Motivational Pointers: Overcoming Your Fear of Job Searching

Career Alley

Nobody said job searching is easy. Because of all the uncertainty, potential for rejections and stress of interviewing, job searching is a dread. Overcome your fear of job searching with the following tips: Set Short-Term, Specific Goals.

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4 Ways To Balance Your Job Search

Career Realism

It's not uncommon for job seekers to spend almost all of their time sitting behind a computer searching through online job ads. If your job search has been unsuccessful up to this point, your time behind the computer could be a major factor in your lack of success.

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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.

How I Learned to Leverage Online Job Search Tools

Career Realism

This interview from JustJobs.com will take you through the ups and downs you can expect in the position, what it takes to land the job, what you can expect to earn and more. I found this job online. I regularly searched the internet for jobs while working for another telecom company.

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Tips to Find Your Next Job

Career Alley

Due to the economy, a lot of people are experiencing layoffs and going through the stress of finding another job. Everyone has their own unique way and techniques of finding another job. When you get fired at from a job, it’s natural to want to hide it from friends and co-workers.

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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. Why do these reps (from big famous companies that everyone knows about) even attend the fair?

Tips to Find Your Next Job

Career Alley

Due to the economy, a lot of people are experiencing layoffs and going through the stress of finding another job. Everyone has their own unique way and techniques of finding another job. When you get fired at from a job, it’s natural to want to hide it from friends and co-workers.

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coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics February 11, 2011 A reader writes: I have a question about how to deal with one aspect of a co-worker’s conduct that is frustrating and annoying my colleagues and me.

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my office is obsessed with weight

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager being overweight in an office that’s obsessed with weight March 8, 2011 A reader writes: Recently, one of my co-workers quit after only a few months of employment. OP will either need to try and ignore it again or find a different job.

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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. which job should I take?

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what should an internal “farewell” email say?

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February 4, 2011 A reader writes: I have to send the “farewell&# mass internal e-mail to my co-workers. You should not cite reasons for leaving if they’re about hating your job, your manager, or your coworkers. A former co-worker had decided to strike out on his own.

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? It didn’t stop me from getting hired or from doing my job well.

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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. Is it better to respond to a job ad immediately or wait a few days? which job should I take?

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25 Live Networking Tips

Corn on the Job

If you’re new to live networking, bring a friend, co-worker, or classmate to the event with you. Find out what they’ve done to be successful so that you can mimic that in your job search or for your business. Resumes are for job fairs, not networking events.

When in Doubt, Take it Out! Social Media Users - Beware of Your.

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job.

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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. I have no doubt that applying your advice is what got me the job. job searching?

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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?

coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

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That said, OP, it does sound like this is something that bothers you on a deeper level than just, “man, my co-workers really need some new material because the hockey jokes are old.&# Especially if you like your job.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions — Ask a.

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Due to issues at my job, my supervisor and the boss have decided to “write me up.&# That’s not the reason I am writing, that’s a whole other issue. But during our correspondence (by email), the big boss decided to cc a co-worker on all the interactions.

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my employee is on personal calls all day long — Ask a Manager

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Nevertheless, her neighbour found her whispering of [.] "> { 18 comments… read them below or add one } Slaten January 18, 2011 at 2:10 am Yeah, go ahead and tell her that her co-worker finds her distracting. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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do what you say you're going to do

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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? is this job going to be a nightmare?

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

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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.

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I will review your resume this week

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Fair warning.) 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. job searching?

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should I warn my employer about a slacker kiss-ass? — Ask a Manager

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He is the most terrible manager — poor communicator, officious, cannot multitask and having a conversation with him is like pulling your own teeth out — I’ve learnt more about his job from google than I have from asking him. But even if its not fine, its OP’s job.

2011 69

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

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I take issue with this, because I don’t think it’s fair. I do think that if you’re going to have a policy that dictates breaks, then you have to apply that policy fairly and evenly. How is that fair to anyone? I have the power to make it fair!

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manager who's bad at numbers is panicking over budget process

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I was fairly crummy at math until I got to college and had two wonderful teachers in a row. Most managers are not allowed to share budget information with subordinates or with co-workers from other departments. And it makes it a lot easier for your co-workers to help you out.

2011 73

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

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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? is this job going to be a nightmare?

2011 72

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. 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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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. The fact that the job was posted after your interview may or may not mean anything.

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something cool and free for you

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Going through the sign-up form it asks for ‘Company Name’ & ‘Job Title’… ugh Any ideas? :) Reply Ask a Manager February 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm Absolutely it applies to you as well! Job title is not a required field. do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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I think to myself, “Well, what the hell, I’m not interested in opening up a search with a firm, but I’ll take a look at this person they’re talking about. Joan forwarded to me as she knew I had these other similar searches in the area. Turns out there was no job.

2011 74

1000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence)

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I read this blog religiously! :) Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment { 1 trackback } Tweets that mention 1,000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence) — Ask a Manager -- Topsy.com Previous post: how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? which job should I take?

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Valentine's Day round-up

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how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? when your ex is a coworker — and a silly one (and the later update ) entry-level job search with boyfriend recruiter I met at career expo asked me on a date — what do I do? job searching?

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Ask a Manager -- Topsy.com Previous post: my boss’s boss never talks to me but makes decisions that impact me Next post: do I have to be perfect to get a job? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? which job should I take?

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am I wasting this recruiter's time? — Ask a Manager

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January 21, 2011 A reader writes: Is it unprofessional to talk to a recruiter at another company even if you have no immediate plans to leave your current job? The job sounds like it might be more interesting than my current position. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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And I hope people who get theirs looked at this time around can come back with a story that it helped them get the interview and/or the job! 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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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. It’s amazing how much bad advice is out there for job seekers.

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want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

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is my employer plotting against me?

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I’ve heard them lie to customers and lie to employees; I’ve seen them cheat the government when paying taxes; I’ve watched them bully employees into not filing reports when hurt on the job. Also, why would it matter where I found my new job. which job should I take?

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Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader January 24, 2011 Here’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a while — and it has a moral too, about how social media can help you get a job! job searching?

how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? I work in IT and accept that every job I have is going to have some after hours and weekend work (sometimes with no notice) and I will occasionally be on-call. I want one of those jobs!

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