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Colleen Benton
4 months ago

After being a stay at home single mom I am under qualified. My son is 11 years old and I have not worked for at least 12 years. I don’t know how to work that into my résumé. Any suggestions? I feel that being a stay at home parent is genuinely hard and diverse work, but I do not know how to convey that into my résumé or under job skills. #gettingbacktowork #resume #advice #homemakersareceos #unqualified #interviews #jobsearch #notuptodate #workingmoms

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Paul Baker
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2 months ago

If you’re looking to advance in your career, thinking about the way you communicate is a good place to start. Avoid saying these 5 things in a professional environment.

  1. “But” - Simply stop after the statement. If you must add a conjunction and second phrase, use “and.” For example, “That’s a great idea, and we can look at it more closely.”
  2. “This might be stupid/silly” - Simply state your idea without qualifying it. You’ll be more valued for your contributions.
  3. “Respectfully” - Same goes for the word “honestly.” If you’re reacting out of anger, take a moment to collect your thoughts to respond appropriately.
  4. “I’m so busy” - It’s rarely a good idea to just respond with a general “I’m busy,” as there’s little anyone can do about that except you.
  5. “Try” - If you’re not convinced you can complete a task, give specifics about the challenges or concerns. That can help you get the clarity, assistance, or resources you need.

What else should you avoid saying #OnTheJob or in #interviews? #jobsearch

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Michael Frash
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3 months ago

#Interviews should never be a one-way conversation. Ask yourself, is this a place I want to work at? You should feel empowered to guide the conversation and ask questions during the interview.

The first question I always ask is: What are your expectations for the person who is hired?

This key question will create a clear picture of what to expect from the job day to day - and if you really want to work there. Here are the top 20 questions to ask during an interview.

Comment below 🧑🏽‍💻 -- what questions do you ask hiring managers? #jobsearch #nextjob #goGETit

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Michael Frash
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over 6 months ago

Employers and interviewers are looking for problem solvers, or people with a problem-solving mindset.

What does this mean to a boss? They want someone that will try out reasonable solutions to issues on their own rather than always depending on colleagues or managers.

Discover EIGHT MORE skills you can include in your #resume and bring up in #interviews!

Also see more tips to get hired, and comment with the skills you include on your resume!!!

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Kim LaGow
over 6 months ago

I applied for a position and was called by the recruiter of the company. I thought we really hit it off and she told me that out of 150 applicants I had been rated by the hiring team as having the best resume and most industry experience. I had mentioned that I had bern considering chsnging to a different industry. She then said, "no, we're not going to let you do that", She then scheduled a phone interview with the hiring manager for top 5 applicants and she would choose for 3 to come in and interview with 4 different people. I had the phone interview and was called back for the face to face interview. I got to choose when I wanted to come in of the available times because I was "still # 1. I chose the fitst appt. I thought I had great interviews. They all went over the allotted times. I sent a thsnk you note to all. I didn't get the job. I asked for feedback so that I could hopefully improve. The recruiter said she hadn't gotten feedback but that she would and get back to me. She never has. I feel kind of mistreated. Like I was ahead through the 3rd quarter and then git blindsided. Any advice or opinions?

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Michael Sacks
over 6 months ago

For a job for about a year now!? Why won't anybody hire me? I've been on interviews but, mostly all I get are scam/spam emails from these people saying they will give me millions of dollars if I help them??

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Cecile Bower
over 6 months ago

I have a job interview this coming week which is awesome, but I am a single parent and the job’s hours are NOT flexible at all. I know I shouldn’t have even applied, but it’s a GREAT job and part of me didn’t think they would even be interested in me. Now what do I do?

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Ed Newport
over 6 months ago

#One fell through another one appeared

Hi community, Just checking in I was crushed I had a sweet lil job lined up went through the telephone interview, first and second in person interview, the third interview where I got cut from the running, but got home today and had a message, another company is interested. So lets start this all over again. Wish me luck and remember don't give up there is something out there for all! God Bless and best wishes all.

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