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Eleana Bowman
Community Specialist
about 1 month ago

Why aren't you asking for more money?

Do you feel you are getting paid your worth?

If not, maybe it's time to learn how to ask for a raise. In this article, we offer expert tips that will increase your chances of getting a raise!

Check it out!

#askingforraise #showmethemoney #jobcasetips #expertadvice

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Eleana Bowman
Community Specialist
2 months ago

Do THESE 3 things to instantly improve your job search success!

1️⃣Optimize and perfect your resume. 1️⃣
Your resume should be error free and nicely formatted. No spelling mistakes, no grammar mistakes, no funky hieroglyphic fonts or neon colors.

You should also make sure you are including relevant resume keywords to help you make it past the pesky ATS system.

Read more: 15 Top Resume Tips

2️⃣Get organized in your search. 2️⃣

Do what you need to do in order to stay organized. Use a spreadsheet, notebook, or other system to keep track of application dates and upcoming tasks/deadlines.

Having a solid, actionable plan is great way to set yourself up for successful job search!

Read more: Reasons Why Your Job Search Isn't Working

3️⃣Leverage your network. 3️⃣
Using relationships in an efficient manner can help boost your job search! Whenever possible, try to expand your connections and network.

You never know who you'll meet, and having a contact at a company (current or former employee) will help tremendously in getting your foot in the door!

Read more: How Connections Help Your Job Search

#jobsearch #watercooler #jobcasetips #gethired #expertadvice #landyourdreamjob

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
3 months ago

FREE event!! Learn how to land a work from home job!

Interested in working from home? Worried about scams? Have NO idea where to begin?

Check out the FREE webinar next Tuesday, Jul 20th from 2 - 3:30 PM EST.

Hosted by Jobcase and Flexjobs!

What YOU will learn:

  • What employers look for in remote job applicants
  • The best info to include on your resume for remote jobs
  • Cover letter best practices
  • How to talk about yourself and put your best foot forward in your interview
  • Live audience Q&A (ask YOUR questions!!)

How to register

We hope to see you there!

In the meantime be sure to checkout the work from home topic page.

#workfromhome #resume #coverletter #remotework #jobcasetips #events #expertadvice #interview #interviewtips #jobsearch

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Tricia Hendrix
Community Specialist
3 months ago

Land a work from home job!!!

Interested in working from home? Want to learn how to land a WFH job and find out EXACTLY what employer's are looking for?

Check out the FREE webinar next Tuesday!!

Jul 20th from 2 - 3:30 PM EST.

Hosted by Jobcase and Flexjobs!

What YOU will learn:

  • What employers look for in remote job applicants
  • The best info to include on your resume for remote jobs
  • Cover letter best practices
  • How to talk about yourself and put your best foot forward in your interview
  • Live audience Q&A (ask YOUR questions!!)

How to register

Join the Jobcase group Right here and ask your questions or get support!

Feel free to also comment below ; )

#workfromhome #resume #coverletter #remotework #jobcasetips #events #expertadvice #interview #interviewtips #jobsearch

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Jason Roberson
over 6 months ago

Hello Community, I've really tried to keep an open eye on issues around ageism, especially since I"m no spring chicken myself, and since I was made aware of the trend via this group. In my efforts, I've not only spoken with co-workers who hire but also 40+ friends about their job hunt challenges. I wanted to provide some perspectives, I think will be helpful.

Before I do, I want to say that although potential solutions can be on us, that doesn't mean you are the problem or that you are to blame and I'm also not saying you are the reason for this widespread discrimination.

With that being said, it is still true until larger solutions are in place we as individuals must take our personal situations in our own hands and try to make due.

A trend that could lead to an older candidate flopping in the interview has been brought to my attention and I wanted to share it with you all.

This trend is an unbalanced approach to experience.

-On one side, the older potential employee comes across as an over experienced know it all, who will step in like a wise parental figure and get this new generation office into shape with their wisdom.

-On the other side, it's the older potential employee who shows up to too eager to follow and take direction akin to the first job college student.

To be blunt few want to hire someone who will come in and question and fire back at all the company procedures and cultural items in place with their personal opinion. On the other end, very few want to hire an "aged newbie" who seems way too eager to find a mentor.

Is your interview balanced in the area of experience?

Find the balance. Discover ways to avoid seeming rigid, a know it all or unable to adjust quickly, because business is moving faster than ever these days. On the other side, show leadership and the ability to mix learning with providing expertise and sharing experience. It's all about balance.

Lastly, it would help to research the companies culture and only seek opportunities you would truly enjoy. In the interview speak about how you can see yourself fitting in. If the company mentions they have a game room with a stocked fridge like a lot of companies do these days, don't say "I hope I don't sit near that game room, I hate noise."

Try an "I will thrive in this environment" type of statement. I.E "I've researched your culture and I can really see myself enjoying the game room when appropriate and even winning the annual WII or Ping Pong tournament I read about".

SUMMARY

  1. Don't be the older know-it-all wanting to revert the company to the good ol days.
  2. Avoid being the "I'm just here to learn the new-ways-person". Sadly, nobody wants to get us up to speed.
  3. Research company culture and apply only to places where you would ENJOY hanging out 40 hours a week.
  4. Talk about how great of a match the culture is for you and your ability to add any "needed" value to it.

This is a wide range observation so of course, job type and a host of other factors are key to deploying this but overall just something to be aware of.

Best of success to you all. Please continue to have a year "FOCUSED" on success. No easy task but we control our focus right. :) #ageism

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