?? 15 Savvy Reasons To Temp Between Jobs

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My temping work story. As I had just received my Bachelor's of Science in computer science, this temp job seemingly had nothing to do with my tech career plans. Why is temping often a good job search idea? Some benefits of temping that I should have considered… 1) Improved odds. Whether at temporary job placement agencies or at the hiring companies, temp jobs are a good way to meet new people, grow your job search network and build up references.

my coworker brings her five kids to our work meetings

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Understanding when your coworker needs to stop working at 5 on the dot to make it to her child care pick-up on time, yes. Advocating for flex time, parental leave, and other policies that support everyone’s ability to have a life outside of work, yes. It would be like paying to bring in a temp because your coworker wasn’t finishing all her work — it would solve the immediate problem, but at inappropriate expense to you.

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did I signal disinterest in the job, I found the interview questions ahead of my interview, and more

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I was applying for a job I had been in for a few months as a temp. Of course I was very disappointed as I had worked very hard learning the job and left with over 18 hours “flextime which was how much extra I put into the position. I work night shift and come to find ANOTHER group email this time from Cersei, requesting that I reply as soon as possible and let her know if we are interested/not interested in participating. You are sick, you get time off, that’s it.

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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And also because the few times I’ve said yes, the candidates sent to me were never as strong as the ones I found on my own … and on top of that, their fees are really high when you’re hiring for nonprofits.) Related: when a recruiter misleads you and wastes your time when a recruiter asks for your height, weight, age, and marital status Posted in external recruiters , jerks There are loads of good recruiters out there. They’ve done this to me three times.

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do what you say you're going to do

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Every single time. Every single time. My boss does this all the time – she piles on way too much work to the point where she can’t keep up. Often times it’s things she could have easily delegated to me as well, especially when I ask her if she needs help with it. I’m one of those people bad at saying “No time&# or “Sorry, unrealistic deadline,&# so sometimes I overpromise. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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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. But I was at smaller, niche job fairs (in my case, for campaign workers), representing a smaller, niche employer — and I suspect those things make a huge difference in whether attending is a good use of job-seekers’ time or not. They let me stay for 6 months instead of 3 since I was still looking for full time work.

I will review your resume this week

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I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. Limited time: I don’t want to be a full-time resume reviewer, so this is a one-week-only offer, not something I’ll be offering regularly. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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My time’s limited! Job seekers don’t have time to NOT customize cover letters — it’s definitely a quality/quantity issue. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

how to stand out at a job fair

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News & World Report today, I have some advice on job fairs based on my experience recruiting there, and it includes some stuff I never thought I’d write (like this might be the one time it’s okay to have an objective on your resume, and that your handshake might actually matter). 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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

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You make me want to spend more time with drunk grandma. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently? can employer reject me because of my commute time?

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should you include a short-term job on your resume?

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If you get fired after being on a job for a short time, are you ever *required* to disclose it? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently?

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10 mistakes you're making on your resume

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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? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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something cool and free for you

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As such, training sessions and I often don’t get along — I get really annoyed at workshops, webinars, and speeches that move too slowly, give me info that I could have gotten in half the time just by reading a handout, or otherwise feel like an unproductive use of my time. Also, something I really appreciate is a Terms of Service Agreement that one can actually read and understand in a reasonable amount of time. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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

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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. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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things that aren't good ideas #78

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Reply ckf82 March 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm Long-time reader, first time commenter here. Not once, but according to the recruiter my name came up several times as a resource. Reply Librarian March 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm I agonize over my cover letters — so much so that I sometimes don’t get the application in on time or never write it at all. Most teachers are business people from the community and teach part-time.

2011 84

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

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It’s incredibly rude and inconsiderate, but it does happen all the time. I understand hiring takes time, of course, but can you give me a sense of when I’m likely to hear back from you?&# Yes, I was told that I should hear something within a specified period of time, and yes, I did send a thank you that afternoon. By that time I already had two other (better) job offers. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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I know there are a lot of scams with phantom jobs – at worst, this can be dangerous, at best, this is a big fat waste of time. If they wanted to share that information, it would be in the ad, so you’re mostly wasting your time by sending those emails (as it sounds like your low rate of response is confirming). It was my first and only time on Craig’s List so I didn’t think twice about sending in my resume. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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

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Other times, managers skip it because they don’t think the person can or will change — but you still need to, because even if you’re right, going through this process has a ton of crucial benefits: the person isn’t blindsided, which means it’s kinder and more fair the person isn’t blindsided, which means they’re less likely to assume the “real&# reason is something nefarious (i.e., how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 84

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 13, 2011 It’s time for short-answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. I was not working for her (or the organization) at the time; however, via conversation with her, I know of the date. But on a different topic, multiple jobs where they asked you to interview 6-7 times? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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where are they now: update #15 – call center misery — Ask a Manager

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There was a week were I wasn’t feeling well and spent a lot of time away from my desk and went home early one day. The required time off continued through the summer, and even increased. Staffing was done by the “traffic&# department, who looked at call volume and staffing and approved time off, etc. is that it is temp-to-hire. I didn’t go to the bathroom a thousand times a day, I didn’t spend half of my shift in the hall on my cell.

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at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee?

