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 To Use Temping To Stay Afloat During Your Job Search

Career Alley

One of the most stressful parts of looking for a job is the financial hardship that often comes with being unemployed. Nannies who are on the hunt for a new job have the option to earn extra money while they search by babysitting or temp nannying. Taking on temp jobs brings in a steady stream of income while still allowing you time to interview for a full-time position. Here are some tips for successfully temping during your search. jobs by.

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5 Reasons Temp Jobs Are Helpful During a Lapse in Employment

Career Alley

Finding a new job is stressful enough on its own, whether you’ve been laid off, quit, or fired, but once you’ve reached the point where it’s been months and you still haven’t found anything the job hunt can get downright depressing. If you’re starting to feel like the empty space on your resume might start turning employers off, it might be time to look for a temp job to fill the void. 10 reasons why you didn’t get that dream job.

3 Signs You May Be Ready for a New Job

Career Alley

If you’ve been thinking about a job change for a while, it might be time for you to get more serious about it. Many people delay changing jobs and looking for a new one for too long, and by the time they quit, they’re at their breaking point. It’s not just smart for your career, it’s good for your health and long-term personal fulfillment to keep an eye on what point you’re at with your job and career. Want a completely new career field.

2013 231

our weird and incompetent temp keeps getting rehired

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I changed jobs about a year ago to escape a toxic workplace. While I feel valued at my new job by my coworkers and manager, I still have that “I’m new, I don’t want to make waves” mentality. A few weeks after I started here, they hired a temp to catch up on the workload, since my post had been vacant for almost a year. The temp is WEIRD and incompetent (incompotemp?). Minutes later, I heard her asking another temp about it.

June Jobs Report: 287,000 New Jobs, But Unemployment Up

Workology

After a shocking May jobs report , economists, employment experts and market analysts were eagerly awaiting the June numbers, delayed a week due to the July 4th holiday. This is the first BLS jobs report to come out after the Brexit vote sent markets into a panic, though its data was gathered during the lead up to the vote. The US economy added 287,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in June and average hourly wages rose by %0.02 From the BLS Jobs Report.

2016 48

my boss’s praise is alienating my coworkers, dealing with frustrated temps, and more

Ask A Manager

The management at his work is fairly incompetent, which has been a growing source of frustration for him, and he’s actively looking for a new job. He decided (and I agree) that the best course of action would be to accept the terms of the performance plan without argument and seek clarification on the metrics of the plan wherever possible, but on the whole redouble job-searching efforts. Dealing with temps who are frustrated that I haven’t found work for them.

Success Wall: Gina Got A New Job After Moving To A New City

Career Realism

Land your dream job? We want to share your inspiring story with other job seekers, hard workers, and career changers on our Success Wall – a place where we celebrate your accomplishments. ” I since moved to a new city I found it hard to break into the new job market. I had moved to a new city after my contract ended with my first career job. I signed up for some temp agencies but I didn’t find them to be very helpful.

2013 77

my boss wants me to tell her when I’m looking for a new job

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: How should I handle my boss’s request that I keep her in the loop when I’m thinking of moving on to a new job? Since our team is so small and because we work under very tight deadlines, when I first started the job two years ago, she said it would put the team in a difficult position if I just put in my two or three weeks’ notice and leave. It is 100% not common practice to tell your boss when you’re looking for a new job.

2019 29

How To List Temporary Work On Your Resume Effectively

Career Realism

When job security is hard to come by and job openings are limited, employers are accepting that more applicants are keeping themselves current with temporary work rather than having a gap in employment. Related: Transform Temp/Contract Work Into A Permanent Job. Find out how to best position your temporary work to showcase valuable and relevant experience for the new job you apply for. Job Seekers: Why You Should Try A Temp Job.

2014 88

This Week???s Good News in the #Workplace

Workology

As a part of our new Job Seeker Sundays were bringing you major news stories each week that shine a good light on companies. Whether this be that theyre hiring a large new workforce or doing good in the world. Mando completes work on Hogansville, Georgia facility : Auto parts supplier expects to hire up to 426 for new casting operation. Apply at Publix in Huntersville, North Carolina : Grocer will fill 125 jobs. BCBS has 100 new opportunities.

