Job hunting when you are already employed

Practically Perfect PA

It can be a little tricky job hunting when you are already employed, but the research suggests that the most desirable candidates are those that are already in a full-time job. So, how do you go about searching for a new job without jeopardising the one that you already have?

A guide to job hunting

Practically Perfect PA

We don’t need to tell you how competitive the job market is. Increased competition means that your chances of getting a job could hinge on specific and even unexpected details. Common interview mistakes. The post A guide to job hunting appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

Preparing for an Assistant video interview

Practically Perfect PA

The vast majority of recruitment agencies and employers now use video as part of their interview process, because it saves time and money on the early stages of the interview process.

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5 questions to ask before you start your next job search

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that looking for a new job isn’t easy. It can take a lot of time with hours of searching through job descriptions, speaking to recruitment agencies and then, of course, the time spent preparing for and going to job interviews. It is a job in itself!

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Time to quit your job? Here’s when you know you got to go!

Practically Perfect PA

Are you thinking about quitting your job but you don’t know if you are doing it for the right reasons? It is a tough decision to leave any job. You have security, a regular pay-check and of course, once you had your notice in, you can rarely change your mind.

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How to clean up your online presence before starting a job search

Practically Perfect PA

Following Jennifer Corcoran’s fantastic LinkedIn session at the Virtual Summit a few weeks ago I thought I’d follow up with a post on how you can clean up your online presence before starting a job search. Career Development Featured Job Hunting admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Interview questions Job hunting LinkedIn Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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The key hard skills to include on your EA CV

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Career Development Featured Job Hunting admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Interviews Job hunting Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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Survey Shows Younger Workers Most Comfortable Job Hunting While Employed

Office Dynamics

Are your employees looking for a new job while they are on the clock? July 25, 2013 / PRNewswire / -- They say the best time to look for a job is when you already have one. Workers were asked, " How comfortable would you feel looking for a new job while still employed?

Why You Think You're Prepared to Job Hunt -- But You're Really Not

On The Job

I recently was interviewed on a podcast, "Find Your Dream Job." Mac Prichard: Now our topic this week is about the importance of preparation in a job search. When you and I chatted before the program, you were saying this was the one thing people have to do in a job search. Sometimes, people are unexpectedly looking for a job. The other thing is, they’re kind of wishy washy about their job search, and they’re not quite sure.

4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt I hear from a lot of people who are out of work.

What questions should assistants ask at an interview?

Practically Perfect PA

So you’ve bagged a job interview, you’ve picked your outfit, you’ve researched the company and planned a few answers. You think you’ve done well and might just have got the job when the interviewer says to you… ‘do you have any questions?’…

The Practically Perfect PA guide to finding the perfect PA job

Practically Perfect PA

With the support of Career Moves we have been able to put together a guide to help you prepare for the perfect PA job. Example interview questions and answers specifically for assistants. Questions to ask during an interview.

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Interview questions and answers for assistants part 5

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written four blog posts on interview questions specific to PAs, EAs and Administrative Assistants and they are all extremely popular so I thought I’d add another ten questions that I have been asked at various interviews over the years and my answers.

5 things PAs should consider before accepting a new role

Practically Perfect PA

So you’ve aced your interview and you’ve been offered the job. If you didn’t ask this question during the interview process, you can always ask to speak to your potential employer again to get a view of the culture.

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Is job hopping the only way up the career ladder for assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

Hi, I’m Nicky Christmas and I am a job hopper. I’ve spent many years cleverly covering up the fact that I spent most of my career hopping from one job to another in an effort to climb the career ladder. Applying for jobs outside of the PA role.

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Admins Part 4

Practically Perfect PA

Following on from Monday’s blog here are another five interview question and answers specifically for assistants. Remember that you can always say during the interview that you will go away and think about their offer and then negotiate over the phone or by email.

How important is office culture?

Practically Perfect PA

The number one is actually job content with a staggering 92% saying it’s all about the job itself. So if you’re thinking of moving roles, and salary is a big motivator for you, stop and consider job content and culture.

