Job Seekers

Pretty much everyone realizes by now that the digital age has sped up pretty much everything we do. And yet, it takes longer than ever to do things we never did before. This is especially true at the office, where time management tips did not have to include warnings about surfing the internet, checking personal email or sending instant messages. Because . . . none of that stuff was possibly 30 years ago. time management

Here are ways to improve your time management at the office

For anxious job seekers, resume lies are of the most common ways that some people stretch the truth.  If your conscience does not keep you from deceit, the fact that human resources professionals are on to the game should. Surveys found that these professionals have increased the amount of time they spend checking references in the last three years. Remember every lie needs another one to back it up.  Don’t do it. Seriously.

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Here are some of the most common resume lies:

We are a small business nation. No matter how much you hear about Wall Street or Big Pharma or even Hollywood, millions of Americans work for small businesses. And more and more people want the ultimate small business – a company of one. They want to be a successful solopreneur – permanently, not building an empire, but a happy cottage. But it’s not for everyone.

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Can you become a successful solopreneur?

There are some reports that your job search should average one month for every $10,000 of annual salary you wish to earn – so your next $60,000 per year job should take about half a year to land. But what if it’s been much longer than expected and you’re still unemployed? Is that because you’re doing something wrong? Just unlucky? Just impatient?

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Here are reasons you’re still unemployed:

Even if you can’t ask for it like Aretha, you know how important it is to be respected at work. Whether you’re the least experienced or in the corner office, feeling valued and important can be worth more than your paycheck. And it can take doing just a few things right -- or wrong – to gain or lose respect. respected at work

What you can do to get (and stay) respected at work:

Whether you are new to the work force or just new to your current company, if you are starting at the bottom, you’re not alone. It’s not unusual to start a job with very little experience, and therefore find yourself the junior person in the room. But you can maximize your entry-level job to build your future. You might not go right from taking coffee orders to taking meetings, but you can find opportunities everywhere, if you know how. make the most of your entry level job

How to use make the most of your entry-level job:

If you’ve been out in the workforce for more than a decade, you may feel that you have become somewhat of an expert – or at least very confident – at what you do. For some, that means better pay, a higher position, and more job security. But some people start to toy with the idea of going back to school mid-career. While ten years into a legal or medical career is still fairly new to the job, for most industries people feel pretty seasoned by the ten-year mark. And that’s fine…unless it isn’t. going back to school mid-career

Is going back to school mid-career a good idea? Maybe.

It’s one thing to decide to get a new job and understand that a new job means you have to get used to new rules and new expectations. But it’s quite another when you’re in the same job, at the same company doing the same thing. And then you get a new boss. Maybe it’s someone from a different part of the company. Or maybe it’s a total outsider. But suddenly you are the one who might have to change. new boss, new rules

How you might need to change if you get a new boss:

So you’ve decided, as the old song says, “you can take this job and shove it”? Too many hours? Not enough dollars? Awful commute? Bored out of your mind? There are lots of good reasons for why you want to leave your job. But you should know them and understand them. If you don’t. . .maybe wait until you do. want to leave your job

If you want to leave your job, make sure you know why.

Whether you’re actively in the market for a new job, or just casually pondering looking for a new opportunity, you should consider doing informational interviews. The benefits are more significant than apparent, and they are great preparation for interviews for an actual position.

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Here are some reasons to consider informational interviews: