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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. In the early stages of job hunting, Ive found most people are usually pretty confident. They know they have valuable skills and have worked hard -- what employer wouldnt want to hire them?

A Career Portfolio Brings Value To Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

A stellar career portfolio captures your progressing skill levels, professional recognition, career enhancements, development activities, and impressive accomplishments. It’s not enough to give them a short resume.

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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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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. Lifeguarding shows you’re physically fit and you’re trained in things like first aid and CPR. Take a close look at your current job. Decide how satisfied you are and what type of job you really want.

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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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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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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. Grow your skills.

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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.

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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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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. Get more training. Ask your boss for opportunities to train in other departments, or to attend seminars or classes at a local university. Your resume should always be able to reflect that you’ve kept up on the latest training and skills. Update (or build) your resume.

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