Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt

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--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt Posted on August 27, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog! While the job market is not great, it pays to take some time and find a good fitting job. Alter your résumé to each job you apply for, and for the changing circumstances.

5 things PAs should consider before accepting a new role

Practically Perfect PA

So you’ve aced your interview and you’ve been offered the job. Your new employer may have done a fantastic job selling the role and the organisation to you, the new job may have come with a huge pay increase and you’ve started spending the money in your head already, or you may hate your current role so much anything to get out of there is worth taking. Before accepting the job do consider if you can work closely with this person. salary and reward.

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Is job hopping the only way up the career ladder for assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

Hi, I’m Nicky Christmas and I am a job hopper. I’ve spent many years cleverly covering up the fact that I spent most of my career hopping from one job to another in an effort to climb the career ladder. Recently, I’ve been reading quite a bit about job hopping and how common it is becoming, particularly for younger people entering the work force. It’s an interesting topic for me because as I said I have always been a job hopper.

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How important is office culture?

Practically Perfect PA

Our lovely friends over at Career Moves recently conducted a survey to find out how important salary is when looking for a new role. Here is Sarah with more details… Do we just want a good salary? The Career Moves Office Support team recently sent out a Salary and Insights Survey, which produced some surprising results. Interestingly, only a 3rd of respondents are actually happy with their current salary and benefits package!

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Answering Reader Mail: Confidential Job Hunts, Raises, Promotions & Better Projects

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

This is my first admin job supporting a mid-level executive. I love working in admin, but I have been stuck in this dead end job for more than a few years now without a raise. How do I get a recommendation letter from my boss for a new job hunt without raising suspicion or improve my situation without my boss’ help? It’s such a shame that there aren’t more managers who are good mentors that help each individual grow and learn more in their roles.

The Realities of Job Hunting As A High Level Executive Assistant

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Here are some tips as your career progresses that will affect how you job hunt. The lower-level admin you are the more jobs there are. Whether you are a department assistant or work for a smaller company, you will be able to find a job more easily. Those jobs support the President, CEO, CTO, CFO, and Chairman. Your job hunt will take a lot longer. The higher up you go on the ladder of admin roles, the longer your job hunt will take.

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Admins Part 4

Practically Perfect PA

A lot of assistants work with just their manager so it is important to stress that you consider this to be a partnership and in effect you are working together as a team. Think about a project you have worked on that made a difference or an organisational trick you implemented for your manager that saved them plenty of time. I did work with a manager a few years ago that I struggled to get on with. What are you looking for in terms of salary?

17 Worst Resume Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a college student, a recent graduate or a job seeker, you must have, at least once in your lifetime, written a resume. An average manager will not spend even a minute looking at your resume. If you simply add that you require a job, it is an utter waste of time. Specifically, if you include the fact that you need a job as an objective statement, then it is certainly not so unique. Do not include worldly content in your Job Resume.

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How Long Should a Job Search Take?

Eat Your Career

It’s not surprising; people who are in the midst of a job search are always anxious. How long should a job search take on average? The general rule of thumb is this: Expect one month of job search for every $10,000 of income you expect to earn. Therefore, if you’re expecting to earn an annual salary of $60,000, you should plan for a 6-month job search. Your job search may take a little longer. You just know you’re still job searching.

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Are assistants overqualified?

Practically Perfect PA

I have just spent the last hour looking through jobs that are currently available to assistants. It has been really interesting reading all of the different job descriptions, the skills that are required and the salaries attached to different levels of the role. I remember when I was job hunting. In some of my roles they had included more interesting tasks in the job description but they really wanted me to focus on the core work.

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What can assistants expect in 2014?

Practically Perfect PA

Employment opportunities and salary. Assistants will no longer have to get their manager’s permission to travel to London or other major cities for networking opportunities which can be a major hurdle. Oh and don’t worry I can’t see technology taking jobs away from us any time soon! This is particularly important if job hunting, as most recruiters will now look for an active engagement in your chosen profession.

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9 Serious Signs You’re Next To Be Fired

Dumb Little Man

This will give you time to adjust your behavior to suit the boss, or you can begin to hunt for another job and leave the company honorably. Delay or reduction in your salary. A delay or reduction in your salary might happen as a result of three factors. If it is the first, Human Resources would be looking to decrease workers and if you did not receive your salary, this is a definite sign that your job is in peril. Begin your job search right away!

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Bored to Tears at Work - Help!

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I make an incredible salary so when I tell my husband and friends I want to explore other avenues, they think I'm crazy. I’m sorry to hear that a job you loved moved cities so you had to find your current role. I’ve had the “dream job” too and was sad when I got laid off. The feeling of no longer having the dream job and thus the almost perfect life is crushing. I spent years seeking that dream job again. I’m not sure how your job hunting experience was.

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Answering Reader Mail: Taking Your Career to the Next Level

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I have heard of EAs working for successful international corporations and earning a very large salary. As with any job, if you truly love what you do and believe in it, it will be slightly easier to stay in it for the long haul. If you’re doing any job for the money as the main motivator, it might hold you over for the first 5 or 10 years, but as some point, deep down in your heart and your soul you will have this nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right.

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Answering Reader Mail: How Long is it Fair to be a Temp for a Job?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I did very well on my interviews and it's down to me and one other EA who already has a full time job. I will answer your questions by addressing your entire email and I will answer from two perspectives - 1) I used to and still sometimes work in a recruiting capacity and 2) as a job applicant and EA. If you or any EA was let go of performance issues, that is also factored in when applying for new jobs. Even if this was a FT job, there are no guarantees.

Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y? When I graduated from college, my priorities were: getting a job doing something I loved, having opportunities for advancement and making enough money to pay the rent. Today, more than 50 percent of candidates say they will take the salary offered.

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Answering Reader Mail: Seek Greener Pastures or Stay Put?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I am very happy with my position, responsibilities, opportunity for learning and the support from all my colleagues and managers, but there is always the idea of greener pastures and higher salaries lingering in the back of my mind. I am bilingual and have experience in financial analysis/reporting and database management. A 20% increase in salary seems too good to pass up. Will you constantly review your job and life every 3 months when a new opportunity comes up?

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