The "hidden job market": a tip for older jobseekers ...

... and to ALL of you for that matter!! If you are not actively networking with friends, family and other associates you may be missing THE opportunity to land that new job! Let the people in your circle know you are looking for work and ask if they have leads or can introduce you to business owners or hiring managers.

It IS who you know -- and you'd be surprised at the introductions and referrals you can find just by asking. Who should you…


Hello sir, I am from Algeria and I was working with Germany's Rheinmetal for armored vehicles. It is a partnership between the…

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Get it in Writing.

You got the job offer, you are so excited. But did you really get the job offer?

Companies that are on the up and up will always, not sometimes but always do the following:
Send you a job offer, and what is included in that letter is Critical;. Keep that letter, make copies. Hopefully, you will not need to point anything out that is not being done.

Job offers can vary but they should at a minimum have the following information.

Start date…

I just got a CJO with an airline for a flight attendant position. THEY MADE IT VERY CLEAR IT'S A (CONDITIONAL JOB OFFER). My…

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Uncommon Tips for Fantastic Job Fair Success

Relax... It can be easy to psych yourself out before a job fair. You’ll be much better off if you take a few minutes to collect yourself, get the lay of the land, and stay calm.

Get in a Rhythm... Start with companies low on your priority list. This will give you a chance to practice your pitch, Q&A, and thought process. Once you’ve got a good interview rhythm, then it’s time to hit the big leagues.

Become Unforgettable... Put all the business…

I know that is the most ridicules and observe, what is our credit got to do with the not like you buying the job…

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Six tips for success at hiring events and job fairs

The old saying, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” has never been more true than when it comes to hiring events and job fairs.

Job fair and hiring event preparation happens long before you walk into the event, so take as much time as possible in the days leading up to prepare.

Here are our six tips on how to showcase your best self at these events, and increase your chances of landing a job.

Bring copies of your

Thanks...also the phone # is correct!!!

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Microsoft Technology Associate Certificate in Networking Fundamentals.

I have just received this MTA Certificate in Networking Fundamentals; I am currently attending California College of San Diego for an Associates in Networking/Programming with a 5 year plan to gain a Master's degree in Programming.

Great!! I hope school is going well : ) Amber Mercado !

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Amazon Culture?

I am trying to learn more about Amazon culture. When I read their job descriptions I find a disconnect between my current experience and where I want to go and I'm not sure how to proceed. I was hoping to get some advice from current/former employees.

I have worked in technical support for another tech giant and was very successful. I had high customer service marks and a high issue resolution metric. I was also trained as a team leader and…

@JohnSummerfield you're absolutely correct in everything you said!! Amazon's no# 1 priority is no less than delivering that…

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Leslie Suarez Exactly right! Good information.

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Filtering job seekers

I have applied to many customer service positions, but for some reason telemarketing and similar jobs have rejected me, even though I have over 21 years of retail experience. I wrote a thesis (over 200 pages) which conformed to the Chicago Manual of Style, but writing and editing positions have not found me fit to even be a junior editor. Someone said to me a few days ago since there are more applicants than jobs, employers prefer to hire a…

Make sure to NOT listen to other people. I have heard this as well and you know what Gregory Shelton it all comes down to your…

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The best way to make friends at work is...

Sports n food never fail

Ayy good combo

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Network your way to a new job!

Yes, you have a network. Family. Friends. Neighbors. Former colleagues and customers. Your church or spiritual community. Your clubs. Your gym. Yes, you have contacts everywhere. Leverage them for information on job opportunities and introductions:

Couldnt understand one bit of that......

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Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

An effective elevator pitch contains clear language that your listener understands and is personalized for the intended audience.

I have composed an outline below designed to help you craft your pitch and have included mine as an example. Once you customize your pitch, practice it until it rolls off your tongue smooth as ice...

Elevator Pitch Structure: 15-20 second verbal business card.

  1. Summary label (professional definition).
  2. Where you've…

I have found that being an Uber and Lyft driver on the side is one of the best networking opportunities around. If the passenger…

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How to get started in Networking?

Hello All,
While waiting to begin another career, I am starting another in sales for small to medium business. My lack of knowledge with Networking has stumbled me into getting started. I've always been a private person yet outgoing and energetic with all the opportunities that lay ahead. I do not belong to any organization and never wanted to be. My experience is over 20 plus years in IT professional but the roles are not forthcoming. My comfort…

Something else that I would recommend Margarita Perez Danicek - is to look up local 'Professional Meetups' in your area. A lot of…

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Matt Bornhorst Great! Thanks for the response

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