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Asked by Luisa on July 20, 2017

I have just been completely and successfully discharged from Ch 13 Bankruptcy and have fully satisfied all that was required under the plan. My filing bankruptcy was such a painful experience for me and my family but it was all I could do to maintain a home for my children after going through two dramatic and long unemployment periods after the 2009 Financial Crisis. I have relocated and am searching for a job in Financial Services. How can I address my bankruptcy? And how will it reflect or prevent me from ever being able to find work in the profession that I love?

Grace have responded.

That sounds horrible. I would be honest about the fact that the 2009 financial crisis impacted you greatly. Address your bankruptcy head on and let potential employers know that you are excited about how you…

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Asked by Angela on May 21, 2017

I am very shy and uncomfortable with networking. I feel rude when I ask people for favors or if they can help me find a job. Any advice?

ManpowerGroup, AT&T, Broadridge, BNYMellon have responded.

Hi there, great question.

I want to first let you know that being shy does not need to be negative, is not a weakness, and doesn't define you; it is simply part of your story. I would recommend connecting…

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Asked by Angela on May 20, 2017

If I am applying for a job that is located in a different state, am I less likely to get the interview? And if so, will I have to pay for the travel expenses?

ManpowerGroup, ADM, AT&T, BNYMellon have responded.

Excellent question.

Many people in today's workforce are looking to other states and cities for job opportunities and it is becoming less taboo. With that being said, always show on your cover letter,…

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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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Asked by Alberto on December 9, 2014

I'm interviewing for a marketing job with a company located in another state and for the first time I'm asked to do a video interview over Skype. Are these becoming more common? What advice would you have for me to prepare for this? I feel like I will be on TV and I'm getting nervous.

Cardinal Health, Pitney Bowes, IBM, Gap Inc., BNYMellon have responded.

In my experience, video interviews are becoming more common among companies considering candidates that live out of state. It is a more cost effective way to conduct interviews and more effective than a phone…

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Asked by Tanya on December 20, 2011

Should thank you notes after an interview be hand-written?

Merck & Co., Avery Dennison, IBM, AT&T have responded.

This is not necessary. Today, a 'thank you' send via email or Linkedin inMail is actually preferable and more environmentally conscience.

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