What is an appropriate way to follow-up after an interview? How long should I wait to hear from them, how often should I follow-up, and what should I expect to hear?
Great question! A great way to follow up after an interview is with a nice thank you card, or via email. You do not need something extremely long but a short note thanking them for their time and letting them…View all answers »
Is it really necessary to send a thank you note after the interview?
Great question!! A thank you note is a great way to set yourself apart from others. Following up an interview is a nice way to remind the company that you are still interested in the position after meeting…View all answers »
My religious beliefs required me to do a couple years of service before college, and this delayed my graduation. Is this something I should explain to an employer or is my age at graduation irrelevant?
Your age at graduation is irrelevant. What matters is what skills and experience you bring to the table. Many people come into college at different points in their life whether the delay…
How do I prepare my resume for future job opportunities in a different field of expertise when I have been employed at my current job for 11 years?
Try to gain as much non-work related experience as possible that you can add to your resume. For example, if you want to work for a veterinarian, but you currently work in retail-- start volunteering at a pet…View all answers »
I graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in computer science last August 2017. I've had hard time finding an entry level jobs, so I decided to learn more. I learned MEAN stack and AWS on my own. However, I still can not get a call back for any entry/junior level position. Any suggestions on what I could do differently to get some call backs?
Start networking. Attend events in your town/city that you could potentially meet people in the business at.View all answers »
Is it OK to email companies asking for a job, even if they don't have any positions posted? If yes,what's the best way to go about that?
I would not necessarily email the company asking for a position. I would approach it a little differently. If there is a company you are interested in and the work they do, then I would email your resume to…View all answers »
Are one-year internships required for every bachelors degree, or does this depend on the school? Aside from internships, what are other ways to gain practical experience in my field?
There are many internships that are offered during the summer break and some are offered during the school year part time. We do not require new college hires to have had an internship. …
How does one market oneself in an interview for a position in which they may not have had much experience even though they may have a genuine interest in working the field?
I would really think about what the responsibilities are for this position and what your strong skills and attributes are that could help support it. Everyone has to start from somewhere when you are interested…View all answers »
For someone who has little clue what they really want to do post-grad, beyond personality/career testing and internships, what short term actions can they take to help zero in on their dream job?
Hi, finding the elusvive dream job is not an easy task unless you have always known what career you have always had as a goal. Start with jotting down the things that you enjoy to do, then look to see…View all answers »
What is more important obtaining outside experience and skills or obtaining the credentials that certify one is qualified for a job?
Outside experience is always extremely helpful in a career, however it is important to have all the qualifying certifications when looking at employment opportunities. Organizations will want to make sure you…View all answers »