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Asked by Phillip on April 25, 2017

I am interested in navigating from a career in Student Affairs and Higher Education to a career in Human Resources. I have a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration, but am starting off with a corporate company as a Senior Recruitment Coordinator. What are some realistic HR career paths I can pursue?

Textron have responded.

Hello! Congratulations on your recent job acceptance! One of the aspects that I enjoy about Human Resources is the variety of experiences you can have in one function and continuously build your functional…

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Asked by Kelcie on April 20, 2017

I transferred universities a couple times over the course of my college career, and I'm wondering if I should include those two previous schools on my resume? I had a really hard time figuring out what I wanted when I got to college, and I'm worried employers will see it on my resume and think I'm flaky or unprofessional (even though I eventually ended up at a school I really love).  Would I get in trouble for not having those others listed? 

Cigna, Worthington have responded.

We see many candidates who have attended multiple schools over the course of their academic journey, so don't be overly concerned about this. While companies may have different preferences, I would recommend…

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Asked by Joel on April 10, 2017

My job application status said applications under review next step interviews. Now, a few days later the status column is blank. Any idea what this means? Should I call the company?

Cigna, ADM have responded.

Yes, if you are concerned or just want an update on your progress, you should reach out to the recruiter via email or phone. Most recruiters are happy to chat and let you know where you are in the process,…

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Asked by Cynthia on April 9, 2017

I quit work 18 years ago when I had children and would like to return to full-time employment. I have an accounting degree from Texas A&M. I have applied to numerous positions and I have not received a phone call so I'm wondering if the gap in my resume is turning potential employers away. Any advice on how I can get back to work? Thanks!

VFC have responded.

Couple things I would recommend are applying to Temp agencies as way to get your foot in the door at local companies.  This will give you the opportunity to brush up on your skills and to try out different…

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Asked by Tanya on March 12, 2017

Do recruiters look at resumes that are sent through traditional mail? On paper instead of email?

Mutual of Omaha, Textron, VFC have responded.

Interesting question! Some think if they go the extra mile by mailing in their resume, this would grab the employer's / recruiter's attention. Where this may have been the case back in the day before everyone…

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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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