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How To Do Voicemail Professionally

Professional Resume Services

If you are searching for a job, there’s a good chance you will need to leave a voice message. The game of Phone Tag came about because of the way busy people can’t always pick up the phone and being able to text doesn’t exactly replace it.

2014 163

6 Tips For Your First Full-Time Job Search

Career Realism

6 Tips For Your First Full-Time Job Search. They all have embarked upon a first full-time job search. Related: 11 Smart Tips For Finding A Job After College. When you are looking for your first job, you are, in many ways, a blank canvas.

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6 Tips For Your First Full-Time Job Search

Career Realism

6 Tips For Your First Full-Time Job Search. They all have embarked upon a first full-time job search. Related: 11 Smart Tips For Finding A Job After College. When you are looking for your first job, you are, in many ways, a blank canvas.

2016 83

Don’t Dial It In: 7 Tips for Honing Your Telephone Interview Skills

Jobacle

It’s easy to underestimate the importance of an initial phone interview/screen, but having polished telephone interview skills can make or break your job search. The same goes for accepting an afternoon interview if you’re prone to a post-lunch slump.

2017 188

The Real Questions You Should Be Asking At An Interview

Career Realism

Interviews are perhaps the most important stage of the recruitment process. They provide you with the invaluable opportunity to see your candidate “in the flesh”; to get a sense of who they are, what they’re motivated by, and just how good a fit they’ll be in your workplace.

2015 114

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.

2010 101

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?

2011 87

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? 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?

2011 90

5 Red Flags Employers Watch For In Job Interviews

Career Realism

Getting through to the job interview stage means you appear to have the right experience and skills for the job on paper, but now comes the real deal breaker – whether you can communicate it effectively in-person and whether you come off as the right fit for its workplace culture.

2015 114

7 Things Employers Want To Find Out During Job Interviews

Career Realism

The job interview is an essential part of the screening process for employers. Related: 5 Red Flags Employers Watch For In Job Interviews. Asking questions is essential to helping employers make the right decision on which job applicant to select for the job.

2015 114

5 Tips To Interview Your Potential Boss

Career Realism

The number one reason people love or hate their job is their boss. Job interviewing is not all about the “job” itself. Here’s what you need to ask your potential boss to assess if the job is really right for you: 1. Top 3 Tips For Phone Interviews.

2015 114

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

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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?

2011 67

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

my manager wants me to marry a stranger, exit interviews in toxic workplaces, and more

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If you haven’t had any attendance or reliability issues, then I’d say something like, “Have I done something to make you doubt I’d be anything other than honest with you and responsible with my job?” Exit interviews in a toxic workplace. The bad news is that my exit interview will be with one of the people who have been key in making this formerly pleasant environment a miserable place to work in. It’s five answers to five questions.

2014 69

a couples dinner with a prospective boss, sending job search emails from a smart phone, and more

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Is it okay to send job correspondence from a smart phone? Is it okay to send a post-interview thank-you note via your smart phone? I don’t mean sending one right after the interview but later when you have time but no laptop/desktop available. I know when I send emails on my phone, it shows that it was sent from my mobile. That said, you can turn that message off on most phones.). It isn’t an interview; the job is in the bag if he wants it.

2013 61

Resumebear: Job Hunting While Still Employed? Keep it Private

Resume Bear

Don’t inflate your job title just to sound important — it will make you look worse. But when you’re hunting for a job , you might need to stretch the truth a little bit. Each job is different, but in most workplaces the boss frowns on employees looking for another job.

2012 257

coworkers say “I love you,” how to answer the phone for an interview, and more

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Has someone been coaching college students to say “I love you” to bolster sincerity in the workplace? (It’s How should I answer the phone for phone interviews? When answering my phone for a phone interview, should I just say “Hello?” It tells the interviewer right off the bat that they have the right person, and it sounds more polished and professional. My boss at my second job signs me up for work without asking.

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The Top 50 Job Hunting Blogs

Resume Bear

There are many career-related blogs that provide helpful information by seasoned professionals, recruiters, authors, career experts, and those who want to share their own job search experiences. To jumpstart your search, we’ve compiled 50 of the best job-hunting blogs out there.

2011 276

5 Interview Mistakes You're Making & How to Avoid Them | Career.

Career Rocketeer

How do you ensure you don’t blow your chances of landing the job? Avoid making these common interview mistakes and you’re well on your way to success! Mistake #1: Poor body language Everyone gets nervous to some extent during an interview. However, it’s vital to your interview’s success to create a connection with the interviewer—so that means you shouldn’t act like a stiff, boring version of yourself. Remember that you, too, are interviewing the hiring manager.

2011 69

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee? I say presumptuous because the interviewer sort of assumed that you would have the cash on hand to pay for coffee (or whatever). Is there an actual job? job searching?

