Should I connect with recruiters on Facebook or LinkedIn?
When connecting with recruiters, I would suggest one to connect via LinkedIn due to it being a professional social media network whereas, Facebook is more personal. This way the recruiter can view all your…View all answers »
Do recruiters look at resumes that are sent through traditional mail? On paper instead of email?
Interesting question! Some think if they go the extra mile by mailing in their resume, this would grab the employer's / recruiter's attention. Where this may have been the case back in the day before everyone…View all answers »
What type of personal information should I include on my resume?
Great questions! When is comes to personal information, one should not overwhelm their resume and just keep it simple and straight to the point. The routine route one goes with is Full Name, Address, City,…View all answers »
When should I include/exclude my GPA on my resume? How about class rank?
Good question! When one is creating or updating their resume and deciding whether or not to include their GPA and/ or class rank, one should review the job or internship description. Within the description,…View all answers »
I believe I'm about to be offered a job at a company I've been interviewing with. How should I evaluate the compensation package when they show it to me? Should I ask them how much things cost (i.e. health care, dental, time off, etc) and then add it to my salary?
Great questions! If an offer is presented to you, typically the recruiter will state what the base salary or hourly wage will be and if there are any bonuses or other incentives included in the offer. You can…View all answers »
I want to become general manager in a private golf country club. What education would you recommend?
For this line of work, I would recommend one to pursue an education within Business Administration or Hospitality with a specialty within Marketing. That way one has a better understanding of how to run a business…View all answers »
I'm a graduating senior and was just offered a Co-Op position. They told me that if I perform well I'll be offered a full time position. Do you think that I have a high chance of becoming a full time employee upon completion of the Co-Op or am I being given the run-around in terms of employment post Co-Op?
Congratulations on your offer! I don't believe that you're being misled about the possibility of being offered a full time position. Companies tend to convert employees to full time after they've completed…View all answers »
I have been trying to relocate from a very populated region (NYC) to a less populated region (Charleston, SC). Like every job searcher, I've been having a difficult time. I have been on 4 interviews and have been rejected from them all. Is it acceptable to reach out again to the HR contacts within the companies that I had established to see if there are any other opportunities?
Yes, I would definitely reach out to the HR contacts about other opportunities. The key is to build your networking contacts and to keep in contact with those individuals so they can reach out to you when opportunities…View all answers »
I've been a business owner for many years, but getting back onto the job market. How should I explain my gap of job experience and references during a job interview?
Great Question! Companies’ value diversity, new ideas and people willing to take some calculated risk and that is how business owners/ entrepreneurs operate. These skills are very attractive to many employers…View all answers »
I want to apply for a warehouse management supervisor position, hopefully something in logistics and supply chain. What kind of ability, skill and qualification do you need?
When researching positions that interest you, one can review over the job description or reach out to that company in particular to find out what they are looking for. First, start off reviewing the job description.…View all answers »
Networking For A Job While You're Still In College
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How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike
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