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Michael Carvalho
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#MyThoughts on Monday!

It’s Monday, the perfect time to prepare for that Job. Why not start out this Monday by updating your Profiles? Update your resume and get noticed. All it takes is putting aside some time to update it. Don’t allow yourself to fall behind in the job market potential. You have the power to succeed in finding that dream job.

What Next: Don’t Stop Here, Let Employers know you are ready to work. With the Holiday Season Here you have the opportunity to find seasonal work that can lead to a full time career.

In the meantime, share some of your thoughts and opinions doing it right here on the Jobcase Community Scroll through the previous post that others shared. Like and Comment! You could be our next weekly winner.

I Look forward to reading your post and sharing thoughts along the way.

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For anyone looking to work right away, lots of companies are hiring seasonal.

Burlington Coat Factory Marshalls Macys Forever 21

Also for remote work you can always search on ratracerebellion.com for jobs.

Always do your homework before applying to anything. Sometimes they promote medical billing jobs, those jobs you have to pay for and it doesn't guarantee you will get a job. It's similar to Arise Platform and Omni. You will have to pay for the courses and although the course pay is minimal, you have to make a commitment to those courses.

In addition, most of those positions are 1099 (contract/independent work).

If you have recruiters in your area, like Robert Half for example, they are extremely resourceful and you won't have to worry about filtering out fake jobs as they do all the legwork and you don't pay recruiters, the company pays for them. It's also a great resource to work temp through the agency.

If you ever have questions, please feel free to connect with me. I'll be happy to answer your questions.

#jobsearch #workfromhome #hiringnews #interview #retail #jobadvice #advice #guidance

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Following some good career advice and tips will always be helpful for career growth.

  1. Never Stop Learning

One of the most powerful things to advance your career -- or in any circumstance for that matter -- is knowledge.

Never stop learning. This will improve the way you think, and of course, your knowledge.

One of the best things that happened in this pandemic is online learning. Now, education has become more accessible than ever. There shouldn’t be an excuse for people not to learn new things.

  1. Work On Goals

Working on goals that matter first is among the best advice and tips anyone can give you. Give care to your assignments and show your boss you have enthusiasm for what you’re doing.

If the assignment is not something that excites you, motivate yourself with personal tasks to achieve a goal.

Setting goals organizes your way of thinking and makes tasks more manageable for you to handle.

  1. Be Organized

Use a personal organization system and be organized with your daily tasks. This can help you develop good habits and make you well-organized.

You’ll be surprised how much more you can do when you organize your daily schedule rather than just doing things on the fly.

  1. Be A Team Player

Don’t be selfish. Everyone will appreciate a person who works well alongside other people rather than someone who works alone. This is one of the most significant pieces of advice and tips to become a successful leader in the future.

Being a team player raises how people respect you, and at the same time, builds a strong network and relationship with your co-workers.

Traits like these affect people around you and make them act the same way.

  1. Value Your Network

In addition to building a network of people you can use as connections in the future, it is vital to value them.

By valuing them, you are building a relationship that can last for a very long time.

  1. Value Your Health

Above everything else, taking care of your health is one of the most important things to advance in your career.

Taking care of yourself is also essential to do all the things you need for work to advance.

  1. Focus On Results

Focus on the results rather than focusing on how long each task will take. By disregarding the time, you’ll be able to focus on the quality of the job rather than just thinking of finishing it.

  1. Speak Up

Express your ideas and speak up. Expressing yourself is one of the advice and tips that you will always get from every successful professional. Confidence is something that can take you places. High confidence equates to more people listening to you, which in turn can make you more reliable.

At the same time, speaking up and being confident can mean you care about your job and that you’re taking things seriously.

  1. Welcome Feedback

Always welcome feedback and take this opportunity to improve things and your skills. People learn from mistakes and grow from them to develop their skills.

  1. Maintain A Good Work Ethic

Good work ethic is consistently recognized by bosses and gives you a great image.

Management praises those who work honestly, truthfully, and professionally and are the most awarded at the end of the day. Try using some of these tips to help advance in your current position. #Jobtips #JobAdvice #advice

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One of the biggest changes to job hunting in the past couple of decades is the increasing presence of social media. Social networks have opened new channels for connecting with professionals and searching for jobs (LinkedIn, anyone?), but they don’t come without risks.

While we all want to be ourselves and speak freely, there are a few things you should avoid posting during your search.

  1. Never Post Anything Discriminatory First, let’s get this out of the way: never post anything racist, sexist, homophobic, ageist, or otherwise discriminatory. It should go without saying that such sentiments can harm your professional reputation. It’s also flat-out harmful to others; don’t do it.

