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?
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,…
How do I contact and connect with people who work in the career I'm interested in?
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…View all answers »
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?
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…
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?
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…
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?
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…
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.
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…
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?
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…
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!
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…
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?
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…
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?
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…View all answers »
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