During a phone screening, the recruiter told me that they had several upcoming positions that I would be a good fit for. It has now been over a month. Is it appropriate for me to follow up to see if there are any openings?
You should absolutely follow up with the recruiter. Recruiters are often communicating with multiple candidates and following up with them is a great way to stay connected and remain top of mind when…View all answers »
Do companies typically offer higher education to employees? How can I search for that or find out if it is offered? I am finishing my AA (I am 22) but am trying to not get into major debt and have heard that if you can commit to an employer that sometimes they will help with college with a degree that makes sense for their company. I don't mind doing college at night over a few years. Thanks
Yes there are many companies that will assist in your continued education. It often has to be specific to a skill set that will enrich your career within the organization. When discussing benefits…View all answers »
What experience should I include for my first college internship if I haven't had any experience in this new field?
Most employers will understand if you don't have previous experience in a field when seeking an internship. Look at any previous experience that you've had through work, school, or volunteering activities…View all answers »
I'm currently taking online courses and work at a full-time job that has nothing to do with my chosen career path. I don't know how to get over the barrier of needing experience to get a job, and needing a job to get experience. Internships aren't a feasible option because I have bills to pay. Any advice on how to stand out and get hired without any experience?
It is frustrating pursuing opportunities without experience. Many want to make a career shift but it seems as if it's nearly impossible once you have spent years gaining experience in another field. …View all answers »
Hi, I transferred my studies to another university in my senior year. They both are business programs. I like to add previous university to my resume. How should I write the description? I know it should be firm and clear, yet I believe I need a professional help on this. Just "Transferred studies" , should I detail the process a bit longer or shouldn't mention about it at all? Thank you.
Hello! Making sure that you mention both universities and degree programs under the Education section of your resume should suffice. If an employer does happen to have questions around why you transferred schools…View all answers »
I was a former student assistant at our college, and I have been a member of committees in institutional activities such as graduation, research program and recognition. I was wondering if I should include these activities on my resume as I am applying for internship in the HR Department. Thank you.
Yes you should include these activities. Though there are many functions of HR, it is mostly focused on the development and support of human capital within the organization. Responsibilities from your student…View all answers »
How can I start networking to gain assistance in my job search?
One of the easier and most effective ways to network is to join LinkedIn and connect with folks working within the field you're interested in or at the companies you're targeting. Reach out to employees…
If I don't have any job experience what else should I put on my resume?
There are a lot of people in this same situation. If you do not have any previous job experience, highlight extra-curriculars or volunteering efforts. It's important to showcase any leadership opportunities…View all answers »
I fear that given my career path and education I may have become overspecialized. How do I convince potential employers that I am a "good risk" for a new role? Given the field I am in, my previous experience is highly sought after for that specific role, but it only adds value by performing that exact specific role. I fear the incentive to keep me where I am is too great for recruiters to pass up.
Take some time to think about similarities between the necessary skills for your current role and roles that you want to pursue. Many career paths have similar skillsets that are required to be successful such…View all answers »
How should I prepare myself for an interview?
There are a few things you can do to prep for an interview. The first thing is to make sure you research the company and have some key points you can share with the hiring team; this shows you took…