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Asked by Nathalie on May 25, 2017

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.

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Hi there!

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…

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Asked by Angela on May 21, 2017

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?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

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…

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Asked by Angela on May 20, 2017

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?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Excellent question.

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,…

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Asked by Amel on May 9, 2017

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?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

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…

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Asked by Nicholas on April 11, 2017

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? 

ManpowerGroup have responded.

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…

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Asked by Joel on April 10, 2017

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?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Hello!

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…

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Asked by Katie on April 3, 2017

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?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Hi!

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.

Best…

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Asked by Diana on March 22, 2017

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?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on February 12, 2017

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?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

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…

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Asked by Nandini on September 21, 2016

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.

ManpowerGroup have responded.

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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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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