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Asked by maureen on June 21, 2017

I just graduated high school and I'm applying for a job. I have no work experience. What should I include on my resume? I was going to put I was the captain of the varsity baseball team to show leadership and communication. Should I include volunteer information? Any suggestions?

VFC have responded.

Yes, include your athletic experience and any other "non-classroom" school-related activities you may have participated in as well.  Volunteer information is also great to add, any experience you have…

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Asked by LaShaina on June 13, 2017

I'm a recent electrical engineering graduate and I'm looking for my first job. There are so many titles and locations. How can I figure out the best job to apply for, and my chances of landing a good job?

Textron, Broadridge, AT&T, Hill-Rom have responded.

Hello! When searching for a job, it can be challenging to narrow down jobs that are the right fit. One thing I would recommend doing from the beginning is identify the locations you are interested in living/working.…

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Asked by Albert on June 13, 2017

I applied for a job two months ago. It's status says in progress. They also posted the job again. I applied again. It's still saying in progress. What does this mean?

Cardinal Health, DuPont, Textron have responded.

This could mean a few different things. The position could have been put on hold and the company is now recruiting for it again. Or, the posting could have expired and it was re-posted because they are still…

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Asked by Puspa on June 7, 2017

I am graduating this year with my Bachelor's in Economic with a 3.27 GPA. I am currently the Chairman of the student executive board for my university and the position goes away with my student status. So, I am hunting for jobs and I am finding I don't meet the 3-6 year minimum experience for the positions I am applying to. I am looking for positions related to economics and have found them to be very scarce. Is there a way to make my resume/ cover letter stand out? And are there roles I may not be thinking about that would relate to my Economics degree?

Quest, Broadridge, Emerson have responded.

First, congratulations on your upcoming graduation, GPA, and student leadership. Great stuff! Second, I looked up entry-level economics jobs and some of the titles I see are:  Junior Analyst, Associate…

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Asked by Jay on June 2, 2017

A hiring manager is asking me compensation requirements via email. What is the best way for me to respond so I'm getting the best offer?

ManpowerGroup, Textron, Cardinal Health, ADM have responded.

First, you'll need to do your homework. It's best to give a range of what's appropriate for your experience, skillset, and what is comparable for your area. There are plenty of websites to help you gather this…

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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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