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Asked by Tanya on March 19, 2017

Do people really find jobs at industry conferences? Is it worth paying a fee to go to an industry conference in hopes of meeting someone from a company that is hiring?

Hersheys have responded.

I am sure there are times where people have founds jobs at industry conferences.  However, you should go with the focus of networking not landing a job.  If you are passionate about the industry,…

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Asked by Tanya on March 16, 2017

I feel like my networking and “informational interviews” are just creating more work without accomplishing anything. What am I doing wrong?

Worthington have responded.

Hello,
I would suggest taking a step back and evaluating the ways in which you are networking. Are the events and or people that you're talking to related to the field in which you'd like to find a position?…

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Asked by Tanya on March 15, 2017

Should I connect with recruiters on Facebook or LinkedIn?

Mutual of Omaha have responded.

When connecting with recruiters, I would suggest one to connect via LinkedIn due to it being a professional social media network whereas, Facebook is more personal. This way the recruiter can view all your…

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Asked by Tanya on March 11, 2017

When should I include/exclude my GPA on my resume? How about class rank?

Mutual of Omaha, Textron have responded.

Good question! When one is creating or updating their resume and deciding whether or not to include their GPA and/ or class rank, one should review the job or internship description. Within the description,…

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Asked by Carol on February 9, 2017

If I've been fired from my last job-how do I handle this? What do I put on my application? Say yes or no to contacting my last employer? How should I handle this in an interview?

ADM, Cigna, VFC, Grace, Hersheys have responded.

Hi,  It is always tough no matter what situation led to you being let go.  Honesty will help you land on your feet and more importantly learn and grow from this set back. …

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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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