Employment Blog

Back to School?

I finished college recently and I can not find a job. My degree is in Non-Profit Childcare Administration. I have three years experience working with people with disabilities but the jobs I am applying for will not hire me due to the lack of management experience. Should I go back to school?

People do not generally return to school to avoid a challenging situation. The best reason to return to school is when you are clear about a direction (and have done much research about the reality of that role) and need additional credentials to meet that goal.

Job Training

How can I get entry Business Analysis experience or training from the State of Illinois? I am also interested in the Organizational development field. Can I get volunteer opportunities or training for a reasonable price?

MBA job hunting

I received my MBA with a concentration in finance and since then, I have been searching for a new position to take advantage of the degree and to fulfill a desire to have more challenging work opportunities. It has been very difficult to say the least. My current position is as administrative support at a private university. My work history is not extensive, but I am more than capable of managing a position of "higher authority" and responsibility. I am not sure how to get my resume to those who would have a serious interest in providing me with what I am looking for.

Fired and Letting Go of the Anger

I was fired from my previous job because a co-worker simply did not like me. I was set up and now I am looking for another job but I don't know what to say about why I was fired. The reasons given by my former employers were that things were not done that should have been done and my work performance was not up to their needs. I know for a fact my co-worker had something to do with things being deleted off my computer that I did and . . . . . I am just lost at what to say because this has never before happened to me. Co-workers know but I have no proof. Several of my co-workers said I can use them for references, also. Please help me. I don't know what to say.

What do you tell someone in an interview when you've been fired from a job?

What do you tell someone in an interview when you've been fired from a job?

Many people have left their jobs under circumstances that they are not particularly proud of. You are right to think about how you would present your situation in an interview. Since I do not know all the details of your stories, my comments will be general.

Forced to Self Terminate

I have a very stable employment history and stayed three or more years with each of my previous employer and I ended up on good terms with each of them. My current employment is an exception. I was offered a job as floater and I was told that the job would include travel to fill positions as needed, but I was assured that I would not be sent immediately and I would receive training. I agreed and accepted the position.

Telling New Employer about Firing

I was terminated from my last job after working there 4 months. Should I mention this on my next job application?

Short Work Period

I have been working in accounting area for more than 7 years and I have been a good employee. My latest job was with a big company where I worked only for 6 months and the position was terminated. How should I address this in my interview to downplay this short working history?

Explaining Termination

How do I answer, during an interview or job application if I was fired from my job of 23 years? I believe I was fired because I made too much money.

Career Change to Human Resources

I have worked as an auditor/accountant for the past 10 years. I currently work for one of the Big Four firms and I have decided that I have no desire to continue on this path. I am not completely sure where I would like to end up, but my interest is currently in Human Resources as a compensation analyst. I have no compensation experience but I do have experience in analyzing data and critical thinking. What is the best way for me to break into this field. I realize that I would most likely have to take a pay cut also and I'm okay with that as long as I'm rewarded appropriately.

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