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! While the job market is not great, it pays to take some time and find a good fitting job. Alter your résumé to each job you apply for, and for the changing circumstances.

Job Hunting Tips & Telling Your Boss

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Here are 10 things to consider as you conduct your job hunt. If your boss has the time, energy, and is okay with you moving on to another job, department, or leaving them and are happy to refer you and help you in every way they can, you have a a great personal rapport with your boss. To conduct a job hunt confidentially, only tell those people you MUST (the recruiters you are interviewing with, etc). 8) Always network, meet new people, and helps others.


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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 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. Preparing for the perfect pa job Download the Practically Perfect PA eBook Download our free eBook. Our network of clients ranges from startups and SME’s, to global tech and media brands. The post The Practically Perfect PA guide to finding the perfect PA job appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Or worse, people are seeing your profile, but it does a poor job of representing you and what you do.” (Melonie Dodaro, LinkedIn Expert). Check updates from your network as you may spot opportunities which may be perfect for you or other connections. 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. Congratulations! You have an ‘All Star’ LinkedIn profile.

2017 189

3 More Tools for Self-Branding and Job Hunting

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Lately I've been poking around online trying to see what else is out there for self-branding and job hunting. 1) Tweet My Jobs - I know most of us may roll our eyes or not believe that people have found jobs through Twitter or Facebook because it seems so far-fetched and unlikely. A friend of mine got her job via a Facebook status update when she ranted "I need a job!" They also notify you of jobs in your area.

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. In the early stages of job hunting, Ive found most people are usually pretty confident. Then they get initiated into this job market. Treat looking for a job as a job,” she says.

7 Unexpected Ways Your Finances Matter When Job Hunting And Working

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I only realized this when I had the below conversations with my friends who had great jobs, but were not executive assistants or outside of the corporate realm. This is in case you lose your job or want to look for another one. Most people fall into the trap of taking the first job offered to them because they are running out of money. Have money for job hunting and working. Whenever you interview for a job, there’s at least 2-3 interviews if not more.

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.

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 149

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

Practically Perfect PA

My job was to talk about What is your value? – You are not connected / networked with the right people. You keep your head down and get on with the job. This is a guest post from Heather White, Networking & Personal Brand Expert. Heather White is a highly sought after speaker and online trainer specialising in networking and personal brand. smarter_network .

2016 141

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. 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 125

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

Practically Perfect PA

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

billion users, it’s fair to say that the world and its dog (world’s cutest canine Pomerian pup Boo has over 8 million likes on Facebook) are pretty active on the social networking scene. However, with many people treating their social networking accounts as a frivolous pastime, it’s easy for users to mindlessly post images that may seem relevant at that time but could be mistakenly taken out of context at a later date. Anti-social networking.

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

Practically Perfect PA

Fortunately the police managed to stop the would be terrorists but it did lead to chaos on the transport network. 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”. Look through the job description and pick out the key attributes required for the role, this should form your answer. “I’m

2011 126

How & Where Do I Find More Job Leads?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I'd like to think of myself as having a lot of initiative, creating my own luck, and being pretty good at networking. Often, my hard work, optimism, and drive pays off in job leads, but since I'm looking for the RIGHT job, it's been a long journey. Despite never having any background or experience in recruiting, I was offered a four-month contract job as a senior coordinator which I happily took.

2009 40

Using LinkedIn effectively

Practically Perfect PA

As I’ve said many times over the last few weeks I really do think assistants should be using social media to enhance all aspects of their career and LinkedIn is a great place to start if you are new to the world of social networking. 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. You are on there for business opportunities and networking so you never know where that chance might come from.

2013 204

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If you answered positively then yes you would be correct I think using social media for your professional development and networking is an absolute must! 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.

Networking Key for Vets to Find a Job

45 Things

I just have one question for you today: What have you done to help a vet find a job? And then help one of them find a job. In 2008, when Jessie Canella returned home from Iraq where he had been deployed as a Marine, he wasn't sure how to get a job in the civilian world. So he turned to what he had heard was a place to find lots of jobs: online job boards. While in the barber's chair, Canella confided that he was depressed about his job prospects.

2011 66

7 Smart Strategies To Deal With Unemployment

Dumb Little Man

In 2020, millions lost their jobs due to the pandemic and the lockdowns enforced worldwide. But ensure that you do have a reasonable amount of data available every month as a lot of job hunting can be accomplished online. Network. Networking is critical.

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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. After all, Inc reports that every corporate job opening attracts an average of 250 resumes, but on average only four to six people will interview for the position. Here’s a look at some tips on how you can build your online presence and find the job that is right for you.

2015 168

No Opportunities for Career Advancement? Do These 5 Things

All Things Admin

You worked for years to attain the top title in your job classification, and it felt great to finally achieve it. What do you do when you reach the highest job title for administrative support? Your professional network can be a great resource!)

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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 165

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 146

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. There are many jobs for introverts.

2017 156

Is there a profession that DOESN'T need a blog?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I have turned down the Fortune 75 companies because the two jobs weren't right for me. Luckily, all my temping experiences have also been amazing so I've actually enjoyed my job hunt and gotten a lot out of it. For some reason, the job hunt doesn't bother me. admin blogger blogging brazen careerist C C-Suite career career advice creative executive assistant high level ideas insider tip jack of all trades job leads networking Penelope Trunk

2009 40

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. Anyway, my point is that I know quite a bit about getting a new job and I’m going to share some of my knowledge with you in this post. When applying for jobs through a website such as LinkedIn, or

2013 172

7 Mobile Applications To Help You Find A Job

Dumb Little Man

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.

