While completing school over the past few years, I have interned at the same company off and on. On my resume, how should I write this? Can I write (2015-2017) and leave it at that? Or do I write something to acknowledge the gaps like Periodic 2015-2017 or Temp 2015-2017?
Great question. As you probably already know, the real estate on your resume is incredibly important. For the sake of space and simplicity, I suggest taking the route of listing the starting month and year…View all answers »
Hi! I've heard people say that it can be useful to find a mentor in my first job or internship, but how do I go about doing that? Also, will that really benefit me or is it a waste of time?
Great question! It also sounds like you have some wise mentors in your life because having at least one sponsor a key aspect of gaining more exposure and advancing in any career.
First, identify your…
I'm currently on an international stint for 2 years with my company and it is coming to an end. I'm ready to come on home and I have two options. Take another year assignment abroad at a higher career level or return home at the same career level to work in a difficult group with extremely high expectations (but high exposure). Any thoughts on what would be best path?
To start with and as others have mentioned--both are excellent options. Congratulations on being offered these two career paths! Your hard work has paid off and is certainly recognized by your employer.
I am interviewing for position with a large company but also applied for another position within the same company but different department. One position has less qualifications than the other however, for myself I would prefer the second position given that it is slightly higher in rank and aligns more with my future goals. Do you think the interviewer will think differently of me because I applied for the 2 positions? It should be noted that the interviewer would likely be the same for both positions. How would you address this in the interview?
It's difficult to say whether the interviewer will "think differently" of you and whether or not it would be positive. Either way, you have the power to turn this into a very positive situation and…View all answers »
I just graduated high school and I'm applying for a job. I have no work experience. What should I include on my resume? I was going to put I was the captain of the varsity baseball team to show leadership and communication. Should I include volunteer information? Any suggestions?
You should absolutely include your sports, volunteer, and any other extra-curricular experience that shows you will be a hard worker, good communicator, and show high learnability - the desire…View all answers »
I applied for a job two months ago. It's status says in progress. They also posted the job again. I applied again. It's still saying in progress. What does this mean?
First off -- good job keeping track of the position itself and re-applying, it shows your determination.
There could be a number of reasons this happened so it's difficult to determine…
I quit work 18 years ago when I had children and would like to return to full-time employment. I have an accounting degree from Texas A&M. I have applied to numerous positions and I have not received a phone call so I'm wondering if the gap in my resume is turning potential employers away. Any advice on how I can get back to work? Thanks!
I agree with the previous comment, work with some recruiters because they can speak on behalf of you before you and that "absence" at the same time that your resume is submitted for a position. A large majority…View all answers »
How do recruiters view full-time service after college, such as the Peace Corps or Teach for America? Will these experiences help or hurt my application for a corporate position?
These experiences will absolutely help your application for any corporate position, you just need to show the strengths of you and your experience and what you gained.
I started interning at a company where I would really like to work full-time. How long is an acceptable amount of time to intern before I approach my supervisor about possible job opportunities?
As Soon As Possible!
Congratulations on finding a work environment you are comfortable in and would like to contribute, professionally. This is usually a much longer road for many so you're well…
I am a teacher in Oklahoma that is looking for new career. I have a masters degree in Leadership and 11 years experience in sales and marketing. What is your advice for a new career direction? How should i begin my career search?
What do you want from your career?
What are you good at and what do you enjoy?
What does the community you would like to work in need?
The first thing to do is to honestly reflect…
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