Rich from University of Texas at Austin asks: “I am a graduate with a degree in biochemistry and a degree in computer science. Furthermore, I have an insurance license and completed an insurance class. The thing is that when these attributes get brought up in an interview for a job not related to these courses, degrees, or licenses. I am asked why I did not go for those in my field(s) even though I have an interest in sales. How do I answer their questions? Also, there is a huge gap between these accomplishments and I only have 5 months … / Read more »
Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a room full of communication professionals, as they dish about the skills and attributes they love to see in internship and job candidates (and the ones that make them throw resumes in the recycle bin)? I had that chance recently, and it was eye-opening. Below are thoughts from Meri McGloin of Ketchum, Jessica Weidensall and Matt Wager of Weber Shandwick and Pam Golum of The Lippin Group, who were on-campus helping with student portfolio and resume reviews thanks to our CU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and faculty … / Read more »
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 »
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Christian from Chamberlain University asked: “Whats the difference between a CV and a resume? Why would one be preferred over the other?” Thank you for your question Christian. If you’ve looked for job search tips online, you’ll find that Resume and Curriculum Vitae (CV) seem to be used interchangeably. While they are similar, they are not the same! There are distinct differences and specific situations where one is preferred over the other. Length and Content Resumes are brief and focused documents which rarely exceed 1 or 2 pages. They focus on your educational and occupational experiences and work best when the content … / Read more »