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Asked by maureen on June 21, 2017

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?

VFC have responded.

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…

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Asked by h on April 26, 2017

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!

VFC have responded.

First off, you are not required to mention your disability.  Suggest checking out https://www.eeoc.gov//facts/jobapplicant.html, for more information…

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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?

VFC have responded.

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…

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Asked by Lu on April 20, 2017

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.

VFC have responded.

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…

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Asked by Cynthia on April 9, 2017

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!

VFC have responded.

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…

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Asked by Gennadii on March 28, 2017

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?

VFC have responded.

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…

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Asked by Sue on March 27, 2017

From the employer perspective, what are some jobs and roles I could do with an English degree?

VFC have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on March 12, 2017

Do recruiters look at resumes that are sent through traditional mail? On paper instead of email?

VFC have responded.

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.  …

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Asked by Carol on February 9, 2017

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?

VFC have responded.

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…

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Asked by Nandini on September 21, 2016

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.

VFC have responded.

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. …

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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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