Category:Get Your Foot in the Door

How I Can Land a Job Requiring a Specific Degree Type Even When I Don’t Have the Preferred Degree?

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Rhonda from University of Maine asks: “I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business with concentration in Healthcare, Business Management and Health and Wellness. I have reviewed various available jobs along with each position’s qualification.  It seems some of the openings require a specific degree. Can I apply for jobs that are asking for a degree that doesn’t specifically match mine?” Thanks for your question, Rhonda.  The simple answer to your question is, “Yes, you can”. Consider that I have degrees and background in sports management, yet I was able to land employment as a trainer and career coach after doing … / Read more »




How Can I Write a Winning Cover Letter?

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Megan from National University asks: “I need help writing a cover letter including some ideas on how to write one. I currently serve as an intern and this company is hiring.  However, their hiring process for internal candidates is not as formal as with an outside applicant.  How can I put together a winning cover letter?” Thanks for your question, Megan.  Cover letters take valuable time to write.  Let’s face it: no one wants to write a cover letter.  Are cover letters even necessary in today’s job market?  The answer is “Yes”, but only if the cover letter is well … / Read more »




How Can I Find a Full-Time Job in Physical Therapy in a Challenging Market?

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Sally from Daytona State College asks: “I graduated with honors in 2001 with an A.S. Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant, I am currently employed PRN (pro re nata or “as needed”) with two companies locally and neither has work for me now.  Do you think the local market is flooded?  A local employment recruiter believes this to be the case.  Why is it so difficult for someone with 15 years of experience to find full-time or even part-time work in this area?  I have updated my resume and gone through a program at CareerSource Flagler/Volusia, and yet I rarely … / Read more »




How Can I Compete for a Summer Internship as a Freshman Student?

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Celine from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) asks: “So, I’m in my freshman year studying graphic design.  However, I’m more into character design when it comes to digital arts, so I think that I should switch to animation or illustration. My parents are telling that I should get a summer internship in order to get an idea of what career I might want to do in the future, but I’m feeling conflicted. I agree on the part of getting experience from the internship, but I don’t think a freshman like me who still has yet to discover what her … / Read more »




I Have a Felony in My Background, What Can I Do To Land Employment in My Field?

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Roger from PCC asks: “After a rough divorce, I am a felon with a decent work history and a BS degree. I am currently taking Alcohol and Drug certification courses to get a certification for Alcohol and Drug counseling. I am worried I will never work again.  What can I do to land a job in the Drug and Alcohol counseling field?” Thanks for your question, Roger.  It sounds like you have successfully navigated through a challenging life event and are focused on getting your life and career headed in the right direction.  Great news! Having a felony in your … / Read more »