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 fairly confident I'm going to be offered a job any day now from a company I've had a few interviews with. If the salary is less than desirable how do I go about negotiating it? I have limited experience, but I know your salary early on dictates how you scale up in the future.
Congratulations on your potential job offer. As a recruiter I can tell you many times people say they are looking for a certain salary and it is way off what is achievable. My recommendation for you is to do…View all answers »
I believe I'm about to be offered a job at a company I've been interviewing with. How should I evaluate the compensation package when they show it to me? Should I ask them how much things cost (i.e. health care, dental, time off, etc) and then add it to my salary?
That is excellent news. You should evaluate the compensation package by looking at base salary, any bonus options, holidays, paid time off, sick leave, and benefits. The company should provide you with a benefits…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 »
I'm about to earn my degree in mechanical engineering. What are some good fields to consider after graduation?
The best field is undoubtedly manufacturing. Chemical manufacturing, to be specific. ;)
Mechanical engineers are sought by almost every engineering industry. Examples include chemical, aerospace,…
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 want to become general manager in a private golf country club. What education would you recommend?
To become a general manager in a private golf country club, I would recommend a business degree or hospitality degree. One of these degrees would allow you to change fields if you decide you want to…
What kind of jobs can I find with an associates in electrical technologies?
With an associate in electrical technology you can obtain various positions as engineering technician or field engineer with a focus on disciplines such as pharmaceutical, bio medical, electronics, etc. I recommend…View all answers »
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