5 yrs after grad school, I have been climbing the latter with a promotion every year. I understand this is not the norm, but as a 29 yr old I am already sitting in a senior-level position where my role is completely handled with more room to grow. If I decide to look for other employment so I can keep learning and growing: how do you write this on a resume without sounding like I have a huge ego?
First of all, congrats on your career growth to date! While it's not the norm as you suggest, it is a great story that future employers will want to hear from you. The key word in my previous statement,…View all answers »
I was just hired and was wondering if you have any advice on what I should expect on my first day? How should I prepare?
Your first day is usually full of information. You'll learn a lot about the organization, the department in which you'll be working, and about your team. I would be sure to bring a notebook. You will likely…View all answers »
Is the ability to think critically and solve problems more valuable to a potential employer than their education or work experience?
Critical thinking and problem solving are valuable skill sets to have but they are not excluded from your education and work experience. Think about times while getting your education that you had to work…View all answers »
I feel as if I'm straying away from the major I intend to graduate with. Experience with my internship has given me so many more opportunities and avenues to explore. When applying for a job that may be a little bit outside of your major concentration, how do you craft yourself in a way that would make them value your professional experience over credentials?
Hi! I think it’s great that your internship experience has opened your eyes and has allowed you to explore different paths within your function. It’s not uncommon that in the workplace, someone…View all answers »
If outside experience and critical thinking is increasingly becoming more and more important, why is more schooling and getting a master's degree becoming essential in securing a job?
Your question is interesting. Critical thinking and experience will be very valuable as you move forward in your career. In some cases it might be necessary to pair experience and critical thinking with…View all answers »