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Why Holiday Job Searches Lead To The Best Presents

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While the holidays are a very busy time of year for most people, the time period can also be great for landing a job. 7 Reasons To Job Search This Holiday Season. All of us at one time or another has found ourselves on the job prowl. Surprise!

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7 Steps to a Kick Ass Job in the New Year

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Kick Ass Job Search Tips. The New Year is about renewal, rejuvenation, possibilities and jump starting your job search. Often times managers delay involuntary terminations and layoffs until after the holiday season. Up to 80% of jobs go unadvertised.

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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. the new Ask a Manager is here!

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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? the new Ask a Manager is here!

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Job Creation Increased to its Highest Level Since April 2009

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The Consumer Reports Employment Index numbers show job creation increased to 51.1, of Americans started a new job versus 5.7% that lost their job. Per capita retail spending was up slightly for July ($274), reflecting June activity, from the prior month ($234).

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my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn March 24, 2011 A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!) Posted in advice about your coworkers A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!) do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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my boss keeps drawing her blood in front of me — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my boss keeps drawing her blood in front of me January 12, 2011 A reader writes: I started a new job yesterday, and so far it seems to be going well. It’s our job to manage them. And if i lose my job over it, could i sue?

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coworkers are having an affair and one might get promoted to manage the other, boss wants me to help his friends, and more

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The search chair? If so, it’s really something that the search chair needs to know. I’d probably go to HR rather than the search chair, simply because HR tends to be trained to understand why this would be a huge problem if it’s true. The search chair may or may not handle it appropriately … although if you know that person well enough and trust their judgment on this kind of thing, then they could be an alternative. I am currently in the process of leaving my job.

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praying in interviews, retaliation for asking for a raise, and more

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So after I met the chaplain, I seriously considered walking out and just stating that this job isn’t the right fit for me. It should be noted that in their job advertisement they did not mention that they were a faith-based law firm and they did not advertise a starting salary range, but their offered salary at the interview was insultingly low and not negotiable. How can I stay motivated at my boring retail job? You are being paid to do a 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?

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? the new Ask a Manager is here!

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I will review your resume this week

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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. 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. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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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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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? the new Ask a Manager is here!

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

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Launch a new product? –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?

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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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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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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?

2011 70

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? the new Ask a Manager is here!

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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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Get an Ask a Manager mug … or mousepad!

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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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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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want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

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Update: As Josh just pointed out in the comments, Evil HR Lady has now closed this to new submissions, due to the large response she already received. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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the roots of Ask a Manager… — Ask a Manager

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In January 2007 — before Ask a Manager existed — I was feeling antsy about the many ways in which I was seeing job candidates torpedoing their own chances. Posted in job searching Just came across this and thought you guys might find it interesting. job searching?

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager where are they now: update #15 – call center misery December 24, 2010 Remember the reader who was miserable in her job at a call center ? He had me very worried for my job and I’m really not a worrier. which job should I take?

2010 60

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

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Don’t tell me when I call for our phone interview (again, pre-scheduled) that you haven’t looked at the job description since you applied and thus can’t remember much about the job. Happy New Year! Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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My boss was my boyfriend’s mother I have begun my job hunt once more and am worried about one thing in particular: my last boss. What do I tell interviewers when they ask me about my last job and my last boss? That’s a lot of interviews per job.

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a few housekeeping notes, and a holiday present to you — Ask a Manager

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As a fabulous holiday hurrah, I’m offering you 40% off my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. 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? job searching?

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terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Someone getting superior ratings who’s been turned down 12-15 times by his own employer — he’s either applying for the wrong jobs or something else is going on. Is your job description changing? Are you bringing something new and valuable to the role?

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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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.&# Can my manager ask if I’m looking for a new job?

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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.

things that aren't good ideas

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Those are the same people who call to follow up on a job application every couple days, without regard for what the job ad said or what you have told them already. 3 Reply Katy O March 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm I bet their question was “Why can’t I find a job?&#

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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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That’s because for most jobs, picking the best candidate is rarely solely about skills and experience. But in the real world, other factors matter too—people skills, intellect, communication abilities, enthusiasm for the job, and simply what kind of person you are. So far my job search has been using generic resumes and generic cover letters with lack-luster results. When I was job hunting, I thought if I sent out 8 letters a day, I was doing well.

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. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? job searching?

do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager do I have to be perfect to get a job? 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. 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.

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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?

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

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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?

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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? It’s nothing new.

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