I have a master's degree in marketing and sales. I would like work at a big company to improve my career. Is an internship the best place to start?
Congratulations on your Master's degree! If you've already completed your degree, I would consider looking at entry-level jobs rather than an internship. An internship is often a great place to start if you're…View all answers »
I graduated with a degree in civil/structural engineering three years ago. After graduation, I was lucky to find a job as a geo-technical engineer. Now, two years later I feel that my heart is really in structural engineering. People tell me that it is hard to change disciplines in this field once you've started down a certain path. What is the best way to make the transition?
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What advice would you give to someone who is currently job searching in a field he got a degree in 5 years ago (ex. finance), but then traveled and worked abroad in a different field (ex. teaching) for 5 years? My resume is up-to-date, but I haven't had any relevant work experience in my original field of study. Any tips for how to best go about my job search and contacting employers? Thanks.
Transitioning to a new career path can be challenging. The most important thing for you to keep in mind as you continue your search is to demonstrate how your experience over the last 5 years has…View all answers »
Is it normal for companies to give very specific case study questions, even to people who might not have worked that specific role but have knowledge of the business? Why is information with regards to ethnic and religious background collected during the application process? Does it affect my chances of being hired?
Case studies are a great way for managers to determine your ability to think outside of the box, how you think critically, and how you strategize. Most universities also bring in case studies into the curriculum…View all answers »
Hello, I am a teacher with five years experience. I am currently studying for a MBA since I want to change careers, I would like to go into consultancy and I know as a fact that it is possible because I have met people who have done it. With these circumstances, what is the best way to break into the corporate world?
Congratulations on pursuing your MBA- you'll have a variety of options for your next career step! There is no cookie cutter answer to your inquiry, rather, it should be a multi-pronged approach.