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Asked by Angela on May 21, 2017

I am very shy and uncomfortable with networking. I feel rude when I ask people for favors or if they can help me find a job. Any advice?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Hi there, great question.

I want to first let you know that being shy does not need to be negative, is not a weakness, and doesn't define you; it is simply part of your story. I would recommend connecting…

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Asked by Angela on May 20, 2017

If I am applying for a job that is located in a different state, am I less likely to get the interview? And if so, will I have to pay for the travel expenses?

ManpowerGroup have responded.

Excellent question.

Many people in today's workforce are looking to other states and cities for job opportunities and it is becoming less taboo. With that being said, always show on your cover letter,…

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Asked by Angela on May 19, 2017

Is it ok to e-mail companies directly expressing an interest in an internship/entry level position if they have no job openings that fit my profile? Is this more effective than applying for posted jobs? I feel that if a specific opening is posted hundreds of people apply and it is very unlikely to be invited for an interview.

Quest, Worthington have responded.


YES, it is OK. In fact, it shows initiative which is an attribute admired by many hiring managers. If there is nothing available, there is a chance that a hiring manager or recruiter would…

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Asked by Diana on March 22, 2017

Hi, I am about to turn 24. I haven't had an official job before. So, what can I write for job experience if I am not really an expert on anything that I am applying for? Can I make up past work history so I get noticed and be called for an interview?

Worthington, Gap Inc., ManpowerGroup have responded.

No. I would not recommend making up anything on your resume. That is going to give the interviewer a bad impression if they do decide to bring you in, as you wouldn't be able to answer questions…

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Asked by Tanya on February 12, 2017

If I got my interview through a family connection or though someone working at the company already, should I tell this to the interviewer or could that hurt my chances of getting hired?

Worthington, Cardinal Health, ManpowerGroup have responded.

I think it is always best to shy away from mentioning this in an interview without being prompted. Typically interviewers will ask how you heard about the organization or the position, and at that…

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

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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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