2011 93

Quitting Your Job the Right Way

Workology

Not only was I planning to leave my job to start my own business, but I was also going to be moving back to Southern California after ten years in the north part of the state. GIVING PROPER NOTICE WHEN QUITTING YOUR JOB. The final weeks in a job can be a challenge.

who pays for coffee, combining an interview and a trip, and more

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Finally, before starting this new job, I was out of work for a while, so I am trying to be frugal and to save some money. Combining an interview and a trip, and how long employers can wait. I’m finishing up graduate school in June, and beginning my job search. With this timeline in mind, is it okay to move slowly in scheduling interviews? I’m actually traveling out in June to attend a wedding, and I received a request for a site visit/interview.

2018 70

my coworker is routinely late because of she stops for coffee, letting a man open a door at an interview, and more

Ask A Manager

Her job does not require she be here at 9 on the dot. Many managers, including me, couldn’t care less if someone is routinely five or 10 minutes late, as long as their job doesn’t require coverage that starts earlier than that. And if you’re thinking, “Well, her manager is making the wrong call” — it’s not smart to nickel and dime good employees over five or ten minutes, especially when a lot of people value that kind of minor flexibility in their jobs.

2019 70

interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? March 12, 2011 A reader writes: I was recently interviewed at a very reputable university that I’ve longed to work for and be accepted to as a student since I was a child.

2011 79

interviewer was offended when I asked why the job was open

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewer was offended when I asked why the job was open March 7, 2011 A reader writes: Any advice on how to “save&# an interview when the hiring manager indicates your question is offensive? I left with no job lined up.

2011 82

The Perfect Revenge: How to Quit a Job & Resign at Work

Workology

How I Quit My Job. They quit their job or worse they continued being unproductive stealing from your organization either with time or in other ways. I distinctly remember when the breaking point came for me at my Regional HR Manager job when my boss forgot I was leaving for vacation.

should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? Part of what I’ve done is to collect around 20 interview questions and write down my answers. Good luck on your interview. is that interview question legal?

2011 81

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. News & World Report today , I list the 10 most common questions you’re likely to be asked in an interview — which are thus the 10 you should rehearse and rehearse and rehearse. job searching?

2011 74

The Role Of Headhunters In Recruitment

Career Realism

There are executive headhunters who do a focused executive search in specific industries and specific professions. They carry out an analysis of the market, and create a candidate specification that includes all details about the role, responsibilities, and opportunities presented by the job.

2013 105

interviewer didn't give me any time to ask my own questions — Ask.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewer didn’t give me any time to ask my own questions December 29, 2010 A reader writes: I am stumped about a telephone interview I had today. Is it typical of a phone interview that they do not give you any details about them?

2010 65

my manager is trying to push me out of my job, sympathy interviews, and more

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I think my manager is trying to push me out of my job. My reasoning as to why I’m not exceeding my role and what is expected of me is that due to the volume of work I have to do, I’m doing at least two people’s workload, but my workplace seems to think it’s not. Interviewing internally when I can’t put on more professional clothes. Recently a job that I am very interested in opened up in our corporate office so I applied.

2015 67

I’m being trained by a stressed and grumpy coworker, how can I stop rambling in interviews, and more

Ask A Manager

The first few months in this job, everything was fine. How can I stop rambling in interviews? I have been in a job search for four months and beginning to really feel the pressure to land a new job. I am finding it very difficult during phone interviews to be concise with my answers, like my subconscious is telling me “this is your shot, make sure you tell them everything!” If your interviewer wants more, she’ll say so.

2016 64

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years. what was your worst interview?

2011 70

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. I hope so, because I really liked this letter: I was laid off in June and have floundered job search-wise since. I decided to use the question on the very next interview I got, which took place yesterday.

2011 74

Toil & Trouble: Women's Hemline During Interview. Are Women in Denial?

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Can I Ask for a Pay Raise in Today’s Economy? » Toil & Trouble: Women’s Hemline During Interview. When writing a recent article, Women: The Interview Double-Standard , I didn’t realize it would stir such debate. Attire appropriate for interviews has long been an issue, especially for women. Some believe job interview attire should be flexible, while others feel differently.

2009 40

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?

2011 78

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.

2011 61

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Interviewer insisted I was uninterested in the job A friend got me an interview with his company. I didn’t respond very well, as I sat there in stunned silence while he gave me “job-hunting tips.&# Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

2011 92

short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Changing out of snow shoes before an interview I was wondering your thoughts on wearing snow shoes to an interview, changing to dress shoes right before and maybe placing them in the coat closet? Is the job market improving? do I have to be perfect to get a job?

2011 90

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

Ask A Manager

Example: my workplace (a restaurant) has no policy for smoke breaks. For instance, maybe anyone can step away for a few minutes when it’s slow, whether it’s to smoke, get fresh air, make a phone call, or anything else.)

2011 101

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?

2011 50

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?

short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Weird interview question I was recently asked in an interview if I thought I was smarter than my current boss. This is a really weird interview question, and I can’t figure out what they hoped to accomplish with it. Should I bother pursuing this job?

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