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?
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…
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?
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,…
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.
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…
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?
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…
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?
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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