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Asked by Angie on August 7, 2017

I applied for a job and it says that I applied to the position successfully. It also says that the job posting is no longer available for adding or removing interest. What does that mean exactly?

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This could mean a couple of things depending on the system being utilized. Typically, if you are going in to modify or change your application after applying and it doesn't allow you to do so,…

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Asked by Trenton on August 7, 2017

How do I contact and connect with people who work in the career I'm interested in?

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Utilizing LinkedIn is a great way to connect with people who work within the career field that you're interested in. I always recommend doing research on various companies and then reaching out to employees…

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Asked by Elizabeth on July 25, 2017

I know I should be taking advantage of LinkedIn to network as a recent college graduate, but I'm not sure who I should be connecting with. Do you have any advice?

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This is a good question. I would start with connecting with your peers, people you've gone to school with and those people who you've met through clubs and extracurriculars. I would then connect…

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Asked by Samantha on July 7, 2017

I'm moving from Atlanta to Seattle in two months. I've been actively searching for jobs for months now, but I've only gotten two call-backs and nothing since. Am I just going to have to wait until I arrive in Seattle and get a Seattle address before my prospects will change? What can I do to encourage employers to choose me, despite my current residence being so far away from the market I wish to work in?

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There are a couple of options you have when considering a change in career/location. The first one is to completely leave your address off of your resume. We see this very often in today's age where…

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Asked by Maura on May 30, 2017

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?

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This is something I would be careful with. I would reach out to the mutual connection and see if they know the person and if so, ask if they would mind introducing you. Reaching out to someone currently…

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Asked by Angela on May 19, 2017

Is it ok to e-mail companies directly expressing an interest in an internship/entry level position if they have no job openings that fit my profile? Is this more effective than applying for posted jobs? I feel that if a specific opening is posted hundreds of people apply and it is very unlikely to be invited for an interview.

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Yes, this is something we see pretty often. Companies today are very much about the online application process, however, so I would not recommend doing one or the other. I would suggest sending an…

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Asked by Tanya on April 5, 2017

Why does an employer ask how much you’re currently getting paid? Do you have to answer if you know you’re being underpaid and want to set the bar higher?

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This question is asked for a couple of different reasons. We want to understand where you are currently at in your position and how much you would be expecting should you decide to move onto a new…

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Asked by Mike on March 1, 2017

I'm an intern and it's my second week on the job. There is a jeans casual day this Friday - should I still dress in my formal business attire given I'm just an intern. Thanks!

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This is a great question and one I asked myself when I was an intern. I think it would be more than acceptable for you to partake in jeans day as long as your schedule permits; meaning, if you…

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Asked by Maura on February 6, 2017

I just accepted an internship but realized I have a scheduled trip the first week of work. Is is ok to ask for time off since it was previously planned?

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I would reach out to your new employer as soon as possible to let them know about this trip. It is typically OK to miss work for prior engagements. I would recommend saying that this trip slipped…

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Asked by Maura on February 3, 2017

I started interning at a company where I would really like to work full-time. How long is an acceptable amount of time to intern before I approach my supervisor about possible job opportunities?

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This is a great question. I always suggest to students to let employers know right away if they are going to be seeking full time employment after the internship. It shows engagement and eagerness to make a…

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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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