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          Career Q&A's

 



“Approximately a year ago, I was brought on board in a senior management position.  At the time, it was my dream job and I was told during the courtship that the company was very family friendly.  The last few months have proven differently, however, because the management team works 12-hour days.  It’s been challenging as I have a 3-year-old, so I’m continuously out the office door by 5:00 and seem to take much more personal time than my male counterparts.  What should I do?  I’m afraid of looking incompetent or less dedicated if I don’t work the same aggressive hours as my colleagues.”
— LaDonna L., Boston, MA [read answer]



“I recently discovered I’m pregnant.  The timing is less than favorable because I’m participating in a series of job interviews over the next couple of weeks.  Should I disclose my pregnancy during the interview, or do you think it will hurt my chances of landing a job.” — Jackie M., St. Albans, VT [read answer]


“What’s your take on volunteer positions? Do these positions hurt or help a résumé — and my candidacy for a management position?” — Rachel N., Myrtle Beach, SC [read answer]


I was recently offered a position by email, and I accepted by email.  Now, I want to ask for a signing bonus.  I'm concerned, however, that the company will not offer one. [read answer]


I recently applied for a position, but didn't get it.  Any advice? [read answer]


I'm still in high school.  When is it an appropriate time to begin applying to colleges?  [read answer]



“I was caught off guard during a recent interview when the interviewer indicated that a credit check was being performed as part of the candidacy process.  She asked me if I thought anything substantial was going to show up.  I felt cornered and went on to explain my financial challenges due to a recent divorce.  How could I have handled that differently?” — Mike A., Albany, NY [read answer]


“I’ve been on several interviews, and I haven’t landed a job yet.  Can you tell me what’s wrong with my résumé?”  — Markie Z., Portland, OR [read answer]


“I’m trying to add pizzazz to the answers I give during an interview.  Do you have suggestions?” — Zee B., Cleveland, OH [read answer]


“I’m a couple of days away from facing multiple interviewers for an engineering management position.  This is going to be a first for me, since I’ve partaken in one-on-one interview sessions only.  What should I expect?” — Nellie H., St. Louis, MO [read answer]


“What’s the proper way of handling that pesky weakness question?” — Ronnie N., Chicago, IL [read answer]


In a recent interview, I nearly fell asleep.  The interviewer went on and on about the company, the position, and the overall goals of the department.  I think he spoke one long sentence that took 20 minutes to finish … and I don’t believe he took one breath during that time.  When I left his office, I thought I was a shoe-in because if the company would hire him, they would surely hire me.  It’s been three weeks, and I haven’t heard a thing.” — Madison B., Amarillo, TX [read answer]


“I recently interviewed for a non-profit position and was thrown aback when asked if I considered myself a thrifty person … I’ve never been asked that before.” — Sherrie G., St. Marys, PA  [read answer]


“I’m a couple of days away from facing multiple interviewers for an engineering management position.  This is going to be a first for me, since I’ve partaken in one-on-one interview sessions only.  What should I expect?” — Nellie H., St. Louis, MO [read answer]

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
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