2017 160

10 Tips for Setting Up Your Social Media & Internet Presence Safely to Improve Your Job Search & to Protect Yourself

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Hello New & Returning Readers, About 2 years ago I wrote an in-depth post about how I job hunt. I had always meant to expound on that post about how the internet, social media, and networking online play a very big role for how I conduct my search and also improve my chances of protecting myself. Here are my 10 tips on setting yourself up for a great job search, whether for the very first time or not. If your job is in social media, that’s another story.

2017 40

Internet Top Resource for Today's Job Hunters

Small Business Labs

Pew Internet's  Searching for Work in the Digital Era  illustrates the growing role online resources are playing in the job hunt. adults (54%) have gone online to look for job information, 45% have applied for a job online, and job-seeking Americans are just as likely to have turned to the internet during their most recent employment search as to their personal or professional networks.

2015 40

5 Tips for Becoming Valuable in a New Job

45 Things

The job-hunting experience can be a stressful one: sending out resumes, interviewing, sending out more resumes and interviewing again. It can take weeks, even months, to nail the job you want. And while you’re a bit nervous in the beginning, the new job begins to feel more comfortable after a while, and you settle in to the routine. But before you begin to feel too comfortable in your little cubicle, are you sure you’re doing everything you can to hang on to that job?

2010 72

OfficeTeam Reveals Mistakes That Could Derail Your Job Search

Office Dynamics

Are you in a New Year, new job scenario? Job-hunting tactics that worked even a few years ago may appear passé, while using fresh strategies can help professionals stand out among a large applicant pool. “It’s It’s easy to get stuck in a rut during the job hunt,” said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. “If If certain tactics aren’t working, job seekers need to switch gears and try new ideas.”. Network solely when you’re looking for a job.

Microsoft Finds the One Thing That Matters Most to New Hires

45 Things

As the competition for workers heats up, employers are offering better benefits and pay in an effort to attract job candidates. Many new workers are thinking to themselves: "Wow, I think this was a mistake," and may even begin job hunting again, knowing that there are plenty of employers out there who want them. Often, it's very simple: They don't feel a connection to the new job or the people or the organization.

2018 40

What can assistants expect in 2014?

Practically Perfect PA

PA Networking. Throughout 2013 we noticed a huge increase in PA networking with a number of local networking groups springing up across the UK. Niche networking is a big trend for 2014 so it would seem assistants are ahead of the curve on this one! Joining a local networking group is a fantastic opportunity for assistants to meet other assistants in their area, receive training and support from the local community.

2014 211

Navigating The Job Market Before Earning Your Degree

Dumb Little Man

It’s no secret that the job market comes with a rigorous map to navigate. To put this into perspective, in 2017, 53% of newly graduates are underemployed and having a tough time finding the right job. The job is yours. College students are enjoying the longest run in job growth since the late 1990s,” Phil Gardner, Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute says, “but that doesn’t mean navigating the job market is easy.” jobs on average.

2019 122

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 5 Ways to Avoid Freaking Out About.

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, February 10, 2010 5 Ways to Avoid Freaking Out About Networking Hear that? Thats the sound of dozens of career experts venting their frustrations over how many job seekers still refuse to accept they must network if they want to find a job. In other words, it’s time to network, still the best way to land a job.

2010 57

5 Best Ways to Use Technology To Land Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

Looking to move on from your dead-end job? 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. See Also: 6 Interview Hacks That Are Sure To Land You The Job. But, why stop at major social networking platforms when you can further elevate your online authority through other free channels ? Getting a job is never an easy task.

2017 158

How Veterans Can Find a Job in the Private Sector

45 Things

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." Kearney, who now works as a project manager for Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson in Plano, Texas, says jobs are out there for veterans, but finding them takes a lot of planning and hard work. You don''t want to call a former member of the military and say, ''Can you get me a job?''

2014 80

Tips From Successful Job Seekers

45 Things

I never get tired of hearing how people got a job. Six months later, as the economy grew worse and Woody wasn't getting anywhere with her job-hunting efforts, she had a conversation with her sister. She told me that I needed to act and dress like I had a job, and so the next day I should get up and put on a suit," Woody says. "I The truth was that Woody wasn't really putting a full-time effort into her job hunt, she says. Ask your network for help.

2010 63

Tips for Vets Re-Entering the Civilian Workforce

45 Things

Joe Kearney retired from the Army in May 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." Kearney, who now works as a project manager for Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson in Plano, Texas, says jobs are out there for veterans, but finding them takes a lot of planning and hard work. You don''t want to call a former member of the military and say, ''Can you get me a job?''

2013 59

Bored to Tears at Work - Help!

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I’m sorry to hear that a job you loved moved cities so you had to find your current role. I’ve had the “dream job” too and was sad when I got laid off. The feeling of no longer having the dream job and thus the almost perfect life is crushing. I spent years seeking that dream job again. During those “in-between” years before I landed another dream job, I also had a job that I was “happy at,” but was no where near as ecstatically happy as I was in my first dream job.

2014 40

How to Spring Clean Your Job Search

45 Things

Read this latest column I did for Gannett/USA Today and see if your job search doesn''t need the same. If you have had a long winter of job searching with no luck, you may need to freshen up your job-hunting strategy, career experts say. Many job seekers make the mistake of looking for jobs instead of focusing on employers, says Miriam Salpeter, career coach at Keppie Careers in Atlanta. Evaluate job descriptions before writing your resume," she says.

2013 68

How to Search for Another Job Without Your Boss Finding Out

45 Things

I spent the holidays with family and friends, and the one subject that came up over and over again (apart from the discussion that we were all eating too much) was about jobs. Some people were looking for jobs, and others were complaining about their current positions. If you're thinking of finding a new job this year, you might want to consider this advice I was given for my recent Gannett/USA Today column. Susan Joyce, editor and publisher of, agrees.

2011 71