I feel like my networking and “informational interviews” are just creating more work without accomplishing anything. What am I doing wrong?
I would suggest taking a step back and evaluating the ways in which you are networking. Are the events and or people that you're talking to related to the field in which you'd like to find a position?…
Hi, I have 2 years working in sales but I'd like to switch to digital marketing. I'm taking online courses with certificates but they are non-credited (my time and salary don't allow me to participate in a full credited university program). I experiment with social tools and document my online learning on my blog. Would that affect my employment opportunities knowing this is a very hand-on field?
Congratulations to you for looking for ways to achieve your goals! This shows grit and passion, and those are great qualities. Digital marketing skills are extremely important in the workforce today, and there…View all answers »
When I research a company before an interview, what sort of information should I be looking for?
Hello! This is a great question and is an important aspect to the interview process. You want to have enough knowledge about the company to show your interest in working there but be mindful not to sound like…View all answers »
I was passionate about a number of social causes in college and spent time organizing rallies and protesting. Will this sort of “anti-establishment” activity hurt my chances with future employers? Should I take the photos down from my Facebook page/blog?
Hello! This is a great question and the answer depends somewhat on the career field and role you are looking to enter. It is always a good idea to revisit your privacy settings on Facebook when beginning a…View all answers »
How do recruiters view full-time service after college, such as the Peace Corps or Teach for America? Will these experiences help or hurt my application for a corporate position?
Hello! This is a great question and relevant for anyone with unpaid volunteer work. If you have limited career experience these kinds of activities are an excellent substitute. Also if you are unemployed or…View all answers »
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