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What Can I Do To Find Full-Time Employment in My Field?

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Michelle from Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University asked: “I have my BS in Healthcare Administration and my Masters in Public Administration. I been working as a temp for the past year but I am still not able to find full-time employment and it’s really taken a toll on me. I trying everything but I all I get is, “do you want to be a CNA?”. I really need some advice on how to proceed with confidence.” Thank you for your question, Michelle.  I can appreciate your frustration in not landing the right opportunity as quickly as you’d like. … / Read more »




How should I prepare for a Career Fair?

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Nicole at West Virginia University asked: “I have couple of big career fairs coming up, and I want to be as prepared as possible. What can I do to improve my chances of finding a job there?” Thank you for your question, Nicole. Whether they’re on campus, sponsored by a workforce commission or a company, career fairs are a great place to shake hands and get your name in the recruitment pool. With a little preparation, research and networking, you’ll be ready to make the most out of your career fairs. Treat it like an Interview. Career fairs are essentially … / Read more »




What Do I Do When I Have a Job, But Get a Better Offer? – Draft

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Brianna from University of North Texas asked: “I applied to many, many places. I ended up choosing an on-campus job that didn’t pay well and didn’t have enough hours because I had a tuition payment deadline. Now, I have an amazing job offer, but I’ve already accepted the other job and have worked for a week. I don’t want to let anyone down, but I can’t really pay bills with this job. What do I do?” Thank you for your question, Brianna.  Congratulations on the recent job offer!  It is always exciting to receive an offer from a prospective employer, … / Read more »




How Can I Get Better Job Search Results?

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Kyle from Oregon State University asked: “I have a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and am seeing no results from my job search. I have been looking for almost 5 months now and have received two phone interviews after applying for dozens of jobs. I have had my resume looked over by several people who had no criticisms. My resume doesn’t help me much, I have no research/extracurricular activities, and none of my job experience is relevant to my degree/career. I have contacted multiple local companies about potential internships for experience and didn’t hear anything back. Can you shed some light … / Read more »




How can I get paid experience when no one will give me an opportunity?

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Tamara from California State University Bakersfield asked: “I have applied to several jobs and keep getting the same response: “We would love to hire you,  but you have no paid experience.” I have volunteered at an after school program for over a year now and told have been told that it does not count.  So my question is this: How can I get paid experience if no one will give me an opportunity?” Thank you for your question, Tamara! This is a tough challenge that can seem impossible to address:  You need experience to get a job, but the only way … / Read more »