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

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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. When you’re looking for a new job it makes sense to have a thorough check of your online profiles to ensure they make you look as professional as possible. Being invited to an interview acknowledges your appropriateness for a job, which should always give you confidence.

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The Job Hunt: Starting Off With A Strong Cover Letter

Dumb Little Man

The post The Job Hunt: Starting Off With A Strong Cover Letter appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Suffice to say that your cover letter is one way for a company to get a sneak peek of what you’d be like as a potential employee. Before they even get to your resume, prospective employers read cover letters first, so consider these points on how to write a cover letter and make an effort to prepare a brilliant cover letter! Know to whom you’re talking.

4 Things Employees Look for When Job Hunting

Small Business CEO

No matter the reason, when recruiting for your company, it’s about more than crafting the perfect job description and promoting the advert. When job hunting, prospective staff consider more than just the job role. … The post 4 Things Employees Look for When Job Hunting appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Human Resources hiring tips job hunting

How to adjust your CV depending on the role

Practically Perfect PA

This is an obvious first step in your job hunt but not where the journey ends for your CV! Career Development Featured Job Hunting admin administrators assistants Career career development CV EA Executive Assistant Job hunting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantIf you are looking for a new role this year, you will most likely have dusted off your CV and started to update it to reflect your current skills and experiences.

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Preparing for an Assistant video interview

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Career Development Featured Job Hunting admin administrators assistants Career Executive Assistant Interview questions Interviews Job hunting Office manager PA Personal AssistantThe 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.

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. Career Development Featured Job Hunting admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Interviews Job hunting Office manager PA Personal AssistantYou have security, a regular pay-check and of course, once you had your notice in, you can rarely change your mind. So when you do quit, […].

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

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3 easy ways to raise your visibility on LinkedIn

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Career Development Featured Job Hunting Social Media Virtual Summit Writers admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Job hunting LinkedIn Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantDid you know that LinkedIn is currently the number 1 space to grow your personal brand faster than anywhere else online? With 610+ million professionals now on the platform, this is a fantastic opportunity not to be sniffed at.

2019 144

The ultimate CV template for PAs

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Career Development Featured Job Hunting Templates admin administrators assistants Business Career EA Executive Assistant Job hunting Office manager PA Personal AssistantThe other day I was looking at the roles for PAs in London and I must say there are loads of exciting opportunities out there for Assistants. I was really impressed with the array of roles and the different skills and qualities needed.

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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 AssistantWe all know that it is getting more challenging to get your CV past the recruitment algorithms that are employed to filter applications and we also know that in a crowded market we need our CV to stand out. My advice has always been to tailor your CV depending on the role, which you should […].

2019 119

Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt

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--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt Posted on August 27, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog!

How to Avoid Being a Job-Hunting Jerk

45 Things

But that casual atmosphere doesn’t necessarily translate to the job search process, and taking a too-casual approach can make you seem rude, unprofessional – and not worth hiring.

The solution-focused temp

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Career Development Featured Job Hunting Sponsored posts admin administrators assistants Career EA Employment Executive Assistant Job hunting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Temp workSecuring a forward-thinking and solution-focused temporary assistant is often high on priorities when executives enter the market for a new assistant. So how can you deliver your best self in such a short amount of time?

Following Instructions and Job Hunting.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Does it matter if you ignore instructions when applying for a job? 1 I would also suggest if you are applying for a job, not to send the fax from your office. Here is a post by the Brazen Careerist who thinks it doesn’t matter if we job hunt from our current job, but I think it is risky. I found a good example of that on this blog. This person was looking for an administrative assistant and asked for resumes to be faxed to her, but people e-mailed them instead.

What’s the Biggest Blocker Holding You Back in Your Job Search?

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Career Development Featured Job Hunting Sponsored posts admin administrators assistants business travel Career EA Employment Executive Assistant Job hunting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantIt’s that time of year, when we start reflecting on what we have achieved, question if we are on the right path and possibly asking ourselves if we are adding value or creating an impact in any way. Even if it’s just on a small scale.

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What’s in store for temporary jobs following Brexit?

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Career Development Featured Job Hunting Sponsored posts admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Job hunting Office manager PA Personal AssistantFollowing the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU in June 2016, London has seen a sharp increase in temporary office support vacancies across industries, that has continued to rise in the approach to the leaving date, March 29th 2019.

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5 things PAs should consider before accepting a new role

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So you’ve aced your interview and you’ve been offered the job. Your new employer may have done a fantastic job selling the role and the organisation to you, the new job may have come with a huge pay increase and you’ve started spending the money in your head already, or you may hate your current role so much anything to get out of there is worth taking. Before accepting the job do consider if you can work closely with this person.

2016 176

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

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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. Recently, I’ve been reading quite a bit about job hopping and how common it is becoming, particularly for younger people entering the work force. It’s an interesting topic for me because as I said I have always been a job hopper.

2016 175

Is a PA job description worth the paper it is written on?

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During the Future Assistant Conference we touched on the subject of job descriptions, which if truth be told, we talk about a lot at Practically Perfect PA events. Well, firstly pretty much every job comes with a job description, detailing the skills and requirements for […]. It is a topic that never stops being hot.

2018 159

How to change your Assistant career

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I mean let’s face it, the job has its challenges, and I think you have to love the role to succeed in it genuinely. If you think of the position as a stepping stone to something else or a job that you’ve just so happened to fall into, then […].

