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. The post A guide to job hunting appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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.

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The ultimate CV template for PAs

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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. The organisation should, firstly, have objectives and, secondly, they should give you confidence in the security of your job. Before accepting the job do consider if you can work closely with this person.

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The keywords to help you land your next PA role

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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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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). Congratulations! You have an ‘All Star’ LinkedIn profile. You must be doing something right.

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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. 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.

2016 92

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 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.

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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. You know you can do the job and you are offering this company a great employee.

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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.

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. According to Forbes, 90% of startups fail, so do be prepared for your job in a new startup not to last.

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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.

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?

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?’…

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.

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.

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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. I think we’ve all been there.

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?

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!

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.

Get That Job with Angela Copeland


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

Remain motivated while between jobs

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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.

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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.

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. Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Jeff LeFevre Job Advice JTL Services Resume TipsFor this, your resume should be so good that you land interview calls in multiple places [.].

Using LinkedIn effectively

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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.

Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

Maintaining and building your online persona is a part of the new job search. Building your personal brand is crucial to standing out from the crowd when job hunting. Social media is the engine that your job search will run on. The post Beginning Your Job Search?

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Gatekeeping: what does it actually mean?

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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?

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.

The Psychological Effects of Cleanliness in the Workplace

Eco-Office Gals

Employees lose the desire to be a team player and start job hunting if they are constantly hurting themselves on tools left lying around, breathing in dust, dodging clutter left lying around in the office, and getting sick from germs; this will definitely start to affect your business.

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How Veterans Can Find a Job in the Private Sector

On The Job

Joe Kearney retired from the Army after 23 years and has two words of advice for fellow veterans who will be looking for a job in the private sector: "Start early." Despite Kearney''s enthusiasm for a new career, he admits, "I spun a lot of wheels initially" by applying for jobs online.

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5 Outdated Resume Writing Tips to Ignore Right Now

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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.

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for assistants

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Twitter is great for networking and hearing from other assistants, LinkedIn is great for professional development and job hunting, Facebook is useful for interesting articles and receiving updates from relevant companies. This is especially important if you are looking for a new job.

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.

7 Mobile Applications To Help You Find A Job

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Thanks to today’s technology, there are now countless job search apps that can greatly improve your job hunting experience. You can look for a job whenever and wherever you are. Plus, you can get instant access to job postings and be aware of all the recent announcements. If you are unsure where to begin, here are the most popular job search apps you can choose from. LinkedIn Job Search. It makes the job search faster and a lot more fun.

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Are assistants overqualified?

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I have just spent the last hour looking through jobs that are currently available to assistants. It has been really interesting reading all of the different job descriptions, the skills that are required and the salaries attached to different levels of the role.

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Can Losing a Job Save Your Life?

On The Job

Would you do your job if you didn't get paid? This post is for all of you who can't imagine who or what you'd be without your job, but you do know that the word "love" or "passion" has never entered your consciousness when you talk about what you do for a living. As a corporate vice president with a high powered job, she thought she had it all: security, money, prestige. My prayer is that this (job loss) is a wake-up call. Don't over identify yourself with a job."

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. It ended up I did get the job. It is a good idea to read the job posting and determine if your skills match the requirements for the job and if you think you will be able to meet the challenge. One thing we tend to forget when we go for an interview is that the company has to sell you on the job as well.