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Asked by Emily on July 25, 2017

Do you have any advice for working with a boss I do not like? I really like the organization and my coworkers, but me and my boss just don't get along. What can I do to make it more bearable without leaving?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Through life we meet people we like, like better or dislike. You need to focus on the work, it's always about the work. Managers and workers come and go the work remains, If the manager is treating…

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Asked by Sarah on July 23, 2017

How many letters of recommendation should I submit for a job in law enforcement?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Usually on the application the agency will tell you how many references are required. If not, do one professional, one educational and one personal. They will contact you if additional information is needed.

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Asked by Rose on July 21, 2017

I want to study the chemistry of various medicines and how they affect the chemistry of the brain. I am especially interested in mental health - the chemistry pertaining to it and medicines used to treat it. I am not great with people. Whatever I do, I plan to go to community college for 2 years before a university. Which major (and minor) should I study, and which career should I pursue?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

My suggestion is to consult with a college adviser.  They will put you on the right track with your classes and ultimate goals.

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Asked by Mitesh on December 20, 2016

I have completed all rounds of my interview. After two weeks, I got an email from an HR manager that I am a finalist for the position. I followed up a couple days later with the same manager and he mentioned we will make a decision by the end of this week. Is this a normal timeline? And isn't it a good sign that they notified me I was a finalist? Thanks!

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Unfortunately in the workplace things happen beyond anyone’s control. Budgets could hold up an offer, a hiring manager’s sick child, vacation’s, do you see where I am going? Believe it or…

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Asked by Tiffany on November 19, 2016

In the last year I have had 5 interviews, no call backs. Not sure what i'm doing wrong, but it is a learning experience. My question is: I seem to start stuttering, or get tripped up in my words. I try to speak slowly, but I am so aware of it, i feel dumb. what can I do?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Ask the recruiter what you could have done differently during the interview to help you going forward. Sometimes we trip up because we are trying to over compensate. Be true to what you know and it is ok to…

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Asked by John on November 12, 2016

I have been teaching for 7 years and am looking to transition to the corporate world. I have taught general and special education social studies, math, and language arts. My master's degree is in social studies education and my undergraduate degree is in economics and political science. Prior to teaching, I worked as a research analyst with a federal agency and with a nonprofit. I would like to transition to the corporate world in corporate training, market research, or another field. I was wondering if the corporate recruiters welcome teaching experience and if the transition is feasible.

Pitney Bowes have responded.

The transition is not only feasible but welcomed. Teachers are conduits of information, therefore sales would be an easy transition. Explaining to a customer a process a product would be a transfer of information.…

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Asked by Monisha on October 10, 2016

What can I do to convince my interviewer that I want work at their company?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Great question, and often not done. The best way to let an interviewer know that you want to work for that company is to tell them. It sounds very straight forward, but is often something overlooked by job…

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Asked by roshini on September 23, 2016

Any suggestions on how I can develop my grammar?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Anytime you want to learn, improve or develop look for continuing education classes. I would google, grammar for professionals review choices. There are also standard classes offered by University’s and…

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Asked by christoph on March 15, 2016

What is the best way to get a job as a Music Supervisor (or an asst. to one) for someone who studies film and music but has little experience?

Pitney Bowes have responded.

I would recommend 3 possibilities for breaking into this industry:
1) Look for an unrelated position at a company that has this type of position. Perhaps as an assistant. After you get into the company…

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Blog post on March 20, 2015

Networking For A Job While You're Still In College

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No matter how many credits you have until graduation, you know the day is coming when you’ll need your first “real” job. For some it feels like a long way off, but for others the day of self-sufficiency is coming all too soon...

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Blog post on March 17, 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Your Internship

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Internships can be pure joy, filled with numerous opportunities during summer break or post-graduation. An internship also has the possibility to be pure undiluted slog...

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Blog post on March 12, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Job Search

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Once you find a job you're interested in, the path to employment is fairly straightforward. Resumes, applications, interviews and, if all goes well, a job offer...

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Blog post on March 10, 2015

Anxiety and the Interview

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Since graduation, your anxiety may have been like waves on the beach. It seemed to overwhelmingly crash forward then recede calmly away...

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Blog post on March 5, 2015

How to Negotiate an Entry-Level Salary

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You networked like a savant, crafted the perfect resume, knocked the interview out of the park, and were offered the job! Your moment of jubilation is met with the sudden thud of a less than impressive initial salary offer. Negotiating a salary at any level can be difficult, but this can be especially difficult if you are starting your first job out of college...

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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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Asked by Alberto on December 9, 2014

I'm interviewing for a marketing job with a company located in another state and for the first time I'm asked to do a video interview over Skype. Are these becoming more common? What advice would you have for me to prepare for this? I feel like I will be on TV and I'm getting nervous.

Pitney Bowes have responded.

Congratulations on making it to an interview round at a marketing firm. Sounds like a great opportunity. I have some thoughts for you as you prepare.
1) Practice Skyping with a friend. If you haven’t…

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