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The keywords to help you land your next PA role

Practically Perfect PA

With a new year comes a new you and I know that a lot of readers will be looking to find a new job in 2017. Looking through the varies jobs boards for assistants there are plenty of opportunities out there. Job boards will often filter candidates by the most relevant first.

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How to use your personal brand to get the right job

Practically Perfect PA

Administrative professionals make up a fifth of the working population so although there are plenty of jobs the competition is tough, particularly for the senior assistant roles. There are a number of opportunities to sell your personal brand during the job hunting process.

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years I’ve changed employers a number of times and so have had to face quite a few interviews. After finishing university in 2003 I was lucky because there were plenty of jobs available in London. I went for one interview at a global accountancy firm and had a full-time permanent role as a team administrator straight away. So what happens when you do land that all important first interview? Why do you want to leave your current job?

Tips on transitioning your career

Practically Perfect PA

As a PA you know you have the organisational skills to rule the world and actually know your company well enough do half the jobs in the place if push came to shove. Finally, be confident – go into that interview as though you have been working in this sector your whole career.

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Should You Follow Up After an Interview?

On The Job

You may be feeling great after a job interview and believe a job offer is just around the corner. Did you say something wrong in the interview? First, the hiring manager is probably interviewing other candidates, which is pretty common.

2019 163

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators Part 2

Practically Perfect PA

In my previous blog I looked at some of the common questions interviewers ask and the answers I would give if I had an interview, the examples are personal to me but hopefully will help you think about how you structure your answers. My parent’s couldn’t afford to pay for me so I got a job in a bank and worked 4 days a week to support myself through my studies. It was hard work but I learnt a lot and had a great job on my CV as soon as I finished my degree”.

Want to work for a startup? What you need to know

Practically Perfect PA

With the end of the year hurtling towards us, many of you will be thinking about next year and potentially looking for a new job. According to Forbes, 90% of startups fail, so do be prepared for your job in a new startup not to last.

2016 160

How to Cope With a Job Interview Rejection: Learning From Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Job hunting can be a grueling and demoralizing experience. The troubled job market worldwide has created an overabundance of qualified candidates, many competing for the same job.

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Preparing for the Interview

Laughing all the Way to Work

I had an interview at 11, but I was busy with my job, my father was in the hospital and I was trying to arrange an engagement party for my daughter. I finally decided that they would just have to take me as I was because I didn't have the time to do everything I knew I should be doing to prepare for this interview. It ended up I did get the job. How important is it what you wear to the interview? How will you conduct yourself during the interview?

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What You Need to Say in an Interview

On The Job

But the reason I feel so strongly about giving them as much information about the workplace as possible is because I hear all too often from employers who have unbelievable tales about young people who come in for interviews and say, "So, what is it you do here?"

Get That Job with Angela Copeland

Productivityist

She is the host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast , columnist for the Career Corner newspaper column, and author of career book Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job. Angela’s personal career background gives her the breadth to help job seekers with a variety of different needs, including finding the right job, interviewing, and offer negotiation. Breaking The Rules and Getting The Job | Amazon.

2017 48

What the Brady Bunch Can Teach You About Finding the Right Job

On The Job

That meant than instead of getting a cool apartment to go along with my first job, I had to take what I could afford: A place that looked like the Brady Bunch had exploded all over it. I think it's that way for many people who get caught up in interviewing for a job they really, really want.

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How to Ensure That Your Resume-Writing Guarantees You a Job

Job Advice Blog

It is a mad rat race for landing the handful of the most coveted jobs available in the market and you will need to ensure that your resume does half the hard work when it comes to job hunting. For this, your resume should be so good that you land interview calls in multiple places [.]. Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Jeff LeFevre Job Advice JTL Services Resume Tips

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Remain motivated while between jobs

Dumb Little Man

Regardless of the fact that you lost your job or simply you feel the need for a change, any given individual will find themselves looking for a new position, in a new company at a certain moment in life. The post Remain motivated while between jobs appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2015 272

So you want to find a new assistant job?