  2. Don’t Share Disparaging Commentary About Companies You’ve Worked For Most of us have experienced burnout, work stress, or a job we flat-out hated, and it’s natural to want to vent. But before you search for the latest TikTok earworm to accompany a video about your ridiculous boss or demanding company, remember that your future employer could be watching. Without context—they don’t yet know your work ethic and judgment—speaking poorly about a current or former job isn’t a great look.

It’s important to note that this doesn’t apply to whistleblowing; if you’re calling out racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise illegal or immoral behavior, you may want to speak up. Some companies may still shy away from your candidacy, but that will likely put them into your “no” pile anyway.

  1. Keep Your Anger About the Job Hunting and Interviewing Process Under Wraps Looking for a new job is, as they say, a full-time job in and of itself. It’s exhausting, it can be upsetting, and it puts you in a position of feeling interrogated and judged. It’s fair to feel annoyed when you don’t receive quick updates or when you don’t get a call for a job you know you’d love. Sharing observations or general frustrations about the process is okay; commiserating about the challenges of the hunt can be a great icebreaker on LinkedIn.

What you shouldn’t do is rant about how recruiters are terrible at their jobs, your last interviewer doesn’t know what they’re talking about, or anything else hurtful. As with the point above, calling attention to unacceptable or harmful behavior is fair game but should be done with care.

  1. Only Show Good Judgment, Especially Regarding the Law Social media helps us connect and stay in touch, so it’s natural to post about fun times with friends. While the corporate world should have a blanket understanding that everyone has a life outside of work, not every company has caught up.

For some roles, even an innocuous photo with a beer at a barbecue could cause concern. Whether you want to obscure that type of info is up to you and will depend on your field. Regardless, nothing illegal should ever be viewable to the public.

  1. Ensure Any Sensitive Personal Information Is Private While you may be comfortable sharing about your health or family, you likely don’t want to share it with your interviewers or future boss.

Make good use of privacy settings on platforms that have them. On platforms with less robust privacy options, before you post, ask yourself if you’d be happy to discuss the topic in an interview and use your best judgment. #Jobadvice #applying

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Maintain A Record of All Your Job Applications The reality of the current U.S. job market is that people can be applying for dozens of jobs before securing employment. You may have to send copies of your resume to tens of organisations before being invited for an interview. If you don’t keep track of these firms, you will be unprepared when a potential employer or recruiter contacts you. Suppose you can’t remember the name of the organisation, the position you applied for or the contact person. You may come across as awkward and unprofessional, prompting them to remove you from their shortlist.

  1. Create A Spreadsheet Use Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel to create a simple record of all your job applications. Use the spreadsheet to track all the organisations you have applied to and other application process details. Some of the points you should add include:

The job title Company name Contact information Type of application Source of lead Materials sent Date applied Status 2. Make A Word Document If you are not skilled in spreadsheets, you can make a simple word document using MS Word, Google Docs, or other word processors. Create a table to help you track the important details and developments during the job search process.

  1. Use Google Drive If you have a Gmail account, use the Google Drive application to create, save, and send written documents and spreadsheets to different organisations. Link it up with Google calendar to keep track of important dates.

  2. Use Phone Applications Most smartphones have fantastic apps that you can use to organise your job search. For instance, you can download a spreadsheet app and use the calendar and alerts to notify you about impending interviews and other deadlines.

  3. Join Professional Networks Certain websites and social media platforms such as LinkedIn are dedicated to connecting candidates with potential employers. These sites have fantastic tools for helping you track your applications.

  4. Simplify the Job Search When following up on your job applications, focus on quality rather than quantity. Filter down the notifications to the legitimate jobs you are qualified to take and have a good chance of getting. Personalise your cover letters and repurpose your resume to reflect the relevant competencies for each application.

Hopefully, these tips will help you stay focused in your job search and increase your chances of being hired. Don’t forget to let the community know how you are doing right here in the Jobcase Community! #Jobadvice

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Are you on the lookout for a Job?

Are you on the lookout for a new job? It’s a good time to hunt for work: The labor market is tight right now, so there are lots of great opportunities!

But because it’s easier than ever to apply for a job online, hiring managers consistently report that they’re overwhelmed with applications. Many openings receive hundreds or even thousands of applicants. How can you stand out from the crowd?

You’ll need a good strategy if you want to get the best jobs. With the right tactics, you’ll make a lasting impression, get through the selection process, and be in a good position to negotiate a high salary.

There’s good news here: Most of your competitors submit ineffective job applications. Resume spamming is common. Applicants from out-of-country rarely make it past initial screening.

