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AsktheCareerLady

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Megan Pittsley-Fox

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http://www.worklifecareers.com

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Megan Pittsley is a Career Advisor and Resume Writer with many years "on the other side of the desk" in HR, with a focus on recruiting and staffing, to help give you a true insider's perspective on your job search.

Recent Forum Topics & Comments (54)
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General > Career Advice

Unemployed 2 Years After Graduating

It's not that someone can't do the job without experience - in this economy employers are getting HUNDREDS of applicants for their open roles, and unfortunately those without ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Currently enrolled in MBA at University of Phoenix, considering withdrawing and going for associates

I guess it's a good thing I don't get bothered by being 'discredited' by anonymous forum negative nancies.

The reason I believe 'that line of bull' is because I'm in Silicon ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Career choices

What were you doing in the family business? Labor, administration, etc.? Any transferrable skills that you could use to transition into a company in the bio space?

For ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

What sort of salary to expect as an experienced admin

I did not say to reference their salary booklets but to speak with a local recruiter, who has more timely, relevant and locally accurate information.

I'm sorry you had a ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Confuused, online schools.

I've worked in Career Services for 2 separate schools offering these programs and here's my 2 cents for what it's worth...

Medical coding typically requires 2 years of ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Physics or Accounting

[QUOTE who="Jeff in Denver, Colorado"]In the U.S., accounting is the obvious choice. A Bachelor's in Physics isn't a very marketable degree unless you want to teach ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Reccomendations for Quality Accounting/Financial Staffing/Temp Agencies in CT, MA, and RI?

The game is more about quantity these days rather than quality. Smart move to work with agencies!

You could try Accountemps but I would also try searching 'employment ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

What sort of salary to expect as an experienced admin

I would also try calling your local administrative staffing agency for extremely accurate, timely, and local #s specific to you market (and even background if you share your resume ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Associates in Nursing after getting a bachelors in 2010?

Why did you choose not to pursue the sports & entertainment field?
Do you complete internships while in school?
Are you really much more passionate about the ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Currently enrolled in MBA at University of Phoenix, considering withdrawing and going for associates

Sorry to disagree, but Computer Science is one of the most in-demand fields of hiring for 2013 (and many previous years) and companies are bringing IN people from out of the ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Unemployed 2 Years After Graduating

Take a look at Silicon Valley companies for internships - we have a ton of tech companies looking for bodies. Many will accept graduated 'interns' with the right training. You ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Staying Positive & Productive During a Long Term Job Search

I always encourage my clients to use some of their time off to better themselves professionally.

It tends to lift the spirits when you get out of the house to meet others ...

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Next Step After Long Period Of Unemployment

I apologize, as I just noticed you've been out since 1998. What did you do before then?

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

Next Step After Long Period Of Unemployment

Your best bet for looking for looking for fast/rewarding employment options would be to leverage your most relative 10 years of experience, not relying on training alone.

18 months ago
General > Career Advice

BS Biochemistry. Did I waste four years of my life?

I believe this happens more often than not since entry-level roles can be difficult to come by when you're first graduating. I would recommend putting together a very strategic ...

18 months ago
Job > Medical Transcriptionist

Successful MTs - How did you get your first entry-level job?

I'm interested in hearing from successful Medical Transcriptionists on how they obtained their first job in the field? Share with us your story!Did you get it through a staffing ...

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

Age Discrimination

Displaced and ELC, I’m not going to be baited into an argument here. The differences are irrelative to this conversation because we can argue all day and it’s not going ...

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

Age Discrimination

Trust me, I agree with not judging people by their age – however, that goes for workers in their 20’s too. I see a lot of older workers making unfair assumptions and ...

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

Age Discrimination

I do address the benefits costs within the first point, I just don't go into details because it's something I think most people are very commonly aware of.

The other issue ...

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

Getting started in Human Resources

Your education isn't going to get you anything without some kind of experience with the amount of competition out there. An MS will make you look like an expensive inexperienced ...

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

What kind of careers are possible with a Biology BSc without entering grad school/extra training?

Depends what your focus/interest is on really. I see a lot of field technician positions as Biology major’s first jobs for ones that are attracted to the nature aspects ...

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

What kind of careers are possible with a Biology BSc without entering grad school/extra training?

What fields are you interested in within Biology? There's usually some more entry-level positions around, but yopu'll need a bit of experience to obtain them, even. Have you talked ...

4 years ago
City > Wichita, Kansas

Jobs after College???

Continued….

Professional associations:

www.sportmarketingassociation.com – no local KS chapters, but you may want to write to their Board Members for ...

4 years ago
City > Wichita, Kansas

Jobs after College???

