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5 Ways to Avoid a Layoff

Career Alley

Difficult economic times often result in major layoffs. That then begs the question, how does the average worker avoid a layoff? Reputation oftentimes plays a key role, as an employee who maintains a good reputation has more value to an employer who must make difficult layoff decisions, than an employee who has strikes against his or her record. In addition to keeping one’s reputation pristine within a company, there are several other ways an employee might avoid a layoff.

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How to Recover from a Layoff: Recovery = Resilience

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY? Take a break from your job search.

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How to Prepare for an Impending Layoff

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY?

10000 Hour Rule - Career Advice, Personal Branding & Job Search.

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY?

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my mom’s advice is ruining my sister’s job search, explaining I’m quitting because of COVID, and more

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My mom’s advice is ruining my sister’s job prospects. She believes herself to be an unparalleled authority on how to get a job. Over the years, Mom’s provided my sister with such gems as “Always deliver a hard copy of your resume in person” and “Never take no for an answer; call them every day and make the case for why you deserve the job.” It would improve both of our lives if she found a job that enabled her to be truly independent.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Working in Government Jobs

Career Alley

Flexible working environment, fixed incentives and several perks; who doesn’t want a job with all these benefits? This is what a government job could offer you. If you are one of those who would like to have a relaxing work environment with a steady moving career, a job in the government sector may be the best option for you. With the world witnessing frequent economic turmoil, the scenario in the private job market is threatening. jobs by.

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Jobs wanted, Harvard analysts suggest Rx for America’s unemployment doldrums

Resume Bear

economy have recovered from the recession, American jobs haven’t returned with them. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). But fixing America’s long job slump will require more than just government intervention, they say. But with the help of innovative policies, Keyssar believes, workers can bounce back into jobs more quickly. Talking to the job creators. Some American jobs are indeed lost for good.

short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. I am currently job hunting and a few days ago stumbled upon a position that was the perfect fit for my skill set, experience, and place. A job description asks for me to send a resume and “salary range.&#

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HR's Leaky Bucket

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | HR HR’s Leaky Bucket Posted on 26 May 2010. The Wall Street Journal announced this week that for the first time since 2008 there were more voluntarily resignations than layoffs in February of this year. Might be time to update your Communications and Confidentiality policy.

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will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager will looking like a teenager harm my job search? Posted in job searching A reader writes: Okay, I know looks matter, but how much does it really matter? When I was first searching for a job, I took all of the standard advice and went in clean shaven–and was supremely uncomfortable. It didn’t stop me from getting hired or from doing my job well. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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short answer Saturday: job search edition — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: job search edition January 22, 2011 It’s short answer Saturday: six short answers to six short questions. When both an e-mail address and a fax number is given as an option to respond to a job ad, which method is more effective? Is it better to respond to a job ad immediately or wait a few days? Unfortunately, I did not get the job. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

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January 6, 2011 A reader writes: How do I determine where the line is between enforcing policy and being a jerk? Example: my workplace (a restaurant) has no policy for smoke breaks. But it DOES have a policy where you get a 10 minute break for every 4 hours you work, and a half hour for every 6 hours you work (it amounts to a break every 2 hours, more or less). However, you also want to make sure that it makes sense to have that policy in the first place.

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I Think I Was Fired Because I’m Pregnant

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

& Dale: My friend had a job as a manager at a nursing home. If the nursing home declines to offer a recommendation one way or the other — as is the policy with most employers these days — then I don’t see a reason to muddy the waters by bringing up her employer’s questionable timing and behavior. So I would suggest that she simply call it a layoff. Dear J.T. &

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????? How To Keep In Touch Professionally With Your LinkedIn Connections

JobMob

Do you say “let's keep in touch” when you really mean “I look forward to staying in touch whenever I lose my job”? The worst time to work on your LinkedIn profile, CV and networking is immediately after losing your job. But it’s so hard to be disciplined… So many job seekers wait until their job ends, losing access to data about achievements that could make them stand out from the crowd, and then harass their network for opportunities.

