I’m finishing my first internship and have secured a summer internship. Do I need to let the boss of my current internship know that I got another position? We’ve reached an understanding that I will no longer be with the company for the summer.
If you are fulfilling your current internship until your agreed-upon end date, no, you do not need to tell your boss. However, it is okay to mention it and it's always good to ask if they…
I am very shy and uncomfortable with networking. I feel rude when I ask people for favors or if they can help me find a job. Any advice?
Hi there, great question.
I want to first let you know that being shy does not need to be negative, is not a weakness, and doesn't define you; it is simply part of your story. I would recommend connecting…
If I am applying for a job that is located in a different state, am I less likely to get the interview? And if so, will I have to pay for the travel expenses?
Many people in today's workforce are looking to other states and cities for job opportunities and it is becoming less taboo. With that being said, always show on your cover letter,…
When looking for a job online, does it make any difference whether I use job board aggregators (Monster, CareerBuilder, etc.) or apply directly through a company's website? If not, which aggregator(s) would you recommend?
Great question! Navigating the different options can be overwhelming. If you are using an online job board, there will be a link that connects the job board to the company website if they want you to apply…View all answers »
What are some good ways to answer - or prepare to answer - some of the following questions: Why did you choose this company over our competitors? What qualifications do you have that make you feel you will be successful in your field? Describe how you handle stress. How do you react to criticism?
The first thing to do is to honestly reflect over these questions and start writing down your answers. If you are unsure or do not like your own responses, now is the perfect time to start researching and strengthening…View all answers »
My job application status said applications under review next step interviews. Now, a few days later the status column is blank. Any idea what this means? Should I call the company?
I hope you've heard back by now but if not, it is absolutely okay to email or call the recruiter to follow-up. Typically, I would recommend following-up the next day to make sure they received…
What do you recommend for people who do not have a high school diploma but are currently enrolled in an adult basic education program working toward their high school equivalency? Should they omit the education section on the resume completely or include it and list the ABE program they are in now?
Congratulations on working towards completing your GED. I agree with the previous answers in that you should list the program, institution, and projected month, year of completion.
Hi, I am about to turn 24. I haven't had an official job before. So, what can I write for job experience if I am not really an expert on anything that I am applying for? Can I make up past work history so I get noticed and be called for an interview?
Hi there, chances are your work experience has given you some valuable tools (customer service, de-escalating tense situations, etc.) that are currently needed by many employers. With this, focus on your strengths…View all answers »
If I got my interview through a family connection or though someone working at the company already, should I tell this to the interviewer or could that hurt my chances of getting hired?
Congratulations on your interview!
According to LinkedIn, 85% of all jobs are filled via networking so you do not need to let your interviewer know. Chances are, they already do and you saying it…
I am currently pursuing a second year in B.Tech in I.T. What should I do next - earn an M.Tech, pursue an MBA or find a job? I am seriously lost on what is supposed to be my career path after my undergraduate degree.
Interesting and great question. There are a lot of options for you right now but I agree that it can be incredibly overwhelming.
Similar to previous answers, it truly depends on what career path…
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