It’s not hard to make an impact, but it does require a little bit of work.

Here are some common blunders people make when applying for jobs:

Generic applications Not following clear instructions Poorly preparing for job interviews Making obviously false claims Spelling and grammar errors Poor or absent cover letters Unprofessionalism communications The list of things you shouldn’t do is probably endless. So let’s focus on where to put most of your energy:

Top 3 Job Hunting Tactics You Need To Know

  1. TARGET YOUR APPLICATIONS A very common piece of bad job hunting advice is that “you should apply for as many jobs as possible.” While you definitely don’t want to put all of your eggs in one basket, scattershot approaches to job hunting don’t really work.

Who do you think is a more effective hunter?

A patient naturalist, hiding under camouflage, with a baited trap, an animal call, and a long-range scope, OR A screaming person alone in the woods with a machine gun Recruiters can smell under-qualified and inappropriate job applications. And when they see them, they run away.

Resume spamming is a byproduct of the internet. It’s become almost robotic to apply for jobs online. You can literally put your resume into an online service, and it will automatically match you to hundreds of jobs at a time, and apply on your behalf. But it won’t get you anywhere good.

Companies that are looking to hire hundreds of people at once usually do it because they’ve optimized the job tasks such that literally anyone can do it. And when anyone can do the job, wages are incredibly low.

Resume spamming can absolutely land you a job in a warehouse, on an assembly line, or in a scripted call center. But it won’t get you a high-skill high-salary job working at an employee-friendly company.

Did you know that recruiters only spend about 7 seconds reviewing each resume?

You should aim for quality over quantity.

Surprisingly, research suggests that just 56 percent of job seekers write out targeted applications. So when you do, you’re already in the top-half of the candidate pool.

The hardest part of applying for a job isn’t filling out a form. It’s picking the best opportunities, positioning your skills and experiences to align with the company’s needs, and staying organized and engaged throughout the recruiting process.

Targeted applications take a little bit longer, and might mean that you get fewer interviews overall. But they’re far more likely to land you a great long-term opportunity.

PERSONALIZE YOUR OUTREACH If you’ve worked in sales before, you should already know how to excel at personalized outreach. But did you know that personalized outreach is a great job-hunting tactic, too?

Your job application doesn’t start and end with a single online form. You can and should engage with a company before you submit any forms, and follow-up with them after you do. This is an especially effective tactic for sales jobs — it says that you are committed, organized, and know that you won’t always get a “yes” in the first conversation.

This does not mean you should harass hiring managers or recruiters.

Do your research. Showcase your knowledge. Avoid clichés. Explain how you can add value. Identify common interests. Ask good questions. Give people time to reply. Accept feedback and criticisms respectfully.

Ultimately, a large part of applying for jobs is showing people that they can work with you. If you’re annoying, difficult, or create problems for them, you’ve already lost the battle.

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Looking for a job is similar to planting flowers, unsure of where it can lead. It takes work regardless of what it is you choose. For Example, If you decided to plant flowers? It starts with digging up the dirt. Planting the seeds, and watering it. Looking for a job starts with Choosing what kind of job you like to do. Then Reaearching the companies that best fit the kind of work you picked. Updating your Resume, and Applying for the Job. If you completed the steps and got hired or your plants are growing what comes Next? #Jobadvice

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There is an incredibly important thing that you need in the interviewing process and to excel in your career that nobody tells you about. Career experts, friends and colleagues offer you their bland, trite, cliché advice about résumés, LinkedIn profiles, networking and how to swiftly scale the ladders of corporate success at your company.

While the suggested basic guidance and practical advice are important to know, it leaves out one paramount piece of information—you need to reset your mindset to believe in yourself and have unstoppable faith that you will achieve your goal. This pertains to both the job hunt and in advancing your career within the company you’re currently working for.

The job search process is brutal. It wrecks your confidence and degrades your self-esteem. You are forced to endure months of continual bad news, doors slammed in your face, uncivil treatment and living in a perpetual state of uncertainty and fear. There's a real tangible concern over what will happen if you don't find a job. How will you pay the mortgage and your kids’ college tuition? Could this be the end of your career?

The key to surviving and thriving in a job search and moving up the ranks at work is to change your inner thoughts and the monologue that runs through your mind. What you absolutely need is a reason why you want to achieve the goal, the ability to absorb all of the body blows and the belief in making something that seems insurmountable totally possible. These things are mental hacks needed to keep you motivated to endure the difficulties of the job hunt or climbing the corporate ladder.

