Do you recommend putting relevant course descriptions on an entry level information technology resume?
My advice to you would be to only include relevant course descriptions on an entry level resume if you still have space left once you have filled it with the other necessary content. This content…
I know I should be taking advantage of LinkedIn to network as a recent college graduate, but I'm not sure who I should be connecting with. Do you have any advice?
The first thing I would do is begin connecting with your colleagues. Those colleagues should be people you have met in real life and know you as an individual. You can also connect with those you…
Hi, how do I find my passion?
Struggling to find your passion in life is something that everyone experiences at one time or another. It often seems as we get older we tend to disconnect from various things that we enjoyed doing…
Hi! I've heard people say that it can be useful to find a mentor in my first job or internship, but how do I go about doing that? Also, will that really benefit me or is it a waste of time?
Having a mentor is a great way to elevate your professional capabilities and gain added knowledge. The benefits that come from a successful mentor/mentee relationship are truly endless. When first…View all answers »
I am interviewing for position with a large company but also applied for another position within the same company but different department. One position has less qualifications than the other however, for myself I would prefer the second position given that it is slightly higher in rank and aligns more with my future goals. Do you think the interviewer will think differently of me because I applied for the 2 positions? It should be noted that the interviewer would likely be the same for both positions. How would you address this in the interview?
Hello – If both of the positions are within the same function and are related to your degree and past experience, it will be less confusing to the interviewer. If you have already interviewed for one…View all answers »
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?
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,…View all answers »
What time is too late to email an boss? I usually send emails between 6am-5pm but have found myself emailing sometimes between 5:30-6pm. I know never to send emails over the weekend but I was just wondering what time is too late to send emails?
Hello! I would always be sure you are answering emails within 24 hours, as that is standard business etiquette. I personally don’t believe that sending an email at 6:00pm is too late, as there may be…View all answers »
From the employer perspective, what are some jobs and roles I could do with an English degree?
This is a great question and I am sure many can relate to approaching graduation only to wonder "now what am I supposed to do with this degree?" I think that the most important thing to consider…View all answers »
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!
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…View all answers »
What do I need to AVOID doing on my social media accounts? Also, what SHOULD I be doing on my social media accounts to help my career? I want to make sure they're helping me and not hurting me.
In today’s society, many people choose to express themselves on their social media. I would focus on first understanding who is ‘following’ you on all your social media accounts and what your…View all answers »
Networking For A Job While You're Still In College
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Coffee Fiends In The Workplace
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The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time
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How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike
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...View this post »