What are the most important steps to securing a job after a bachelors degree?
There are a few things you can do to help build a strong resume while in college to help make securing a full-time job easier upon graduation. It is important to gain as much real world work experience as possible.…View all answers »
How would it look from HR's point of view if I were to completely switch career paths? For example, I'm currently pursing a Management degree to eventually be a restaurant owner, but I want to later pursue a career in the criminal justice field. On my resume, would that look as if I couldn't make up my mind?
No. It won’t look like that at all. Many people change career paths for all kinds of reasons. For example many of my marketing MBA interns had backgrounds in Finance and Mechanical engineering. Sometimes…View all answers »
So if you are looking at a pile of resumes and all seem to be around the same age and basic mix of education and experience for an entry level job, what makes one stand out? Wondering if I should do a "summary of qualifications" at the top? Someone suggested I use a "skills" or "strengths" based resume listing my jobs in terms of what I learned or did instead of a chronological one but that seems confusing to me. What do you prefer? Thanks.
You asked a lot of good questions! I’ll try to answer all of them the best that I can.
First, the main item that will stand out on a resume is your experience or involvement in activities. These…
I was recently told I was turned down for a position because I was too quiet? As I got out of the interview I got into a discussion with one of my interviewers about things I planned to do for the day, as well as talking him about some family history. However, in the interview I had multiple people asking me questions and I felt I answered the questions just fine. I notice when I was asked questions I tend to think for a while - about a minute or so,. I heard some people say you should say your thinking, but I guess I always figure the person asking would know that I'm thinking and that it may take time to answer. How should I improve the quiet feedback? And should I state I am thinking, and if so how often :)
What different organizations look for from applicants can vary widely depending on a number of factors such as the role, the organization, the location, etc.. Generally speaking though, there are many organizations…View all answers »
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