The Job Hunt: Starting Off With A Strong Cover Letter

Dumb Little Man

Before they even get to your resume, prospective employers read cover letters first, so consider these points on how to write a cover letter and make an effort to prepare a brilliant cover letter! The post The Job Hunt: Starting Off With A Strong Cover Letter appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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?

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. So in a panic, they just start sending out resumes right and left. They send out resumes.

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.

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!

Following Instructions and Job Hunting.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Does it matter if you ignore instructions when applying for a job? This person was looking for an administrative assistant and asked for resumes to be faxed to her, but people e-mailed them instead. Here is what she had to say: “What was surprising to me with some of the people who applied for this assistant position is that despite my request to have people fax over their resumes, the majority chose to email me.

17 Worst Resume Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a college student, a recent graduate or a job seeker, you must have, at least once in your lifetime, written a resume. Resume writing is tricky for everyone. A resume has to be perfect because it marks the starting point of one’s professional career. However, there are several common mistakes that people make while writing a resume. Here are 17 common resume mistakes that you must avoid making 2017 the year of your employment.

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5 Outdated Resume Writing Tips to Ignore Right Now

Dumb Little Man

Are you still using outdated resume writing tips ? The world has changed a lot since the Internet came out with resume writing tips. Recruiters are now spending less time reading resumes – and unnecessary information may lead to your resume being put into the bottom of the pile.

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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). Unlike a traditional CV / resume, LinkedIn allows you to inject some personality so why not make the most of this opportunity. Congratulations!

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

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10 Tools and Resources to Write the Perfect Resume

Daily Writing Tips

If you read my post of resume tips a few weeks ago , you’ll already be familiar with best practice for writing a great resume. Plus, if you’re still struggling with exactly what to put on your resume in the first place – there’s lots of great advice out there.

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Resumes That Will Land You a Great Job!

Office Dynamics

Are you aware of all the changes that are taking place in marketing yourself to get the job you want? there are plenty of good people job hunting. And even if you don’t lose a job, you may want to apply for a position within your organization or just work somewhere else. It’s a tool to help you create a better resume – includes video, pictures and a portfolio of your best work samples.

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Resumes That Will Land You a Great Job!

Office Dynamics

Are you aware of all the changes that are taking place in marketing yourself to get the job you want? there are plenty of good people job hunting. And even if you don’t lose a job, you may want to apply for a position within your organization or just work somewhere else. It’s a tool to help you create a better resume – includes video, pictures and a portfolio of your best work samples.

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

On The Job

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. There's the business of writing the resume. Who knows.the next job might be even worse.

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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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8 Ways to Avoid Job Scams

On The Job

Sometime during your career, you may try working from home and take on independent gigs even if you have a stable job. There seems to be no shortage of online jobs being offered that let you work at home in your jammies while your kitty purrs nearby. Super-secret jobs.

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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. Spice Up Your Resume with Graphics. The chances of your resume being noticed are slim, especially if you used a generic template with boring, plain-text information. See Also: 6 Interview Hacks That Are Sure To Land You The Job.

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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. These are things that will look good on your resume regardless of what direction you want to head. 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.

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Tips From Successful Job Seekers

On The Job

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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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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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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Tips for Vets Re-Entering the Civilian Workforce

On The Job

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.

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How to Spring Clean Your Job Search

On The Job

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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How to Find a Job Using Social Media

On The Job

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.

3 Bad Habits That Hurt Job Chances

On The Job

If you have a child graduating from college this year, chances are good that you may see him or her move back home for a while because he or she hasn't landed a job. You may begin calling contacts to check on job openings, or help your kid write a resume or cover letter.

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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.

4 Simple Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

Aaron is a fresh college graduate looking to land his first full-time job. He’s new to the job hunting process and doesn’t know where to begin his search. What can Aaron do to increase his chances of landing a great job? In a recent survey administered to over 500 graduating students for Door of Club’s “College Graduates’ Views on Job Prospects” segment, over 67% of students did not have a job lined up after college.

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How to Search for Another Job Without Your Boss Finding Out

On The Job

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 Job-Hunt.org, agrees.

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5 Tips for Becoming Valuable in a New Job

On The Job

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. What are some other key career steps someone should take in a new job?

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the fisher price concept

Job Advice Blog

And people are doing this more than ever in this market, as they continue to go about job searches totally backwards and how they give themselves away on the interview. We do the “square peg in a round hole&# especially with relationships and with jobs. They want a job!

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Networking Key for Vets to Find a Job

On The Job

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

Office Dynamics

And, you are well aware that your resume speaks volumes. Perhaps you aren’t job hunting, but have an idea you’d like to pitch to management. Presentation: package yourself like you would your resume: tidy things up and keep it current. 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. 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

And, you are well aware that your resume speaks volumes. Perhaps you aren’t job hunting, but have an idea you’d like to pitch to management. Presentation: package yourself like you would your resume: tidy things up and keep it current. 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. So how is your packaging in comparison?

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Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

Please see the story below on how one executive admin handled a recent job loss in today’s economy. I want to control my own destiny, so I've put on my sea legs, spiffed up the resume I left with you, put together a dynamic resume kit packet and a teaser including my brochure (developed at World Class Assistant Part 2), hoping to get through the door of a company I've been eying. I'm ahead of the game, my resume is at the top of the stack, and I have the edge!

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Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

Please see the story below on how one executive admin handled a recent job loss in today’s economy. I want to control my own destiny, so I've put on my sea legs, spiffed up the resume I left with you, put together a dynamic resume kit packet and a teaser including my brochure (developed at World Class Assistant Part 2), hoping to get through the door of a company I've been eying. I'm ahead of the game, my resume is at the top of the stack, and I have the edge!

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

On The Job

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."

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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. After losing his position after an acquisition, he found himself in a job search for the first time in a number of years. 1) We changed everything (resume, cover letters, online profiles, etc.) People will typically Google what is on the resume. If you do nothing else today, Google yourself.

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

On The Job

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

On The Job

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.

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2 Big Myths About Work You Need to Ditch

On The Job

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.

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