How do I tactfully word that I was terminated from a job on an application? There was a personality conflict and hostility toward me in this small office setting - from co-workers to my manager. I worked there for approximately 2 years. It was not a good fit, although I tried really hard to make it work and loved the job and wanted to learn more. This was my first and only full time job. I do have a couple of good relationships with people I met there, but no longer work there. They have agreed to give me a recommendation. Am I obligated to even reveal that I was terminated? Does the hiring employer have a right to ask that question? Some have told me that it is not legal to ask. Is that true?
This is a great question that I feel others could really benefit from - thanks for asking it! Some employers will ask if you have ever been terminated from a job and you need to answer honestly. …View all answers »
Hello, I have gained experience as a quality engineer through mentors and hands on training in precision manufacturing and I'm currently in fastener distribution. I've earned an A.S. in Engineering and I'm working to earn a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. I would like to find a job as a co-op engineer, but not sure how to word my professional summary in my resume. Any suggestions?
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I am going into my senior year of college. Soon I will be applying for grad school, and I need resume advice. I am going for engineering (what I am doing for undergrad), and I am conflicted with what to do regarding a class I took throughout high school. It was called "project lead the way" and it was an engineering class which I took from 9th-12th grade (different topics each year). Should I list this on my resume? If so, how? If not, could I reference it somehow?
Great question and you may get different opinions, based on the school and admissions officer, but I think it is beneficial to include any relevant classes, even if they are in high school. Since you are in…View all answers »
I'm only 6 months into my first job after graduating and feel like there are times people look at me like I'm still in college. I have had the opportunity to be part of a lot of meetings, and I've even fun a few meetings for projects I'm managing. However, I feel like people always look at me like I have two heads in the meeting. Could it be that I'm not running them efficiently? Could it just be my confidence and I'm imagining this? What advice would you give when it comes to being part of meetings in a professional environment? And, any suggestions on how to effectively manage those meetings?
This is a great question! I remember feeling unsure of my self in meetings at first. I'm sure you are doing a great job! There are 2 things I would recommend to give you some more confidence. …View all answers »
I applied to a graduate role which contains different job functions such as IT, analysis, maths and statistics, accounting etc At this stage I wouldn't be applying to an exact function. But I have been invited to attend an Open Day and an interview. I have never attended an open day as part of an application process for graduate school before. What can I expect to happen?
Everyone does it a bit differently; however, I can provide a few things may experience and what to take from them.
You will not be the only potential candidate there. This…