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Asked by Maura on August 28, 2015

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?

Verizon have responded.

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. …

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Asked by Maura on August 27, 2015

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.

Verizon have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tommy on August 27, 2015

Can I have a drink at a networking function?

Verizon have responded.

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…

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Asked by Ted on August 6, 2015

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?

Verizon have responded.

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. …

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Asked by Jacqui on August 3, 2015

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?

Verizon have responded.

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…

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Asked by Eric on August 1, 2015

What careers could I get into that promote racial justice and decrease racial inequality?

Verizon have responded.

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…

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Asked by Hanna on July 30, 2015

I am interested in local food systems and supporting a healthy and sustainable community. What majors should I look into?

Verizon have responded.

That is quite the exciting and admirable career path! I would suggest doing a search on O*NET Online, at www.onetonline.org, to explore the particular jobs that would…

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Asked by David on July 21, 2015

What's the best piece of career advice you received when you were just starting out?

Verizon have responded.

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…

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Asked by Kim on July 16, 2015

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.

Verizon have responded.

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…

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Asked by michael on April 1, 2015

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?

Verizon have responded.

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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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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