Archive for July, 2011
Those who are discouraged and have been out of work for over a year are not alone. The Wall Street Journal reports that one in three people have been out of work for over a year.
We can almost guarantee that it’s most likely not you but the things and resources you are using to obtain successful results in your search. Results like interviews, job offers, informational meetings, and getting that job offer.
To better obtain the career goals you wish to accomplish this year try the following. Like exercise – changing up the work out will give you different results!
- Utilize Your Time
- Think about all the time that has passed where you were searching online, cold calling, and sitting around feeling bad about yourself. This time could be better used volunteering or working part time. Doing this can not only connect you with new people (you never know who they know!) and more information and experience to add to your resume while you’re out of work.
- Think about how high unemployment is. Then take that number and pile it on top of all the resumes being uploaded to job boards daily. You are getting buried! Take your resume down for a while and re-post it – fresh for the world to see!
- Valuable Lessons at NO COST
- Utilizing your time with volunteer work is a plus. BUT you can also take classes to sharpen your skills and learn new ones. You don’t have to pay for an education – sign up for webinars, online lectures, and seminars.
- Make It Your Full Time Job
- Manage yourself and make finding a job a full time job. For eight hours a day you should be fixing up your resume, connecting with old colleagues, sending resumes (hard copies and through email). Do it all, do everything you can. You have nothing to lose.
These are only a few ways to step up your search and get moving. For more advice in your search please visit our Facebook page and interact with our recruiters. We’re here to help!
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What’s better than a raise and a better title? You’re eager, willing, and “counter offer happy!”
After actively interviewing, you’ve been offered a new job. Your boss is devastated and has decided that they will do anything to keep you. After making you a counter offer – you accept. You start to think “why didn’t I tell my boss I was looking for a new job sooner?”
Before you let the excitement consume you, you should think before you leap.
Here are a few reasons why it might not be the best idea to accept the offer.
- You’re Not Ready
- The company you’re currently with hasn’t offered you this position and a raise before for a reason. Maybe you’re too inexperienced to take on this role. If that’s the case, offering it to you may be detrimental to your job and career.
- Bad Reputation
- If your boss counter offers and you accept – you have to call the other company (whose time you’ve now wasted) to decline an offer you’ve probably already accepted – or gave the impression that you would accept.
- Think before you leap. Think about the interview process you went through to attain this job offer and how you led the Hiring Manager on to believe that you were “truly” interested in the job and would take it in a heartbeat.
- People talk – you don’t want to be “blacklisted.”
For any further questions on this topic please feel free to comment on our Facebook page!
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If you haven’t seen or heard of the movie, it’s based on three men who hate their bosses so much they devise a convoluted plan to dispose of their “higher ups.”
According to Careerealism, “unless you’re looking to spend some time in federal prison,” this is OBVIOUSLY not the solution to your horrid boss issues.
On a brighter and more productive note, the website, lists ways to cope with a boss that gets you down on a daily basis. Here are some bullet points to summarize the informative post.
- MAKE IT FIZZLE - Throw water on “hot” situations. If your boss has a bad temper be agreeable and move on.
- DO GO CHANGIN’ – Change the way you behave and react to your boss and your problems may solve themselves.
- DO AS I DO – Set a good example and maybe your boss will see how others respond to you and begin to change in the process.
- CHECK YOUR EGO – Don’t take it personally. It’s not always about you. Your boss may be having a bad day or personal issues outside of the office. Remember to not let it affect you, your work, or your mood.
- TAKE YOUR TOYS AND GO – Sometimes you may not have a choice. When quitting is your only option…
Have you had a bad experience with a boss? How did you deal with it?
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Our client is a luxury fashion brand looking to add an Assistant Manager to their team. This position is located in Palo Alto, California.
- Retail management experience with luxury retailer
- Ensure that the customers receive the highest standards of a personalized customer experience
- Responsible for the efficient running of the store – front and back of house
- Provide iconic customer experience
- Maximize sales in order to ensure that the store maximizes its profitability
- Ensure the store team demonstrates excellent product knowledge
Please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Assistant Manager – California” in the subject for consideration. While we appreciate all candidates only those qualified will be contacted. Thank you for your application.
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Our client is a high-end fashion brand looking to add a Financial Analyst to their team.
- Responsible for financial analysis, reporting, and budgeting
- Work with wholesale operating team to create accurate sales and margin reports, forecasts and budgets
- Communicate and cooperate with accounting department to ensure accurate bookings of expenses
- Perform Ad Hoc projects for retail business
- Analyze and prepare other financial data as needed by upper management
- Manage smaller projects set to improve process and procedures in finance
- Maintain statistical conditions in SAP
- Prepare schedules for year-end audits
- Reconcile sales and margin between BIS, COPA and SAP
- Perform monthly settlement of necessary sales
- Review and analyze inventory on hand and inventory in-transit
- 5 years of experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
- Must be able to prioritize workload
- Detail orientated
- Proficient in all Microsoft office programs (especially Excel)
- SAP experience a plus
- Ability to multi-task in a busy office environment
Please submit your resume to email@example.com with “Financial Analyst” in the subject for consideration. While we appreciate all candidates only those qualified will be contacted. Thank you for your application.
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Even if you feel fully prepared for your next interview, make sure you know how to answer the following common questions. The answers you have prepared may be second interview deal breakers.
Here are some questions you will most likely be asked in your next interview. Below the question is the answer that you SHOULD NOT give. Be sure to prepare alternative answers.
Q. What are your salary requirements?
A. I am very flexible.
This question requires an answer – a range at least. If you don’t have a range it shows that you’re not sure about your industry’s salary standards and where you value yourself. Do your research and base your answer on what you are, or were, earning.
Q. What is one of your main strengths/weaknesses?
A. I am a perfectionist.
This “quality” has been used to answer both questions. This says a lot about the answer. Find something original and unique about yourself to elaborate on – use previous experience.
Q. Why do you want to work for this company?
A. I have been looking for a job for a long time and this seems like the perfect opportunity.
Words like “seems” and “could be” are too open ended. Be sure about your answers, firm and specific. Know exactly why you want to work for the company you’re interviewing with and site qualities that make the company stand to you.
Q. Do you have any questions for me?
This question will come, most often, at the end of the interview. Saying no should not be an option. Prepare questions regarding the details of the position and/or the company.
Have you ever been stumped in an interview? Please share questions that had you second guessing your answers.
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