Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt

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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.

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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. Congratulations!

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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.

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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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. smarter_network .

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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 156

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. 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

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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. Job hunting. Network in real life too.

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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! Do share links and interesting articles you have read as this is a great way to interact with your network and provide support for others.

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.

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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. Social media is the engine that your job search will run on. Always be Networking.

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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.

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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. Good luck with your job hunt!

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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.

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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.

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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. The report chart below shows the various ways job seekers use online resources.

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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.

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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. Don’t badmouth your old job, people you worked with or make other critical comments.

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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. Often, it's very simple: They don't feel a connection to the new job or the people or the organization.

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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!

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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. jobs on average.

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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? Avoid over-using social networking. I just networked!"

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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.

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." 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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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 says she learned of the job through a former colleague on Facebook.

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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." Despite Kearney''s enthusiasm for a new career, he admits, "I spun a lot of wheels initially" by applying for jobs online.

2013 76

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.

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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.

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

Is it possible to get a list of attendee email addresses to network after the webinar? She often lists all associations in the back of her publication and has a wide network across the globe of resources for administrative professionals. (JF). Great job!

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Age of Conversation 3 – coming SOON!!!

Make or Break Moments

Is it a viable tool for networking and job hunting?

2010 142

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.

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How to Find a Job Using Social Media

45 Things

It's not near as much fun as say, watching to see if Lady Gaga will show up covered in raw eggs and bran cereal, but it's something I feel I need to do for my job. People depend on me to give them job hunting advice that will help them get out of the unemployment ranks.

Are You Being Naive -- and Just Plain Stupid -- About Your Online Reputation?

On The Job

There's enough instability right now in the economy that everyone -- and I mean everyone -- needs to be in active job-hunting mode. That means in addition to ramping up your networking efforts, you need to immediately take steps to clean up your online footprint. Learn how to manage your privacy settings within each social network you use. After losing his position after an acquisition, he found himself in a job search for the first time in a number of years.

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What to Do When You've Run Off Into a Career Ditch

45 Things

Rather youre trying to get a job, starting a new career, in mid-career, or thinking about retiring, you can never write the ending to your story. I see job seekers become demoralized when someone asks them, "So, what do you do?" And now there are no jobs and no one wants to hire me."

2009 52

2 Big Myths About Work You Need to Ditch

45 Things

Heres the story I did for my Gannett column: You may believe that all those extra hours you’re putting in on the job without being paid will help you stay in the boss’s good graces, but you may not realize that you’re breaking the law – and you could be fired for it. Social networking.

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When working isn't fun: Ho hum, ho hum, it's off to work I go.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you ever get that ho hum feeling about your job and know it is time to consider moving on? After four years at my previous job I knew it was time to go. She felt in her current job she was not being challenged and used to her potential and was thinking about making a change. Job satisfaction is important. There are still jobs to be had, you just have to find them. Nothing to lose The best time to look for a job is when you dont need one.

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8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market

45 Things

Then, I did what I always did: I picked up the phone and started asking experts on how job seekers could succeed in this tough market. Phil Haynes says it’s these kinds of blunders that can prevent a job seeker from finding a position, but he says a revamped strategy can help bring success.

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10 gifts to give your career

45 Things

No one can really predict what the several years will bring in the job market, but it’s clear that everyone has to make more of an investment in their future. Ask someone you respect and feel you really connect with for feedback on what you’re doing with your career or in your job.

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5 tips for working at home with your significant other

45 Things

The recession has had a lot of impact on American lives, and one of those areas has been that many couples have found themselves spending more time together because of job loss, career change – or because they’ve launched businesses from home like the Herricks.

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Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y? Do you think this job market will have any impact on Generation Y?

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