I have a few questions before starting a new job

Careers Done Write

Hi Deb, I received a job offer. Secondly, the amount of questions tells me that you are definitely more concerned with how this company is going to serve you rather than how you will help this company prosper. Ask Deb jobsHowever, I had a few questions before starting.

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5 Ways to Succeed in Reinventing Your Career

Blogging4jobs

Job Search Statistics & Find Work in this Economy. The work economy and job search statistics are staggering: The current number of people unemployed in The U.S. million; essentially unchanged since February 2012. million; unchanged since February 2012.

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Reasons LinkedIn Can Cause Problems at Work

Resume Bear

Job hunting on while you’re on company time, using company resources to help aid in a job search, or browsing any social media websites that contain job listings are three things that are generally ill-advised and best avoided. There goes the stealth mode for your job search.

Post-College Career Searching in Tough Economic Times

Resume Bear

Lack of confidence and poor self-image can stop a job search or interview in its tracks. Job postings and career fairs can bring in hundreds of applications at a time. Encourage the use of a résumé format that highlights the right attributes for the job.

Social Recruiting: Advice From A COO

Resume Bear

We all know social recruiting is on the rise (see here, here and here for more advice on social job seeking). A significant number of new hires fail not because they didn’t have the technical aptitude to do the job, but because they didn’t fit in with the team.”.

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Define ‘Career’ (I Bet You Get it Wrong)

Career Realism

Honestly, what’s your definition of “career”? Better still, have you ever made sure your definition is accurate? Watch and learn why the definition of career has changed so much in the last 20 years. Have you ever written it out and really looked closely at it?

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LinkedIn Headlines that Stand Out from the Crowd [10 Examples]

The Undercover Recruiter

Giacomo Bracci Helsen clearly uses his whole brain when coming up with new strategies for design. If you have ever seen Glenn's speed of content creation you would definitely agree with his statement in the headline.

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Defining Moments and What They Mean

Blogging4jobs

The birth of a baby, the death of a parent, a new job, or a family or national tragedy. I never thought I would fall in love again and experience continual moments of definition with him. I have quit a job I loved at a moment’s notice.

5 Myths About Job Searching

Career Realism

The smartest person always gets the job. Definitely not true – companies these days are more interested in the complete worker. In today’s economy, an employer wants to know that, if required, you are able to complete a wide range of jobs. Job Search job myth search seek

Should I make myself younger to compete in job market?

Careers Done Write

When I met with the job search counselor, she suggested that I get Botox and update my hairstyle to be competitive in the job market. But, do I really need Juvederm and Botox to get a new job? But don’t let the job search be the only reason for the treatment.

How and Why You Must Be a Smart Job Search Networker

JobMob

If you are waiting for a magic wand so you swiftly “apparate” a new job—while it is a marvelous idea —you will be highly disappointed. Let’s integrate the following into your job search concoction, shall we? Below is a front-and-back-example of a job-winning network card.

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How to Keep your Job Search Secret on LinkedIn

Blue Sky Resumes

After all, you don’t want your boss to know you’re looking for another job until you’ve found one. definitely sounds like you’re looking for a new job. Be sure to express enjoyment of your work: I’ve been in this job for 3 years and what I most enjoy is ….

Falling Down on the Job (Literally) – Personal Injuries

Career Alley

Work can be hard enough, but getting injured on the job can be very challenging. Much depends on the seriousness of the injury, whether or not you need time off, the cost of covering your injury, rehabilitation and loss of wages (or worse, losing your job). This legal code instituted a new manner in which these court cases are held. The fast track is for a personal injury claim that are more than £1000 but definitely less that £15,000.

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Your Oops! Is Showing: 15 Outrageous Job Interview Blunders

Career Alley

Chewing gum during a job interview is not a good idea. A survey conducted by Harris Interactive compiled blunder stories from the thousands of job interviews across the country. Even if someone helped you write the resume, you definitely should be the expert.

Job Search Fizzling? Maybe It’s Your Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Remember Einstein’s definition of insanity? ” Are you one of the many, many executive job seekers locked into a repetitive process that’s not working? The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search.

what to say when you negotiate salary

Ask A Manager

I’m assuming that anything I say should address things like “I’ve received increasing responsibilities since my initial hire at my last job,” “I’ve received excellent performance reviews,” “I’ve spoken at X and Y national conferences and have been well-received,” “You can see from my record I’ve excelled in A and B tasks,” etc.

employer asked me to produce free work as part of hiring process

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am searching for a new job in marketing. I would like you to take our homepage and create an image (JPG/GIF/PNG) of what you might suggest as our new look. It can be as simple as just moving some things around or redesigning the footer or as complex as a completely new look. Not definitely … but probably.

Eliminating Distractions in Your Executive Job Search

Position Ignition

Throw in a job search and your timetable is in danger of becoming chaotic. Every time you arrange to do something pertaining to your job hunt—be it researching the organisation you want to move to, enrolling in a short course to learn a new skill or attending a networking event, something to do with your current work distracts you from seeing your plan through. However, if you keep letting these distractions win, you’ll never get round to finding a new job.

Is Twitter a Toy or Business Tool? The Difference is You!

Blogging4jobs

There are those who seem to sail effortlessly through their days, with the wind at their backs, as they float into the harbor of a new client, new job, perfect work or life, or have the whole process streamlined for themselves or their corporation.

Are You Addicted to Job Hunting?

The Job Quest

Could the same be said about your job search? Now, before you dismiss this as not pertaining to you, take a look at the definition of addiction provided by Dictionary.com : ad·dic·tion ?[uh-dik-shuhn] To be clear: I recognize that job hunting is serious business. Alcoholics.

