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Why a Temp Agency Might Be the Answer

Career Alley

There is not one person out there that is unaware of how hard jobs are to come by in today’s economy. Even with a college degree the road to full time employment can be long and difficult. As debates wage over the minimum wage in our country, people are still taking low paying jobs in order to try and make ends meet. Without any jobs seemingly available, how might one go about finding some sort of employment? Getting the Job. jobs by.

Should I Send Resumes to Temp Agencies?

Resume Bear

Temp agencies are a major part of the workforce in the United States. Working for a temp agency has many benefits. If you plan to apply to a temp agency, there are some things you should do to prepare your resume appropriately. Temporary jobs aren’t just for workers who aren’t able to find a job. In fact, many people prefer temporary jobs over permanent positions. If they want to take some time off between jobs, they’re free to do so.

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Should I Add Temp Jobs To My LinkedIn Profile?

Tim's Strategy

I have not been able to secure full time employment, but have accepted a couple of temp jobs, should I post that in LinkedIn? ” Here’s the quick answer I gave: “It depends on the jobs – if in retail, I would hesitate. So here’s the rest of the answer: LinkedIn profiles, like resumes, are a common tool for recruiters and hiring managers to evaluate your readiness and fit for a job. I might be seen as a job hopper.

2010 Top 10 Executive Personal Branding and Job Search Trends

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

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Chapter 1 of My Ebook: 23 Ways You Sabotage Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Chapter 1 of My Ebook: 23 Ways You Sabotage Your Executive Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. They represent the confusion and wrong-thinking that can sabotage and undermine a successful executive job search campaign. Prepare to excel in job interviews.

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Five Myths and Realities Behind Temporary Work | Resumebear Online.

Resume Bear

ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Five Myths and Realities Behind Temporary Work 07.

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Bullet-Proof Your Executive Career in the New World of Work

Executive Career Brand

An edited version of this article was originally posted on Quintessential Careers as part of the fourth annual Job Action Day initiative, celebrated this year on November 7.). ?. Finding a job and staying employed today – two separate challenges – require more effort and strategic planning than ever before. The fact is, most jobs are not posted on job boards. The majority of jobs that are filled are not advertised anywhere and not posted on a job board.

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What Do Employers Most Want to See in a Candidate's Resume?

Resume Help Blog

August 11th, 2010 | Author: ResumeHelp With so many individuals competing for jobs, the only thing that will differentiate you from the rest of the equally qualified crowd is what you achieved while on the job.

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Five Myths and Realities Behind Temporary Work

Resume Bear

ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Five Myths and Realities Behind Temporary Work 07.

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applying for a role similar to one I turned down at the same company

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A reader writes: Last year, after being laid off, I applied for a position in my prestigious field that was at the same level, title-wise, as my previous job, but not comparable in terms of compensation. I’d held 3 internships in this field and one full-time job, and still, the interviewing process was rigorous. After exhaustively weighing the pros and cons, I turned down the offer and opted to search for full-time work (and ended up in a different field).

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did this recruiter lie to me? and why can’t I get hired by this company?

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A reader writes: For the past six months, I have been searching for a job after a long-term contract job ended. Two years ago, I also had a short-term temporary job there, from which I was asked to leave because I could not control my sleep apnea and was suffering from daytime sleepiness there. I did, and applied for three jobs there this summer. After my customer service interview, I saw the editor job had been reposted. job searching

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Why Use A Resume Posting Service? I Can Do That Myself

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. That’s a defeatist attitude and one that will be the absolute end of ever getting a job.

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employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list March 17, 2011 A reader writes: I recently was asked to sign a Consent to Reference Check form. People come and go, and I’ve seen lots of temps working in HR (Personnel).

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short answer Saturday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

I work for the largest health insurance company in my state. I’m in a little bit of a situation with my employer. When will this temp job turn permanent? I am currently working as a temp at a large company. The position is temp-to-hire and I have been told that there is no doubt that I will be brought on permanently with the company I am temping at. I have already been a temp for over four months. What job search info should I track?

Meet Jim… He Wonders If He’ll Ever Find Work

Career Realism

Without available funds, he cannot get the help he needs to find employment. Harnessing the power of the micro-fundraising site, Indiegogo.com , we launched a campaign to raise $10,000 that will give 100 long-term unemployed people a full scholarship to our Job Search Accelerator Program (JSAP). So, we are hoping to get donations from those of you out there who: A) Have been out of work recently and know how hard the job search really is.

