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Asked by davaughna on February 4, 2014

I am currently updating my resume. I withdrew from college in 2012, but am enrolling again next semester. Is it better to leave my previous college education off my resume since I didn't complete it?

MetLife have responded.

I think it is great that you are going back and would suggest that you include the fact that you will be pursing a degree. You can list the school that you are going to with an "Expected Graduation Date"…

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Asked by Jonathan on February 1, 2014

Is it wrong to interview at as many places I can, or would I be better off just targeting a few key ones? 

MetLife have responded.

I think you should interview at as many places as you can for roles that you are qualified to perform. It is in fact a numbers game so until you land a position keep interviewing. That being said there is no…

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Asked by Margaret on January 14, 2014

Hello there, I am a 68 year old young female looking for part time positions to supplement my income. As a 'young' 68 year old I still have much to offer in the working world. My employment history and record in the medical, clerical, business, and human relations field can offer my prospective employer a unique opportunity to benefit both of us. What suggestions do you have for a person of my age?

MetLife have responded.

I would say that you should simply focus on the opportunity and not your age ;-) Sounds like you have some excellent experience and many employers are looking for someone like you as a part time worker who…

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Asked by Stephanie on October 31, 2013

When filling out an online job application, is it better to submit your resume and cover letter as PDF files or as Word Documents? Or does it matter?

MetLife have responded.

I do not think it makes much of a difference as I get applications in both forms all the time. Any applicant tracking system should be able to accept .pdf or word documents with no propblems.

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Asked by John on August 17, 2013

I failed a college course my first semester at school, but I retook the class the next semester and passed with an (B). After this I was on the deans list seven times at my school. Would a hiring manager look negatively at my failed class course? Course failed: math

MetLife have responded.

I would have to say no and the hiring manager may actually give you credit for taking the class again and getting a B. Considering it was also a math class which can be very difficult and your track record…

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Asked by Michelle on October 10, 2013

What career fields are you anticipating will be hot in the next five years? I did one year of college and then took a one year break and am now looking to get back at it but want to be sure I'll choose a major of study that will have a job at the end of it, instead of just a bunch of school bills. Can you give me a couple of strong options?

MetLife have responded.

It depends what you like and what you are good at but industries that will continue to grow are healthcare, retirement  related products and services, technology, and international markets. In terms…

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Asked by Colin on October 14, 2013

What does a college degree tell you about a person? If the answer strays from knowing anything academically to confidence that a student can start something and finish it which conveys something about his/her character then what other evidence could you use to come to the same conclusion that would not set student back $80k and saddled with student debt?

MetLife have responded.

I am not sure what you are really looking for here but seems like you may be deciding between going to college or not. My advice to young people is to pursue something you enjoy or think you will enjoy doing.…

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Asked by Lynn on September 3, 2013

Is it legal for a car dealership to ask you for a list of your prescriptions as part of their onboarding process?

MetLife have responded.

I am not a labor attorney but my gut feeling is that the answer is "no" and unless they provide a reason as to "why" I do not see that as being a viable question as part of a background check.

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Asked by janice on September 26, 2013

I'm reading a lot in the news about the new health care law and how some large employers are taking the opportunity to drop health coverage and dump employees into the exchanges instead. I’m married with a young family and need good health coverage. I was considering taking a job with a large US retailer, but now I’m not so sure. Should I be concerned about this?

MetLife have responded.

There is  great deal of uncertainty around the new healthcare laws and none of us have all of the answers. My suggestion is to take the job on the merits of the role. If you like the position that is…

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Asked by Darrick on September 3, 2013

What are your policies regarding tattoos and piercings? Would these things hinder a qualified individual from receiving a job?

MetLife have responded.

There is no "policy" regarding tattoos and piercings but the reality is that people have individual opinions around them. My suggestion os to always dress professional whether it be for an interview or once…

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