I recently applied to a job and saw that I had a 3rd connection with the individual currently holding the position I applied for. In general what are the guidelines for asking to be introduced on LinkedIn?
I believe that this is what the LinkedIn platform is about: using your network/connections to assist you in connecting with leads, getting advice, and, of course, helping you land a job.…
I’m finishing my first internship and have secured a summer internship. Do I need to let the boss of my current internship know that I got another position? We’ve reached an understanding that I will no longer be with the company for the summer.
Absolutely, I would speak to your first supervisor to confirm your end date and to let them know that you secured another position for the summer. You will want to thank them for their time and what you have…View all answers »
I am a Paralegal by trade, and want to apply for a job opening. This employer has asked to include a creative writing sample with my resume. What is this employer looking for? I've never had anyone ask for this, so I'm not sure what they want.
Grace also asks for writing samples when hiring in our legal department. Send a sample that you feel is the best representation of your work. It can be anything. I would look for the best sample you have, consider…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
What's something about the job or a career that most people would not know about?
I’m not sure if I understand the question, but I do think this is a great question to ask the interviewer. When interviewing, communication is a two way street. You are interviewing the company for fit…View all answers »
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?
This is an excellent question. I would suggest that you list your extracurricular activities and include details such as the leadership, communication, organization, and time management skills you acquired.…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?
This is tough for all involved. I would say honesty is the best policy. You can say things on your application such as “I was let go” or “difference of opinion.” What you want is the…View all answers »
I'm looking to set some New Year's resolutions for my professional life this year. Any advice on some good professional resolutions? And, any advice on how to stick with them for all of 2017?
Happy New Year! This is an interesting question for this is a topic people are on the fence about. Some say it is good to set resolutions and while others say you will never stick to them. I will tell you that…View all answers »
It is absolutely ok to connect with your customers and colleagues on LinkedIn. This networking platform serves as a tool to keep your network going. It is essential to build your network, and over the years…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 would recommend determining what you want to do after you graduate. Create a map if you will of your goals and write what you steps you need to take to achieve them. If you do not know the steps you can search…View all answers »
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