In this current job market would I be better off going straight from a Bachelors degree to an MBA program instead of entering the work force right away?
My personal opinion is that it is always better to get some work experience before pursuing your MBA. Your MBA coursework will likely be easier and more enriching if you are able to apply actual work…View all answers »
What's the best way to ask an employer for a referral?
It's important to first make sure your current employer is aware that you are searching for a new position. This should not come as a surprise if you are approaching graduation. I would say to them that you…View all answers »
I've been with my company for almost three years now. Have had the opportunity to go for a short international assignment and have landed a role that I'm very happy with. Problem is that it's not clear what the next move might be. I've been in this role for a year now and there's no path for development. When is it the right time to explore externally?
You've been with your company for 3 years now and 1 year in your current role, that is a more than fair commitment, now is the right time to explore externally. Remember, you're just exploring, if you…View all answers »
I'm about to start an internship with company that I'd really like to go to work for after I graduate. Do you have any advice about what I might do now or over the next year while I'm back in school before graduation to try and increase my chances of being hired there? Are there some common mistakes that interns make at this stage?
Hello! The best thing you can do is be as actively engaged in your internship as possible. Ask lots of questions, learn everything you can. Jump right in and show them that you would make a great addition to…View all answers »
Hi I am student at Hamilton Tech College in Davenport, IA. I am looking to get my foot in the door for experience in my new career. What's the first step I should take to finding something like this?
Great question! Internships are a great way to gain experience and learn about companies that you may be interested in. An internship will often times give you hands on experience that you may not be getting…View all answers »