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Change is Everywhere, So Bring It to Your Job Goals, Too

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Linkedin Twitter Facebook rss Home About Services & Packages Contact Recommendations Resources The Job Quest Helping You Reach Your Job Search and Career Goals Change is Everywhere, So Bring It to Your Job Goals, Too Posted by Melissa Cooley on | May 17, 2010 | 4 Comments A recent search that led someone to The Job Quest was: “Why should you keep reviewing and changing your job goals?&#

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Five Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Such retaliation is a violation of both law and company policy. My job just announced that they are transitioning my employment and have offered a severance package. They told me they wouldn’t challenge my application for unemployment benefits. Is it ethical for me to say on a job application that I was “laid off?” . It sounds like nothing other than a layoff. Good luck in your job search, Al Sklover.

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Guest Post: Jane Sanders - Job Stalker

Job Stalker

Arts & Entertainment Life & Style News & Opinion Sports Find a blog Login or Sign Up Featured: No waiting: Become a ChicagoNow blogger now , Pitch us your blog idea Job Stalker Home Archive About Guest Post: Jane Sanders Brendan Tripp on 02.09.11 Sanders wrote specifically for The Job Stalker. - - - HOW TO KEEP DEBT COLLECTORS AT BAY WHEN YOURE UNEMPLOYED This guest article was contributed by Jane Sanders from Debt Management.

HR Isn't Dead. It's Called PR | Blogging4Jobs

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Business , Featured , HR HR Isn’t Dead. Externally, we write advertisements and job descriptions for job boards, write corporate blogs and work with our university, diversity, and other affirmative action partners to fill open positions.

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Guest Post: Ford R. Myers.

Job Stalker

Arts & Entertainment Life & Style News & Opinion Sports Find a blog Login or Sign Up Featured: No waiting: Become a ChicagoNow blogger now , Pitch us your blog idea Job Stalker Home Archive About Guest Post: Ford R. at 1:08 PM | no comments | Share Were trying something a bit different today, instead of a "job industry profile" on Wednesday, I contacted one of the authors previously featured in The Job Stalker , Ford R.

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short answer Christmas: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

I was curious about your opinion of this case and how people can best move on when they’re fired for what they feel are petty reasons (not to do with layoffs or performance). As for how to move on, you’ve got to move on just as you would with any other job loss — by putting it behind you, not getting bitter over it, and focusing on what comes next and why someone sane would be glad to have you. Conveying frustration over benefit changes.

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referring a friend for a job? not so fast… — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager referring a friend for a job? not so fast… January 3, 2011 A job opens up at your company. You have a friend who’s job-searching. Yay, get your friend a job and get to work with someone you like! Referring a friend for a job can have consequences that people often don’t take the time to think about, whether they ultimately get an offer or not. You have a friend who’s job-searching.

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8 things you should know about job references

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 8 things you should know about job references February 14, 2011 If you’re job-searching, at some point you’re going to be asked for references … and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re going to hand them over without giving much thought to what will happen next. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio January 7, 2011 The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Posted in me The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

I will totally get you a job. — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager I will totally get you a job. I hope so, because I really liked this letter: I was laid off in June and have floundered job search-wise since. when the interview was over, she was her reserved self once more, and I wasn’t at all sure I’d gotten the job… Until today. I have no doubt that applying your advice is what got me the job. You can buy How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager here.

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3 Critical Things to Know Before Jumping Ship in a Bad Economy

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY? How do you find a job today?

short answer Saturday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I have an interview coming up soon for a job that is a little over two hours away from where I currently live. The job site is in a popular beach location notorious for horrific traffic in the summer and there is no public transit on weekdays. So, I will have to move to take this job if offered. I am currently in school for my Associates in Business Administration, but am chomping at the bit to get a job that will develop my business skills.

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do companies keep do-not-hire lists, I don’t have any work to do, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s possible that your former coworker has blacklisted you, but it’s more likely that you simply didn’t get contact for the same reason that the majority of job seekers don’t hear back from a single given company — they have tons of qualified candidate and are only going to interview a few of them. I’ve been in my current job at a university for about 13 years. So stay there but keep job searching, and do it as actively as you can.

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how much snooping can you do on coworkers, my manager told a reference-checker my salary, and more

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Or anything that comes up in a google search under their name? While you can certainly find people who feel even a basic google search is an invasion of privacy, the internet is right at our fingertips and I don’t think it’s a massive overstep to do a quick search because you’re curious about someone’s professional background. If you’re searching for info on their personal life, that’s an overstep (and probably in no way relevant to your work with them).

