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 »
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 »
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'm really trying to increase my productivity at work. Are there any apps, resources, or information you'd recommend to help increase my productivity?
Awesome question! It is great that you are staying on top of all the latest productivity tips and tricks. My personal 2016 productivity favorite is OneNote! It is awesome and allows me to also house documents…View all answers »
What are some things I can do on social media to aid in my job hunt?
Great question! That is smart to start thinking about this, because it is the way of the future in recruiting. I have a few recommendations below:
1) First things first. Make sure you are a part of the…
Why do 99 percent of employers always want potential employee's to have a associates degree or higher for a job? I want a job as a safety supervisor or manager. I've been on safety committee for years, did audits etc. Why is it people like me that couldn't afford college but work hard and learn on the job don't have a chance? And what should I do to get noticed or hired without a degree?
Hi There! I can understand your frustration! Many companies use a college degree as a way to filter for talent. You are lucky in the fact that you have many years of experience on a safety committee. That will…View all answers »
I would like to pursue a career in Anthropology or Cultural Anthropology, but do not know if I can get a job anywhere but teaching. Can you find Anthropology jobs outside of teaching?
Great question! It sounds like you are on an exciting path to discover your passion and what you can do with that career wise! I always recommend studying something that you are passionate about! There…
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…
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