With all of the competition and expectations in the workforce now, how does one stand out to employers above the rest? And when meeting with someone for less than 5 minutes, how do you make a lasting impression?
Great question. For me, a candidate really stands out when he/she knows what it is that my company does and is at least fluent in either current events and news within the industry or news about the company…View all answers »
I have been a police officer for almost 6 years with two different departments, my first department was basically a foot in the door into the profession and "settled down" at my current department. With the recent birth of my son and the on-going politics of law enforcement, I am not as happy with this career as I once was. Not to mention, I can't bear the idea of something happening to me in the line of duty and not coming home to my wife and son. I have no college and did some IT work after high school, but it's been mostly random jobs and 6 years of law enforcement. If I were to leave for another field, what would my options be? I can't support my family on a low salary. Thank you for your time.
Thank you for serving as a police officer and putting yourself out there everyday! The job you are currently in has so many different facets to it that could translate into other careers. The…View all answers »
When I graduated high school I went off to pursue a degree in fashion design. A professor I had lacked enthusiasm in teaching a class that was directly related to my major. I was discouraged. I came home and attended a community college for a semester but eventually dropped out for the same issue. It has been about three years and I am jumping back on the saddle taking classes once again and it seems to be going very well this time around. In this three year span I had a job that I would rather not put on a resume/application. Other than that I do not have any other type of work experience. I want to work in the fashion industry and retail, I believe, is a great start. I was wondering if you could recommend what else I can put on my resume when it comes to work experience. I was in theater, band, and a cheerleader in high school. Should I include this on my resume? What else could I include as I don't have much work experience?
I would say in your case, you'll want to list your work experience on your resume even though the work isn't directly related to the industry you want to get into. You'll still want to list it to show that…View all answers »
I am currently taking general education courses and will be transferring to a university next fall. My plan is to work for my company's IT dept. After I obtain my Bachelors degree and a few certifications I plan to start off as a Computer Support Specialist. Then, hopefully, move over to being a System Analyst or Computer System Administrator once I have my degree. I am not sure whether to major in Information Systems or Information Technology with a concentration in business. Can you provide me which would likely benefit me on my job hunt the most?
It sounds like you have a wonderful plan and honestly could not go wrong with either choice. My first recommendation would be Information Technology with a concentration in business for this is more broad and…View all answers »
I'll be heading home for winter break soon; how should I take advantage of this time and work on networking while I'm home?
Winter Breaks are a fantastic time to do groundwork for future employment opportunities, especially if you are looking to return to your hometown when searching for those roles.
A good place to start…