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Asked by Sam on December 26, 2016

I believe I'm about to be offered a job at a company I've been interviewing with. How should I evaluate the compensation package when they show it to me? Should I ask them how much things cost (i.e. health care, dental, time off, etc) and then add it to my salary?

Mutual of Omaha, Grace, ADM have responded.

Great questions! If an offer is presented to you, typically the recruiter will state what the base salary or hourly wage will be and if there are any bonuses or other incentives included in the offer. You can…

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Asked by Karan on December 24, 2016

I accepted an internship offer from a Fortune 500 company about a month ago, which I was extremely happy about. Just a few days ago, I was arrested for a DUI charge for SLEEPING IN MY CAR. I did not want to drive because I knew I was intoxicated. However, the law isn't so understanding of my situation. What are the chances that the company will withdraw my internship offer when they find out?

Daikin Applied, ADP, ADM have responded.

Hello,   If you have a position which requires you to drive, then you should immediately notify them.  Most likely they will recind your offer due to the job requirements.  Otherwise,…

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Asked by Alyss on November 3, 2016

I had been working at my entry level position for a little over a year. Last week due to the company downsizing and changing roles, I was laid off. Yesterday, my former boss contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in coming back. I'd have to go through the steps of an applicant. Just looking for some advise on how to proceed. If I were to get an interview, I'm nervous I might say the wrong thing.

Caterpillar, ADM, AT&T, Cardinal Health have responded.

I believe that you are referring to how to navigate the fact that you were laid off from your previous role when discussing returning to another previous employer.  If this is the case, the best approach…

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Asked by Akash on October 24, 2016

I work for a service company, and I'm currently an on-site consultant. My actual employer is asking me to do extra work (internal projects) beyond working for the on-site client - without extra pay. I am a graduate, and I have built my skills through online courses, forums, meet-ups etc. Are the employers just taking advantage? Should I talk to them about the workload?

AT&T, Grace, Textron have responded.

Hi there,

It would be difficult to determine the scope of your job without seeing your job description or employment contract. If it is open ended and not specific to work you would be doing for the…

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Asked by Jonathan on October 6, 2016

I have the opportunity to go on an international assignment with my company. My dilemma is that I'm not sure that the role is relevant for my longer term career aspirations. Is it better to just go for it- experience cultural challenges, etc.- or forgo the international assignment but pursue a role that may be more directly applicable?

VFC, ADP, Accenture, ADM have responded.

Go for it!  Even if it turns out not to be directly applicable, the global experience you gain should more than make up for that.  Like many global employers, we highly value, but often struggle…

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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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