If you have a purpose and a reason as to why you need to do something, you can achieve greatness. It could be simply the fear of not being able to pay the bills, the desire to provide for your family, getting the job that you’ve always wanted, putting all of the time you spent in school and previous dead-end jobs to use and getting a coveted role that you always wanted.

In any endeavor, there will be challenges. You’ll hit dead ends and knock into brick walls. People will treat you shabbily, be dismissive and inconsiderate. A low-caliber person gets the promotion instead of you because he’s the big boss’ nephew. After going on 10 interviews, you wake up excited to attend the final meeting and then receive a terse email saying, “Thank you for your interest in the role. Unfortunately, we went in a different direction. We wish you well.”

When these things happen, you need to have hope. You must rewire your brain to think positively despite everything negative that has happened to you in the past. Visualize yourself in the interview killing it and then see the hiring manager extending her hand to shake yours and congratulate you on being the chosen candidate to get the job. Picture yourself sitting in your seat in the office and working with a big smile on your face.

Sometimes, you have to trick yourself. Think of reasons why your life will dramatically improve. For example, once the elections are over, things will hopefully become normal and hiring could start up again. Will this happen? It seems likely, but not definitive. However, if you believe it, then you have the strength to endure the next few months. If you still don't get a job, then you have to focus on January when the job market picks up again. This little hack gives you a reason to wake up in the morning and fight the good fight to move forward with your job search or advancing in your career.

It's not enough to know the basics of interviewing or advancing within your career. You have to have a strong mental model that makes you impervious to the challenges and obstacles that you confront. The best way to do this is remain positive, upbeat and enthusiastic throughout the journey.

At first, it will seem artificial, but keep trying. Substitute positive thoughts for negative ones. Look at the bright side of every interaction. Constantly remind yourself why you’re doing this. Think of what the end result will look like. View this journey as a brief three-to-six-month test of your character and internal strength. Even if it feels like this arduous journey is taking forever, see yourself as a warrior battling through a relatively short intense period of your life. If you live to 90 years of age, what is six, seven or even 10 tough months? It's a small blip in time compared to your entire lifespan.

Once you are victorious and get that new job or promotion, you won't have to deceive yourself into being confident and courageous. It will now start to flow naturally. The results will speak for themselves. Now, you know that you can beat the odds and succeed at what you want to accomplish. The next time you go after a new seemingly unattainable goal, you will be brimming with confidence. You could look back at your previous victories and say to yourself, “I succeeded against all odds in the past and I can do it again!” #mythoughts #jobadvice

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Searching for a job can be a difficult and sometimes lonely activity. Getting ghosted after applying (and following up) or getting rejections is frustrating and can dampen your job-seeking spirits.

But generally, the only way to land a new job is to keep searching. And sometimes, the only way to keep searching is to stay motivated. So, how do you get (and stay) motivated to apply for jobs? By boosting your confidence and shaking things up. Here’s how!

How to Get Motivated to Apply for Jobs Accentuate the Positive To get your motivation back on track, try focusing on all the positives in your professional and personal life.

Create a list of your professional accomplishments and strengths. Sure, you probably already have these things on your resume, but rewriting them can help reinforce that you possess the skills that employers want. And who knows? You may come up with additional accomplishments and strengths to add to your resume!

Then, make a list of all your personal strengths and accomplishments. While this list will likely include things you wouldn’t put on your resume (unless your origami skills are essential to the role), it’s a great way to help you remember that you’re more than your job and you have an interesting and various assortment of skills.

Looking at these lists every day will remind you of all of the amazing things you have and will continue to accomplish. And this positive reinforcement can help lift your spirits, giving your job search the spark it needs.

Confide in Others Sometimes it can help to talk things through with friends. And while your friends are your friends for a reason, during this stressful time, it’s important to confide in the friends with an optimistic attitude.

While a friend who says, “It’s too bad the job market is terrible right now” might mean well, it may not be what you need to hear when you’re frustrated and need the motivation to continue your job search. Instead, talk to the positive friend who says, “I know you’re going to connect with a fantastic job!”

Ask For Help Searching for a new job (no matter the reason) can be lonely at times. But that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. Another great way to get yourself motivated to apply for jobs is to ask for some job search help.

Consider asking your trusted friends and family for some honest and objective feedback about your resume or cover letter. They may see things you don’t and could offer fresh, new ways to sell yourself to employers.

If that’s not an option, consider enlisting the aid of a career coach. These professionals have expert knowledge you can leverage. And they can also provide you with the positive support and motivation you need to keep your job search going.

Mix It Up Another great way to get motivated to apply for jobs is to mix things up!

