College is becoming similar to a checklist for students. Is it bad if one strays a little off the "recommended" time frame for obtaining an internship or doing certain things in order to be successful?
Hello and great question! It is very important this day and age to receive your degree as well as gaining experience but there are plenty of people out there that have taken different paths to achieve success.…View all answers »
I have applied online to dozens of internships and full time positions for which I am qualified based on the posted job descriptions, necessary skills, and preferred skills. I have yet to even earn an interview from a position I applied to online. Are jobs that are posted online typically filled by online applicants? How can I improve an online application?
I cannot really say much on why you are not receiving feedback or call-backs since I do not have access to your resume. You may want to attend a resume clinic at your local unemployment department or…View all answers »
How many "degrees of separation" is it appropriate to claim a connection, use someone as an employee reference, or ask for someone to hand in a resume in for you?
Hi there - I don't know that there is necessarily a "formula" or a set number in terms of from whom you can ask for a reference. In my mind, the biggest things are to make sure that whomever you ask is aware…View all answers »
For a Supply Chain Graduate level intern, what skill set and technical/behavioral skills do you expect on resume in order to land an interview? Also, would a supply chain professional take a look at a resume that was cold-emailed to you?
Not sure from your question if you are currently an intern or seeking an internship. If you are seeking an internship in Supply Chain, the technical/behavioral skills you reference are not as relevant. …View all answers »
I am an undergraduate mechanical engineering student and currently considering whether I should pursue a higher degree upon graduation or enter the workforce. What are the benefits of obtaining a masters of engineering?
The question is really what do you want to do and where do you see yourself career wise? If you are in a program where it is structured in a 5 year format to complete your master's the benefit is to finishing…View all answers »
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