I don't have much on my resume, but I did a lot of extracurricular activities. How exactly do I talk about that in an interview? What should I emphasize when discussing my volunteer work. How can I show that I'm good with time management and working with at team? What exactly should I say?
Your extracurricular/volunteer activities are work experience. What you learned and accomplished through them is just as relevant as anything you might learn "on the job." For example, when I ask…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 have been teaching for 7 years and am looking to transition to the corporate world. I have taught general and special education social studies, math, and language arts. My master's degree is in social studies education and my undergraduate degree is in economics and political science. Prior to teaching, I worked as a research analyst with a federal agency and with a nonprofit. I would like to transition to the corporate world in corporate training, market research, or another field. I was wondering if the corporate recruiters welcome teaching experience and if the transition is feasible.
Absolutely welcome! There is the obvious connection with corporate training and the combination of your teaching experience and previous research experience should fit great as well. Research is…View all answers »
I'm currently a student at TSTC. I'm going to graduate in May 2017 with a minor in Digital or Computer Forensics. I worked for a couple large tech companies but was laid off, so I decided to go to college to start a new career. I was hoping you could help me figure out what career I should maybe look into, or help me think about what to consider.
Strongly echo the comments of my fellow expert from AT&T, cybersecurity, information security, etc. would be an excellent career to consider. It will only continue to grow and is applicable to every…View all answers »
I have completed my masters in aerospace engineering and currently looking for entry level positions in the field of mechanical and aerospace engineering. I am an international student. I have been applying for a number of positions, but no responses. Could I be looking the wrong places? Any suggestions on how I should modify my search would be much appreciated.
Echo the suggestion made by the expert at AT&T. On the surface, your skill set would seem very desirable, so make sure your resume is tailored to the jobs you are applying for and make…View all answers »
Is there any benefit to building a resume website, instead of a traditional website? If there is a benefit where should I start?
I would suggest for most jobs and professions at this point, a traditional resume will do, but having the website can be a differentiator for you, which is critical to anyone's job search...how do you stand…View all answers »
I have the opportunity to go on an international assignment with my company. My dilemma is that I'm not sure that the role is relevant for my longer term career aspirations. Is it better to just go for it- experience cultural challenges, etc.- or forgo the international assignment but pursue a role that may be more directly applicable?
Go for it! Even if it turns out not to be directly applicable, the global experience you gain should more than make up for that. Like many global employers, we highly value, but often struggle…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 »
I just graduated and started with my first job. I've recently started to feel cheated into taking up this job by false promises in my interview. I feel my tasks have been snatched away to be given to others, and the assignments I do get are less important. Since this is my first job ever, and I am only 6 months into the industry, I am scared that leaving now would hurt my future prospects. How could I explain to a future employer why I left this job after only 6 months? I am confused and mentally stressed. I have spoken to my boss about my feelings, but it seems to be ignored. I feel unproductive. My parents told me to hold on at least a year. Please let me know what you think and what you suggest.
Sorry to hear about your situation. I would not be overly concerned about leaving a job after 6 months. Assuming your employer made false promises as you state and you've tried to address your concerns…View all answers »
Why do 99 percent of employers always want potential employee's to have a associates degree or higher for a job? I want a job as a safety supervisor or manager. I've been on safety committee for years, did audits etc. Why is it people like me that couldn't afford college but work hard and learn on the job don't have a chance? And what should I do to get noticed or hired without a degree?
Sorry to read about your challenges here. Your experience is not uncommon, but I can also share with you that there are many employers who don't have such requirements. I've been with…
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