interview?
It is always important to be honest during the application and interviewing process. As mentioned before if it does not require an answer no necessary to go into detailed but if it does ask make sure you are…View all answers »
What is a normal amount of summer work experience or internships to have coming out of college?
It’s hard to say what the normal amount of summer work or internships someone should have once they graduate from college. I think by having one internship it will already make you stand out from other…View all answers »
I'm fairly confident I'm going to be offered a job any day now from a company I've had a few interviews with. If the salary is less than desirable how do I go about negotiating it? I have limited experience, but I know your salary early on dictates how you scale up in the future.
That is great news!
When it comes to negotiating a salary with a company that could potentially be your employer, it becomes sticky. If you want to negotiate you need knowledge behind…
How should I represent on my CV that I terminated my pursuit of a masters degree because of pregnancy and moving abroad (attended 1st semester and GPA is 3.6 out of 4)? Thanks in advance!
Great question! I would have to agree with the following responses. Although pursuing your Master’s and receiving a GPA of 3.6 in your first semester is a great and something to be proud of. I would not…View all answers »
I'm majoring in Finance. Do you think I need to complete any co-ops?
It's always a great idea to complete a co-op or internship. Internships are a great way to get some real world experience in an area you are interested in pursuing after college. This will also help you to…View all answers »
English is not my first language. How can I work to perfect my communication in English?
I would recommend to practice practice practice and be patience with yourself. There are many online tools that can help you to learn English to be comfortable to speak and write. I would also suggest to maybe…View all answers »
I completed my bachelor of science in Information Technology in 2015. I am searching for a job, but I also plan to study something related to my degree. Could you recommend any courses I should take that will help prepare me for the job market and my career?
If you are looking to take additional courses that help prepare you for the job market you can never go wrong with business courses. I would recommend looking into a Business Communication, Marketing/Social…View all answers »
I`m a current student earning my degree in civil engineering. What types of jobs or careers would be suitable for me?
Great question! There is different paths you can take with civil engineering depending on what you are interested in and the reason why you decide to pursue a career in civil engineering. Most civil engineers…View all answers »
Networking For A Job While You're Still In College
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Coffee Fiends In The Workplace
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The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time
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How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike
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...View this post »