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I didn’t think much of it at the time except to think, “this is okay he prefers to be casual&#. You show up for an appointment at a certain place/time and he shuffles you out the door for a coffee interview on your dime? for a while, like a temp agency without the agency) but not for actual please show up to work everyday jobs. Now that we do, there are times when there are (unexpectedly) no avilable offices. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 71

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

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Lay out a time line for accomplishing these goals over the course of a year. You already have a time line all laid out, so it’ll be easy to drop in the numbers. Small adjustments in timing or resources can make a big difference! I’m truly not a numbers person (I actually have Dyscalculia, a mathematical learning disability), and when I was asked to prepare budgets the first time I was so overwhelmed. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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

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Thank YOU, for taking the time to write and tell me this. I suppose now is the time when a savvy self-promoter would tell me to mention that I have an e-book full of excellent job-hunting advice, so here’s the mention. I will definitely use the Magic Question the next time I go for an interview. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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

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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. Posted in job searching A reader writes: I’m applying around for part-time office work. But I did also get jobs through temp agencies that made no mention of this, so it’s probably not “common&# as much as “permissable.&# how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 71

do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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February 24, 2011 A reader writes: I have not worked full time in over a year and a half and have been unemployed for two months, when my seasonal job came to an end. If I make a mistake in an interview or have a hard time answering a question, I mentally kick myself for it. Posted in job searching , unemployment A reader writes: I have not worked full time in over a year and a half and have been unemployed for two months, when my seasonal job came to an end.

2011 70

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

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Okay, that one was old but I needed a fifth and it’s an all-time best.) lol Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment { 1 trackback } Tweets that mention hr #recruiters don’t send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions for job applicants -- Topsy.com Previous post: interviewer didn’t give me any time to ask my own questions Next post: most popular posts of 2010 Syndicate by RSS Subscribe to all posts. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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when's the right time to ask for a raise?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager when’s the right time to ask for a raise? April 4, 2011 When’s the last time you asked for a raise? News & World Report this week is about the right times and wrong times to ask for a raise. Posted in salary When’s the last time you asked for a raise? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 54

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

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Speaking of imitations vs the real thing: THREE TIMES now I’ve had someone use the sample cover letter from my site when applying for a job with me. I’m not saying anything against Kimberlee at all, but at the same time, it’s something to keep in mind when others might end up in a similar situation. Many times I’ve come away from reading here with a new way of looking at something – which has really been helpful.

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

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? temp workers new account manager is a jerk 10 things to know about applying for nonprofit jobs what qualifications can trump experience, when job-searching?

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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At the time, it felt a little like jumping off a very tall bridge without any idea where I’d be landing, or whether I’d land at all. My couch, most of the time.) There were times when I actually found myself out of breath AT MY DESK from how fast I was working. I didn’t do that with any master plan in mind; it was just fulfilling to me at the time. I see this advice all the time — “Can’t get a job?

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? temp workers new account manager is a jerk 10 things to know about applying for nonprofit jobs what qualifications can trump experience, when job-searching?

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Valentine's Day round-up

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Oh and I totally would have used the time during the one on one lunch to bend my bosses ear about work issues and discuss upcoming projects…which clearly means I should start to worry about my my inability to have a non-work related conversation these days. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time? how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently?

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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Reply CK March 31, 2011 at 4:30 pm You definitely underestimated the power of your awesomeness :) Reply Anonymous March 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm Hopefully you can do this again at another time. 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? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager am I wasting this recruiter’s time? I don’t want the recruiter to feel like I’m wasting her time, but part of me says a brief chat on the phone couldn’t hurt. If you’re worried about wasting the recruiter’s time, just tell her at the outset of the call, “I’m happy in my current job and don’t have plans to leave it in the near future, but I’m open to hearing about this position.&#

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want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

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Save yourself the time, and save her the frustration–stop sending resumes her way! :D Reply Anonymous February 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm Darn it, I do not keep my resume on my office computer for obvious reasons and by the time I got home it was too late. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time? how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently?

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

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My store manager tends to only hire women, and part of the reason I think is this: He frequently (several times a week) asks one of us to go get lunch for him. But he’s paying you for the time you’re spending on it. In some companies, this would be considered a bad use of employees’ time and/or at odds with their culture, and the manager might be spoken to. If they don’t use the time clock as a security measure then it really doesn’t matter.

2011 59

when a social contact invites you to send a resume

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? temp workers new account manager is a jerk 10 things to know about applying for nonprofit jobs what qualifications can trump experience, when job-searching?

2011 52

am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

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Look, rejection letters are sent by busy people who want to update you on the status of your candidacy, and who don’t have the time to customize their message to every candidate. But they’re rarely intended to convey anything at all beyond “you’re not the one we’re hiring&# (and ideally, “thanks for your time and interest&# ). I wouldn’t want to work for a company that spends the time to write a personal letter to every person that applies.

2011 73

short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions March 27, 2011 It’s time for short answer Sunday once again — eight short answers to eight short questions. Asking for comp time I just started a new job two weeks ago! The problem is that I have significantly less time off than what I had been getting at my old job and it’s not negotiable at this point. Does this seem like enough time?

2011 58

update from reader afraid her old boss would out her as.

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? temp workers new account manager is a jerk 10 things to know about applying for nonprofit jobs what qualifications can trump experience, when job-searching?

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how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I get employees to use vacation time? January 19, 2011 A reader writes: I have recently begun supervising a small team on a university administrative staff where employees are allowed to carry over a portion of their unused vacation time and can cash it out if they leave/are laid off from the job. I can understand saving up some time in case you needed additional cash after a lay off or before starting a new job.

2011 64

coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

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She is the only one who does this 98% of the time. This goes on for the rest of the morning until lunch time. This time she said she had to “go pee&# (her words) and told us all – the entire office staff – to sit there and wait until she came back! We have a regular staff meeting that was, for a long time, dominated by the boss, to the point where we didn’t accomplish any of the objectives that the meetings are for. negotiating for flex time

2011 74

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions April 2, 2011 It’s once again time for short answer Saturday — six short answers to six short questions. Posted in short answers It’s once again time for short answer Saturday — six short answers to six short questions. He does care about employees but the company does some weird things and keeps his hands tied at times.

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