questions answered by Grace

Asked by sara on January 2, 2018

Good morning, I would like to ask about public health majors, is it preferable to have a medical background?

Grace have responded.

Hi,
In my experience, most students majoring in Public Health are interested in medical, research, or some other field of science . These people aspire to work for the major hospitals or health-related…

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Asked by Jeff on April 18, 2018

I've been interviewing recently and have made it to the final round for several positions but have been turned down in every instance. I haven't received valuable feedback and don't want to keep doing the same thing as it seems to not be working. How can I learn what I need to change?

Grace have responded.

This is a tough question for all parties. I would candidly ask your recruiter or the person who is letting you know that you did not receive the opportunity for feedback. Giving and receiving feedback is never…

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Asked by Steven on April 18, 2018

How much does your college major matter when it comes to job qualification? I have a degree in mathematics, but I have been turned away by many industries just because my degree was not in "finance", "computer science", "engineering", etc. Is a math degree worthless? Are there realty any "worthless" degrees?

Grace have responded.

This is a good question, but extremely important. Your college major in some industries is very important for it is the job qualification for entry-level jobs. As an example, we are a chemical manufacture,…

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Asked by Maggie on October 19, 2017

I have built a strong professional network in my college town. However, for my career, I want to move abroad after graduation. What are some suggestions for building a network outside of my geographical region?

Grace have responded.

I have learned in my career that a strong network is essential to success, so kudos for starting early. I would encourage you to become involved in global professional organizations and groups that match your…

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Asked by Vaish on September 6, 2017

For a Supply Chain Graduate level intern, what skill set and technical/behavioral skills do you expect on resume in order to land an interview? Also, would a supply chain professional take a look at a resume that was cold-emailed to you?

Grace have responded.

We would look for someone pursuing a career in Supply Chain management to have anMIS degree, strong written and verbal skills, detail orientation, ability to critically think through the problems, a high level…

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Asked by Russ on November 26, 2017

I have been a police officer for almost 6 years with two different departments, my first department was basically a foot in the door into the profession and "settled down" at my current department. With the recent birth of my son and the on-going politics of law enforcement, I am not as happy with this career as I once was. Not to mention, I can't bear the idea of something happening to me in the line of duty and not coming home to my wife and son. I have no college and did some IT work after high school, but it's been mostly random jobs and 6 years of law enforcement. If I were to leave for another field, what would my options be? I can't support my family on a low salary. Thank you for your time.

Grace have responded.

I completely understand your dilemma. When I started my career, I was a treatment officer for juvenile males. I could not work in the same county where I lived and I always had to watch myself in public. I…

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Asked by Thalira on October 2, 2017

When I graduated high school I went off to pursue a degree in fashion design. A professor I had lacked enthusiasm in teaching a class that was directly related to my major. I was discouraged. I came home and attended a community college for a semester but eventually dropped out for the same issue. It has been about three years and I am jumping back on the saddle taking classes once again and it seems to be going very well this time around. In this three year span I had a job that I would rather not put on a resume/application. Other than that I do not have any other type of work experience. I want to work in the fashion industry and retail, I believe, is a great start. I was wondering if you could recommend what else I can put on my resume when it comes to work experience. I was in theater, band, and a cheerleader in high school. Should I include this on my resume? What else could I include as I don't have much work experience?

Grace have responded.

For your resume, I would include all your work experience, but tailor your position descriptions to the job you are seeking. Make those connections for employers. An employer does not just look at education,…

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Asked by Dominique on December 31, 2017

I am currently taking general education courses and will be transferring to a university next fall. My plan is to work for my company's IT dept. After I obtain my Bachelors degree and a few certifications I plan to start off as a Computer Support Specialist. Then, hopefully, move over to being a System Analyst or Computer System Administrator once I have my degree. I am not sure whether to major in Information Systems or Information Technology with a concentration in business. Can you provide me which would likely benefit me on my job hunt the most?

Grace have responded.

It sounds like you have a wonderful plan and honestly could not go wrong with either choice. My first recommendation would be Information Technology with a concentration in business for this is more broad and…

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Asked by h on August 1, 2017

My job interviews seem to be going nowhere. I just started in my field. I've been working since I graduated, but my last project was mid-2016. Since, I've done small jobs with companies, but I'm still looking for a full-time position. People seem to question why I got away from my degree and into something new. What should I say when I answer? 

Grace have responded.

I am sorry to hear that your job interviews are not going well. I think you are saying that you are taking any jobs/projects to keep yourself busy and bring in money, however, they are not in your field. I…

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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?

Grace have responded.

Your profession sounds interesting, but you are in a challenging situation. I would probe for global companies and companies who state that they are willing to sponsor. This is quite costly for employers, but…

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