Career Questions tagged Professional Development

What is the most important professional quality a person can have?

Employers, teachers, colleges, and even parents all search for and even expect certain qualities in people. What are a few of the qualities you look for in someone and what do you think the most important quality would be? #qualified #expectations #personal-development...

#professional-training #professional-development


Austin L.’s Avatar Paras Shah’s Avatar Galina Cherny’s Avatar Thomas J. Owens, M.C.C.’s Avatar
Active Jan 13 at 09:16 PM

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Posted by Shiloh B.’s Avatar Shiloh B.
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Austin L. | PwC Experienced Associate, Advisory Hey Shiloh, Awesome question!! So there are so many great qualities ...

How can I have better professional conversations?

I'm a pretty good talker between friends and in casual settings but haven't really had a chance to flex my professional speaking skills. In terms of future internship employers and professors, what are some good, non invasive topics to carry easy conversation? #professional-development...

#conversion-optimization #public-speaking


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Active May 01 '18 at 05:25 PM

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Posted by Erykah W.’s Avatar Erykah W.
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Austin L. | PwC Experienced Associate, Advisory Erykah, interesting question. Being able to talk and interact with people ...

What is the best way to pay for college without a credit-worthy cosigner?

I am a sophomore in college, and I am just curious on the best way to pay for college. I am a theatre major, and I don't have a cosigner who has good enough credit. I am really looking for advice on scholarships/grants/etc.. Anything helps! #college #college-major #college-jobs...

#work-life-balance #scholarships #theatre #student-loans #first-generation-college-students #student #musical-theatre #loans #professional-development #film


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Active Oct 01 '18 at 04:30 PM

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Posted by Adrian W.’s Avatar Adrian W.
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Jamie Weare Hi Adrian! First off let me say congrats on following your ...

Is it better to take a gap year after graduating college?

I am a sophomore in college, and I am just curious on the best way to saving money after graduation. This would be to prepare for the student loan burden. Would it be better to move back home and work a minimum wage job, or try and find a job in a big city that pays more? #college...

#work-life-balance #theatre #college-major #college-jobs #musical-theatre #professional-development #film


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Active Jun 15 '18 at 04:53 PM

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Posted by Adrian W.’s Avatar Adrian W.
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Iris Zhang | Experienced Tax Associate at PwC Hi Adrian,That's a great question and hope my personal experience would ...

What are some interview tips?

I am applying to optometry school this year, so hopefully I get some interviews! #eyes #optometry #interviews...



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Active Apr 08 '18 at 09:14 AM

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Posted by Karena K.’s Avatar Karena K.
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Stephanie Hamilton | Educational Consulting Hi Karena, Based on your question, I'm guessing your interviews will ...

How do you make connections for jobs?

How do I make the connections needed to find high-paying jobs? I am planning on graduating with a degree in International Business, and I am aware that you need connections with other people in the business to receive these kinds of jobs. #jobs #connections #networking #professional-development...



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Active Aug 11 '18 at 12:14 AM

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Posted by Abby H.’s Avatar Abby H.
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Kushaan Shah | Product Manager at NGP VAN I would start attending as many in-person events as possible - ...

What is a skill or quality most people overlook when it comes to interviewing that is actually vitally important?

As a college student, the transition to the workforce is happening really soon. Since I will have to do many interviews, what soft skill or quality should I make sure I have in order to make myself as hirable as possible? #interviews #jobs #computer-science #professional-development #stem...



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Active Sep 23 '18 at 06:47 PM

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Posted by Jeancarlo B.’s Avatar Jeancarlo B.
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Steve Parrish | Software Engineer at CMI That's an excellent question! As a software engineer, I've endured many, ...

What if you are shy? How do you get involved at college?

I don't really enjoy being in groups. Worried about finding a way to meet other at college. #confidence #college #getting-involved #college-advice...



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Active Aug 06 '18 at 02:23 PM

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Posted by Victoria S.’s Avatar Victoria S.
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Jacob Schwarber | Assurance Associate Hi, Victoria,I think overcoming an aversion to interact with people you ...

How can I better myself as a person daily?

I want to become the best possible person I can become. #greatness #personal-development...



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Active Oct 20 '17 at 03:04 AM

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Posted by Eduardo Y.’s Avatar Eduardo Y.
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Dwayne DeSylvia | Transforming Technology into Unique Business Value for Customers, ... I LOVE that you are asking this question! Having been around ...

How do you ask an institution or professional for shadowing opportunities?

I am currently a college psychology student. There is a particular clinical institution that I would be interested in doing some shadowing at. My problem is that I'm not sure how to ask if shadowing opportunities are available when I have no prior relationship with the institution. My...

