Career Questions tagged Job Application

How should I prepare myself for a first job? How do I organize my resume, if I'm a minor, preparing to apply for my first job?

As of a month ago, I officially turned 16, which has given me a broader base of jobs to go after and apply for. I'd like to start applying for jobs, and hopefully, work a steady job before I turn 17, so I can develop my resume history and work-place skills. But all the jobs near me require...

#beginner #teenagers #recruitment #resume-writing #job-application #personal-development #job-search

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Jyoti Rao, MS’s Avatar Poonam Kherde’s Avatar
Active Feb 23 '18 at 10:09 AM

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Posted by Adriana L.’s Avatar Adriana L.
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Jyoti Rao, MS | Career Services Specialist Happy belated birthday and congratulations on coming to this milestone year ...

At what time do I make the change from a resume to a C.V.?

I really don't have any publications (just some publication-hopeful projects), but most people are telling me that I should consider changing my resume to a C.V. What is the difference? From what I've read, it has a lot of room for publications, but that would be empty space for me. #college...

#resume #job-search #internships #job-application

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Jay Lin’s Avatar Ezra Lockhart MHlthSc(DD), MCSE, CAS, NCAC I, CDC I’s Avatar ritesh sharma’s Avatar
Active Jul 07 '18 at 06:58 AM

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Posted by Jackie G.’s Avatar Jackie G.
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Jay Lin | Current IRB Professional, Former High School English Teacher I believe you answered the question already on your own - ...

In building my resume, what characteristics are most important?

Just want to know if I should be focusing on research, internships, volunteer opportunities or certifications? #career #career-counseling #career-choice #resume #recruiting #resume-writing #recruitment...

#job-application

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Carole Curtis’s Avatar Molly Cabalo’s Avatar Wayne White’s Avatar Rahul B’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:58 PM

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Posted by James S.’s Avatar James S.
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Carole Curtis | Career Couselor/ Certified Career Coachself employed In building a good resume you must do several things to ...

Do resumes need to be one page?

Hi, I'm attempting to become an "officer" in a club at my college and they want to see a resume. My boyfriend is a part of this club and he told me that my resume needs to be one page, that jobs only want to see one page anyways. Is this true? The job application my father helped me make it...

#evaluating-resumes #job-application #resume-writing #resume #resumes

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Jay Lin’s Avatar deepak d’s Avatar Paul Hauber’s Avatar Nayeem Ahmed’s Avatar +3
Active Jun 13 '18 at 07:07 AM

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Posted by Katelyn Y.’s Avatar Katelyn Y.
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Jay Lin | Current IRB Professional, Former High School English Teacher When it comes to resumes, the rule of thumb is do ...

How should you create a resume for a creative job?

I am a design student looking to find a job in the field. How should I go about creating my resume to target creative jobs (graphic design, web design, etc.). What are some key aspects I should focus on that aren't included a the conventional resume? #design #human-resources #resume...

#web-design #creative #web-development #job-application #graphic-designer #graphic-design

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Rahul B’s Avatar Daniela Silva’s Avatar cedric de bossoreille’s Avatar deepak d’s Avatar +1
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Pam M.’s Avatar Pam M.
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Rahul B | Friendly Advice :-) Honestly speaking, it all depends whether you're submitting in person (mainly ...

What are good ways for a recent graduate to make up for lack of experience when trying to get their first job in computer programming?

I will be graduating soon, and due to personal circumstances and the local economy, I've been unable to get an internship. I worry that this will prevent me from getting a good job when I graduate. How can I make up for this lack of experience on my resume? #computer-software #software...

#job-application #programming #information-technology #hiring #software-engineering #software-development #personal-development #career-details

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Larry Arthurton (N4YWN)’s Avatar Prasuna Chennupati’s Avatar Anshul Dhawan’s Avatar Nikki Gibson’s Avatar +1
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Eric B.’s Avatar Eric B.
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Larry Arthurton (N4YWN) | Global Services Manager at Dell I agree with Ron here with his statement "Don't let a ...

Where should I look to volunteer to gain good experience for my resume to apply to a Physician Assistant graduate program?

