I am 19 and I am trying to pursue my passion for being a journalist and I always hear how competitive and hard it is to get a job in the media, what should I do to gain experience and how can I help myself get noticed?
Hello, first off, I am not an expert in media careers, very limited experience; however, I suspect your approach can be similar to what it is for most jobs, any experience is good experience. Volunteer…View all answers »
Hi! So a couple of weeks ago, I applied to a sports bar online and they got back to me yesterday morning on messenger and said “Hi if you are still interested in the position please stop by at your convenience and fill out a paper application so we can further our process.” What exactly does this mean? Do they plan on hiring me? I’m going to fill out their application in person later today.
I wouldn't say they plan on hiring you, they are just interested in taking you to the next step. It is common for restaurants/bars to have paper applications, they want you to fill them out in person. …View all answers »
Should I accept the arrangement to fly out to my interview and leave on the same day? The company that I have an onsite interview for wants me to fly out on the same day as my interview and leave on the same day. They also proposed another option of flying in the day before.
When it comes to travelling for interviews, I always err on the side of preparedness. I recommend the option of flying in the day before. This will allow you to tour the area, if you choose, as…View all answers »
What's the best way to ask an employer for a referral?
It's important to first make sure your current employer is aware that you are searching for a new position. This should not come as a surprise if you are approaching graduation. I would say to them that you…View all answers »
Whenever an interviewer asks me: tell me about yourself, I find myself blanking. What are some tips or tricks I can use to develop my answer?
Hi there! I'm glad you asked this question, developing an answer to this will definitely help you on your path to your career. I personally like to use this time to share my relevant work experience and highlight…View all answers »