#networking #psychology #communication-skills #job-shadowing #career-exploration #career-planning #therapy #clinical-psychology #professional-development


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Active Aug 18 '17 at 03:21 PM

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Posted by Alexandra C.’s Avatar Alexandra C.
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John Cline | Channels Specialist at Google Alexandra, I wonder if these professionals have LinkedIn profiles? If so, ...

Is there a cut-off for relevant information on resumes on Linked In, or should you include everything?

**For everyone who doesn’t have a LinkedIn and is reading this, I’d advise you to make one right now! It helps a lot, and even just making one and adding new things to it helps so much! LinkedIn is getting increasingly more popular with both employers and job-seekers. My university highly...

#professional-training #resume #career #linkedin #writing #resume-writing #job-application #professional-development


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Active Aug 17 '17 at 07:56 PM

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Posted by Brenda S.’s Avatar Brenda S.
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Gabe Cohen | Software Development Engineer at Workday Hi Brenda, Great question! I wondered the same thing when I ...

LinkedIn profile: Tailored towards a certain profession or master resume?

The reason I am asking this question is because I've seen a number of profiles on LinkedIn that seem to be master resumes and others that seem to be tailored. Recently, I have been starting to use LinkedIn more often and fixing and editing my profile. Does it depend on how you use LinkedIn?...

#resume #career #work #linkedin #writing #job #job-application #career-counseling #professional-development


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Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:51 PM

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Posted by Paajcha Julie X.’s Avatar Paajcha Julie X.
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist To answer your question Paajcha. . . It sounds like you ...

How do you address recipients in your email professionally?

Hello! I'm currently a freshman university student, and I send a lot of emails through my university email, to professors and university staff alike. I've done research on the right ways to email professors, reading tons and tons of articles but a Google search can't seem to help me. It's a...

#professional-training #communications #university #communication-skills #professional-development #professionalism #college #personal-development #email


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Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:51 PM

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Posted by Brenda S.’s Avatar Brenda S.
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist Depending on the purpose of the e-mail, you could always consider ...

How can I effectively use LinkedIn if I do not have many real-life connections?

I am a high school student and I created a LinkedIn account two years ago but I do not have much on my profile and only 4 connections. I am in school most of the time, so I do not have a lot of work or volunteering experience. My town is small and not a lot of people I associate with have a...

#branding #networking #professional-development #linkedin


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Active Feb 27 '18 at 01:06 PM

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Posted by Galina B.’s Avatar Galina B.
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Julia Casciato | QA Engineer at MobyMax There are a few ways to beef up your LinkedIn profile, ...

How many different types of resumés are there?

I'm interested in learning more about how many resumes I can have. #marketing #professional-development...



Madeline Miscenich’s Avatar Jess Elcan’s Avatar Meena S’s Avatar Kim Igleheart’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:50 PM

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Posted by Joel T.’s Avatar Joel T.
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Madeline Miscenich | Career Services and Higher Education Professional Hi Joel! That is a great question! There are a few ...

What are the best ways to network?

I'm wondering what are the most effective methods of networking? Is volunteering the best or are informational interviews with professionals in my field of choice? I want to gain a network before applying for grad school and find a mentor. #graduate-school #volunteering #networking #mentoring...

#professional-training #professional-development #professional-mentoring


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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:52 PM

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Posted by Mounia M.’s Avatar Mounia M.
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Carole Curtis | Career Couselor/ Certified Career Coachself employed Networking should be an everyday experience just like brushing your teeth. ...

What college do you have to go to to be an actor?

Because I've joined theatre and I've started to grow an interest in acting #professional-development #team-leadership...



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Active Nov 15 '18 at 08:29 PM

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Posted by Destiny  N.’s Avatar Destiny N.
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Ninos Hanna | Communications Manager College isn't required for actors. However, I would recommend NYU. Excellent ...

How do i figure out what to wear to an internship interview?

I am a junior college student majoring in Geography. I am looking to obtain an internship in the field of transportation. I have recently got two internship interviews and am curious what I should wear to them. #college #internships #interviews #professional-development...



Stephanie Hamilton’s Avatar matthew adeleye’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar Stephanie Murnen’s Avatar
Active Feb 27 '18 at 01:09 PM

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Posted by Zachary Y.’s Avatar Zachary Y.
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Stephanie Hamilton | Educational Consulting Hi Zachary, The advice from Ken is spot on! And Matthew's ...

What was your first job in the game development industry? Please share your experiences--the good, the bad, the ugly, all of it--with me.

Hello. I am an aspiring Game Designer/Developer who's attending college to get my Bachelor's Degree. I was just wondering to all the veterans and professionals in the Game Development world, what was your first job title working in the industry? Did you like it? Was it memorable? What game...

