Monday morning musings -- how to get started with #backtoworkri
Good morning, Rhode Islanders!
Just wanted to give a Monday morning shout-out – my name is Jeanette and I’ve been with Jobcase for almost seven years. In that time, I’ve learned a lot about the different journeys people take in their work-life.
One of the most important things I’ve learned is that it’s hard to find work if your basic needs aren’t being met. For that reason, I want to make sure you know about the resources available to help you stay on your feet while you look for that next work opportunity. This link takes you to Jobcase’ Rhode Island unemployment resource page: https://www.jobcase.com/ru/unemployment-benefits-rhode-island. If you’re in a position right now where you need this type of help, it’s a good place to start.
It’s not the only resource, though. As part of this group, you can ask our Jobcase Community Experts and other Rhode Islanders what resources they know of or have used, now or in the past. It might be advice and encouragement if you’re having trouble navigating the unemployment claim process. It might be the hours and location of a local food bank. It might be how to contact your state representative: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/default.aspx
In short, help yourself by helping yourself – portraying your confidence, skills, reliability, and professionalism to your next employer is easier when you and your family’s basic needs are taken care of. This Jobcase family is not just here to help you find that next job. We’re here to provide a platform where you can learn from the knowledge, successes, and even tribulations of others just like you. You got this! #wordsofadvice #motivation #backtoworkri
To land a job at #GretchenEverhartSchool I would make sure to...
#wordsofadvice: Kiss the principal's butt. She has a huge ego, and thrives on her employees bowing down to her and meekly tolerating her abuse of authority. She will entice you by suggesting it is a family environment among staff members, when in reality they are very clicky and superficial, and will make your job very difficult. Avoid this place of employment like the plague!
Four Answer Options to “Why do you want to leave your current job?” when the Culture is Toxic
I’d like to help you out with four possible answers to that question for you to select from. Each one will earn you brownie points with the interviewer and hopefully, help you land the job. Visit https://nnamtique.com/four-answer-options-to-why-do-you-want-to-leave-your-current-job-when-the-culture-is-toxic/. #wordsofadvice #newjobontheway #interviewwell
Reduce Interview Nerves by Practicing.
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding a job interview.
One way to alleviate some of the pressure and uncertainty is to rehearse your experience out loud.
Audibly answering common questions (even if you’re by yourself) will help you uncover any rough areas of your delivery and will also help you recall those stories you may not have thought about for many years.
Please don’t just “wing it” at the interview.
Have you ever had to sit through a presentation from someone who’s winging it?
It’s often a rambling mess.
The pressure is up during an interview which will make recalling your old stories on the spot much more difficult.
Take the time beforehand to rehearse those great examples you have to give yourself a competitive advantage over the other candidates.
I stayed positive and motivated at my job by...caring for the needs of others , and what was important for them to have a quality life after or because of loss .
#wordsofadvice, life is more prevalent now more ever . Everyone needs life insurance !
You'll Never Please Everyone...and That's Okay.
There is so much advice out there about what job seekers need to do to please every person they come across.
Understand that not every position or hiring manager or company is going to be the right fit for you…and that’s just fine.
Do what is in your control and just be your best professional self when interviewing. Be prepared, be engaging, and show interest in the company and the role.
If someone at a company doesn’t “like” what they see, then great! You would rather know that before starting at a new company than after a few months.
As a job seeker, you’re looking for one good fit, not 100. The right company will value you just as you are.