Practically Perfect PA

Is that a lot of jobs for one decade? But I have left a job because it was completely mis-sold (having stuck it out for a year) and another I left because the opportunity to move to Barcelona came along both of which are slightly unusual. Interview them too.

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Tips for Getting that First Job

Ian's Messy Desk

It’s one of the most common Catch-22s of the employment world: you’re out of school and looking for a job, but you need experience to get one. But, if you don’t have a job, how do you gain experience? Practice for Interviews : Like almost everything in life, job interviews get easier the more you practice them. So the best way to prepare for a real Interview is to stage a fake one. There is no better way to find out if a job is a good fit for you.

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Using LinkedIn effectively

Practically Perfect PA

It is the way of the world that you will be judged by your photo so keep it sober, especially if you are job hunting. Job hunting. When job hunting do make sure your profile is up to date. LinkedIn is the Facebook of the business world.

2013 264

4 Simple Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

Aaron is a fresh college graduate looking to land his first full-time job. He’s new to the job hunting process and doesn’t know where to begin his search. What can Aaron do to increase his chances of landing a great job? In a recent survey administered to over 500 graduating students for Door of Club’s “College Graduates’ Views on Job Prospects” segment, over 67% of students did not have a job lined up after college. Interview day.

2018 129

5 Outdated Resume Writing Tips to Ignore Right Now

Dumb Little Man

A free online resume builder may help but you should also watch out for the following tips for writing a resume as they are no longer recommended in today’s job-hunting market. See Also: Resume Action Words That Will Get You That Job.

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How Long Should a Job Search Take?

Eat Your Career

It’s not surprising; people who are in the midst of a job search are always anxious. How long should a job search take on average? The general rule of thumb is this: Expect one month of job search for every $10,000 of income you expect to earn. Therefore, if you’re expecting to earn an annual salary of $60,000, you should plan for a 6-month job search. Your job search may take a little longer. You just know you’re still job searching.

2018 150

5 Best Ways to Use Technology To Land Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

Looking to move on from your dead-end job? Are you struggling to even land an interview? The modern corporate world is so brutally competitive that you don’t even need a job to be severely stressed. “We’ll And for a job seeker, there’s nothing worse than waiting for that call. Run an Interview Simulation. A killer infographic resume would be useless if you will only choke on the actual interview. Getting a job is never an easy task.

2017 156

How To Make A Successful And Hassle-Free Career Change

Dumb Little Man

Some of the most common jobs people have during their early years may feel like a “dead end” but it doesn’t have to be the same for you. Take a close look at your current job. Decide how satisfied you are and what type of job you really want. Think about what parts of your current job you really like and dislike. It can be due to the work culture or the job itself. You should never let yourself feel “stuck” in the job you’re currently working in.

2018 128

5 Tips On How To Land The Best Jobs For Introverts

Dumb Little Man

If you become uneasy or anxious when you are around others, then landing a dream job may seem limited. There are diverse jobs that have been created to match the characteristics of this personality. With a new perspective and by looking in the right places, it’s still possible for you to land one of the best jobs for introverts and enjoy a successful career. Not every job is based on teamwork and networking with others. Change your search to jobs for introverts.

2017 145

17 Worst Resume Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a college student, a recent graduate or a job seeker, you must have, at least once in your lifetime, written a resume. If you simply add that you require a job, it is an utter waste of time. Specifically, if you include the fact that you need a job as an objective statement, then it is certainly not so unique. If you are sending a job application for the position of a chef, there’s no need to include your experience as an accountant.

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8 Ways to Avoid Job Scams

On The Job

Sometime during your career, you may try working from home and take on independent gigs even if you have a stable job. There seems to be no shortage of online jobs being offered that let you work at home in your jammies while your kitty purrs nearby. Super-secret jobs.

2018 130

5 Signs You're Ignoring That Show Your Job is in Jeopardy

On The Job

You can't exactly put your finger on it, but somehow your job has started sucking the life force out of you. Still, the thought of looking for another job is even more depressing. You'll have to go on interviews, and that means you're going to have to iron something to wear.

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