6 Tips for Your Career Pivot

pivotAuthor: Laura Rowley
Source: HuffPost

A few years ago, Wendy Sachs found herself interviewing for a job at what she calls a “bright, shiny, digital media startup” in New York. Sachs, a media veteran, met with a Millennial interviewer. He noted her experience working as a press secretary on Capitol Hill, a job that had opened the door to her career as a network television producer. She thought he would be impressed.

Not quite. “It concerns me that you worked in politics,” he told Sachs. “I mean, I wouldn’t want you slamming down the phone and pissing people off.”

Sachs was shocked. “I, a Gen Xer, who came of age during Walkmans and Diet Coke, was more culturally disconnected from this Millennial than I imagined,” she writes in her new book, Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers. “Walking down Fifth Avenue, I realized my personal career pivot was going to be harder than I expected.”

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Friends and Family May Not Be the Best Source of Career Advice

ffcaAuthor: Chad Brooks
Source: Business News Daily

Looking for career advice? You might want to steer clear of your family and friends, new research finds.

Whether it’s being told by their parents not to be friends with their co-workers or having a friend suggest that resumes should be long and detailed, many employees admit that those closest to them have given them bad suggestions on how to get a job or advance in the workplace, according to a study from the staffing firm Accountemps.

Specifically, 35 percent of the employees surveyed said their friends have steered them in the wrong direction when it comes to their careers. Additionally, 14 percent have parents and 10 percent have other family members who have offered up bad career advice.

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5 Career Tips To ALWAYS Ignore

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Source: Sheknows

There’s no shortage of helpful career advice out there, from what to wear to an interview or how to pump at work. But sometimes it’s just as helpful to hear about what not to do. We all learn from our mistakes — and oftentimes, we fall into career mistakes because we took some bad advice.

Anyone who pauses to give you career advice probably has your best interests at heart, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily know what’s best for you or your professional development. If you’re questioning what someone’s telling you to do, you may be wise to listen to your instincts.

Today, we’re giving you a roundup of career advice we suggest you ignore, some of which we’ve taken and some of which we haven’t. We hope that you’ll not only get in a good laugh but will also learn to recognize that not all advice is worth following.

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Weekend Planner: May 19

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You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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Congratulations Michelle!

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19 Years ago Michelle Mamerto joined the Job Shop team and never looked back. In that time she has brought many smiles and much laughter to all of us here at the Job Shop. Thank you Michelle, for all your hard work, dedication, and commitment to success! We wouldn’t be were we are today without you!

Win Concert Tickets From the Job Shop!

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Hi Everyone!

We’re excited to announce that for the next month and a half, The Job Shop will be running an opportunity for all of you to be entered into our exclusive raffle!

From today, May 16th, through June 30th, if someone you refer to The Job Shop signs up with us, we’ll enter you in a raffle to win a $300 Ticketmaster Gift Card that you and your friends can use to attend a show of your choice! This is in addition to our regular Referral Fee Reward that you will earn for your referral (see details below). We’re always growing The Job Shop family, and since we already like working with you, we figured your referrals would be amazing people, too!

Not sure what kind of jobs are available to your friends and family through us? Have them take a look at the Job Shop’s HOT JOBS and see if there are any they might be right for them.

 

Send us your friends and colleagues, and make money while you’re at it!
Candidate Referrals
When we place someone you refer to us in a direct hire position, you take home $250. If your referral temps through us for 100 plus hours, you’ll get $100*.
Client Referrals
If you refer a client to us and we make a direct hire placement with them,
you’ll earn $250. If your client referral contracts 100 plus temp hours through us, we’ll send you $100*.
(* Candidate and Client Referral fees are paid after receipt of service fee from client).

5 Email Templates to Save You Time

emailsAuthor: Kayla Mathews
Source: The Daily Muse

I’m obsessed with being as productive as humanly possible, whether that’s setting better deadlines or finding the most effective way to schedule my days.

But my inbox was still a huge time-suck. And the kicker is: I was sending a lot of the same emails over and over again.

That’s when I started using canned responses. If you’re not familiar with them, you can save a response you craft and then, instead of constantly retyping it, you can click and insert it into your email, saving you time and effort.

Not sold yet? I’ve written five common, time-saving templates to get you started that’ll convince you this makes sense. (But first, you need to get set-up. If you’re a Gmail user, you’ll find instructions here. And if you’re an Outlook user, they’re called “Quick Parts,” and you can see them here.)

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