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Archive | March, 2013

Underemployment

Underemployment: Is it an option?  Underemployment is a consideration for most jobseekers. Sometimes, it is a necessity. If you are underemployed, you may first think, “This isn’t so bad.” The job might seem easy compared to what you used to do. The hours might be less and the tasks might be less complicated. You might […]

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Job Internships

Temporary Employment, Internships, Good Idea or Not? Why should you consider a temp job? Two reasons: Because today there is a hiring mentality of “try before you buy”. Offering temporary employment allows a company to test the suitability of a potential employee and reduce the risk of hiring someone that won’t work out—which is expensive […]

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Been laid off recently?

Beating Double Jeopardy! Jobseekers experience a DOUBLE WHAMMY Double Whammy You’ve been laid off. A real blow to your self-esteem. You don’t think things can get any worse. Think again. There’s another disaster just around the corner, and it’s going to hit twice as hard as your layoff experience. Everything you thought you knew about […]

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Managing Your Thoughts

The Inner Voices If you have been unemployed longer than you expected, there is a good chance that situational depression has set in. This can take the form of lethargy (e.g., lack of interest or motivation), sadness and low self-esteem. These feelings are the body’s reaction to how you think about your situation. This internal […]

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Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated During Your Job Search The US government determines the unemployment rate through a survey of 60,000 households. They do not include people who are under-employed, part-time workers, or those who simply have stopped looking for work. So the picture is even more dire than the numbers! We know that people are losing much […]

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Managing Your Emotions

Most people agree that getting laid off is a life-changing experience… It can bring a torrential downpour of emotions including anger, resentment, guilt, fear, sadness, and frustration. The gamut can also include variations of relief and excitement. I was laid off twice and both times I experienced a wide array of both positive and negative […]

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Job Search Distractions

Job Focus vs. Distractions  Do you relate? It feels like it takes a lot more effort than it should to look for a job description that suits my experience, skills and talents. Once I find one, it feels like it takes a lot more time than it should to put together a cover letter, résumé […]

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Panel Interview Tips

What is a panel interview? A panel interview is where one candidate meets with two or more individuals (the panel) at the same time. The panel may consist of as many as 10 (or more) people. Sometimes, one person may serve as the moderator and ask the candidate questions on behalf of the group. Other […]

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Group Interview Tips and Secrets

Interview… Interview… INTERVIEWS! This article is written by Marie Y. Taylor and Marcia LaReau. What is it? In a group interview one or two moderators interview all the candidates for a single position at one time, in the same room. Generally, the candidates will sit in a row facing the moderator. These kinds of interviews are becoming more prevalent […]

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Job rejection?

Responding to a job rejection Updated: September 22, 2012. The way you respond to a job rejection is important and has, on several occasions, paved the way for a job seeker to find a job. You may receive the information through a phone call, an email, or a letter. You might even find out the […]

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