Category Archives: Young Professionals

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Questions Answered: Should I include “adult entertainer” on my resume?

woman-silhouetteQuestion: I’ve been an actress in adult films for the last five years. It has been my primary income while I’ve been in college. I’m about to graduate and I’ve been applying for entry level chemistry technician jobs. I am not ashamed of my work, but I’m not sure how to include this on my resume or if I even have to include it.  But I don’t want it to look like I have no work experience. I put myself through school and was basically working a full time job while being a full time student. I don’t have the typical “campus” jobs to list on my resume either. What should I do?  ~ Meira, Florida

Answer: This is an important question! The basic rule of thumb for writing a resume is to only include experience that is related and relevant to the positions to which you are now applying. Although the chronological resume format, (one that lists your related work experience in reverse chronological order), is most popular, it is not always the most effective for every job seeker. Especially for college students, recent college graduates, and people who are changing career fields, who have limited related work experience, a combination format resume, (which is based on skill set), may make the most sense – at least until you have that first related job under your belt.
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Salary Talk During the Job Interview – What is the best way to respond?

MoneyGuest Author: Carole Martin
Website: http://www.interviewcoach.com

Even though you may have gone through a phone screening that involved answering questions about salary, the subject may come again as the interviewer becomes more interested in hiring you. At this point the interviewer wants to know whether they can “afford you.” This is a very tricky part of the interview and could even break your chances of getting the job. Tread lightly and protect your information is the rule.

Here are some sample questions and answers to assist you in formulating your own answers to questions about salary during the interview. Some of the answers are stronger than others and some will fit certain situations better than others. You will want to use your own words to answer this type of question however these examples will provide words to use that may be more affective in answering these difficult questions.

Q. “What are Your Salary Expectations?”

A#1 – “I was making $60,000 at my last job, plus bonuses. I would be expecting at least that and a 15-20% increase.:
(This is not a good answer)

A#2 – “I’m sure whatever you offer will be a fair amount for a person with my qualifications. Salary is not the most important factor to me. I’m looking for opportunity.”
(This is a somewhat weak answer)

A#3 – “I really need more information about the job before we start to discuss salary. I’d like to postpone that discussion until later. Maybe you could tell me what is budgeted for the position, and how your commission structure works.”
(This is the best answer)
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Put on your underwear!

Quick Tip: Put on your underwear!

Yes, I really am being serious. As the weather begins to warm up, people have a tendency to start wearing fewer clothing items. It might be stylish and perhaps more comfortable to go commando and/or bra-less when lounging around home or with friends, but when you’re networking, interviewing, or going to work, remember to put on your under garments, and […]

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Use Job Search E-mail Alerts

Quick Tips: Use Job Search E-mail Alerts

The job search process can be complicated and time-consuming. But let’s be honest; there are some job search activities that are more effective than others. It’s better to spend time on activities that are high-yield (are more likely to result in actual job offers) than on ones that are low-yield. Scouring online job boards is a time-consuming, low-yield activity. So […]

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