10 Benefits of Temping

Career Alley

“ I had temping jobs also. Temping may have been seen as a less attractive option than permanent work in the past, but the economic downturn of the last two years has re-shaped the job market landscape; while we continue to see growth in new jobs, companies are remaining cautious and temp jobs have started to overtake permanent roles in terms of popularity. One of the biggest benefits of temporary jobs is flexibility.

How is Technology Changing the Face of Retail Recruitment? #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

For the fast paced and ever-changing world of retail recruitment, there have been major transformations for both employers and candidates that have seen technology pushed to the forefront of everyday communications and management. How is Technology Changing the Face of Retail Recruitment?

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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.

5 Reasons Why Less is More in Your Job Search

Career Alley

The premise is that the more people who know you are job hunting, the better the chance that you will learn about opportunities. One obvious exception is your network, where you will want everyone in your network who can help you find a job to know you are on the hunt.

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how can I move from retail into a professional career?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I currently work full-time at a large retail store as a department lead (no real management responsibilities). I enjoy my job, but it is physically exhausting and the schedule is unpredictable and often requires me to work weekends/early mornings/late evenings. How can I make myself an appealing candidate for entry-level professional jobs? Is there any hope for me to change career fields, or am I doomed to remain in retail? Temping.

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. which job should I take?

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? 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.

2011 90

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.). ?. The fact is, most jobs are not posted on job boards. What is the hidden job market?

2011 182

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

Ask A Manager

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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Quick Tip: Fill The Gap With a Relevant Part-Time Job While Unemployed

Corn on the Job

Here’s a direct quote from my friend, Jana: I had a temp position is advertising that ended in May. I wanted to switch fields but wasn’t sure where to go and my hubby was looking for jobs out-of-state, so I did not want to over commit to a new profession and then move.

2012 107

How to Ace Your Job Hunt and Work with Recruiters: The Ultimate Guide

The Undercover Recruiter

Over the years I have spoken with hundreds of people who need some general job hunting (and staying at a job!) I hope it will help with any job hunts you do and I also hope it will save you time with candidates. What is your search strategy?

2013 114

I was one of the interns fired for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code

Ask A Manager

I’m about to graduate and look for a full-time job. The best thing you can do now is to find ways to flesh out your resume with work: intern (there are lots of internships that don’t require that you be a student), temp, volunteer, or do whatever you can to get actual work experience. Also, do you truly have no work to put on there — no summer jobs in food service or retail or as a camp counselor, or anything like that? job searching

2017 60

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 have no doubt that applying your advice is what got me the job. job searching?

2011 74

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

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

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?

my parents say I should offer to work for free for a week to prove myself to employers

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’ve read your posts about working for free (unintentionally) as part of the hiring process as a form of “spec” work for technical jobs, but I think I have a different question to ask in the same neighborhood. I’m being “advised” by my parents that “five times as many candidates as job openings be damned!” is my parents’ advice destroying my job search? more bad job advice from parents.

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is it ever okay to leave a job after less than a year?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I took a new job just less than a year ago that I was incredibly excited about. Since day one, I have felt deflated by the job. months to make this job feel right, but it just doesn’t. I have never left a job before 1 year before, but I feel like this might be it. I often hear from people who have internalized the idea that you should never leave a job before a year is up but who are totally misapplying it.

2014 82

my boss sent around photos of my coworker in body paint, getting paid for commute time, and more

Ask A Manager

Ethically and morally, I should alert my coworker, and if I were to change jobs I would do it in a heartbeat because of fear of retaliation. I work in big-box retail, but I’m trying to find places where I can start building an experience base to transition out when I finish my degree. Is this at all done in normal professional environments, let alone retail? I’m about to start job searching for a lateral/semi-promotion in my industry.

