Fired at 50 years of age and successfully looking

50 years of age and successfully looking

You’ve given a company for 20 years and established a lucrative career, but now you’ve found yourself unemployed. There are many reasons that this can happen after being with a company for 20 years, downsizing, restructuring, or the business closing. Unfortunately, if you’ve given a company 20 years, the job search seems even more daunting than usual. You haven’t updated your Resume, had an interview, or even looked for a job since the 1990s. You might feel embarrassed on top of feeling devastated, and that is okay. It can become incredibly overwhelming, but even though you’re reeling from the huge blow of losing that position, now is the time to move. Get up, dust yourself off and prepare for what’s ahead. One of the ways you can be prepared for something like this is making sure you HAVE kept your Resume up to date. This is also a great point to seek out a service that will help you with your Resume and job search. Do your research! Look for online reviews, reach out to the company, find out their areas of expertise and how they can be beneficial to helping you successfully find your next role in today’s market. Continue reading “Fired at 50 years of age and successfully looking”

You Weren’t Hired Because You Are Smarter Than Everyone

Expectations

When anyone gets a new role, there’s an element that there’s an expectation that they’re bringing something new. They’re bringing something to the role that maybe they had that wasn’t previously there and that the company is looking for. Coming in to this new role, think about these couple questions: what are the things that you might have uniquely experienced in the past that you can bring to the team? And where are they doing a great job and you just need to let them do what they are doing?

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Wanna increase your salary?

Keeping Your Job and Increasing salary

The hard work is not over. You just accepted the job of your dreams. Now the real work begins. Doing the work is only part of being successful in your job. There are other things that will also influence your success with the company. It is important to note that longevity in a job demonstrates commitment, loyalty, and achievement. A company’s decision to hire you is a strong indication that you have the ability to become a productive and valued employee. You must prove that by performing well over time. Furthermore, future salary increases, promotions and professional development are linked to how well you perform in the job and fit in with the company.

So what must you do to stay at this new job and grow within the company? There are a few things such as attendance, dependability, ownership, attitude and knowledge.

Salary increase

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Job Search Preparation

You’re looking for a job

You’ve found yourself in the position where you’re looking for a job. It’s not often under pleasant circumstances that one finds themselves here, but you can determine what your job search experience will be like! So, where do you go from here? You need to be prepared. Have a game plan and set goals for yourself! Whether you’ve recently found yourself unemployed, you’re unhappy in your current role or you’re a recent graduate, you can apply all of these steps to your search for new employment.

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Your College Degree, or Experience wins the jobs?

Hunting for a new job but bombarded with positions asking for a 4-year degree

In today’s world, when we are out hunting for a new job we’re bombarded with positions asking for a 4-year degree. This is great in theory; the organization is seeking someone with knowledge of job processes and a fresh perspective. However, what most job listings don’t tell you is, quite often, experience is accepted in place of that degree! The advantage to having experience in your realm of expertise is less time/money spent on employee training, you’re able to overcome obstacles having possibly faced that challenge before and you already know how to apply your knowledge because you’ve done it firsthand. Real world experience is invaluable. Always assume that “experience in lieu of a degree” is implied and don’t be intimidated to apply the jobs that don’t specifically list that. Continue reading “Your College Degree, or Experience wins the jobs?”

We have gone with another candidate

Don’t Fret

How many of us have applied to a job, gone to an interview and felt like we aced it, only to get the dreaded “We regret to inform you we have gone with another candidate”? If you’re wondering if it was something you did, I’m going to try to give you a little insight into ways you may be sabotaging your interview experience. Sometimes the organization you’re interviewing for really found a better candidate, and sometimes, they’ve passed you over because you’ve done one (or all) of these things.

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Interview follow up “Thank You” afterwards

Do you ever wonder what the appropriate interview follow up is after your first interview with a company?

What if it went well? What if it didn’t go well? What if you were stumped on a few questions or there was an awkward pause? What if you weren’t as prepared as you thought?
The first thing you want to do, either right after you get in the car (please drive out of the company’s parking lot), or get off the phone, is to write down any notes and questions you have about the interview, before you forget. In addition, write down the name(s) of those who interviewed you or whom with you spent a few minutes.

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2 Resumes torn apart by Applicant Tracking System(ATS)

Here is what a Resume will look like with a bunch of lines and boxes going through Applicant Tracking Systems(ATS)

NOT A GOOD RESUME

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY________________________________________________________________________
Highly organized, adaptable, loyal and positive educator with years of experience in motivating,
inspiring and developing young minds into critical-thinkers capable of thriving in today’s dynamic
world. I possess the requisite skill set and professional experience to make a long-term
contribution to a growing organization as I transition from the field of education to the corporate
world.

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Get Recognized for Your Work – A Working Woman’s Guide to Making More Money

According to the White House women still earn an average of 77 cents for every dollar a man earns in the United States. It’s a discouraging statistic, but there are things you can do to make sure you are earning the most you can for the work that you do.  Below are some tips for women to make more money at work:

Know your worth. It is vital that you

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Struggling to get a response to your job application? headache after headache? Read to get more “yes” responses

They are here to stay

First off, Applicant tracking systems are here to stay and of course, no one likes them, not even the people using them. Unfortunately, they are set in place to limit the number of applications coming in, and split the good ones from the bad ones. This isn’t to say that you are a failure, but what they usually do is reject people by not having

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