Hi Walker,

Indeed, Kansas is a tough market. Are you open to relocation?

Does your resume highlight your sports-related experience as much as your work history ...

4 years ago
Job > Legal Secretary

Age discrimination as a leagal secretary.

I’m sorry you’re having bad experiences, but you must realize that this is not everyone’s case. You cannot stereotype every single lawyer or every single legal ...

4 years ago
Job > Legal Secretary

Age discrimination as a leagal secretary.

Tricia,

Age discrimination is rampant among most careers right now – it’s across the board. If being a legal secretary is your only ambition, it’s a fine ...

4 years ago
City > Wichita, Kansas

Jobs after College???

You said you have had a lot of experiences, but are they related to the jobs you’re applying for? Are any of them long-term to show longevity? What was your major in college ...

4 years ago
Company > Wal-Mart

Did I blow the interview?

They could be testing you to see if you follow-through and are dedicated. Send a thank you card for the interview and follow-up when they ask you to. A lot of companies' interview ...

4 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Job outlook for physical therapist assistants

MinhYên,

While volunteering for an animal shelter is great (I’m a big animal welfare supporter too!), it doesn’t satisfy your need to gain experience in ...

4 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Job outlook for physical therapist assistants

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a huge government agency which studies labor market information and offers in-depth reports, Mark. It’s a lot more than just ...

4 years ago
Job > Nursing Home Administrator

Openings for a LNFA

If no one will hire you because of lack of experience, there's only one way to begin gaining experience - volunteer or intern!

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Career Advisor ...

4 years ago
Job > Pharmacy Technician

HAS ANY ONE TAKEN THE PHARMACY TECHNCIAN PROGRAM THROUGH GATLIN AND FOUND A JOB?

I used to place pharmacy technicians in the Career Services Department of a vocational college for a year and a half or so. If you can get a job now working for Walgreen’s ...

4 years ago
Job > Welder

Does ANYONE hire inexperienced welders?

The school itself isn't going to "hire" you as a volunteer. What you need to do is go to an instructor who liked you and ask if you can assist him in any way to build ...

4 years ago
Job > Welder

Does ANYONE hire inexperienced welders?

Sometimes it's not about "finding" an opportunity but creating one. You have to be very proactive and determined. Can you volunteer at your school as a teaching assistant ...

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

Are credit checks necessary for jobs not related to the financial industry?

Sadly we’re in a time where it’s an employer’s job market. If they can prove that somehow a candidate’s credit is important to the job, they can do it ...

4 years ago
Job > Special Events Coordinator

College student who needs to know what skills she needs!

It depends on what kind of events you want to do. A degree in Hospitality may be a good choice, or even a general business degree. There are certificates for event planning you ...

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

Career Change with Art/Graphic Design Degree

Below are some available online resources and assessments to explore different career options. Please note that none of these resources are scientifically proven to decide what ...

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

Dating myself?

If you feel uncomfortable you can post without the confidential information (like person contact info, employer names, etc. removed)

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

Dating myself?

doh. Resume for review, I'm sorry. :)

4 years ago
General > Career Advice

Interviewer fell asleep during my interview

Send some No-Doze along with your "Thank you" letter?

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

Assessment Test

Also, remember to keep on the ends of the spectrum and not in the middle. Ex "Strongly agree/strongly disagree". Otherwise you won't score well.

Good luck!

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

Is It Worth It to Invest in Human Resources

Thanks for providing more information. I would try to get in with some temp agencies and try to sneak into the field in an entry level job before going for your Masters in it. It's ...

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

school help!!! =[

Depends on what you need for a credential. Is it possible to focus on elementary math? Every state's teaching requirements differ and I am not familiar with NY's.

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

Is It Worth It to Invest in Human Resources

Sorry, it's my experience as a Career Advisor and Recruiter/HR that being out of work regardless of the reason is never a good option. Employment gaps, even if it is for school, do ...

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

Is It Worth It to Invest in Human Resources

Without knowing what this person's work background is, it is very unwise to tell them to go get a masters. A masters is a huge investment, and while furthering your education is a ...

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

How not to get fired...

Good idea! If I was her I would do a name change ASAP!

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

How not to get fired...

Ya too bad she will eternally be "google-able" and probably never be hired again by anyone.

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

If Tiger Woods can't stick with GM what hope is there for the rest of us?

It's expected to last around 14 months from what I have heard. Better to be prepared for the long-haul!

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

echo positions

One way to get experience is to volunteer or intern somewhere. Even if it is only one day a week it can help you get more experience and get your foot in the door.

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

Planning to buy hair salon/spa - Need advice

If you want to ensure income perhaps have new stylists do chair rental where they rent the space and pay out a small % of their fees to you.

5 years ago

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