#video-games #computer-games #game-development #successes #challenges #game-design #professional-development #video-game-design


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Active Feb 13 '18 at 06:45 AM

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Posted by Patrick K.’s Avatar Patrick K.
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Kevin O'Gorman | Game Designer and Educator: Want to know about ... My first job in the industry was as a dialogue writer ...

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...



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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 are some practical ways to know if a job position is a good fit for me?

The jump from college (or school in general) to a career is a big step. #resume #interviews #professional-development...



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Active Sep 04 '18 at 06:33 PM

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Posted by Brandon L.’s Avatar Brandon L.
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Georgina Castillo | Sr Mgr-Tech Cust Svc-HBA Brandon you would want to make sure you do some reaserch, ...

Do you think it's fair that a single standardized test can define you in your education?

I have recently begun applying to colleges. In doing so, I have been asked on numerous occasions what my ACT and SAT score is. Personally, I believe that one test should not be a determining factor in whether or not you get into college. Students have worked their whole primary education in...

#education-management #higher-education #professional-development #japan #education #teacher #principal


David Brune’s Avatar Aparna Gandhari’s Avatar Stephanie Murnen’s Avatar Kate Kemker, PhD’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:44 PM

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Posted by Alexa O.’s Avatar Alexa O.
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David Brune You are correct in thinking that a single standardized test does ...

How do you effectively communicate your value to an employer in a short interaction?

Received a call from a potential employer and wanted to know how best to communicate value during a phone pres-screen. #business #marketing #communications #recruiting #hiring #customer-service #professional-development...



Joe LaFerriere’s Avatar Maulin Rao’s Avatar Jyoti Rao, MS’s Avatar Danielle Patrick’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:43 PM

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Posted by Tylea M.’s Avatar Tylea M.
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Joe LaFerriere | Product Technologist - Dell Solutions Excellence Center If the interaction is the process for interviewing for a position ...

How do you ask a professional to do an informational interview with you?

I am currently a freshman in a professional development for psychology class, and we have an assignment to talk to someone in a position of our choice for an informational interview. I was considering talking to someone from the Kinsey institute since I might want to volunteer there in grad...

#career #career-path #interviews #professional-development #communication


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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:42 PM

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Posted by Alexandra C.’s Avatar Alexandra C.
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Stephanie Murnen | Sr. Manager, Surgical Gloves Marketing at Cardinal Health Searching on LinkedIn is a great way talk to someone for ...

How beneficial are office hours for students to get to talk and ask questions with their professors?

I just would like to know how much I would get out of office hours and how they typically work. #college #professor #human-resources...



Toshiro K. Ohsumi’s Avatar Brandi Olden’s Avatar Samantha Deane’s Avatar Stephanie Hamilton’s Avatar
Active Oct 24 '17 at 11:09 AM

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Posted by Miriam S.’s Avatar Miriam S.
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Toshiro K. Ohsumi | Senior Software Engineer at Google Dear Miriam, Having been one, I may be able to give ...

What technology should I be learning in high school to prepare for college and the 'real world'?

I had an internship where I saw a lot of the employees using different kind of technology programs (Google docs was one of them). Are there specific tools or programs you recommend I learn that would apply to most jobs? I want to learn now so that I can use them in and after college! #college...

#technology #professional-development


Steve Braz’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar Rafael Diaz’s Avatar Nicki Affonso-McMorrow’s Avatar
Active Feb 27 '18 at 01:06 PM

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Posted by Anne L.’s Avatar Anne L.
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Steve Braz | Services Sales Leader With the way technology continues to change and the various threats ...

What are some common mistakes you see job seekers make when interviewing for a role at your company?

I am preparing for interviews for internships so I thought I'd ask what common (or not so common) mistakes young people make when interviewing at your company so that I can avoid making those mistakes when I start interviewing at companies I want to work for! Thank you! #human-resources...

#interviews #professional-development


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Active Feb 10 '18 at 04:37 AM

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Posted by Maxwell G.’s Avatar Maxwell G.
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Lisa Milani | Leads North America Demand Generation, HANA Enterprise Cloud ... Go into the interview with a plan! A common question would ...

I have a problem managing my time, how would I fix this problem?

I'm 15 and I have trouble managing my time and staying focused at school. How can I fix this? What did you do? #time-management...



Conor Myhrvold’s Avatar MelissaWilliams ’s Avatar Anup Nair’s Avatar Jean-Michel Robiou’s Avatar +17
Active Mar 04 '18 at 01:07 AM

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Posted by Joshua G.’s Avatar Joshua G.
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Conor Myhrvold | Engineering, Program Management There are lots of nifty online resources and "apps" to try ...

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