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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.

ADM, Daikin Applied, Pitney Bowes, VFC have responded.

Great question! Depending on the industry you chose to focus, I don't believe you will have a problem at all. Teachers often transition over to the corporate world, with the addition of you education you should…

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Asked by James on November 6, 2016

I'm currently a student at TSTC. I'm going to graduate in May 2017 with a minor in Digital or Computer Forensics. I worked for a couple large tech companies but was laid off, so I decided to go to college to start a new career. I was hoping you could help me figure out what career I should maybe look into, or help me think about what to consider.

AT&T, VFC, Merck & Co. have responded.

Congrats on going back to school! If you want to go where the growth is, set your sights on cybersecurity. It’s one of the fastest evolving fields in technology as the Internet of Things comes to life…

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Asked by Pablo on October 17, 2016

I am a 1st year student currently attending Houston Community College Central and was looking to transfer to a 4 year university for my bachelors after my prerequisites at HCC. I was wondering what degree program would you recommend that I get into if I wanted to pursue a career in Human Resources? What type of entry level HR experience should I try and get while I am obtaining my degree that would be valuable to a company once I graduate?

Grace, Cardinal Health, Caterpillar have responded.

Good Day Fellow HR Enthusiast,
Human Resources is a wonderful and rewarding career, I am glad you have interest. There are many disciplines within the HR family such Benefits, HRIS, Talent Management, Talent…

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Asked by Yash on October 12, 2016

I'm a senior about to earn my Mechanical Engineering degree. I feel I have qualities to become a corporate trainer. Should I start my career on a different track than my major, or should I just stick to engineering and see for the future?

Grace, Avery Dennison have responded.

You have come a long way to turn back now. I would recommend that you stick to engineering and pursue training opportunities on the side or that closely relate to engineering. In corporate environments, there…

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Asked by chance on October 5, 2016

I'm an undergrad student majoring in Business Marketing. I'm also a member of the American Marketing Association and the PR for marketing club at the University of West Georgia. Would being an AMA member hold much value to employers at companies I wish to pursue for future employment opportunities?

HP, AT&T, Caterpillar have responded.

You should absolutely include that information in your resume. It's always good to promote your "industry knowledge" through the organizations you are involved in. It also allows the recruiters and hiring managers…

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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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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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