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

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. Human Resources hiring tips job hunting

How to Avoid Being a Job-Hunting Jerk

On The Job

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 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.

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 Assistant

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What’s in store for temporary jobs following Brexit?

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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.

The ultimate CV template for PAs

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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?

Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt

Simple Productivity Blog

--> 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!

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

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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.

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

Practically Perfect PA

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 […].

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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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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. 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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

2016 153

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.

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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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 188

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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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?’…

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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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.

2016 152

Interview questions and answers for assistants part 5

Practically Perfect PA

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.

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

Practically Perfect PA

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.

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.

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?

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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?

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

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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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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."

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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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 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 [.].

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