I'm interviewing for a marketing job with a company located in another state and for the first time I'm asked to do a video interview over Skype. Are these becoming more common? What advice would you have for me to prepare for this? I feel like I will be on TV and I'm getting nervous.
Yes, video interviewing seems to be gaining in popularity. For many companies, it represents an easy solution when looking to save on valuable time, resources and budgets. Today with the availability of some…View all answers »
Should thank you notes after an interview be hand-written?
While it is a "nice touch" and demonstrates that extra effort was taken, it is not necessary as email is a perfectly acceptable and expected form of business communication.
As a young professional, I want to be growing and gaining experience, but I'm not sure what I should be focusing on most. Any thoughts on goals I should be setting for myself or things I should work toward in my personal development?!
As an early professional, the world is your oyster! You have the opportunity to explore many paths and see where your interests lie. It is important to never settle and always strive to find a career and…View all answers »
When most companies highly prefer people with experiences, as a fresh business major graduate, how can I stand out from the crowd with no intern/job experience and with just a few volunteering activities while in college?
Congratulations on your academic accomplishments! While professional experience is important, it is not the only criteria that employers are looking for, but rather is one of many attributes that go into the…View all answers »
Hi. I have a wide breadth of workforce experience encompassing multiple end-user technologies, professional writing, team leadership, corporate program training, multi-project collaborations, program research and evaluation, and more. My challenge is harnessing them into a well targeted position. Any advice for an energetic, intelligent and motivated "generalist" aiming begin a new chapter?
There are plenty of roles where being a generalist is an asset. Based on the new job you are targeting, draw upon your most applicable experience first when applying or interviewing. But you can also use examples…View all answers »
How can I use networking to advance my career, not just get my first job opportunity?
Networking is like eating your vegetables - it's essential to a healthy career.
I once received the sage advice, "talk to successful people." We all know of people whose jobs or work we admire. Never…
I'm just starting to put together my first real resume. Most online templates have Education listed first, Work Experience listed second, and Personal Interests and Skills listed third. Is this a fair breakdown of how my resume should be laid out? Are there any other "sections" I should consider including? What's the best way for me to outline my resume?
A candidate seeking to create a resume (or have it revised) is likely to get as many opinions as the number of people that they ask. There is not a “best way” to format a resume; what matters most…View all answers »
What are the top 5 interview questions and good responses to them?
(1) "So ... Why don't you tell me a little about yourself?" A lot of times, organizations will disguise the information they are really asking for by asking a seemingly generic question. Companies don't want…View all answers »
Hi I am currently MBA student, with background in Arts. I realize that it will be good to learn some IT since the IT market is in demand. What kind of courses/training should I do which might help me to get a job along with my MBA? I don't have any computer science training. And if possible can you also let me know from where should I do such courses? Thank you!
My suggestion for your situation would be to check out coding boot camps. They all have a bit of a different model, but they are good options for someone who is just trying to add some computer programming…View all answers »
Hi, I'm currently making a career change from health to corporate. I'm enrolled in a Business Management BS & Marketing MBA program. What can I focus on in my resume to get my foot in the door?
Typically, on a resume, employers are looking for past successes. Indicators of this are often strong GPA, sound experience, and evidence of leadership. Even though your previous experience is in the health…View all answers »