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. 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.

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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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! 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.

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.

What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes

Dumb Little Man

If you’re working right now, it’s safe to say that you had to send out a resume in order to get hired. In order to do that, you need to know how to write a good resume. While the corporate atmosphere wasn’t too bad, I wanted to share with everyone what you can do to make your resume stand out above the rest because you’d be amazed at how much garbage (I’m saying that nicely) we’d get. In fact, it wouldn’t be uncommon to get 500 resumes within 48 hours for ONE job position.

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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. 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.

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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. Almost half ( 48 percent ) of survey respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 said they are likely to conduct job-search activities at work. Workers were asked, " How comfortable would you feel looking for a new job while still employed?

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.

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). 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. 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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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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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. While there’s nothing wrong with hand-crafting your resume in Microsoft Word (or your word processor of choice), there are plenty of online tools that can save you lots of time by formatting your resume in seconds. With those caveats out of the way, here’s the list: Online Advice and Support on Creating Your Resume. #1:

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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. Hunting for a job not only means having the right qualifications, developing a sterling resume, a killer influence letter, and razor-sharp interview skills, but also having to outdo the other candidates — many of whom may be more qualified on paper than you.

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A Career Portfolio Brings Value To Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

To be very clear, a career portfolio’s primary purpose is NOT about job hunting, and I’m a firm believer that anything done haphazardly is not worth doing. It’s not enough to give them a short resume. A stellar career portfolio captures your progressing skill levels, professional recognition, career enhancements, development activities, and impressive accomplishments.

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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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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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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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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.

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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. 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, monster.com or secsinthecity.co.uk

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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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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.

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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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. There's the business of writing the resume. 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. It's always easier to look for a job when you have a job.

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the fisher price concept

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection the fisher price concept On August 2, 2010, In Career Coaching by Judi Perkins , By The How-To Career Coach 0 Thanks to Fisher-Price, as babies we learn a concept that we seem to forget by the time we’re adults: you can’t put a square peg in a round hole. These days, job seekers don’t care.

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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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8 Ways to Avoid Job Scams

45 Things

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. They will try to scam you with fake job offers, lure you into giving them money or even try to steal all your personal information. If someone wants to interview you about a job, you need to communicate via phone or email.

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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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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.

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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?''

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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." 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?''

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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. 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.

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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.

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 Job-Hunt.org, agrees.

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3 Bad Habits That Hurt Job Chances

45 Things

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. But much of the job hunt is a waiting game, and you and your child will have to be patient. I, like, can't believe, like, the job market is so, like, bad."

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

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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.

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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. Polish up the ol resume It is all right to send your resume out and see what kind of response you get.

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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." Or, I see people in mid-career who believe in this bad job market they are "stuck" in jobs that cause them to lose sleep and snap at their kids when they get home at night.

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

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, November 17, 2009 8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market While I knew there was a good chance the unemployment rate would go up, when I heard the latest figures were 10.2 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.

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