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My Job Search Journey

Ms. Career Girl

I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to write about my job search. From the reason behind the decision to leave the agency world to the interview process itself, it’s been a roller coaster of a journey. career job search

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. And yet I know many of you are still unconverted and since I would like you to actually get interviews, I’m going to continue to beat you over the head about this.

Is Job Search 2.0 Worth it?

Ms. Career Girl

Blog Directory Contact Subscribe Is Job Search 2.0 by Nicole Crimaldi on May 10, 2010 Guest Post by, Jenny McCoy They say it’s easier to get a job when you have a job, but I’m not so sure. I launched my job search 2.0 The first week of my job search 2.0

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?? 365 Top Tips to Rock Your Job Search Every Day of 2018

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn't a calendar. Some of the tips only apply to job seekers of certain kinds, such as graduates, older job seekers and employed job seekers.

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366 Job Search Tips for Every Day of 2016

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn’t a checklist. Some of the tips only apply to job seekers of certain kinds, such as graduates, older job seekers and employed job seekers.

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???? Why You Should NOT Answer the Phone When Recruiters Call, Stupid

JobMob

How can you get the job if you don't actually talk to someone? Most likely, you have applied for a few jobs and after a while the calls all sound the same which makes it harder to answer any of their phone questions. Take their name, company, phone number.

2017 83

Surprise! You Shouldn’t Answer the Phone When Recruiters Call

JobMob

Don’t get caught off-guard in phone interviews. How can you get the job if you don’t actually talk to someone? Most likely, you have applied for a few jobs and after a while the calls all sound the same which makes it harder to answer any of their phone questions.

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Surprise! You Shouldn’t Answer the Phone When Recruiters Call

JobMob

Don’t get caught off-guard in phone interviews. How can you get the job if you don’t actually talk to someone? Most likely, you have applied for a few jobs and after a while the calls all sound the same which makes it harder to answer any of their phone questions.

2014 102

Keywords, Power Verbs & Soft Skills – 3 Essentials to Enhance Your Resume

Corn on the Job

Writing a resume is not an easy 1 step task, it is a process that is best started by looking at the job description and then tailoring your resume to it. 1. Highlight Keywords from the Job Description. Resumes and Cover Letters Uncategorized DreamResume Job Search REsume

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Age Discrimination During Job Search | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

But sometimes the job search can get very frustrating. Leaving your first three jobs off of your resume. And if the first job on your resume was “Director of Finance&# , it probably wasn’t your first. I was off the phone in less than 60 seconds.

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

Ask A Manager

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. is that interview question legal?

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will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager will looking like a teenager harm my job search? Have you ever interviewed someone who looked younger than their age (meaning they look like they are under 18 when they really are not)? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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short answer Saturday: job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

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? what was your worst interview?

2011 72

things that aren't good ideas #78

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager things that aren’t good ideas #78 March 22, 2011 The reader who received the cover letter excerpted below described it as “things that make your heart break,&# and I have to agree. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? January 5, 2011 A reader writes: I had a great second phone interview with a company I think would be perfect. Should I have brought it up with the interviewer today?

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job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot February 1, 2011 A reader writes: I’m applying around for part-time office work. unless you’re applying for an acting or modeling job. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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Five and a half reasons why you didn't get past the first interview

Careers Done Write

It used to be that you could send in your resume, you would get called in for an interview, you would WOW them on the spot and be working the next Monday. Now, it is more common than not to have to pass a phone screen before you get to see anyone face-to-face. This makes the phone interview a critical skill that many folks are - well let's be blunt - horrible at (yes I know I ended a sentence in a preposition, but it's my blog and I'll do what I want to).

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6 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting an Interview

Workology

Ethics and proving character can be a difficult hurdle when it comes to securing an interview, let alone a new job. And if it can be ascertained that the applicant is even the slightest bit sycophantic, they will never pass an interview with the hiring manager or a direct supervisor.

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What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

You may receive a call for a phone interview, but the hiring decision will largely be based upon your resume alone. Cover everything you think is relevant to your job goal and leave off what isn’t. Also, consider sending a cover letter to outline how you are a perfect match. I personally recommend: Work at Home Now: The No-nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living.