2014 103

asking for a chance to process things before responding, taking a two-month vacation at a new job, and more

Ask a Manager

Taking a two-month vacation my first year on a job. I’m fresh out of college (though I started late and am now 30) and an important thing I wasn’t able to do before now was really in-depth travel (due to either school or low-paying temp jobs between semesters). The only problem is: now that I’m done with school, I’m excited to start looking for career opportunities and have found my ideal job is hiring. It’s five answers to five questions.

2018 29

my trainer at my new job lied about me to our boss

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I recently started a new job. I NEED this job. It’s full-time, permanent, and for a fantastic wage in an area where job prospects are so bad that, aside from 2-3 month temp contracts and zero hour work, I was unemployed for over 3 years before this. The supervisor is already telling me they are impressed with me, that I’m taking on more work and am doing a better job of it than most people get the hang of in 6 months.

2015 30

4 Reasons To Say No To A Job Offer

Tim's Strategy

I don’t recommend that job seekers say no to a job offer unless there’s a good reason. That’s why when one of my most promising customers told me she was reluctant to accept a job offer at a leading hotel corporation, I advised her to consider the circumstances. If you discover through discussions that the company is at risk of closing its doors soon, it’s not wise to accept the offer, even if you “just want a job.” This is a guest post by Bob McIntosh.

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

Ask a Manager

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.

Start your own Temporary help firm,

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Guerrilla Job Hunting Home Subscribe FREE-Guerrilla Job Search Tips! Audio CD Press & Media See how were connected Books Recent Comments Daniel on New Economy Rules… Break Free : Put America back to work. Mike on RecruitingBlogs.com - The Social Network For Recruiting and HR Professionals lee steve on The Recruiters Lounge » Top 20 Common Interview Questions and Answers David Perry aka The Rogue Recruiter on New Economy Rules… Break Free : Put America back to work.

2010 48

Advantages and Disadvantages of Temporary Employment

RedStarResume

So you have left your job without a new job to go to. You haven’t done this before, your funds are starting to get rather low and you need a short term job right this very minute. All of the above (and many more) are reasons for why people seek temporary (more commonly known as ‘temp’) employment. Right, you say – I can understand that, but what exactly is temp work? PRO’s OF TEMPING. CONS OF TEMPING.

2013 100

How to explain a termination when asked in interview

Careers Done Write

Dear Debra: I was fired in my last job as a customer service agent due to excessive tardiness and absences. I had a new baby. I learned my lesson and in my next job, I will 1) get a job closer to home, 2.) Share that you were a new mom and having issues with child care and a commute that presented challenges. If you find it difficult to find a new job quickly , consider working through a temporary agency. Ask Deb Interview tips job termination

2014 170

101 Holiday Job Search Tips

Career Solvers

Many people assume that their job search will come to a screeching halt the day after Thanksgiving and won’t pick up until January. But contrary to popular belief, millions of jobs are filled during the holiday season and job seekers who “stick with the program” in December may be rewarded with that spanking new job in January. Fortune recently profiled some of our top holiday job search tips and the book chapters include: Holiday Awareness.

New Kindle Book: 101 Top Holiday Job Search Tips from Job-Hunt Experts

Executive Career Brand

Are you in a job search, or about to be, and thinking that the end of the year is the worst time to land a job? companies don’t hire until the New Year. More than 3 million jobs were OPEN in each of the months of October, November and December of 2011, and January of 2012. ? More than 8,400,000 jobs were FILLED in November and December of 2011. That’s more than double the jobs filled in January of 2012! 101 Top Tips from the Job-Hunt Experts.

2012 157

Stop Searching, Start Working: 2 Things You Should do while Unemployed

Ms. Career Girl

Blog Directory Contact Subscribe Stop Searching, Start Working: 2 Things You Should do while Unemployed by Marian S on April 19, 2010 “Make your life one giant networking event.&# ~ Dan Schawbel I graduated college in May 2009 and it wasn’t until I let go of the idea that I needed to spend all day every day looking for work and well, start working, that I began getting job leads. It’s the NUMBER ONE rule of the job hunt – make looking for a job your permanent job.

