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Michael Frash
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2 days ago

What job scams have you experienced?

Scammers are like roaches - they don't die, they multiply. So it's essential that you protect yourself. And they are coming up with new tricks everyday.

What scams have you experienced recently, and how did you know it was a #scam?

Also, learn how to quickly spot a work-from-home scam. #protectyourself #stopscams #jobsearch

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Yiming Shuang
Community Specialist
1 day ago

I’m due for a performance review… What should I expect?

Lots of companies do their performance reviews toward the end of the year. Do you usually get nervous about the process? I have gone through this process both as a staff member and a manager. It was not an easy process! We have a few tips to share but also want to learn about your experiences and lessons learned? How do you nail your performance review process?

What’s in it for me?

  • 🪞Self reflection: This is a good time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished this past year. Think about what you enjoyed doing and felt challenged. Think about where you are in your career and if you find this job still satisfying for your goals.
  • 🤝Communication and relationship building: You might feel anxious having those one-on-one conversations with your supervisor. But this is also a great chance to understand better about your boss’ expectations and also provide your feedback.
  • 💵Advancement and growth: This is also a major game time to ask for promotion and raise. Feel free to check these tips to ask for a raise

What should I prepare?

  • 📆Schedule in advance: Although most companies have a set window for the performance review, you can still proactively reach out to your boss that you know this is coming and you’re willing to be proactive to set a time. That way it shows that you’re ready and not afraid to go into it.
  • 📝Draft your reflections: Definitely jot down your accomplishments and things you want to improve. If possible, you can even ask for a written record or review on your file so you can be better prepared.
  • Prepare some questions: Take charge of your review by listing some questions to fit your current goals. What are the opportunities for advancement? What is the direction and budget for the future of this role? Show your boss that you’ve put thought into your role and career.
  • 🗂Follow up after the review: Always ask for a written copy of your file after the review. It is so important to keep that transparency and accountability. I’ve seen many terminations without causes and you can advocate for yourself to see if proper performance reviews have been done. It’s good to cover your base.

Share your thoughts about the performance review. What are the best or worst experiences you’ve had in the past?

#advice #worklifehacks

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Paul Baker
Community Specialist
2 days ago

My friend got a verbal job offer, then 24 hours later they said the job no longer exists

On Friday, one of my friends Elijah got a new marketing job. We went out and celebrated, he was so happy...

He just texted me that he got an email saying they decided to not go with the position, with no explanation. I'm so bummed out for Elijah. Should he follow up and get an answer? #advice

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Michael Frash
Community Specialist
2 days ago

Could you be a real estate agent?

At first glance, becoming a real estate agent can seem intimidating. And while it’s true that becoming successful in this field requires a lot of work, it can also be a fulfilling and lucrative career for those who enjoy working with people.

What does a day in the life of a real estate agent look like? What can you expect your daily routine to be?

#careerchange #jobsearch

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Yiming Shuang
Community Specialist
2 days ago

Would you take an interview even though the salary range is lower than your expectation?

I was catching up with my former coworker during the weekend. She’s been actively job searching but couldn’t find an ideal job that pays better than her current salary. She told me that her dream company reached out to her for an interview but the salary range is $15K lower than her ideal salary. Should she take the interview?

Would you still go with it and find out more about the job and the company? Or would you pass and move on? Check out these questions to ask a hiring manager to give you some ideas!

#interview #jobsearch #advice

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Janice Reed
Community Specialist
1 day ago

What does it take to get a remote customer service job?

We highlighted Kelly Services yesterday as one of the legitimate remote work companies that offer mostly customer service jobs. So what are the requirements for this type of work?

What skills make me a good fit for this job? To be a good fit for a job in customer service from home, you’ll want to have a good grasp of these skills and an ability to display certain traits, like:

  • The ability to take many calls with various people throughout the day
  • A cheerful, understanding demeanor
  • The ability to de-escalate/calm an upset customer
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn call center and/or ticketing software
  • A motivation to help people and solve complex problems daily.

What tools would make this job easier for me? If you’re looking to work as a customer service representative remotely, your job will be a lot easier if you have these tools handy:

  • Reliable high-speed internet
  • A quiet space in your home
  • A laptop or home computer with internet connectivity
  • A headset with an earpiece and microphone (for taking calls)
  • A comfortable chair and desk (not required, but preferable!)

How much can I earn as a Remote Customer Service Agent? According to salary.com, Remote Customer Service Agents make between $31,259 and $40,103 per year on average.

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Amber Stephens
1 day ago

Job searching

Hello ..I am in the middle of an Ivf (invetro fertilization.. and I'm in need of a work from home job ..that I can still go to my doctors appts in January. And still do training!!THANK YOU !! #workfromhome

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Janice Reed
Community Specialist
2 days ago

Legitimate work from home company search

Lots of members ask about legitimate work from home jobs. I usually share these 7 work from home companies as a starting point for your remote job search. I also want to highlight Kelly Services as we feature lots of jobs from them before. You can check these Kelly Services jobs through our job search.

Who is Kelly Services? Kelly Services is a job placement company and Kelly Connect is the part of the company that is focused on remote jobs. When organizations need staff for temporary or part-time roles, Kelly Services can match them to suitable candidates. Often, the jobs are temporary, but there are opportunities for ongoing work. While not all jobs via Kelly Services are WFH, sometimes there are remote positions in industries that are compatible with a virtual workforce. For example, these could be jobs in call centers, marketing, and government work.

What are the requirements? If you want to apply to work as a Kelly Connect consultant, you’ll need a quiet space to work that’s free from distractions. Kelly expects you to have experience in customer service and strong communication skills. It’s essential that you can use technology, including digital devices and common software. You’ll also need a high school degree or equivalent.

How much does this job pay? Training is part of the position, and during this period, you’ll make approximately $13.50 per hour. After 90 days, this will increase to $14.50 per hour. Staff members receive payments once a week.

Wanna learn more?

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