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

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. 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.

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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). Don’t self-promote too much. 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. You must be doing something right.

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How to use your personal brand to get the right job

Practically Perfect PA

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. Use your opening statement to promote your personal brand from the outset. Before you do start the job hunting process do ensure your social media presence reflects your professionalism.

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What questions should assistants ask at an interview?

Practically Perfect PA

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

Practically Perfect PA

My job was to talk about What is your value? – Not getting promoted. 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.

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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. I learnt very quickly how to manage my time so that I didn’t neglect my job or my studies. I felt this was the best way for me to move forward in my career so I set myself a challenge to achieve the promotion within two years.

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

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. I would recommend you set up a Google alert specifically for your name, this is free to do and again helpful when job hunting. Do promote yourself and your achievements.

5 Outdated Resume Writing Tips to Ignore Right Now

Dumb Little Man

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. There was a time when people were encouraged to lie on their resume to get a job but this is a big no-no in today’s job market. Instead, you want to mention these skills in such a way that it directly relates to the job.

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Are assistants overqualified?

Practically Perfect PA

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. I remember when I was job hunting. In some of my roles they had included more interesting tasks in the job description but they really wanted me to focus on the core work.

2015 207

5 Signs You're Ignoring That Show Your Job is in Jeopardy

45 Things

You can't exactly put your finger on it, but somehow your job has started sucking the life force out of you. Still, the thought of looking for another job is even more depressing. After all, it's better to keep bringing home a paycheck than going through the hassle of a new job hunt. Who knows.the next job might be even worse. How do you know your time is limited in your current job and you need to get your resume together?

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Gift Wrapping an Executive Assistant: How to Package Yourself to Obtain Results!

Office Dynamics

Are you “gift wrapped” to best promote your professionalism and spirit of excellence? Perhaps you aren’t job hunting, but have an idea you’d like to pitch to management. As an executive assistant used to a fast-paced environment supporting executives, you are like a finely tuned system. You enjoy the challenge of each workday. And, you are well aware that your resume speaks volumes. So how is your packaging in comparison?

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Gift Wrapping an Executive Assistant: How to Package Yourself to Obtain Results!

Office Dynamics

Are you “gift wrapped” to best promote your professionalism and spirit of excellence? Perhaps you aren’t job hunting, but have an idea you’d like to pitch to management. As an executive assistant used to a fast-paced environment supporting executives, you are like a finely tuned system. You enjoy the challenge of each workday. And, you are well aware that your resume speaks volumes. So how is your packaging in comparison?

2010 100

9 Serious Signs You’re Next To Be Fired

Dumb Little Man

This will give you time to adjust your behavior to suit the boss, or you can begin to hunt for another job and leave the company honorably. If it is the first, Human Resources would be looking to decrease workers and if you did not receive your salary, this is a definite sign that your job is in peril. Begin your job search right away! See Also: How To Make Your Job Search More Productive . “I mean there is no arguing. There is no anything.

2016 218

"Don't be messy. Be on time."

On The Job

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. -- Will Rogers (1879-1935) Let's not even think about taxes anymore today, and instead focus on Tidbit Tuesday: * Bring on the Rogaine: Sometimes you have to be really creative in promoting your business and your professional abilities, and a guy with a blog on balding has done just that. But some enterprising teens got together and decided they wanted to set up their own job site, and have done so at myfirstpaycheck.com.

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

A certification can certainly help you get promoted to an executive assistant position or be considered for an executive assistant position. It’s really about looking at the skills you need to succeed in your current job; be ready for new opportunities; and plan for your future. Great job! They are doing you a favor because you don’t want to waste your precious time learning a job and then realize months later, it’s not really for you.

2015 188

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. And that, my friends, could be disastrous at a time like this when we should all be actively promoting ourselves in the marketplace. After losing his position after an acquisition, he found himself in a job search for the first time in a number of years. If you do nothing else today, Google yourself.

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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. Jobless claims rose by 12,000 to 465,000, clearly a sign that employers aren't welcoming job seekers with open arms. Still, some people are clearly getting jobs. Or you hate your job.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Are You Stuck in Gender.

45 Things

Unfortunately, say the authors of a new book on managing your career, those differing communications styles at work can become “gender traps” that hurt your chances of assuming a leadership role on the job. Don’t be afraid to ask for a well-deserved promotion “for fear of not being seen as appreciative.” By believing only he can do a job right, a man who has this attitude undermines his leadership because “you can’t be a leader without followers,” they say.

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4 ways to "manage up"

45 Things

You can’t look only at yourself and do this all on your own, or you’ll just be seen as a self-promoter. In a recent job I was working with a manager who did not like the manager related work. Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y? 8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job. 2 Big Myths About Work You Need to Ditch 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

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

45 Things

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. Career bloggers are ranting about how the unemployed still spend most of their time looking at job boards instead of making contacts, and its not getting any better. Thats what prompted my interest in this story on networking -- the fact that so many job seekers seem to keep ignoring the advice.

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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. Those who help the company become more innovative or strategic will make themselves key players – and those are the people a company is more likely to retain and promote. 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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