2010 164

TOUCH ON THESE 9 TOPICS IN YOUR NEXT INTERVIEW

Ms. Career Girl

Everyone knows that overwhelming feeling of going to a job interview. Address the following topics in your job interview to get a holistic picture of your potential job and work environment. If you work best in a 9 to 5 job, five days a week environment, way to go. Some jobs have busier seasons that require more hours, but become more flexible during the slow period. There are various forms of positions that this new job might offer. Job interview.

2017 137

4 Things to Know While Contacting Employment Agencies

Career Alley

Are you looking for job right now? Perhaps, you are already employed but want to find new opportunities? But you need not worry because there are ways to increase your chances of getting a new job. To ensure that you will get job offers in the field of your choice, go for recruitment agencies that only accept candidates for specific job positions. Do they offer lots of job opportunities? Find out if they have your target job positions.

2013 245

My Worst Interview

Career Alley

Job interviews are kind of like beauty contests. Why they wanted to interview me I will never know (I really was not the right person for the job). We’ve all been there, the mismatched job interview. Or maybe it is just the job from hell and you need to run for the hills (I’ve got a story for that too). If you don’t, at best you will be disappointed by a rejection even though you know you are not right for the job.

2014 250

?? 13 Really Good Things To Do Between Jobs

JobMob

How to survive while between jobs and keep busy the right way. You are simply between jobs and while hunting, here are things you can do to stay positive and proactive while waiting to get your job offer. Great ideas of what to do when you're in between jobs. Join a job search group. The job search can be overwhelming. Meeting once a week can keep you from getting depressed , help you set goals , and can be a great way to learn new job search strategies.

2019 40

Managing Debt Between Jobs

Career Alley

By Katherine Pilnick When you’re between jobs, making ends meet can be tough. It can feel like a balancing act between looking for a new job, paying ongoing living expenses and keeping up with minimum debt payments. Although your length of unemployment is often out of your hands, you should aim to find a job within the next three to six months. Consider applying for a part-time job or performing some freelance work.

2013 220

The Christmas cookie platter and job search strategy

Write Solution

This comes back around to job search. Next, decision; old school recreating childhood favorites, or try new recipes? I gathered the recipes, determined cooking/baking order by oven temp and appliance needed, (doesn’t everyone?), I find in talking with job seekers, frequently they stop after that first step. Apply those same principles to managing your job search and career goals, and you’ll be amazed.

2014 58

Money Makeover Series: New Beginnings

Ms. Career Girl

The last time you read about Krystle, our New to the Workforce participant, she was just getting her budget in order to match her new job. Since then, Krystle has been through alot and is no longer at her first job. Losing a job can be scary – both financially and emotionally. Not easy to deal with right out of the gate for our new to the workforce participant! Now Krystle’s mind is clear and open to new possibilities.

2013 122

is it okay to let your organization manage you out of a job you hate?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Is it ever ok to let your organization manage you out of your current job? If you knew me in real life, you would know this is so not who I am — I am an extremely dedicated worker who gives it all I’ve got — I have simply allowed this job to squash my soul and now have nothing left to give to it. (My I am starting my job search but would like to take my time to find the right position.

Interviews – Know When to Fold ‘Em

Career Alley

Job interviews are kind of like beauty contests. We’ve all been there, the mismatched job interview. Or maybe it is just the job from hell and you need to run for the hills. If you don’t, at best you will be disappointed by a rejection even though you know you are not right for the job. At worst, you may make it through the final round and maybe even be offered the (wrong) job – can you say no then? Avoiding the Job From Hell.

2012 197

73% of Workers Want More Flexibility in the Workplace

Workology

In fact, a recent study revealed 73 percent of working adults agree flexibility is one of the most important factors they consider when looking for a new job or deciding what company to work for. The bad news is nearly 50 percent believe asking for flexible work options would hurt their chances of advancing in their job. Millennial workers (59 percent) would rather be temps, contractors , part-time workers, or consultants, than settle into a traditional full-time job.