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I got chastised for taking initiative, coworker secretly plans to quit after maternity leave, and more

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I think taking months of maternity leave pay and benefits, knowing you are going to quit shortly thereafter (within 2 months), is robbery and a truly bad thing to do. Inconsistent tattoo policy. I work for a premium cosmetics brand that had a policy concerning visible tattoos when I joined the company that stated all tattoos must be covered except small tattoos on the wrist. This is not a good fit for me and I intend to keep searching.

my manager wants to come to my house, my commute is doubling, and more

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I also refused to sign for disability because I’m not claiming any benefits; I just needed rest and to be away from the toxic environment. My new job is moving and doubling my commute. I accepted a job in a new city last August and moved to a place where my commute would be shorter than 40 minutes. I really like my job and house, and now my partner has a job that is close to our home as well. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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do what you say you're going to do

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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

Ask A Manager

That’s because for most jobs, picking the best candidate is rarely solely about skills and experience. But in the real world, other factors matter too—people skills, intellect, communication abilities, enthusiasm for the job, and simply what kind of person you are. So far my job search has been using generic resumes and generic cover letters with lack-luster results. When I was job hunting, I thought if I sent out 8 letters a day, I was doing well.

how to stand out at a job fair

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. This was my first foray into job fairs, and it was pretty fascinating to watch how different job-seekers navigated the situation differently. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? job searching?

10 tips to get the most out of your internship — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Work experience of any kind is good, sure, and I’m sure that just a job with the same sort of experiences as an intership will work just as well. Though its worth noting that most jobs through school will be work-study, and employers increasingly know this, and in my experience you don’t have to really do anything or have any qualifications to get a work-study. Still definitely better than nothing, but a job outside your school signals you had to compete to get it.

I will review your resume this week

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For those of you who’d rather not spend the cash, a lower-price alternative is to buy my ebook, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager , where you’ll find lots of resume advice — just not customized to your particular resume. Reply Chuck March 30, 2011 at 5:51 am I do job coaching for a couple charities and have revised resumes myself and seen the work of “professional&# resume writers. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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the 10 interview questions you're most likely to be asked — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager the 10 interview questions you’re most likely to be asked January 24, 2011 The absolute best way to kick ass in a job interview is to practice the hell out of the questions you’re likely to be asked. Posted in interviewing The absolute best way to kick ass in a job interview is to practice the hell out of the questions you’re likely to be asked. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? job searching?

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10 mistakes you're making on your resume

Ask A Manager

I’d probably repeated the position I’d like to apply in the email title and coverletter couple times, and my resume is probably nicely sorted under the job I’m applying at. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? things that arent good ideas #78 my company does secret performance reviews that were not allowed to see should you include a short-term job on your resume? do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to fire an employee with a bad attitude January 3, 2011 A reader writes: I have an employee who has been doing her job OK but has a bad attitude and is dragging everyone down. But you really have to — it’s part of the job. Posted in firing A reader writes: I have an employee who has been doing her job OK but has a bad attitude and is dragging everyone down. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? March 14, 2011 In response to the previous post on job fairs , a commenter asked: I have attended my alma mater’s industry-specific career fair the past few years. Which means that they’re wasting the time of the employees they send, and they’re wasting the time of job fair attendees like you. Job fairs is just one way to do it.

things that aren't good ideas #78

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But, I just put up a new job posting last night, and I underlined twice that I wouldn’t consider any resume without a cover letter. I’m just surprised they saw the job on a web site in the first place. So either the in-house career placement assistants are over-worked/out of touch/shamefully negligent, or people are looking for looking for job hunting guidance on their own and finding bad advice. It’s amazing how much bad advice is out there for job seekers.

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does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager does company’s silence mean I didn’t get the job? January 6, 2011 A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job, and didn’t get it. Then, a couple days after New Year’s, the job is posted as being open on their website. The fact that the job was posted after your interview may or may not mean anything. I guess it’s safe to say I didn’t get the job. which job should I take?

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how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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–OP Reply scott m April 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm This is why I will NEVER take a job in management. Get My E-Book How To Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager Connect Free Guide Free guide to preparing for an interview Archives ▼ 2011 (96) ▼ April 2011 (6) book review, other peoples families, and mango sticky rice should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? job searching?

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book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

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Get My E-Book How To Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager Connect Free Guide Free guide to preparing for an interview Archives ▼ 2011 (96) ▼ April 2011 (6) book review, other peoples families, and mango sticky rice should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? which job should I take?

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