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Asked by Tanya on September 23, 2015

If I am asked to list references on a job application, who is appropriate to include? What is the proper etiquette for asking a contact to serve as a professional reference?

ManpowerGroup, AT&T, Gap Inc. have responded.

Great question! Employers may ask for professional and personal references, but most of the time, an employer is going to want to talk to someone you have worked with before or someone who supervised you. I…

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Asked by Kasey on October 9, 2015

How do I find my passion?

Worthington, AT&T, Gap Inc. have responded.

This is a great question that many people struggle with as they get close to starting and graduating school.  My recommendation would be to explore many options, take classes outside of your…

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Asked by Gavin on October 8, 2015

I am a junior in college earning a degree in Mandarin Chinese. I would like to find an internship for this summer but I'm not sure what internships previous students with a degree similar to mine have had. Is there an internship that is relevant to my degree that anyone has come across before? Or recommendations on what a good internship for me might be?

Gap Inc. have responded.

You are definitely doing the right thing by focusing on getting an internship that is directly related to what your passion and education are targeting. Try using intern blogs, or websites entering in…

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Asked by Pourya on October 1, 2015

When I left my last job I was making $50000 a year with 6 years of management experience. I decided to get my bachelor's of business administration. I now have one year left before I graduate with a 3.3 GPA. I'm coming to find that recent graduates with this degree are only making $60000 a year. I'm worried I just spent 4 years of my life to bump my net worth by a measly $10000. Is my new degree and experience comparable to recent graduates??

American Express, Cigna have responded.


Congratulations on finishing your degree! Students who enter the workforce before they receive their bachelor's have a HUGE advantage because they have experience and education.…

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Asked by Raina on September 27, 2015

I have recently submitted my PhD thesis, and I have applied for a position at a number of companies. Unfortunately, I am not getting calls for interviews. What can I do to improve my chances of getting calls for an interviews?

ADM, American Express, Cigna have responded.

The job application process can be time consuming and I understand it can be frustrating when you feel like you're sending your resume into a black hole. One of the best ways to increase responsiveness…

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