If you’ve been using the same “big name” job boards, try a more niche job search site that focuses on your career field or only posts openings from certain kinds of employers. Or, try working your network a little more to see if your connections have anything new for you or can connect you with someone else who might be able to help you. And consider leveraging your social media presence to enhance your personal brand and connect with employers.

Using any and all of these methods to shake up your job search can help you find the motivation you need to reengage with your job search.

Make a Plan Many things about a job hunt are out of your control, but not everything. Don’t focus on what you can’t control. Instead, focus on what you can control.

Create a job search plan with 30-, 60-, and 90-day goals. These short-, medium-, and long-term goals give you something to shoot for and ways to measure your progress. Setting goals will also help your job search stay on track.

As you work through your plan, periodically evaluate where you are. This will not only help you see what goals remain (and the steps you need to take to accomplish them) but will also help you see how far you’ve come. Then, take a moment to celebrate everything you’ve accomplished to help motivate you to keep going.

Eyes on the Prize Finally, remember to take a step back every once in a while to remember why you’re searching for a new job. Whether it’s paying down debt and saving more money thanks to a higher salary or eliminating your commute with a remote job, remembering the “why” can be all the motivation you need.

Time to Get Motivated Even though the average job search takes three to six months, it’s normal to feel frustrated when it feels like you aren’t making any progress, no matter how long your job search is taking.

When you’re feeling down, frustrated, or just plain angry, try some of the above tips to reinvigorate yourself and find your motivation to keep up the job search and applying for jobs.

If you’re in need of a little more motivation, consider asking the Community for help? Our Jobcase community offers their job search insights with you and help motivate your job search. #jobsearch #MyThoughts #Jobadvice

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How to Speed up the Job Search Process

There’s no doubt that some of the time it takes to find a new job is out of your control. After all, you won’t be able to influence how quickly a company evaluates resumes or schedules interviews. However, you can take definitive steps to put yourself in the best possible position for speedy job search success!

  1. Level Up Your Skills If you’re noticing that the jobs you want are slightly out of your reach, pinpoint what it would take for you to become a more qualified candidate. Maybe it’s updating your skills, volunteering in your field, creating more of an online social media presence, or even completing your degree.

Taking the initiative to make yourself a top candidate can boost your chances of getting hired and also keep you motivated to continue with your search.

  1. Search Often Unfortunately, searching for jobs a couple of times a week won’t help you find a new position fast, especially in a competitive job market. Job seekers who want to get hired quickly have to search every single day.

Although that might seem like a lot if you’re already balancing job searching with another job, companies post fresh job listings daily, and waiting a couple of days (or longer!) to apply can greatly decrease your chances of being considered for the job.

How soon should you apply to newly posted jobs—and how late is too late? A good rule of thumb is to apply within a week or two, but sooner is always better.

  1. Be Flexible Another thing to consider is your own flexibility as a job seeker. For example, are you willing to piece together a couple of part-time jobs instead of only focusing on a full-time position? Even though you may prefer fully remote, will you consider a hybrid-remote job to get your foot in the door? Or, are you okay with making a lateral career move to grow your skill set?

“A lot of it comes down to how specific your job search is. If you are looking for a very specific role, it may take a little longer. On the contrary, the more open and flexible you are, the sooner you may land a role,” says Work.

It’s important to know what you want out of a job, but there’s usually more than one way to get to the goal line.

  1. Use Your Time Wisely Making the most of your time spent searching for and applying to jobs can help move the process along.

Work explains, “Ultimately the main things you can do to ensure you are maximizing your time in your job search are: spending time researching what it is exactly you want, networking and making connections in those industries/companies, tailoring your resume and cover letter for every position, being proactive about learning new skills as needed, and not being afraid to follow up with employers on applications.”

To be most efficient, Work advises job seekers to create a job search action plan at the beginning of their search:

Develop a tracking system you’ll stick with (spreadsheet, doc, email folder) Identify your key activities (skill building, application submitting, networking) Set realistic goals for each day (one application or one networking contact) Test things out (informational interviews, researching people) Evaluate your tactics—what is producing results and what isn’t?

Give It Some Time It’s easy to get discouraged if your job search is taking longer than you expected, but if you vow to make your job search count today—and every day—your patience and tenacity will “pay” off.

"Be patient and don't rush the process,” says Work. “Remember, you would rather it take a little longer to land your dream job than settling for something sooner that you ultimately end up leaving because it wasn't the right job for you."

With all the Jobs available why not apply today? Jobcase is a community who helps others advance their careers. By using the tools that the Jobcase App offers to advance your career. If you take the time to use the tools that Jobcase offers, it can help advance your career. Why not ask the community for advice? Our community offers great advice when seeking employment. #jobsearch #hiringevents #jobadvice

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