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?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
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.
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,…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
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…