2013 111

9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use

JobMob

Call it the 21st Century Job Hunter’s Toolbox. Use all of the following tools in order to make the most of your job search and minimize the time it takes to land a job. These tools use every arena available to get you professionally known and wanted by employers in today’s changing job market: on paper, in person, online, and through friends and acquaintances. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are also popular but not quite as much for job search purposes.

2011 83

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

Ask A Manager

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!) Yes, it might be lying, exxageration, or oversight, but is the LinkedIn profile part of his job description? To paraphrase Marvin Gaye, believe half of the job titles and none of the bullet points. which job should I take?

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Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Job Seekers

Resume Bear

Career related New Year’s Resolutions are among the top 10 most popular resolutions made by people each year. To start 2013 off with a bang, we have prepared a list of the Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for job seekers. Are you searching and applying for the right jobs? Brush Up on Your Job Skills. Your job search should be your full time job! Make searching for your new job a top priority.

2013 177

Back Door References Can Hurt

Hiring Technical People

Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job. They’ve gone on interviews, felt as if they’d aced the interview, were told “we just need to check references&# and boom, they are out of contention for the job. The candidate could not persuade the hiring manager to look at a more recent reference or try the candidate temp to perm, or any other alternative. Someone who wants to prevent someone from finding a new job?

2009 141

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

Ask A Manager

Remember the woman who was afraid that her old employer was going to out her as transgender to a new prospective employer? I’ve been pretty busy… with my new job! My new team is excellent! I have a great rapport with all of them, and I really like them as people, which is definitely a new experience for me. My only regret is waiting so long to leave my old job. I’ve been pretty busy… with my new job! job searching?

2011 49

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

Ask A Manager

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. Posted in advice about your coworkers A reader writes: I started a new job yesterday, and so far it seems to be going well. I would be really upset and frustrated if I started a new job and was confronted with my anxiety problem like that.

2011 52

Job Search – From the Beginning – Recruiters Part 1

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Fasten Seat Belt While Job Hunting – from your Smartphone Career or Job Change – How Do You Decide? Sometimes you need to do the same with your job search, kind of “do over&#. Some recruiters list current opportunities and filled positions which can give you an indication of what types of jobs they fill.

2010 207

should I get my boss a gift for the holidays?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I just started a new job and I am working in a team of three. I would round up the other coworker, but had second thoughts because she is a temp. Other questions I’m answering there today include: My new coworkers want me to pitch in to buy our manager a gift. Should I get my boss a gift for the holidays? I don’t want to be gimmicky or a teacher’s pet, but I also think it might be a nice gesture. What would you suggest?

The Hidden Jobs Report

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 The Hidden Jobs Report 21. Sep, 2010 6 Comments In an earlier post I wrote about ways to find hidden jobs and as I reflected on that earlier today, I thought it might be useful if I made a weekly report to help you guys out.

2010 143

???? 25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

JobMob

If you're sick of looking for a job, this is for you. Although most of these tips are useful for any job seeker, all of them are intended for people who’ve been job searching for much longer than they expected, possibly even a year or more. My own long job search story. In December 2001, I started looking for a career job in Israel for the first time, having taken a few months to relax after resigning from my managerial position at Amazon.com in France.

2017 63

The Hidden Jobs Report | Resumebear Online Resume

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 The Hidden Jobs Report 21. Sep, 2010 6 Comments In an earlier post I wrote about ways to find hidden jobs and as I reflected on that earlier today, I thought it might be useful if I made a weekly report to help you guys out.

2010 134

Write Down -- And Follow -- A Job Search Plan

Guerrilla Job Hunting

The successful job search all boils down to one word -- synergy.   Most job seekers apply for positions haphazardly -- sending out an email resume for this opening, a printed resume for that one, sometimes following up and most often not.   But you’ll get far better results -- and create synergy -- if you first write out a job search calendar, to schedule your efforts over the next 60-90 days.     Step 1 -- Choose your target job.

2012 61