Most graduate schools require the potential student to have observation hours. What is the easiest way to gain those? What are other volunteer jobs that would look good on a resume? How should I contact a potential working PA to ask if I can job shadow them? Is job shadowing enough? So, in the...

#physicians-assistant #nurse #graduate-school #doctor #job-application

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Rahul B’s Avatar Noel Rivers’s Avatar Vickey Manning’s Avatar
Active Oct 21 '18 at 07:59 PM

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Posted by RaeAnna T.’s Avatar RaeAnna T.
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Rahul B | Friendly Advice :-) Start from your own doctor or any pharmacist. Most people want ...

How to network and build connections?

I could use some ways to build professional connections. I recently made a LinkedIn account--but, is this site really effective at building connections? #college #career #resume #networking #linkedin #job-application...

#personal-development

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Joel Volkert’s Avatar Genevieve Cawthorn’s Avatar Katy Maclean’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Feb 11 '18 at 06:39 PM

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Posted by Jackie G.’s Avatar Jackie G.
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Joel Volkert | Educator/Career Coach, Founder of "Learn Now Learn Well" Hi Jackie,That's a great question. I think talking to professors or ...

What are some 'remote' jobs college students can do to build skills?

I have noticed that there are a lot of remote jobs available nowadays, like freelance writing or helping out with data. Are these jobs good to build resume skills? If I don't have time for a full-time job, could these be useful for cash and testing professional skills? #college #career...

#personal-development #job-application #job-search #career-advice #resume

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Katy Maclean’s Avatar Joel Volkert’s Avatar Sophia Mazyck’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Aug 20 '18 at 01:48 AM

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Posted by Jackie G.’s Avatar Jackie G.
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Katy Maclean | Business Analyst at Dell Compellent Yes, but be careful. Some could be scammers. Do your homework ...

What is a cover letter, and how do you write an effective one?

I am currently applying for internships online, and along with my resume, they often ask me to include a cover letter. I am not sure how to write one, or what it should be about. What do I include in the cover letter? Is there a general format to follow? #college #computer-software #internships...

#cover-letters #networking #job-application

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Adriana Rincon’s Avatar Stephanie Murnen’s Avatar Eric Willisson’s Avatar Linda Ivelise Mirabal’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Albert P.’s Avatar Albert P.
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Adriana Rincon | Software Engineer - Coding, designing and sharing knowledge A cover letter is the way you introduce yourself to a ...

What social media skills can I learn to put on my resume?

I am not a communications or advertising/marketing major. I am a STEM major. But, I heard that many jobs want skills in social media and online resources. I know how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google Drive/Docs, DropBox, and Mendeley. Can these be added to my resume? What other websites...

#social-media #communication-skills #resume #stem #communications #college #job-application #job-search

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Stephanie Murnen’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar Chantel Batton-Utley’s Avatar Serge V. Vaval, M.P.A.’s Avatar
Active Dec 12 '18 at 01:07 AM

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Posted by Jackie G.’s Avatar Jackie G.
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Stephanie Murnen | Sr. Manager, Surgical Gloves Marketing at Cardinal Health This is a great question. All of the social media pages ...

How to ask a professor or past-employer for a letter of recommendation?

Is it appropriate to ask a professor who doesn't know you very personally, but you did well in their class? #college #career #internships #resume #recommendation #web-applications #job-application...

#personal-development

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matthew adeleye’s Avatar Joel Volkert’s Avatar Jessica Montgomery’s Avatar Linda Ivelise Mirabal’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Jackie G.’s Avatar Jackie G.
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matthew adeleye It is simple, just be polite in the mail you will ...

What are some universally beneficial hard and soft skills to put on your resume?

What hard skills and soft skills should everyone have on their resume or c.v.? #college #career #jobs #internships #higher-education #resume #interviews #job-skills...

#job-application

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Troy Golba’s Avatar Gary Stephen Petito’s Avatar Michelle Brown’s Avatar Megan Gray’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Jackie G.’s Avatar Jackie G.
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Troy Golba | Training Manager & Adult Educator Good day, Such a great question and skills to accomplish to ...

Is it appropriate to negotiate a salary or stipend with your potential employer for an internship?

