questions answered by Pitney Bowes

Asked by Brittany on March 1, 2019

I am 19 and I am trying to pursue my passion for being a journalist and I always hear how competitive and hard it is to get a job in the media, what should I do to gain experience and how can I help myself get noticed?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Apply for internships!  An internship will allow you to be noticed.  Remember to have writing samples available when interviewing.  
Good Luck!

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Asked by Samantha on February 6, 2019

I signed up for school with theft on my record. Will that prevent me from working as a Medical Admin Assistant?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

My suggestion is to speak with a representative from your school.  Schools usually place students so they are aware of requirements of employers.  Being 100% honest and disclosing your conviction…

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Asked by Jeanne on February 5, 2019

As an office manager, having three employees requesting the same entire day off and having suspicions about why, am I able to require them to provide proof about where they were? Two say they have court dates, and one says she has an appointment "made a year ago", in a town 90 minutes away. They are chummy outside of work. They know that having all 3 of them absent is a hardship.

Pitney Bowes have responded.

You need to have consistent policies in place.  Going forward days off will be given to those who ask first then by seniority.   No more then one employee will be allowed to be off at the same…

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Asked by Lindsey on December 17, 2018

Hi! I am a senior in college. I was wondering if it is important that include where I went to high school on my resume? 

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Great question -  Not needed if you have a full resume. However, if you did not work or did not participate in extra-curricular activities or did not make the dean's list in college, consider adding high…

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Asked by Amelia on November 10, 2018

I've been living overseas, teaching English. My education background is social science. Before moving abroad, I taught as an adjunct instructor for a college. I've worked as a research assistant. In total, I have 10 years in education, with more than half spent in East Asia. I'd love advice and suggestions on how to make a career change. Specifically, which industries are open to my background?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

My suggestion is to apply to positions  which you are interested in. In your cover letter convey why your background is a fit and why you are interested in the role and how you can add value.  Remember…

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Asked by Tanya on March 13, 2018

How involved are parents typically in the job search process? Will it hurt my chances of getting hired if a recruiter sees that my parents are very involved in helping me get a job?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Your parents should be helping you behind the scenes.  Anything they do should not be seen by a recruiter.  The company is hiring you not your family. Remember companies are looking for people who…

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Asked by Kahzah on August 10, 2018

How can I break into the sports industry without taking a severe pay cut or a pay cut at all for that matter? I'd almost be changing careers, but I'd like to transition responsibly.

Pitney Bowes have responded.

When you have no experience in the new field the best way to position yourself is with your transferable skills. Give tangible examples of things you have accomplished that are relevant to the new role. However,…

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Asked by Angela on June 14, 2018

Why am I being asked if I am Hispanic? If I am, is this a good or a bad thing? How does it affect my chances of being invited for an interview?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Employers ask about race on job applications for affirmative action purposes. However, based on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, it is illegal for an employer to use race in evaluating job applicants…

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Asked by Rose on July 21, 2017

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?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

My suggestion is to consult with a college adviser.  They will put you on the right track with your classes and ultimate goals.

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Asked by Emily on July 25, 2017

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?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

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…

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