Dear Coach: I think blind ads are so unfair. You might be sending resumes to the same company you work for. And then you could lose your job.
I recently responded to a blind ad and asked the name of the company before I sent it my resume. No response. Is this fair?
Carol Kleiman: No, it's not. A blind ad is well-named.
Who knows who the people are and what they might do with your information? That's a real concern.
Dear Coach: I am trying to earn my bachelor's degree, work full time and raise four children alone.
I badly need information about companies that help employees like me who are struggling financially to cover their education.
CK: You have a lot of responsibilities and should be getting support right now from your college.
Ask about loans, scholarships and other forms of financial aid.
Realistically, you can't expect a potential employer to solve your financial problems. And as far as an employer's helping with tuition, it usually isn't awarded immediately - you have to prove yourself first.