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Asked by Tanya on March 15, 2017

Should I connect with recruiters on Facebook or LinkedIn?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on March 12, 2017

Do recruiters look at resumes that are sent through traditional mail? On paper instead of email?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on March 12, 2017

What type of personal information should I include on my resume?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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,…

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Asked by Tanya on March 11, 2017

When should I include/exclude my GPA on my resume? How about class rank?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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,…

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Asked by Sam on December 26, 2016

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?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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…

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Asked by philippe on October 3, 2016

I want to become general manager in a private golf country club. What education would you recommend?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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…

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Asked by Daryll on April 7, 2016

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?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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…

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Asked by Kirby on March 31, 2016

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?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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…

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Asked by Miguel on January 29, 2016

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?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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…

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Asked by Duke on November 19, 2015

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?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

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.…

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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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