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Asked by Michael on August 17, 2016

Why do 99 percent of employers always want potential employee's to have a associates degree or higher for a job? I want a job as a safety supervisor or manager. I've been on safety committee for years, did audits etc. Why is it people like me that couldn't afford college but work hard and learn on the job don't have a chance? And what should I do to get noticed or hired without a degree?

Worthington have responded.

Hello,
This is a great question. A lot of times, there are requirements for positions that can be obtained through a college degree or with a technical certification. However, depending on the type of industry…

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Asked by Jessica on August 10, 2016

Has an employee ever been hired from their LinkedIn page or from a new LinkedIn connection?

Hersheys, HPE, HP, AT&T, Cardinal Health, ADP have responded.

Great question! Yes, I have actually found quite of few candidates from LinkedIn who ended up getting hired. Lots of recruiters use LinkedIn as a source to find potential candidates. It is possible and LinkedIn…

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Asked by Sam on August 10, 2016

I very much want to advance my career. How do you work your way up the corporate ladder? I'm assuming I need to stand out to my supervisor, but I'm not sure if that's the case or if I need to be on the radar for someone higher up. Or do I need to make moves outside of the company. In addition, what are healthy expectations for promotion/raise timetables?

Cardinal Health, Cigna, AT&T, ADP have responded.

When thinking about advancing your career, I think the most important thing to keep in mind is that lateral moves are equally, if not more, beneficial than promotions. If you are early on in your career, lateral…

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Asked by David on August 10, 2016

I just accepted a job offer at an incredible company. What are some things I should do in my first week on the job? How should I prepare for my new position over the next couple weeks before I start?

ADP, Cigna, Caterpillar, AT&T have responded.

Such a great mindset you have so early on in your career. Depending on the full-time job, I recommend reaching out to your manager and letting them know how excited you are and if there is anything you could…

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Asked by David on August 10, 2016

Can personality tests help you in a job you're already in? I realize they have tremendous value when searching for a job, but can they help you if you're already in a role? If they can how?

Avery Dennison, American Express, Emerson, Cigna, Merck & Co. have responded.

Hi!

Depending on the test and the role, personality tests/assessments could be very beneficial.

With that said, though, there are some limitations.  The validity of the test plays a…

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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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