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  • How Should I Represent My Co-Op Position on My Resume?

    I am working on my associate degree with a double major in purchasing/business management. I have been a co-op student with the same company in the procurement department for a year and a half, and have just finished my co-op requirement. I … Read more...

  • Should I Show a Prospective Employer My Pay Stub?

    I am in negotiation with an employer for a higher position than the one I currently hold. They are asking that I send them a pay stub. I told them you can't really compare both positions, as the responsibilities and duties are so different. … Read more...

  • May I Wait to Disclose Vital Statistics?

    Sometimes, as I arrive at a prospective employer's office for a first interview, the receptionist hands me an application that must be filled out before the HR manager interviews me. This protocol seems to take the focus of the interview … Read more...

  • Should I Address Several Months of Contract Work on My Resume?

    I have worked at a few short-term contract positions in the past few months after being laid off by my previous employer. How should I present this information on my resume? Is it possible to consolidate this experience into just one entry? … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Indie Label Owner

    A self-proclaimed music junky, O'Connell decided to start his own label when Jeremy Steckler, who founded the Now Sound as a sophomore at Duke University, turned to him for advice. "Jeremy was trying to sort out his finances and I noticed … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Opera Diva

    Denyce Graves defines the word diva. The mezzo-soprano has electrified audiences all over the world with her sultry interpretations of the title role of Carmen in the opera by Georges Bizet. She's on the September 2001 cover of Opera News. … Read more...

  • Dream Job: BMW Test Driver

    "How did you get a job test-driving $128,000 cars?" Hard work, determination, and a bit of good timing is the answer. Ten years ago the automotive technology trade school Jason attended had just started a relationship with BMW. Wanting to … Read more...

  • Interview Etiquette

    Understanding personality typing and Method acting well enough to fake being decisive yet change-friendly is one way to prepare for these trials. Another is, never let them see you eat. If they ask how many golf balls you could fit in a … Read more...

  • Dream Jobs: Snowplow Driver

    It's not as if Minnesotans aren't used to winter weather. But during rough winters residents have to prepare for oncoming snow storms by stocking up on sidewalk salt, securing their cars in garages, and battening down the hatches before … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Movie Critic

    Anyone can write about the highs and lows of a Hollywood offering, but to perfect the art of criticism takes a deeper understanding of the industry. A movie review shows an opinion, but critics can't just say, "I hated it." Read more...