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Asked by Kate on May 18, 2019

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?

HP, Worthington, Avery Dennison have responded.

Hello! It is always good to follow up with the recruiter. It'll show you're being proactive and re-iterate your interest in the company and type of roles they are hiring for but also give you confirmation on…

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Asked by Kate on May 22, 2019

When I'm applying to several jobs at the same company, I know that I should submit tailor my resume to the particular job. However, in the cover letter, is it okay to submit a similar but not identical letter to all positions I apply to? My reasons for wanting to work for the company would be the same, but some of the skills and experiences included in the cover letters would be different.

Cardinal Health, Avery Dennison have responded.

Great question! Similar to your resume, it's smart to tailor your cover letter to the specific job you are applying to. Since the skills and experience necessary for a particular position could vary slightly,…

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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, Avery Dennison 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 Mike on May 6, 2019

I have a very bad stutter, and for the past several years I've been working to overcome it. How do I bring this up in a job interview? Should I mention this directly on my resume too? Or should I not mention anything until the in-person interview? Any suggestions on how I manage this while I look for internships would be much appreciated. Thanks!

HP, Avery Dennison have responded.

I would recommend to wait till you get a call for an interview, do not mention it on your resume. Now, when you get to the interview mention it but focus on your academic knowledge and professional experience…

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Asked by Baker on March 26, 2019

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.

AT&T, HP, Worthington have responded.

If we were in a face to face conversation, I would probably ask you why you think you are perceived as a bad risk?  Is it because there has been some suggestion that because you already have education…

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