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General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

xboxer,

Maybe not so much anymore but at least one time, you mentioned that you were actively pursuing new opportunities.

I've stated before but I'll reiterate a ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="still retired in Hawaii"]It's not a win or lose thing. I think they are politely not asking for any advice from you. Social cues are evident. This forum is the ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Job interview Advice on receptionist job interview? It's for an insurance company

[QUOTE who="Kate_outta_kontrol in deep in the heart of, Texas"]I have no glaring weakness. I am fairly well rounded. Thats how my HR manager sister said we should answer ...

4 months ago
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Job interview Advice on receptionist job interview? It's for an insurance company

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in South Western, Ontario"]How about our strengths and weaknesses? That one gets me every time.[/QUOTE]

Leeann66,

The 3 /5 Rule or 3 to ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Job interview Advice on receptionist job interview? It's for an insurance company

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in South Western, Ontario"]How about our strengths and weaknesses? That one gets me every time.[/QUOTE]

Leeann66,

Write yours out here ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Job interview Advice on receptionist job interview? It's for an insurance company

unemployed,

Congrats -

Have you heard of SOAR (Situation, Obstacles, Actions & Results) or STAR (Situation, Tasks, Action & Results)?

Basic objective ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Searching For A Job in 2014 - What Hard Truths Have You Learned?

[QUOTE who="NikonCameraChicFan in Broward County, Florida"]That recruiters from temp agencies are a waste of time![/QUOTE]

Agreed ... p>

With most recruiters ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Should I negotiate salary before relocation package?

[QUOTE who="Anonymous in Tampa, Florida"]I recently received a job offer...details in 6-9 months?[/QUOTE]

Anonymous in Tampa,

Congrats with getting a job ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

tigergrowl,

Forgot to mention

One must also go through a formal "interview" process too - It may only be a phone interview but some type of formal ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="tigergrowl in down with scammers, New York"]You misunderstood. I was trying to figure out if that means i already got the job or not.[/QUOTE]

tigergrowl ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio"]The only thing that"blasting" a resume onto multiple job boards will get you is lots of calls and emails from ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Help Me!!!!

Leeann66,

It's ok to leave a message. I wouldn't go leaving several messages but I would attempt to contact 2 more times, such as every other day or once a week.

A ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in South Western, Ontario"]Did you actually use the word dumb ass? I'm shocked MyCon lol![/QUOTE]

Leeann66,
Why? We all know there are ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

tigergrowl,

Oh yeah - Don't make a "bullet happy" résumé. 3 to 5 bullets is typically sufficient to highlight "accomplishments".

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="tigergrowl in down with scammers, New York"]Another thing i tried was to put a "qualifications" section and a skill sections and use the experience ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in South Western, Ontario"]when I first came on here the beginning of June, I was really angry. My anger probably cost me lot's of potential jobs. I ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada"]Sometimes we adapt and sometimes we don't.

www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-disgruntled-employee-shot-ceo-before-killing ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]At one point, I had 3 different versions of my resume. My resumes have always been sent out with an ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

linkedin

Hi,

Like anything, we have a tool at out disposal & it's up to us to figure out to use & make the most of it.

If one wants to just "connect" & ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="xboxer in Tucson, Arizona"]You have a flair for the obvious.[/QUOTE]

And Yet.... Many people or job seekers here are still stuck on the things that ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

NotMyTimeYet,

So it appears my assumptions are exactly correct!! You've been out of work for over 12 months. Therefore, it also appears that you are "full ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]You have an objective statement and a career profile on your resume?[/QUOTE]

Leeann66,

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Cover Letters 101

[QUOTE who="Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio"]Leeann, for unadvertised positions you really have to sell yourself hard. Consider using a Pain Letter. This is a letter ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]What about Profile instead?[/QUOTE]

Résumés should have a career profile.

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]I'm working on it. One question, Arial or Times ... QUOTE]

That's your choice or preference

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

Exactly!!!

Pick one & use though out cover letter & résumé!!!

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]I have one version with Times New Roman 11 and one with Arial 10 with my name in Garamond 20 bold and my ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="tigergrowl in down with scammers, New York"]Oh, i also made everything bold.[/QUOTE]

Don't go bold or bullet happy....

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="still retired in Hawaii"]MyCon is probably a project manager of sorts.[/QUOTE]

Yes ... p>

I'm an Engineering Project Manager.

I stated this ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]No I don't have my real estate license. You don't require one if you're working for a builder.

I ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

Leeann66,

Do you have a real estate license? Why aren't you working these types of jobs?

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

xboxer,

There are "real" jobs to pursue & there are "livable wage jobs" too - At more than minimum wage & unemployment.

Between the 150+ ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="tigergrowl in down with scammers, New York"]Just got an email requesting me to apply for a legit job[/QUOTE]

tigergrowl,

What types of jobs are ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Cover Letters 101

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]Excellent advice everyone.

Great advice everyone!

I have used this to begin my second ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Cover Letters 101

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]What if you are applying for unadvertised positions with a company?[/QUOTE]

Leeann66,

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]That's fast Tigergrowl. I was just thinking about how great it would be to send out some more resumes ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Cover Letters 101

Leeann66,

Bottom of cover letter sample was cut off.

Basically, you will want to end it by thanking them in advance & how you look forward with meeting them ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Cover Letters 101

Leeann66,

Here's my suggestions that has been effective for me. Before I do that, here's some things you definitely don't want to do or have (listed in no particular order ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART, Ontario"]I like to try a variety of methods when applying for jobs. I actually have sent out brief e-mails ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

[QUOTE who="Better.luck in Troy, New York"]MyCon, I really do admire your enthusiasm but you are trying to fit people your own life situation. There's an Engineering ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

Better.luck,

Engineering isn't the only hot field or industry.

I see plenty of opportunities for office, health & other industries to promote ones own ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="still retired in Hawaii"]I kept my lines of communication open to past bosses over the years. When I was employed and unemployed. Just my personal preference ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada"]I read that you are suppose to start networking (quietly) a week after you get your new job. If you don't, you will be ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada"]I wonder what we can do to prevent "being here again"? I have been downsized 3 times already. No job is ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]No one is here...You don't know what people are doing.[/QUOTE]

True - However, we do know that some have been here well ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

LaydeeBug,

The only hypocrites here are the ones who claim that they can't get "a job"!

I already stated my case on this - May not be the ideal job, field ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

Mad Hatter,

Really doesn't matter that these "full timers" are here. However, when they complain that they can't get a job, then it's a wonder why they can't get ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Mad Hatter in North Hollywood, California"]My con, are you employed? If your system works you have been on this forum for some time now. Why aren't you working ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume Ideas

Leeann66,

You asked for help to improve your résumé. You already stated or implied in one of these discussions that your résumé doesn't ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="still retired in Hawaii"]If your truly living in Houston (know the area by the way, well) your 'opps' are higher than more competitive places. It's easy to say ...

4 months ago

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