Hi Tory. I have a question on the dress code for events and interviews. Different companies seem to have different dress codes. I've even been to a Video Game discussion on interviewing where someone said they would NOT hire someone that showed up in a suit. How do you "feel" out the company to see what you should wear?
Hi Tory! My name is Rachel F, I'm going to be 27 in March and I live in New York. I am trying to make my move to Boston. Unfortunately did not hear about the job fair in Boston until I saw it on GMA this morning. I was laid off at the end of this past June and have been focusing all my efforts on finding a job in Boston. I have been on quite a few interviews but, they have gone nowhere because of a couple of different reasons. I'm beginning to become nervous of the big gap of time that is on my resume. Things are only seeming to get worse. Do you have any advice on how to market myself better and how to stay positive?
I am a recent MBA graduate with 6 + years of military experience. I am no longer serving in the armed forces and I am now job hunting. My job in the military was as an admin assistant and I'm interested in pursuing a career in human resource management. I have applied to numerous vacancy announcements with different agencies within the Federal government and most of the replies have mentioned my lack of experience in the HR field. I thought my education would assist as a substitute for the experience, but I'm finding out that this may not be the case. Any comments or advise to help me land a HR position?
Hi Tory, I've been following the series, and have taken suggestions. I've been unemployed since 10-24, lost my job of 21 years, was terminated, but was an excuse to downsize department. I've kept in contact with friends, but nothing has come of it. Have even applied outside my comfort zone of medical office. Have only had a handfull of interviews. I try to remain upbeat, but it is beginning to be difficult. I know I could be helpful to any office with a minimum of training. I am available now and reliable, could it be because I am 55 and have white hair?
Hi Ms. Johnson,
I was unable to join this a.m. but your telephoned staff were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Thanks for coming to Boston. I really need your assistance with my current situation I'm semi-disabled yet mobile. My Social Security (age 53) limits my income earning ability so I'm seeking temporary and/or part time employment. I'd love to work from home and also in the non-profit community, thinking it will be less congested, somewhat...Any ideas? CynthiAnn
I teach college freshman at Drexel Univ. and will be including your recommendations from this morning's program in my classes this afternoon. Do you have any suggestions for the summer job hunt?
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My name is Theresa. I recently graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Communications. I have a concentration in Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising. I've been looking for jobs within these fields but so far it's been very difficult, even to get interviews, let alone offers. I graduated with honors and have had professional help in writing my resume. I am now working part-time in retail in a job that does not even require high school graduation. I would appreciate any help you could give me.