I want to study the chemistry of various medicines and how they affect the chemistry of the brain. I am especially interested in mental health - the chemistry pertaining to it and medicines used to treat it. I am not great with people. Whatever I do, I plan to go to community college for 2 years before a university. Which major (and minor) should I study, and which career should I pursue?
My suggestion is to consult with a college adviser. They will put you on the right track with your classes and ultimate goals.View all answers »
Do you have any advice for working with a boss I do not like? I really like the organization and my coworkers, but me and my boss just don't get along. What can I do to make it more bearable without leaving?
Through life we meet people we like, like better or dislike. You need to focus on the work, it's always about the work. Managers and workers come and go the work remains, If the manager is treating…View all answers »
I'm interviewing for a marketing job with a company located in another state and for the first time I'm asked to do a video interview over Skype. Are these becoming more common? What advice would you have for me to prepare for this? I feel like I will be on TV and I'm getting nervous.
Congratulations on making it to an interview round at a marketing firm. Sounds like a great opportunity. I have some thoughts for you as you prepare.
1) Practice Skyping with a friend. If you haven’t…
How many letters of recommendation should I submit for a job in law enforcement?
Usually on the application the agency will tell you how many references are required. If not, do one professional, one educational and one personal. They will contact you if additional information is needed.
What is the best way to get a job as a Music Supervisor (or an asst. to one) for someone who studies film and music but has little experience?
I would recommend 3 possibilities for breaking into this industry:
1) Look for an unrelated position at a company that has this type of position. Perhaps as an assistant. After you get into the company…
I have completed all rounds of my interview. After two weeks, I got an email from an HR manager that I am a finalist for the position. I followed up a couple days later with the same manager and he mentioned we will make a decision by the end of this week. Is this a normal timeline? And isn't it a good sign that they notified me I was a finalist? Thanks!
Unfortunately in the workplace things happen beyond anyone’s control. Budgets could hold up an offer, a hiring manager’s sick child, vacation’s, do you see where I am going? Believe it or…View all answers »
In the last year I have had 5 interviews, no call backs. Not sure what i'm doing wrong, but it is a learning experience. My question is: I seem to start stuttering, or get tripped up in my words. I try to speak slowly, but I am so aware of it, i feel dumb. what can I do?
Ask the recruiter what you could have done differently during the interview to help you going forward. Sometimes we trip up because we are trying to over compensate. Be true to what you know and it is ok to…View all answers »
Any suggestions on how I can develop my grammar?
Anytime you want to learn, improve or develop look for continuing education classes. I would google, grammar for professionals review choices. There are also standard classes offered by University’s and…View all answers »
I have been teaching for 7 years and am looking to transition to the corporate world. I have taught general and special education social studies, math, and language arts. My master's degree is in social studies education and my undergraduate degree is in economics and political science. Prior to teaching, I worked as a research analyst with a federal agency and with a nonprofit. I would like to transition to the corporate world in corporate training, market research, or another field. I was wondering if the corporate recruiters welcome teaching experience and if the transition is feasible.
The transition is not only feasible but welcomed. Teachers are conduits of information, therefore sales would be an easy transition. Explaining to a customer a process a product would be a transfer of information.…View all answers »
What can I do to convince my interviewer that I want work at their company?
Great question, and often not done. The best way to let an interviewer know that you want to work for that company is to tell them. It sounds very straight forward, but is often something overlooked by job…View all answers »