A lot of internships are unpaid, but if you need a salary or stipend of some sort, can you ask your potential employer? #college #internships #interviewing-skills #salary-negotiation #stipend #financial-planning #personal-development...

#job-application

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Carole Curtis’s Avatar Stephanie Murnen’s Avatar Brendon Larsen, PTA’s Avatar Judith-Ann Anderson’s Avatar +1
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Jackie G.’s Avatar Jackie G.
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Carole Curtis | Career Couselor/ Certified Career Coachself employed This is an area where I suggest you handle with care. ...

What information should I include in a cover letter?

When applying to a job that requires a resume and a cover-letter, what information should I include in the cover letter so that I don't 'repeat' what's on my resume? #college #career #internships #interviews #volunteering #cover-letters...

#job-application

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Ollie Jones’s Avatar Gary Stephen Petito’s Avatar Jane Ellis’s Avatar matthew adeleye’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Jackie G.’s Avatar Jackie G.
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Ollie Jones | Software Engineer at Glance Networks The purpose of the cover letter (and the resume) is to ...

How do you prepare for a technical interview?

I am a computer science student, and I will be going to an engineering and technical fair in a few weeks from now, and the companies there often schedule technical interviews in the following days. How should I prepare for it? Is this a dress code that I should follow? #college...

#career #interviews #recruiting #internship #job-application #computer-software

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Jeremy Bassi’s Avatar lohith suresh’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar asif Khan’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Albert P.’s Avatar Albert P.
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Jeremy Bassi | iOS Software Engineer at Workday Hey Albert, At the career fair: Print out plenty of copies ...

How to make a good first impression during a job interview?

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Sam Seldon’s Avatar Poonam Kherde’s Avatar Caroline Velasquez’s Avatar Larry Heim’s Avatar +3
Active Feb 09 '18 at 05:31 AM

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Posted by Tharles D.’s Avatar Tharles D.
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Sam Seldon | Mechanical Engineer Hello Tharles, I would encourage you to familiarize yourself with Monster.com's ...

How should a prepare for a first job interview?

As not having any previous job experience how should i prepare for and execute my first interview since job experience is a big deal in getting a job? #interviews #interview-preparation...

#job-application

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Daniela Silva’s Avatar lori wood’s Avatar Poonam Kherde’s Avatar
Active Apr 02 '18 at 06:38 AM

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Posted by Seth T.’s Avatar Seth T.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi Seth Before Your First Job Interview Research the Company. Take ...

What extracurricular activity should college student do to help build their Resume?

My dream job as a child is to be in hospitality industry, so I am asking to get some point of idea to help me get in that field. #business #extracurriculars...

#job-application

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Daniela Silva’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Feb 27 '18 at 01:08 PM

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Posted by lolo L.’s Avatar lolo L.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi, Extracurriculars List by Category Note: not all schools will offer ...

What are the different types of job interviews out there?

Just want to know more about any possible interview methods that I may encounter in the future. #jobs #interviews...

#job-application

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Barry Rotman’s Avatar Daniela Silva’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Kemi L.’s Avatar Kemi L.
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Barry Rotman | Talent Search Team Recruiter Hi Kemi, as Daniela pointed out via the link provided, there ...

When you have an video interview, what is the appropriate dress attire?

I had a video interview before, and I was dressed extremely business professional. The interviewer only told me I didn't have to dress professionally since it was a video chat. I would like to know the appropriate dress attire you all would recommend?...

#job-application

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Joseph Caravello’s Avatar Meena S’s Avatar Pranshu Saxena’s Avatar Lesli Williams’s Avatar +8
Active Nov 16 '17 at 02:57 AM

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Posted by Tamiya M.’s Avatar Tamiya M.
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Joseph Caravello | National Account Manager, Marketing/Distribution Hello, I would ALWAYS recommend dressing and acting as if you ...

What are some good tips for someone new to interviews?

I don't really have much experience with interviews in the past and was just wondering what are some things I should have in mind when others interview me. #interviews #interviewing-skills #interviewing #job-application...

#personal-development

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Hope LeNoir’s Avatar Hagen Finley’s Avatar Carole Curtis’s Avatar Ryan Swigler’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Kemi L.’s Avatar Kemi L.
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Hope LeNoir | Career Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Author Hi, Kemi. Wow! It is a privilege hearing from a hiring ...