How to Avoid Trouble Online

Water Cooler Wisdom

This is a scary story because one definitely gets the sense that Cox thought she was doing the right thing and had no intention of getting into hot water over it.  When you are employed with an organization, what you can and cannot post online takes on a whole new dimension.    Otherwise, you could end up posting something that will cost you your job

How to Get the Career You Want And Deserve! Five Steps to Identify Your Skills

Career Alley

Effective career planning takes time and it should start well before job changes are imminent so that career moves are through choice and not just a reaction to circumstances. Even if you are not expecting or wanting to change your current job, you have to recognise that, inevitably, your role will change and you need to anticipate that change and prepare accordingly. List the skills and fill in your own definition for each skill.

All I Want for Christmas is a New Job (volume 3)

Career Alley

He had definitely been to our house because he finished the cookies and most of the milk. Whether or not you’ve been naughty or nice, not having a job on Christmas (or whatever holiday you may celebrate) can be disappointing (to say the least).

All I Want for Christmas is a New Job (volume 3)

Career Alley

He had definitely been to our house because he finished the cookies and most of the milk. Whether or not you’ve been naughty or nice, not having a job on Christmas (or whatever holiday you may celebrate) can be disappointing (to say the least).

Three Reasons Not to Take Just Any Job After Graduation

Ms. Career Girl

Do not take the first full time job you can find after you graduate. I know recent grads are caught up in a tough battle with the job market. You’ll probably convince yourself that the job in sales will work for you, even though you have a teaching degree.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

The Short Answer is “ No, but he can agree to lose his job if you do speak your mind. He cannot sign away your right to speak out about his company, but he can agree to lose his job if you do. As to what constitutes family: there is no clear definition. Baldwin, New York.

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Last Job on the Right – Tips for Dealing with Forced Job Search

Career Alley

Imagine the following scenario: You just found out that your department is being “off shored” and that your job will be eliminated in six months. The good news is that you have six months to find a new job, the bad news is that you have only six months to find a new job.

Announcing Challenge Plans for April: “Free-For-All” Challenge!

Personal Excellence Blog

Hence, I converted all existing sub-forums into journal-based forums – and added a new sub-forum (Habits Cultivation). only if you want to) Simply create a new thread in the respective forum to rally for buddies if you wish. Hello everyone!

7 short questions. 7 short answers.

Ask A Manager

We’ve got seven short questions and seven short answers, including whether you can negotiate salary at a nonprofit, whether you should take a job at your mother’s office, what on earth is wrong with kids today, and more. The job ad directed them to email me their application. My new job wants me to only give a few days notice. My new role at a very sought-after company has offered me a job, but wants me to start in 4 days.

how to deal with gimmicky recruiters

Ask A Manager

The recruiter claimed that less than 1 percent of job candidates have such a tool and said it makes people stand out. Another point of concern for me was the emphasis on putting down every single minor detail about all jobs on my resume for my electronic account on the video resume website. The recruiter told me it’s best to use as many of the 4,000 characters allotted as possible, even for jobs you had nearly a decade ago.

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Job Search Isn’t Poker

Career Realism

A lot of job seekers ask me if they should “bluff” their way to a better job offer. My answer is a definitive “no.” ” Job search is not a game you play like poker. The post Job Search Isn’t Poker appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

What is Your Job’s Real Hourly Wage?

Career Realism

The husband had applied for a new position that would provide the increase in pay they both thought would solve all of their money issues. When the couple came to me for their regular financial review, I asked them what they thought this new job was going to cost them?

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

My boss found out about my job search through LinkedIn. For the last several months, I have been seeking new employment. I have utilized LinkedIn to aid me with my career search through postings on various group boards, my headline and sending a message to all my contacts about me and my job objectives I have many contacts on LinkedIn, from my field, and hope to benefit from these to secure a new position. My title changed after I started a new job.

fast answer Friday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

We’ve got a recent grad without enough references, a coworker badmouthing someone to their former employer, an employee asked to work as a secretary after being hired for a different job, and more. I am currently in my first job after college and am searching for a new position. However, you’re in your first job after college and it’s normal that you’re not going to have a ton of professional references yet. It’s fast answer Friday!

is my manager taking advantage of our friendship?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I accepted a new job five months ago with someone I had worked with previously — he was not my direct manager but he was more senior than me. It’s come to a point where I’m considering looking at other jobs, even though I don’t really want to switch jobs, just maybe managers. However, what you’re describing here absolutely fits the definition.

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

When to start job searching. Is it a good idea to apply for jobs now or should I wait until it gets closer to my move date? Job searches can take a long time. What should I do with job applications? Or just leave my legal last name off job applications and resumes? Attaching a letter of recommendation with a job application. I recently saw a job posting that requested that applicants submit a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation.

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

We’ve got someone who wants to transfer two months into a job, a union forbidding its members to eat lunch with managers, and more. Transferring soon after starting a new job. I have been at my current job for only two months and while the position I am in is ok, there is another department that I have more interest in. I’d be irritated as hell if a new hire was already making noises about moving somewhere else.

How to Conduct a Successful Job Search

Career Realism

This is a true story as told to JustJobs Academy which houses career interviews and job search advice for professionals in any industry. Visit to read about how to search for the perfect job and get promoted once you’ve found it. Keep applying until you get the job you want.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

If your job requirement is talking to customers, and those conversations are recorded, can an employer use those conversations against you? . Bullying can seriously affect health, emotional well-being, and job performance. Job Loss might be on the horizon? New York, New York.

short answer Sunday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

However, yesterday a new position was posted in that company that I think I am more qualified for and would enjoy more. ” But you should only do this if you’re significantly more interested in the second job; if you’re just a little more interested, leave it alone and only raise it if you get rejected for the first job. How can I meet people in my new office? Right now I am looking for a new job.