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Blue Collar Fathers/White Collar Daughters

So, you’ve made it, passed up your parents and now you’re in white collar territory.  How do you navigate it?  How do you job hunt when you’re parents don’t have a history of negotiating in the boardroom or in the home?

Do you know the difference between a blue collar and a white collar job and the appropriate rules of engagement?  This is important not only for when you have the job but also for your networking.  Where you network and who you network with are extremely critical for you landing your dream job.

Is your family history and upbringing affecting your job hunt?   Watch this video and let us know what your experience is.

 

Complaining won’t change anything

Sometimes we just want to complain!

Our bosses suck, the company is bad, we got bait and switched, somebody wronged us yesterday.  And you know what this amounts to?  Nothing,  we have to learn to move forward, because at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is our health, wellness and happiness.  Complaining won’t change anything, action will.  So if you’ve asked and nothing’s happening, ask again.  If your attempts to make a difference go unnoticed, either try harder, or look elsewhere where your talents and abilities will be better appreciated, but the one thing you don’t want to do is get into the rut of complaining and whining, that will keep you down and low morale will get you and your company nowhere.

So, stop thinking about the past, don’t worry about the future, and just leap into change!

Be Phenomenal!!!

Feeling unmotivated?   Be Phenomenal!

Hiring Managers and Social Media Etiquette

Don’t wait for hiring managers to come to you. The job search is all about being proactive. Simply saying you’re looking for a job in your Twitter bio and on your LinkedIn page isn’t going to draw hiring managers to you. But don’t get overeager and jump in before you’ve prepared your own social media accounts.

Read more about connecting with hiring managers on social media, join a group and happy hunting!

http://www.jobjuice.com/blog/bid/138585/The-Dont-s-Of-Contacting-Hiring-Managers-Via-Social-Media

 

Visit our groups!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/hireatlanta

http://www.facebook.com/groups/hireinlandempire/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/Hirelosangeles/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/Hirenewyork/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/hirechicago/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/HireDC/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/hiresanfrancisco/

 

 

 

Warning: May cause inspiration

Richie Parker was born with no arms, but has a double dose of motivation…
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Richie Parker is an Engineer for the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team.  He also was born with a physical challenge.  If you think you can’t, perhaps this can inspire you to realize if you work hard enough, stand out and stop making excuses, you really can do anything! 

 

 

Do you love Engineering?  Find Engineering jobs here..

engineerswork

 

Blue Collar Fathers/White Collar Daughters

So, you’ve made it, passed up your parents and now you’re in white collar territory.  How do you navigate it?  How do you job hunt when you’re parents don’t have a history of negotiating in the boardroom or in the home?

Do you know the difference between a blue collar and a white collar job and the appropriate rules of engagement?  This is important not only for when you have the job but also for your networking.  Where you network and who you network with are extremely critical for you landing your dream job.

Is your family history and upbringing affecting your job hunt?   Watch this video and let us know what your experience is.

 

Complaining won’t change anything

Sometimes we just want to complain!

Our bosses suck, the company is bad, we got bait and switched, somebody wronged us yesterday.  And you know what this amounts to?  Nothing,  we have to learn to move forward, because at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is our health, wellness and happiness.  Complaining won’t change anything, action will.  So if you’ve asked and nothing’s happening, ask again.  If your attempts to make a difference go unnoticed, either try harder, or look elsewhere where your talents and abilities will be better appreciated, but the one thing you don’t want to do is get into the rut of complaining and whining, that will keep you down and low morale will get you and your company nowhere.

So, stop thinking about the past, don’t worry about the future, and just leap into change!

Be Phenomenal!!!

Feeling unmotivated?   Be Phenomenal!

Hiring Managers and Social Media Etiquette

Don’t wait for hiring managers to come to you. The job search is all about being proactive. Simply saying you’re looking for a job in your Twitter bio and on your LinkedIn page isn’t going to draw hiring managers to you. But don’t get overeager and jump in before you’ve prepared your own social media accounts.

Read more about connecting with hiring managers on social media, join a group and happy hunting!

http://www.jobjuice.com/blog/bid/138585/The-Dont-s-Of-Contacting-Hiring-Managers-Via-Social-Media

 

Visit our groups!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/hireatlanta

http://www.facebook.com/groups/hireinlandempire/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/Hirelosangeles/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/Hirenewyork/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/hirechicago/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/HireDC/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/hiresanfrancisco/

 

 

 

Warning: May cause inspiration

Richie Parker was born with no arms, but has a double dose of motivation…
Hendrick-Motorsports-ESPN-NASCAR

 

Richie Parker is an Engineer for the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team.  He also was born with a physical challenge.  If you think you can’t, perhaps this can inspire you to realize if you work hard enough, stand out and stop making excuses, you really can do anything! 

