21 Tips for Job Hunting - A Comprehensive Strategy

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I had always meant to do a post on job searching and so I figured, why not now? AKA – Kiyomi’s 21-Step Job Hunt Strategy 1) Contact everyone you know in a personalized, positive, fun email When I first graduated college and whenever I am seeking new opportunities, I will literally email everyone I know. The goal is to get INFORMATION and ADVICE which almost anyone can provide, not ask for an interview, a favor, or a job. Job hunting is a numbers and timing game.

The Realities of Job Hunting As A High Level Executive Assistant

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Here are some tips as your career progresses that will affect how you job hunt. The lower-level admin you are the more jobs there are. Whether you are a department assistant or work for a smaller company, you will be able to find a job more easily. Those jobs support the President, CEO, CTO, CFO, and Chairman. Your job hunt will take a lot longer. The higher up you go on the ladder of admin roles, the longer your job hunt will take.

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

It’s really about looking at the skills you need to succeed in your current job; be ready for new opportunities; and plan for your future. Great job! They are doing you a favor because you don’t want to waste your precious time learning a job and then realize months later, it’s not really for you. ASAP offers the PACE certification [link] (Shared by Karen). I am job hunting right now and notice that the majority of companies are asking for two or more skill sets.

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Answering Reader Mail: I Got Really Sick Before An Interview & Still Went. Did I Make The Right Choice?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Seeing that I gained all this wisdom via experience or by reading, I can’t imagine why anyone would pay for what I consider free advice… In the future (like 20 years from now), I may send out a survey to see if there are services you feel aren’t fitting your needs as an executive assistant, admin person, job hunter, college graduate, young professional, business owner, executive, CEO, or anything else you can imagine to see what type of help people crave.

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Resenting Your Boss & How to Overcome It

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

It's getting to the point where I feel as if I'm starting to resent him and get angry for all the little things I have to do for him, even though I know it's my job to do them. So good job on that part too, M.E.! I also knew everything I was feeling was very true for me, but also confusing because if my boss didn’t need me, I wouldn’t have a job, I wouldn’t get a paycheck, and I wouldn’t have all this experience to put on my resume. I learned I need a vacation ASAP.

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When working isn't fun: Ho hum, ho hum, it's off to work I go.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you ever get that ho hum feeling about your job and know it is time to consider moving on? After four years at my previous job I knew it was time to go. She felt in her current job she was not being challenged and used to her potential and was thinking about making a change. Job satisfaction is important. There are still jobs to be had, you just have to find them. Nothing to lose The best time to look for a job is when you dont need one.

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