I currently am looking to find a new job. Would you suggest keeping my current position while I am looking or do you think it would be more benficial to concentrate all of my efforts on the job search?
If financial stability and maintaining a current standard of living isn't an issue than you could consider focusing all of your time on the search but I'm not sure that's a feasible option for most people. …View all answers »
On my resume is it important to include all the universities that I attended? I transferred schools and took classes at another school other than the one I received my diploma from.
Typically, it's fine just to indicate the college from which you've obtained a degree. If you spent two years at a college and then transferred that my be worth a mention but usually employers are interested…View all answers »
Can I have a drink at a networking function?
I agree with the previous response, take note of what's happening in the environment to govern your decision on whether to have a glass of wine. If drinks are provided, have a glass but remember the main…View all answers »
I went to college out of state and haven't been able to find a job or draw the attention of companies back at home because of it. How do I get companies to pay attention to me when I don't currently live in that state?
This is an interesting dilemma and I would suggest talking with your career services office since you have access to the services while in college and well beyond graduation for some free coaching and networking. …View all answers »
I have been working as a recruiting coordinator for over 9 months, and I'm seeking advancement opportunities. I have been applying to various HR and recruiting coordinator positions. For some mid-size companies, they've stated that I was under-qualified. For larger corporations, they said I was over-qualified. Based off this feedback, what would be a wiser approach to my search?
So you're facing an employment conundrum that is frustrating to say the least as you look to advance. You're getting interviews which tells me that you're resume is strong (that is great news) but upon…View all answers »
What careers could I get into that promote racial justice and decrease racial inequality?
You've posed an interesting question. What are you interested in doing specifically related to social justice? There are many organizations that focus on these issues and you'll need to determine what areas…View all answers »
I am interested in local food systems and supporting a healthy and sustainable community. What majors should I look into?
What's the best piece of career advice you received when you were just starting out?
One of the best pieces of career advice I received was from one of my college professors – specifically, an HR Compensation professor. His advice was to be willing to negotiate your salary, instead of…View all answers »
I'm looking to do something on the side that I LOVE & I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT FASHION!! My friends, family & strangers ask for advice. If I charged them, I could start a consulting business or become a hired shopper. How can I use what I love to make money. Where should I start? Continuing education, internships, retail jobs?? Please advise...Thank you much.
You've managed to crack the secret that most people don't learn or understand throughout the duration of an entire career which is pursuing your passion. I LOVE that you want to pursue this…View all answers »
I am a recovered (IU/VA) USAF vet and have not worked in 4.5 years due to it. Is this what is holding employers from interviewing me? What should I do to get them to talk to me?
First, thank you for your military service and the sacrifices you've made for this country.
The question presented raises a number of questions for me since the reasons why an employer may not select…
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