 

 

Do you love Engineering?  Find Engineering jobs here..

engineerswork

 

2 Cautionary tips!!

OOOPS!!!

openmindmouthHave you said too much? UGH! Being honest is great, being too honest, well, might cost you a great opportunity. Remember, employers are on a need to know basis, only tell them what they need to know.  They aren’t going to tell you that the bathroom smells like a rotting barn after lunch, or that people steal your food out of the kitchen.  And you’re not going to ask (I hope?) They aren’t going to tell you that your cube-mate doesn’t shower regularly, and that your boss picks her nose (well, unless it happens during the interview), so keep in mind, you don’t have to give them every dirty detail about yourself either.  Let them figure it out AFTER you get the job.  Some may say this sounds like bait and switch.  But well, a job is like marriage (in some ways), it’s a commitment, so you want to EASE them into accepting your personality (after you’ve signed on the dotted line.)

 

 

Keep it basic…
Do you have the skills? (yes)
Do you have experience? (yes)
Do you know how to follow instructions? (yes)

Do you know how to ask questions? (yes)
Do you get along with people? (yes)

Why did you leave your last job?(… trick question, obviously something wasn’t working out… but you can’t be negative about it - unless you have a valid, legal, documented reason, like say ,fraud, then well, make sure you’re really clear that they were doing something you didn’t think you should be doing)
(Stay Positive, got it?)

Oh, and tip number 2, be more creative when they ask you about your weaknesses… don’t say the obvious stuff (working too hard – being a perfectionist) people find it annoying, and they think you’re lying, which if you’re honest, you probably are.  Now, the truth might be: “I’m so lazy, I won’t even tie my own shoes”, or “I make a ton of mistakes in my code”  But you don’t want to turn them completely off, so steer clear of making yourself sound like a nincompoop, and say something like this instead:

1. “I get so involved in the work I’m doing, I tend to tune other people out. So, I like to (sing/tell jokes/invite a co-worker to coffee) sometimes. Since we’re on the subject, what would you say is the best teambuilding activity you’ve done?”  – be genuine, not condescending

2. “I don’t have a photographic memory, so I like to carry a notepad to make sure I don’t miss anything.  In fact, my note-taking has gotten so good, I once helped my previous company save over $10,000 in revenues because of my note-taking”

3. “Spelling isn’t my forte, so I’m always using spell-check and/or a dictionary before I send anything out in writing.  I keep a running list of spelling errors, and over the years, it’s gone down 40%.  I always like to refine my skills.

Always make sure you discuss your “weaknesses” as “works in progress” and areas that you’re trying to improve or have improved.  Whatever you do, try to take control and turn it into a discussion, not an interrogation.

 

Take a break!

When you’re job hunting, it’s a good idea to take a break on occasion!  Have fun, relax, enjoy soemthing you haven’t enjoyed in a while, the more stressed out you are, the less likely you’ll find a job.  The more stressed you are about finding a job, the more likely you’ll *snap* on someone, or do something desperate.  So, watch a fun video, dance with some friends, don’t drink or smoke for 24 hours.   Do something non-damaging! And always look at the bright side!

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find jobs at http://jobs.sweetjobspot.com today!

Are you successfully using Job Boards?

Successful candidates use boards to learn about the kinds of roles a company they’re interested in is trying to fill (and what specific skills it’s looking for), Williams says, and then they network to find people they know who work at that company and can help them land an interview.

Great advice.  I’ve said this before, and this confirms it, use the Sweet Job Spot Job boards to help with your hunt, don’t just apply, get out and “network”.  Do a search on your social media, and with your friends/family personally to follow up with job leads!

Read more at
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/18/job-search-interview-tips_n_5086891.html

Happy Easter Everyone

For some this symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ, for others, a nice beautiful time with family, and for many of us, both.

I was out of dye, and food coloring, so I decided to dye my eggs the natural way… with stuff around the house, like Strawberries, Coffee, and Cabbage.  I wanted to share them with you virtually, Enjoy!

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I enjoy cooking things, and sharing them, and I thought this would be a great time to stop thinking about Job Hunting for a Minute, and think about your creative and talented side!

Remember this is also a time you can use to resurrect your career, your health, and your relationships.

Have a blessed and joyful Easter.  And remember, don’t put all your eggs in one basket!

 

Happy hunting from Sweet Job Spot

 

Please Excuse Me!

Hi Everybody,

I’ve been working on the site this week, so please just bear with me while I do some testing.  As always you can still find jobs on the boards, so keep searching!

 

~Chantel

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