I just graduated high school and I'm applying for a job. I have no work experience. What should I include on my resume? I was going to put I was the captain of the varsity baseball team to show leadership and communication. Should I include volunteer information? Any suggestions?
Yes, include your athletic experience and any other "non-classroom" school-related activities you may have participated in as well. Volunteer information is also great to add, any experience you have…View all answers »
When I was younger I struggled with a disability. I still have this but no longer struggle with it as much. I needed some assistance in school, but now I hardly mention it to anyone. In college I earned a 3.0 GPA. I revealed my disability to some of my professors because I found that I tend to learn better after doing something repeatedly. Is this something I should mention during my job interviews, or should I wait until after an offer is made? Thanks!
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?
As long as you continue to learn on the job and/or in the classroom, I wouldn't limit yourself to any potential career path in HR, their are likely more career paths that would be realistic vs. not. Since…View all answers »
What do I do if a background check shows a fraud charge but was never convicted and charge was dropped? It was a charge that had no merit but still appears on background records. I'm applying for a financial services jobs.
Hi, Try contacting the local courthouse where the case was filed. I beleive you can ask for the record to be removed since there was no conviction. Also, you could contact an attorny and seek…View all answers »
I quit work 18 years ago when I had children and would like to return to full-time employment. I have an accounting degree from Texas A&M. I have applied to numerous positions and I have not received a phone call so I'm wondering if the gap in my resume is turning potential employers away. Any advice on how I can get back to work? Thanks!
Couple things I would recommend are applying to Temp agencies as way to get your foot in the door at local companies. This will give you the opportunity to brush up on your skills and to try out different…View all answers »
I'm structural stress analysis engineer with 8 years experience. I'm trying to apply for each opportunity in the United States but I do not have US citizenship or a green card. How can I find employer who will help me with this?
Unfortunately, there is no simple way to do this. You may get a clue from some company career sites or some language in their job descriptions, but companies have no obligation to "advertise" so to speak…View all answers »
From the employer perspective, what are some jobs and roles I could do with an English degree?
You could do alot with an English degree! Techical Writing/Editor, Cirriculum Developer, Project management, communications, Marketing, etc.! Alot of what you could do will depend…View all answers »
Do recruiters look at resumes that are sent through traditional mail? On paper instead of email?
I think this really depends on the industry and position you are applying for. In my experience, if the job is posted on line and asks you to apply on-line - you should follow that process. …View all answers »
If I've been fired from my last job-how do I handle this? What do I put on my application? Say yes or no to contacting my last employer? How should I handle this in an interview?
I echo the other experts comments and would like to reinforce one point. If asked, honesty in the best policy, but if it is not required on an application to provide the information, it is best not…View all answers »
I am currently pursuing a second year in B.Tech in I.T. What should I do next - earn an M.Tech, pursue an MBA or find a job? I am seriously lost on what is supposed to be my career path after my undergraduate degree.
I think you need to start thinking about your career path differently than you seem to be right now. Your career path should be unique to you, there is no my career path is supposed to be this or that. …View all answers »
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