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Are "job fairs" totally useless? - 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 Are "job fairs" totally useless? Job fairs. Job Fairs - Oy vey.

2010 98

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

My boss found out about my job search through LinkedIn. I have been working for my current employer for a year. 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.

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networking contacts keep sending me bad job leads, surgery right after starting a new job, and more

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Networking contacts keep sending me job leads that are too senior for me. I’ve been looking for an intern / entry-level engineering position for a long time and I’ve spoken with a lot of people about my job search (former classmates, professional engineers, hiring managers, neighbors who work with engineers, etc.). Sometimes I get referrals to job openings or direct input to HR about certain positions. Surgery right after starting a new job.

deleting company files, food allergies when you’re new on the job, and more

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I have been employed for two years by a company to do filing and some typing. After a short while, one of my colleagues mentioned that she wanted something to calculate volumes and pricing for her surveys to make her job easier. Leaving a job after 6 weeks. I was previously working a temp/contract job where I could at most work 900 hours at a time. The issue is I’ve pretty much hated the new job since day one.

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wee answer Wednesday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

What you did is perfectly fine, as long as (a) you really do come back to the question on your own, and (b) you don’t do this when the question is one you should have been prepared for (like questions about why you’d excel in the role or what you’re looking for in your next job). Do employers have to provide the same benefits to all employees? Are employers legally obligated to provide the same basic benefits to all employees? How can I keep my job?

2013 57

employee’s boyfriend keeps making her late for work, seriously ill employee who’s making mistakes, and more

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How do I determine my rate for freelance work for my current employer after I leave? I gave close to four weeks notice at my nonprofit full-time job to coincide with the end of our fiscal year (also the date our employment contracts are up each year). Is there a standard procedure for calculating a project work rate beyond the employment end date? Explaining why I’m resigning without a new job. I have been at my current place of employment for almost 10 years.

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when an employee turns in late work, telling your interviewer “I really want this job,” and more

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I love my team and my job. I don’t have to do that much criticism or discipline in this job, so I’m a bit at a loss now what I should do. Should you say “I really want this job” at the end of an interview? I read an article today that says that at the end of the interview you should say ‘I really want this job.” To me, “I really want this job” doesn’t show sincerity, courage, or humility. And I’d leave the permanent job of 3.5

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my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my company does secret performance reviews that we’re not allowed to see March 21, 2011 A reader writes: My current employer performs secret yearly reviews for the 85 employees at our main location. The employer has the right to appeal.

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Most people get jobs from their network, not from a career center. Career centers want to get credit for everything they do — it’s their job security. in Russian from Columbia, but not how many students get jobs. Pick a school based on their track record for getting students jobs. And, since you’re not picking from a list of brand name schools, make your choice based on their track record for getting their graduates great jobs.

2010 78

phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams March 30, 2011 A reader writes: Can you give some general advice to us desperate job-seekers when answering ads on sites like Craigslist? is my employer plotting against me?

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BNET Column: Forget the job hunt. Have a baby instead. | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog BNET Column: Forget the job hunt. Posted to: Job Hunt | Women September 7th, 2010 Del.icio.us And they want to continue developing skills even though they are not employed.

2010 105

things that aren't good ideas #78

Ask A Manager

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.

2011 94

my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

I asked where he wanted to go, and he named a place that is easily 2-3 miles away from our place of employment (and can have prices anywhere from $5-15.00!) He claims this is “part of our job&# , but nowhere in the employee handbook does it detail that particular “job.&#

2011 70

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

Ask A Manager

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?

2011 61

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

Ask A Manager

And for employees who stress out because one person (or group) is getting more “privilege&# than others… you have two choices – ignore it and do the job you are paid to do – or find a better job. I wish all employers could/would do that.

2011 92

coworker has appointed herself the food police

Ask A Manager

Too many years of minimum wage customer service jobs (and a stint in the Navy) has made me rather blunt about people going all summer’s eve like that. She needs to focus on her job and not on the eating habits of those she works with. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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

Ask A Manager

The problem is, of course, no salary range was listed on the job description. Reply Brian January 6, 2011 at 12:44 am During my recent search I found the first or second question I was asked during initial contact was usually about salary. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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