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Asked by LaShaina on June 13, 2017

I'm a recent electrical engineering graduate and I'm looking for my first job. There are so many titles and locations. How can I figure out the best job to apply for, and my chances of landing a good job?

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Hello! When searching for a job, it can be challenging to narrow down jobs that are the right fit. One thing I would recommend doing from the beginning is identify the locations you are interested in living/working.…

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Asked by Albert on June 13, 2017

I applied for a job two months ago. It's status says in progress. They also posted the job again. I applied again. It's still saying in progress. What does this mean?

Textron have responded.

Hello! I understand that this status can be somewhat confusing to a candidate. "In progress" can mean a few things, especially when the job is posted and reposted. It could mean something internal is changing,…

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Asked by Jay on June 2, 2017

A hiring manager is asking me compensation requirements via email. What is the best way for me to respond so I'm getting the best offer?

Textron have responded.

Hello! You want to take several factors into account when discussing compensation so that you provide a range that is mutually agreeable. Some of these factors include location, industry, and your experience.…

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Asked by Tanya on May 27, 2017

Is it ok to put 'negotiable' when asked what your desired salary is? How do you ensure you aren't selling your self too short?

Textron have responded.

Hi! That is a great question and one that is thought about by most job seekers. One reason that employers ask this question on an application is to determine your expectations and to understand if your expectations…

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Asked by Phillip on April 25, 2017

I am interested in navigating from a career in Student Affairs and Higher Education to a career in Human Resources. I have a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration, but am starting off with a corporate company as a Senior Recruitment Coordinator. What are some realistic HR career paths I can pursue?

Textron have responded.

Hello! Congratulations on your recent job acceptance! One of the aspects that I enjoy about Human Resources is the variety of experiences you can have in one function and continuously build your functional…

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Asked by h on April 24, 2017

In recent interviews I've found that I am introduced and interviewing with a manager in a whole different department than the role I applied for. We sit down and go through normal questions (why you would want to work here? etc.) I then start asking questions I have prepared that are related to my field and the role, and my interviewer often can't respond as they are unfamiliar with that work. Am I misunderstanding the interview? Is it common for an initial interview to be with just a manager-level person, regardless of the role I'm applying for?

Textron have responded.

Hello! More often than not, a recruiter will conduct the first round of interviews to understand the person’s qulifications and determine whether or not the job is a fit. In the initial interview, you…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 12, 2017

I'm in the process of trying to get my second internship. I found a couple through my school's website but they don't list when the internships start. I'm looking for a summer internship, as I am currently in the middle of my spring internship. However, some don't say "summer". Is it ok to email the company and ask when their internship starts for a particular internship before applying for them?

Textron have responded.

Hello! Most internships have a start date in the summer, however, there are some instances where internships/co-ops are for the fall/spring semester. If the internship is for a time outside of the summer, the…

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Asked by Tanya on March 8, 2017

I graduated in January and still haven’t been able to find a job. How do I explain this period of time without employment on my resume?

Textron have responded.

Hello, congratulations on your recent graduation! Searching for a job after graduation in January can be challenging since a lot of companies focus on recruiting for entry level positions during the fall semester.…

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Asked by Mike on March 1, 2017

I'm an intern and it's my second week on the job. There is a jeans casual day this Friday - should I still dress in my formal business attire given I'm just an intern. Thanks!

Textron have responded.

Hello and congratulations on starting a new internship! If the company culture is to wear jeans on Fridays, I would think it is safe to follow your colleagues. However, I would also recommend asking either…

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Asked by Arthur on February 21, 2017

Someone once told me that an interview is as much about me learning about the company as it is the company learning about me. Is that a fair assessment? For example should I feel free to ask my interviewer about why they like the company or where they feel its weak points are?

Textron have responded.

Hello! This is a great question! If you have been contacted for an interview, the recruiter has already identified skills and experiences on your resume that lead you to be a qualified candidate for the positon…

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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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