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How Can I Better Utilize Recruiters to Land a Job?

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Grant K. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology asks: “In my experience, one of the best ways to get in touch with potential employers is to leverage professional recruiters. I have tried to find some on LinkedIn with very little success. I’ve tried different keywords but have not been able to find any. Do you have any suggestions?” Thanks for your question, Grant.  Targeting recruiters, both direct and third party recruiters, is a good idea and something you should include in your overall job search campaign.  However, remember that recruiters do not work exclusively for you so make sure … / Read more »




How Can I Steer an Employer’s Focus Off My Poor GPA During an Interview?

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Emmit from ITESM asks: “At the beginning of my college studies, I had some personal problems that affected my classroom performance.  As I approached graduation, I did well in my courses, but unfortunately, I have a poor cumulative GPA. How should I handle this situation on an interview?” Thanks for your question, Emmit.  This is not uncommon as I have heard this from a number of students who did not do well initially in college, but found their wings later on and finished strong.  Don’t let your GPA solely define who you are or let it determine the value that … / Read more »




How Can I Transition from Finance to Sonography While Finishing My Degree?

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Anthony from Tacoma Community College asks: “I am a financial manager that recently went back to college to pursue a technical degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. I just completed my EMT Basic certificate and want to gain experience in the medical field to acquire patient care hours. What is the best way to transition out of banking and into the healthcare industry, but still be able to continue my education and financially survive?” Thanks for your question, Anthony.  Congratulations on completing your EMT basic certification.  This is a great step forward towards both your technical degree in diagnostic medical sonography … / Read more »




How Can I Land an Internship / Job at a Non-Profit with a Humanities Major?

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Bianca from San Francisco State University asked: “I am a Humanities major and I am having trouble narrowing down my career path. I am definitely interested in working in non-profit / philanthropic fields or anything community and education related, but am having trouble finding a field that hires humanities / liberal art graduates. What can I do?” Thanks for your question, Bianca.  I certainly appreciate how you feel about your lack of success in landing a job in your desired field.  It sounds like you are anxious to solidify your career plans and get your career started. Well, the good news … / Read more »




How Can I Gain Internship Experience in My Field with only an Associate Degree?

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Tasheka from Houston Community College asks: “I’m currently pursuing an associate degree in Accounting and I’m trying to find an internship that does not require me to be in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. My question is, how could I gain experience if no one accept a candidate pursuing an associate degree?  I do plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the future, but want to gain experience for a job now.  What can I do?” Thanks for your question, Tasheka.  Today’s job market is ultra-competitive so I can appreciate the anxiety that you feel.  However, let’s take … / Read more »