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The Practically Perfect PA guide to finding the perfect PA job

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With the support of Career Moves we have been able to put together a guide to help you prepare for the perfect PA job. Preparing for the perfect pa job Download the Practically Perfect PA eBook Download our free eBook. The post The Practically Perfect PA guide to finding the perfect PA job appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. I’m very excited to launch the first Practically Perfect PA eBook!

2016 142

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. Almost half ( 48 percent ) of survey respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 said they are likely to conduct job-search activities at work. Workers were asked, " How comfortable would you feel looking for a new job while still employed?

4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

45 Things

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.

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

45 Things

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.

Are you outgrowing your PA role?

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You’ve been working in your role for a few years, you know everything there is to know about the job and you’re settled into a fairly easy routine that doesn’t come with too much pressure. Career Development Featured Job Hunting admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantI think we’ve all been there.

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How important is office culture?

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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. It can be difficult to get a sense of the office culture before you take the job so here are a few tips to help you spot a great work place: Has the organisation won any awards or put themselves forward for any.

2016 119

25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

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Or worse, people are seeing your profile, but it does a poor job of representing you and what you do.” (Melonie Dodaro, LinkedIn Expert). I don’t usually advocate the use of a Premium Account but if you are actively job seeking this will help as you can email people outside your usual network. Featured Job Hunting Social Media Writers admin assistants EA Executive Assistant LinkedIn Office manager PA Personal Assistant social media social networking Virtual Assistant

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How to use your personal brand to get the right job

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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. Before you do start the job hunting process do ensure your social media presence reflects your professionalism.

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How to nail a video interview

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For a generation growing up on Snapchat and YouTube, applying for jobs with a video will seem like the most natural thing in the world. Candidates create profiles based on skills, video and ratings and are intelligently matched to jobs, based on their experience and preferences; and the entire process can be managed online. According to tech giant Cisco, 80% of all internet traffic will be video by 2019.

The future of recruitment for Assistants

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Job Hunting PA Perspective The Assist Conference admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantAt the recent Assist Conference we held a great panel session about the future of the assistant role. We asked Claire Grant, Head of London Talent at the new recruitment firm, specifically for assistants, Sidekicks onto the panel and she provided a great insight into the future of the role from a recruitment perspective.

2016 146

Tips on transitioning your career

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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. Here are some handy tips from one of my good friends who made the change and never looked back: Decide what your dream job would be, even if it seems like a pipe dream after years of being the office lynchpin. You know you can do the job and you are offering this company a great employee.

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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. You then have to cross your fingers in the hope that your CV passes through whatever keyword algorithm they have in place that matches your CV with your potential employer’s job spec. Job boards will often filter candidates by the most relevant first.

2017 139

What questions should assistants ask at an interview?

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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?’… When I go for a job interview I make sure that every aspect of the job has been covered. Does the assistant have a 6 monthly and yearly job review and are objectives set each year?

Quick, Practical and Dirty – How to Assess Your PA Brand

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My job was to talk about What is your value? – You keep your head down and get on with the job. Career Development Job Hunting The Assist Conference Writers admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantImagine the scene, 100 highly professional assistants at Nicky’s Assist Conference 2016. All eager, hungry and demanding top notch speakers – ‘Give me knowledge!’ ‘ Give me practical tips!’

2016 133

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

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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. In the early days of a business so much needs to be accomplished at a tremendously fast pace so do expect to be given lots of different jobs (many of which will not be glamourous), work longer and nontraditional hours and generally muck in. According to Forbes, 90% of startups fail, so do be prepared for your job in a new startup not to last.

2016 117

Interview questions and answers for assistants part 5

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This question is always difficult for assistants to answer because firstly you don’t want to answer in a way that suggests you are using the job as a stepping stone to something better and secondly that you are lacking ambition. I learnt very quickly how to manage my time so that I didn’t neglect my job or my studies.

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

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I’ve read somewhere that is quite typical of women compared to men… but no excuses in a job interview you have to sell yourself and you have to really believe that you are worth the money that you think you are. Interviews admin assistants EA Education and Training Executive Assistant Interview questions Job hunting PA Virtual Assistant Following on from Monday’s blog here are another five interview question and answers specifically for assistants.

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

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After finishing university in 2003 I was lucky because there were plenty of jobs available in London. I decided to leave my previous employee in June 2010 but was job hunting for 6 months and when I did get the role I am in currently I had to complete a detailed application form, attend three interviews and sit two psychometric tests (for language and numerical skills). Why do you want to leave your current job?

Recruiting With Social Media Can Backfire

Office Dynamics

One such instance that has proved highly disastrous for social media fanatics is the process of job hunting, whereby applicants may link their social networking accounts to their CVs without checking to see if any of the content posted will cause offence to the recruiter. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Technology employee finder job hunt professional image recruitment social media employee recruiting social media job search social media recruiting tools

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

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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”. I see myself working as an Executive Assistant because I do enjoy the job but I hope to have really perfected my skills and am in a position where I can utilise my talents but also still challenge and stretch myself.

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Gatekeeping: what does it actually mean?

Practically Perfect PA

The term ‘gatekeeper’ is used in association with PAs/ EAs frequently, you will see it in job applications, CVs, articles relating to the industry and everything in between, but what does it actually mean to us? Is this what gatekeeping actually means on a job application and if so how do we go about doing this part of our role?

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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. Podcast career advice job-hunting motivation progress weekly episode

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