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Asked by Barbara on May 25, 2016

Is it okay to report someone who isn't following rules? Or should I try to handle the situation myself before escalating to someone more senior?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Great question, especially when the situation can be sticky! The fact that you are looking out for your organization is a sign of a true leader, so I will start with that. What I would do, is approach the person…

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Asked by Chelsea on February 9, 2016

I recently graduated with my Masters degree in Social Work. I am currently working a job that is part social services and part marketing. I don't mind social work but I would like a career where I can potentially earn more money. I feel like I have quite a few transferable skills but I am worried no one outside of social work will consider me. What other kinds of jobs do you think I could be considered for? Is there anything I could do to help me connect with jobs that I would be a fit?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Congratulations on obtaining your degree! In addition to your skills transferring to different marketing or communications roles at the corporate level, perhaps a direct fit might be more in line with a role…

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Asked by ROGER on December 7, 2015

I just graduated with a degree in Aircraft Assembly. Where can I find available jobs?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

In addition to the great suggestions offered below, networking will be a big part of landing a role in your industry! As previously mentioned, look at roles on job boards, join groups on Linkedin and industry…

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Asked by Dan on December 2, 2015

I am a communications major with a concentration in public relations however I have no idea what kind of career I would like. I want to do something I am good at and be financially stable. I am applying to jobs in multiple fields (Senior, graduating in May) but am unsure of a career. Any ideas of an entry level position I should look for?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

It can be daunting to pick a career upon graduation, just like I am sure it was a big decision on what to major in when you declared your area of interest! Don’t be too concerned with stressing yourself…

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Asked by Angel on November 23, 2015

Hello, I am a teacher with five years experience. I am currently studying for a MBA since I want to change careers, I would like to go into consultancy and I know as a fact that it is possible because I have met people who have done it. With these circumstances, what is the best way to break into the corporate world?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Congratulations on pursuing your MBA- you'll have a variety of options for your next career step! There is no cookie cutter answer to your inquiry, rather, it should be a multi-pronged approach.
Definitely…

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Asked by Seth on November 20, 2015

I'm going through a career change from international nonprofit work to social media marketing and having trouble breaking in. My soft skills are very strong, but my hard skills in the field are weak. I have over a year experience in the field, and I am pursuing a certificate from UCLA in marketing as well as earning a couple certifications. I am still not able to land interviews, but I think I'll really stand out. Any recommendations about how to grab attention through my resume and/or cover letter?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Great question! I have a previous background in recruiting creative candidates, including social media community and marketing managers, so I was excited to see this one!
In addition to being active on…

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Asked by S on November 19, 2015

I am a recent graduate from Business Administration. I believe, big data will be very important in the future and shape our lives. I have no coding background. Am I late to get in data world? Which type of companies should I apply for gaining experience?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Big data definitely plays a role in shaping the future of companies on a research and functional level. Think about all of the different industries that use this skill set such as banking, education, logistics,…

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Asked by Will on November 18, 2015

I was hired at a company at a coordinator level. 9 months in, I have been switched to a director level position, which entails more hours and more responsibility. Should I ask for more money now or wait until my yearly review?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Great question. It sounds like you got a promotion, so congrats to you! 9 months in, awesome! If the position didn't come with a raise, then I would recommend sitting down with your manager and asking about…

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Asked by Maxwell on November 3, 2015

I'm looking for a staring career in film and media (primarily short form content like ads and YouTube web-series). I'm looking to be an editor but I'm having trouble getting in. What should I do? I've already sent out resume after resume to various job listing websites. My big issue is networking effectively as well as writing an effective cover letter.

ManpowerGroup have responded.

In addition to those great suggestions listed below, you should definitely make sure your Linkedin profile includes a link to your portfolio or reel of work (make sure it is your best work and well curated).…

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Asked by Hanna on July 30, 2015

I am interested in local food systems and supporting a healthy and sustainable community. What majors should I look into?

ManpowerGroup have responded.


What a great thing to be interested in! A few recommendations, and looking online at different universities and certificate programs may help guide you further, but you may want to focus on the following…

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Blog post on March 20, 2015

Networking For A Job While You're Still In College

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No matter how many credits you have until graduation, you know the day is coming when you’ll need your first “real” job. For some it feels like a long way off, but for others the day of self-sufficiency is coming all too soon...

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Blog post on March 17, 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Your Internship

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Internships can be pure joy, filled with numerous opportunities during summer break or post-graduation. An internship also has the possibility to be pure undiluted slog...

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Blog post on March 12, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Job Search

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Once you find a job you're interested in, the path to employment is fairly straightforward. Resumes, applications, interviews and, if all goes well, a job offer...

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Blog post on March 10, 2015

Anxiety and the Interview

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Since graduation, your anxiety may have been like waves on the beach. It seemed to overwhelmingly crash forward then recede calmly away...

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Blog post on March 5, 2015

How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

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You networked like a savant, crafted the perfect resume, knocked the interview out of the park, and were offered the job! Your moment of jubilation is met with the sudden thud of a less than impressive initial salary offer. Negotiating a salary at any level can be difficult, but this can be especially difficult if you are starting your first job out of college...

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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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...

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