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Asked by Luisa on July 20, 2017

I have just been completely and successfully discharged from Ch 13 Bankruptcy and have fully satisfied all that was required under the plan. My filing bankruptcy was such a painful experience for me and my family but it was all I could do to maintain a home for my children after going through two dramatic and long unemployment periods after the 2009 Financial Crisis. I have relocated and am searching for a job in Financial Services. How can I address my bankruptcy? And how will it reflect or prevent me from ever being able to find work in the profession that I love?

Grace, Avery Dennison have responded.

That sounds horrible. I would be honest about the fact that the 2009 financial crisis impacted you greatly. Address your bankruptcy head on and let potential employers know that you are excited about how you…

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Asked by Cindy on April 15, 2019

I recently applied for an internal job out of state and got an offer. I got another internal offer that I would much rather go for since it's the position I am in now but also in another state. The 1st offer is waiting for me to move but I would rather take the 2nd. What do I do?

Cardinal Health, ADM have responded.

Congratulations on your job offers! Based on your question, it's hard to understand if you have accepted the first position yet or not. Regardless, I would recommend talking to the recruiter that you've been…

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Asked by Baker on March 26, 2019

I fear that given my career path and education I may have become overspecialized. How do I convince potential employers that I am a "good risk" for a new role? Given the field I am in, my previous experience is highly sought after for that specific role, but it only adds value by performing that exact specific role. I fear the incentive to keep me where I am is too great for recruiters to pass up.

AT&T, HP, Worthington have responded.

If we were in a face to face conversation, I would probably ask you why you think you are perceived as a bad risk?  Is it because there has been some suggestion that because you already have education…

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Asked by Santiago on February 19, 2018

I would like to become a teacher or a graduate school professor. What's the best track to achieve this? Do I need to go back to school for a masters degree, or should I grow and gain experience at an educational company?

Merck & Co., Avery Dennison have responded.

This could be a great question for your college / university Career Services office. Most universities would require you to obtain a PhD or a doctorate degree in the field that you would like to teach, especially…

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Asked by Deepak on December 21, 2018

So, I am a fresher with an MBA (will complete in May 2019). I don't know, what Industry or company or job profile I should apply for. I want to know the process to know what I will be able to do best. I did marketing course (Introduction to Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Services Marketing, etc.) for I they were interesting and I enjoy learning. But, how to know what industry will be best for me?

Daikin Applied, Cardinal Health, Textron have responded.

Good question!  Start reading through job descriptions and research companies to see if the industry is of interest to you.  By doing that, you should be able to narrow down the scope of the role…

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