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Cecile Bower
almost 4 years ago
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omg it really helps

I have been applying to jobs for ages and every once in a while I’ll get an interview. I always feel super uncomfy in interviews and I have trouble staying on topic. So I had a front desk interview for a hotel and before the interview this time I watched a couple youtube videos about how to prepare for an interview AND I had my friend stacy sit down and give me interview questions while I pretended it was real. I think this helped SO MUCH. I went into the interview yesterday and I felt much more comfortable (not perfectly haha but a lot better) and more focused. WHen I shook her hand at the end I didn’t even feel like my hand was clammy or gross. I just didn’t realize how helpful it was to prepare for an interview like that! I def recommend it!

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Sean Lahorn
over 3 years ago
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You got skills!

Good news. According to a recent survey, you probably have just the skills employers are looking for! The top skills, according to employers, are:

  1. Ability to work in a team
  2. Ability to make decision and solve problems
  3. Ability to communicate well verbally
  4. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
  5. Ability to obtain and process information

Be sure to highlight those skills on your resume and have great stories about them for interviews - it might be what helps you get a job!

What skills do YOU think are the most important for getting hired?

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Debbie Tompkins
over 3 years ago
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Finding something app based.

Hi follow Jobcasers, There are some apps you can try to find something to tide you over. Try Wonolo, TaskRabbit, Bluecrew, Gigwalk or Adecco. They are somewhat like a temp agency however, you choose where and when you work.

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My brother was fired on Friday and landed a new job on Monday.

From five resumes he sent out early on Monday morning, four lead to calls and one of the interviews he had later that day, brought him a new job. It might sound like a short fairy tale with a happy ending, but it isn't as mystical as it sounds. There was no luck, only a measured strategy and a good plan.

Hope this story will help you out!

http://journal.wozber.com/how-my-brother-landed-a-job-in-one-day/

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Greg Kotlenz
almost 4 years ago
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Keep the fight going

Hi Folks - my name is Greg ("Hi Greg!") and I was recently displaced from my 100,000 thousand dollar plus job a year job due to outsourcing? Was I disappointed? Yes. Was I scared how I am going to pay all my bills, keep the mortgage up to date? Was I concerned if I could ever find another job again especially being over sixty? Yes. Was I angry or jealous? Yes. Did I cry out in frustration "Why me?!" Yes. The posts that I have been reading on this similar forum reflect the same sentiment - the same anger and frustration. And it is okay to be frustrated by all these lame career sites that are out there. My distaste are these Career sites that require folks like yourselves to pay a monthly fee of up to 60 dollars a month to find any anyone out there a job. Do not buy into that scam. There are no incentives for them to do so. What is their motivation to lose all these people paying 60 dollars a month to their company? None. The people out there who are convincing you to do so are just scam artists – the lowest form of humanity especially considering the financial dire that you are currently in. Here is where I lose a whole lot of people. I have no advice only to be thankful for the day. Is the electricity on today? Okay then, move on. Do you have access to the Internet? Of course you do! Just go to a library of Starbucks if they shut you down. No TV? Read a book. Walk. Keep your mind active. All that I stated above has happened to me and believe me, making over 100,00 a year hurts. Did I overspend on a bigger house, on newer cars? Of course I did! That was a mistake on my part and I have forgotten about it. That was then, this is now. Take one day at a time. If anyone out there has a significant other, express your feelings and your fears to them. Express them to this forum. Do not let them stay inside yourself because they will only fester and become worse. Your worries and fears are a decease, like a cancer, that will rob you of your potential. They are a poison which will do no good – just harm to everyone and their families. In closing, I am anti-religion. The most anti-religious person in the world, but I do believe in God. Religion confuses everything. There is a man on TV whose name is Joel Osteen. He is on Sunday morning on various cable channels. I challenge everyone out there to just listen to one of his messages. If you don’t believe it – what did you lose? Maybe a half of your time. His main message is to give up beating yourself up. Give up blaming yourself. Give up thinking that there is no way out. Give up thinking that you are alone and abandoned. I am not out of the woods yet but without receiving a penny from any outside sources like severance pay, unemployment or any other annuities or from family – my bills are being pay – all of them. Believe in God – that is the ticket. There are still miracles out there.

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Shirley Pfleider
almost 4 years ago
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Why are you feeling down?

Sometimes when the pressure is on to find a job, we often don't look beyond what are current skills are. When feeling down, sit down and write all the things you are good at and the skills needed to perform at your current level. Make a second column indicating what you aspire or would like to be doing, note what skills you have that are transferable and those that you need to acquire. Lastly, you may have to look at relocating to a more affordable area, if the area in which you live is beyond your means. You can also reassess your living situation, perhaps moving home for a short time to regroup and take courses to meet the future skills needed for the position you seek.

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Carmella Price
about 4 years ago
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Create Our Own business

To all seekers including myself. When you can find a Job, how about us creating a job, a business, our own business. Let's find someone with the qualifying skills that will enrich and or add to what we or you have and get a building and make people come to you. Create our own business. As you and I drive around and go in and out of businesses doing what we do, lets find away to bring out the best in ourselves and become business owners. Via a consulting firm, an Administrator where people hire you to do their work. Serena Fortenberry with all the years of work, maybe, just maybe you can open a client, something.....Powerful minds out there, right here. Dream and Dream big, this is America, build your name, your business, your company, your corporation, your LLC.. Can we do this? I can!... this is how I AM SEEING IT NOW. Change your thinking from Employee to Employer. Some of you have already been thinking like this, and have started, completed.. Some of you have been told, so Just Do it. Whose stopping you? Write your business plan, if you don't know how ask. Search. Help is out there for all of us..Faith without works is dead. Believe in yourself. I believe in you.

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Lori Heron
about 4 years ago
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Starting Over

In the past two years I have experienced major changes in my life. Recently, I was blessed with the opportunity to start over. After losing everything that I felt was important to my personal being, what evolved from this experience? Sometimes you need to lose everything you own to realize what you have, and start anew. Starting over builds strength, courage, endurance, acceptance, and personal growth encompassed with clarity.

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Gaye Cook
about 4 years ago
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Interview tactics

My daughter is just starting to job hunt in the real world and she has no clue about the do's and don't's of job interviews. Any quick start suggestions or tips for her?

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Jonathan Cruz
about 4 years ago
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How to walk in to an interview?

Ways to prepare and introduction

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