Matt Krumrie

Sales + Marketing columnist | Careers
Matt Krumrie answers readers' questions about job-hunting the first Sunday of each month. Matt has 10 years of experience reporting on the employment industry.

Recent content from Matt Krumrie

Ask Matt: Volunteering Experience

Volunteering is more than just personally rewarding. If done right, it can be another skill or experience to add to your resume and it just may be what sets you apart from other candidates when searching for your next job.

Updated: November 15, 2010, - 03:45 PM

Ask Matt: The Hiring Process - Pre-Employment Testing

Why do employers administer pre-employment tests and what role does it play in the final hiring decision? Is there any way to prepare for such tests and what do they look for in my answers?

Updated: November 08, 2010, - 11:12 AM

Ask Matt: Job Search - Looking for Out-of-State Employment

I've been considering moving out of state to find a new job. Do you have any tips on how to create a job search for a job out of state? I am willing to relocate anywhere, but feel I am being overlooked because of where I live.

Updated: November 01, 2010, - 09:11 AM

Ask Matt: Career Crossroads - Pursuing a Path You're Passionate About

Many job seekers get a degree and end up working in an unrelated field. Finding a career you are passionate about and a job you are excited to go to each day is key, no matter what your degree is in.

Updated: October 25, 2010, - 09:34 AM

Ask Matt: Employer May Be Saying Negative Things About Former Employee. What Can They Legally Say?

I have been out of work since 2009. I've done everything - networked, updated my resume, attended job clubs - and I am getting lots of interviews. In a few, I even made it to the third and fourth interview and at that point some things came up that led me to believe my former employer is badmouthing me. If this is true, what can I do? How much information can a previous employer legally say about me?

Updated: October 18, 2010, - 09:32 AM

Ask Matt: List Past Schooling Experience Even if Degree was not Finished?

I have three years of law school under my belt, but never got my law degree. I have a strong background in management in the corporate world and am pursuing jobs in that field. Do I list my law experience even though I did not finish?

Updated: October 11, 2010, - 09:41 AM

Ask Matt: Is Taking Any Job Better Than No Job?

I've been out of work for a long time. I am at the point where I am considering changing careers, or taking a job that pays much less and is not directly related to my current field. What should I do?

Updated: October 04, 2010, - 10:03 AM

Ask Matt: Turning a Temporary Job into a Full-Time Career

Temporary/contract-for-hire jobs are a great way to show a company you are the right person for a full-time job. It's also a good way for employees to get experience and a feel for a company before deciding if they should work full-time.

Updated: September 27, 2010, - 11:04 AM

Ask Matt: Informational Interviews - Tips for Success

Meeting with a professional in your field - or one who works for a company you want to learn more about - can be a great way to get further insight into one's job or company culture.

Updated: September 20, 2010, - 09:42 AM

Ask Matt: Hunting for a Headhunter

Finding a headhunter can be another resource to explore in the job search. Understanding how a headhunter works is the first step to finding one that can help you.

Updated: September 13, 2010, - 02:00 PM

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