What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

You may receive a call for a phone interview, but the hiring decision will largely be based upon your resume alone. Cover everything you think is relevant to your job goal and leave off what isn’t. Also, consider sending a cover letter to outline how you are a perfect match. I personally recommend: Work at Home Now: The No-nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living.

Beginner’s Guide to Online Job Hunting

The Undercover Recruiter

The job market has been transformed too, with most positions now advertised exclusively online – easy enough to find for the computer literate, but what about those new to this form of job-hunting? Beginner’s Guide to Online Job Hunting.

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If Endorsements Work on LinkedIn Why Wouldn't They Work on Resumes?

Career Solvers

Recruiters can even organize candidate profiles based on the number of recommendations a person has. Generally speaking, on LinkedIn a handful of recommendations is better than none and if no recommendations are present, the hiring authority may wonder why.

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

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager I will totally get you a job. January 11, 2011 I can print a letter of praise once in a while without it being obnoxious, right? I hope so, because I really liked this letter: I was laid off in June and have floundered job search-wise since.

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Curiouser and curiouser.

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 Curiouser and curiouser.

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I have to coach a negative employee, can I recover from a terrible interview, and more

Ask A Manager

You’re being asked to do the hardest part of a manager’s job without the authority needed to do it. Can I recover from a terrible interview? Recently I applied to a job in my home state and was given several phone interviews. It’s five answers to five questions.

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

Ask A Manager

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

Ask A Manager

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. I hear the “myth&# of what can be said in a reference phone call from people who have worked decades ago. what was your worst interview?

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listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

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?

The week, and some reading for you.

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 The week, and some reading for you.

2010 78

Another load o'links.

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 Another load olinks. I got my job through Twitter • HOW TO: Identify a Jobs Big Deliverables Before You Apply • The Bait-and-Switch Job Offer • To All The Naysayers - Yes, You CAN Get A Job On Twitter. •

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do what you say you're going to do

Ask A Manager

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 that interview question legal?

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short answer Sunday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

That’s different from your resume, where the point is to explain your qualifications for a job, since what you look like isn’t part of your qualifications. Can you have too many LinkedIn recommendations written at once? In order to help me in my job hunt, I reached out to several people in my network via LinkedIn, requesting LinkedIn recommendations. In LinkedIn recommendations, does quality trump date and quantity? Name-dropping in cover letters.

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I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

I’ll tell you what you need to change to have a resume that will make a hiring manager excited to interview you. (Oh, 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.

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short answer Sunday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I recently applied for a job, and received a tentative offer after several rounds of interviews. It sounds like there’s a good chance that the explanation here is that the employer is covering the same dollar amount of the premium regardless of which plans employees have. When an employers asks for a letter of introduction rather than a cover letter. I just came across a term in a job application with which I am completely unfamiliar.

2013 55

Another week, another month.

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 Another week, another month. Yesterday I "attended" Chris Brogans webinar on job search tactics using social media. 10 Tips Asking For Recommendations On Linkedin • What Color is Your Cover Letter? •

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don't send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions.

Ask A Manager

When you answer the phone and sound surprised to hear from me, which prompts me to ask if you were expecting my call (which was pre-scheduled), don’t say, “I just forgot that it was Thursday.&# Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? what was your worst interview?

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

Ask A Manager

Same for phone, utilities, etc. I also recommend a glass of wine to take the edge off. ;-) Even we numbers people get overwhelmed with the often painful budgeting process. –OP Reply scott m April 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm This is why I will NEVER take a job in management.

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

Ask A Manager

I’m on a shoestring budget and eating ramen for a the next week until my next student loan rolls in, but I’ll keep that recipe! :) Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment Previous post: should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? which job should I take?

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

Ask A Manager

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. I guess it’s safe to say I didn’t get the job. job searching?

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something cool and free for you

Ask A Manager

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

Ask A Manager

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?

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

Ask A Manager

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? what was your worst interview?

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Valentine's Day round-up

Ask A Manager

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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