2016 52

S.F. weighs protecting ex-cons seeking homes, jobs

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. weighs protecting ex-cons seeking homes, jobs. It would also be illegal to ask anyone about their criminal past on an initial job or housing application. Ex-cons already are a protected class when it comes to applying for a city job or seeking to live in housing run by the San Francisco Housing Authority. will now use the Inurl option to search in very specific places.

bizarre recruiter calls, how to get informational interviews, and more

Ask A Manager

What was up with the bizarre call from a recruiter for a job I’m not a fit for? Third point aside, I managed to question what it was about my resume that made the recruiter think I might be a fit for the job. Those tend to be warm-body roles, where they’ll take just about anyone they can find — and since this is a job market where it’s not exactly hard to find candidate for most roles, that tells you something.

2013 70

should I penalize a candidate for an infographic resume, my employee is horrified by pests in our old building, and more

Ask A Manager

We always have to do a national search (in spite of being based in NYC) because the role is managerial, but requires a specific skill set in order to manage the team effectively. I actually had to get a highlighter and go searching for all the things I needed to know to make sure he met the requirements I was looking for. Lots of people get bad job-searching advice, and that may be all that happened here. Is it normal to have super flexible hours in office jobs?

2018 59

am I wrong not to share job contacts with friends, a sexually explicit Facebook snafu, and more

Ask A Manager

Was I wrong not to share job contacts with my friends? But I didn’t want anyone calling my boss saying some form of “Hey, Jenny Penny who has been working for you for three days said you are great and you could get me a job!” Plus, networking isn’t about sharing lists of names; it’s about vouching for people and helping them find job leads that might fit both their needs and the employer’s. I’m applying for an exciting job overseas.

2014 69

new coworker makes a lot of mistakes, excessive hand-shaking, and more

Ask A Manager

And I’m so new myself that sometimes something I’ve silently grumpily blamed him turned out to be a computer error or the fault of the temp who preceeded him. Finding a job with zero work history. I’m trying to find a job to help me get through college, but the problem I’m facing is that I’m 23 years old and have absolutely no work experience. I’ve always been focusing purely on school and never bothered to get a job.

2016 69

short answer Saturday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I am a master’s student set to graduate in the summer, and I have just begun my job search. So if your taking the job will hinge on whether they can do this, definitely bring it up before you accept an offer. As I begin to look for jobs, I wonder: Is it necessary to put my year of law school on my resume? I have a friend who is looking for a basketball coaching job and is wondering how to go about writing the resume. Have I stayed at my job for too long?

2012 54

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 this job going to be a nightmare?

2011 103

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

Ask A Manager

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. Right around the time the contract job was up, I was offered and accepted a permanent job in a different department that pays fairly well.

2013 73

I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

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?

2011 94

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

I think to myself, “Well, what the hell, I’m not interested in opening up a search with a firm, but I’ll take a look at this person they’re talking about. Joan forwarded to me as she knew I had these other similar searches in the area. Turns out there was no job.

2011 84

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

Ask A Manager

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.

short answer Sunday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I’m a music student searching for a part-time job. Realistically, I’ll probably end up in retail or food service, but I’ve been keeping an eye out for low-level part-time jobs and internships at record labels and music publications. I know it’s technically more recent than my current position, but I don’t want to bury the “real” job and experience I have. Is this start-up job really going to come through?

2013 59

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

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 this job going to be a nightmare?

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 109

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?

2011 83

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

Ask A Manager

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. is that it is temp-to-hire.

2010 60

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. The fact that the job was posted after your interview may or may not mean anything.

2011 78

wee answer Wednesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I just moved to a new city, and an expert in my field offered to introduce me to several directors and managers via email since I’m looking for a job. I’ve been stuck doing retail and temp jobs for a few years. Or is it case where there’s nothing reasonable I could be doing (except be in a different job gaining relevant experience) so asking the question is inappropriate? While I am happy to be employed, my job is not very fulfilling.

2012 54

do I have to be perfect to get a job?

Ask A Manager

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?

2011 91

phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

Ask A Manager

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? do I have to be perfect to get a job?

2011 86

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 74

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

Ask A Manager

–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? which job should I take?

2011 72

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

Ask A Manager

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

Ask A Manager

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?