Am I supposed to change my resume depending on the job I am applying to or is it better to be consistent in my applications?

I am currently working really hard on my resume! I have taken it to workshops on my college campus and formatted it into many drafts. I am wondering if I should be changing it, what it says, or the way it is formatted slightly for each job based off of the context of the job I am applying to....

#job-application

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Daniela Silva’s Avatar Carole Curtis’s Avatar Thomas Kucharski’s Avatar Ollie Jones’s Avatar +1
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Stephanie S.’s Avatar Stephanie S.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi Stephanie, Every job you apply for will be different and ...

WHAT ARE SOME BEST WAYS TO GET AN ENTRY LEVEL JOB.

So specifically does anyone , think that entering with a certification is more valuable than a degree itself? Also what kind of limitations does having or not having a degree give you rather having or not having certifications. How many people have you seen at the top without a degree, but only...

#entrylevel #networkengineer #job-application

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Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Demetrio G.’s Avatar Demetrio G.
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suraj nayak | Student at Visvesvaraya Technological University he current gap between graduates’ abilities and employer expectations can’t be ...

What is a cover letter ?

There are so many mixed reviews about including a cover letter , and i do not know if that is something I should include with my resume and if it is what is it ? #resume #cover-letters...

#job-application

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Kim Igleheart’s Avatar Deborah R. Brandt, PT, DPT, CMA’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Gabriela  C.’s Avatar Gabriela C.
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist A cover letter introduces your resume. I know that sounds silly ...

What's the best way to make your resume stand out on top of your peers?

Hi I'm a student at Westwood High School which is ranked 48 for academics out of all the high schools in the country. This means we have lots of competition amongst our peers. I'm currently trying to build a resume that won't only look better than my peers but also grab the attention of good...

#college #resume-writing #volunteering #college-advice #job-application

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Daniela Silva’s Avatar Erin Ford’s Avatar Karen Kitchel’s Avatar Ana Owen’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '18 at 12:48 AM

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Posted by Rj J.’s Avatar Rj J.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi, Resume Writing Guide gives you an overview of each section ...

What should I include in my professional summary in my resume ?

Helllo , I am trying to work on my resume , but I am getting too many mixed ideas for my summary part in my resume help ! #resume #professional-development #summary...

#job-application

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Daniela Silva’s Avatar Katy Maclean’s Avatar Kim Igleheart’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Gabriela  C.’s Avatar Gabriela C.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi Gabriela, An effective summary statement will include a short title ...

What is the most aproppriate way to dress during an interview?

I learned in class about how to dress to impress and it's really interesting to see how people think some stuff is okay when it's really not. #jobs #high-school-classes...

#job-application

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Erin Ford’s Avatar Ulrike Boehm’s Avatar
Active Aug 25 '17 at 01:33 AM

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Posted by Imani P.’s Avatar Imani P.
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Erin Ford | PR Account Executive and Internship Supervisor Hi Imani, This is a great question because there are so ...

What types of questions should I expect in an interview?

I am a sophomore accounting major wondering how I should prepare for an interview. What types of questions do interviewers normally ask? Also, should I prepare questions to ask them about the business? #college #business #internships #interviews...

#job-application

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Keith Martin’s Avatar Alyssa Streller’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar Greg Parker’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Megan S.’s Avatar Megan S.
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Keith Martin | Wireless Technology Planning You should definitely prepare questions to ask them, as this shows ...

How do you recommend to build your resume?

I am a sophomore accounting major and want to build my resume and LinkedIn profile. Do you have any tips or things to include in a resume? Additionally, do you have any ways to go about getting some of these positions? #business #accounting #internships #resume-writing #evaluating-resumes...

#executive #job-application

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David Belt’s Avatar Kim Igleheart’s Avatar Daniela Silva’s Avatar
Active Sep 13 '17 at 02:12 AM

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Posted by Megan S.’s Avatar Megan S.
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David Belt | David Belt is an Experienced Assurance Associate at ... Hi Megan, I remember sophomore year being one of the most ...

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