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Asked by Tanya on March 16, 2017

I feel like my networking and “informational interviews” are just creating more work without accomplishing anything. What am I doing wrong?

Worthington have responded.

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?…

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Asked by Eirene on March 3, 2017

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?

Cigna, American Express have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on February 7, 2017

When I research a company before an interview, what sort of information should I be looking for?

Textron, Accenture have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on February 5, 2017

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?

Gap Inc. have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on February 4, 2017

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?

Gap Inc., American Express have responded.

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…

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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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