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Getting upset is an emotional response that you have control over.
If you are getting upset, it may be indicative of you having mixed emotions about the position.
Would it be considered bad form to ask for a week’s vacation after working in a job for three months? I’m working as a bartender and I don’t know the proper etiquette.Written by Rae Stonehouse
You will never know unless you ask.
I’m not so sure that I would bluntly request that I take a week off though after only having worked three months. Many organizations don’t allow you take vacation until after six months.
How do you add into a resume that you consistently self-educate, and make an impact by saying so instead of coming off as a liar?Written by Rae Stonehouse
I’m going to suggest that you don’t add it to your resume. I don’t believe that it belongs there.
That’s not to say there isn’t value in that personal attribute.
While I believe that personal branding is a good idea for any professional, whether they have celebrity status or not, I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it is everything these days.
At the risk of being overly self-promotional, I would suggest checking out my book and or e-course.
There has to be a story behind a six-year job search journey? You are either doing something completely wrong, don’t have the credentials and experience for jobs you are applying for, or there is something wrong or negative in your resume.
I believe that it fits under the Experience Section of your resume.
In a resume, experience, is another way for saying that employers are looking for positions you have held in the past.
When a person starts a question with ‘what are the best …’ on any particular subject, it tends to elicit opinion-based responses, rather than those backed up with evidence-based data or best-practices scrutiny.
You are asking about resources for unemployed job seekers, a topic that I have given a considerable amount of time and research to.
It took me a bit of time to get my head wrapped around the question.
While I can’t think of any bogus ‘conventional’ job search advice that I am aware of, I would challenge the assertion that there is in fact conventional job search advice to be given and acted upon.
The so-called con
Yes, no, maybe … it depends!
If you have served time i.e. you were charged for a criminal offence in a court of law and were incarcerated for a period of time it is fact of life … your life. You can’t hide it. The important aspect of it is that you have hopefully come out a better person and you learned from the experience.
Benjamin, as you are only 19 years old, I’m going to make the assumption that what you are really asking is “How can I get a job without having any skills or experience?”
If I’m wrong, sorry … perhaps somebody else may benefit from my response.
Lying, will work against you, not for you. The only one you will be fooling, will be yourself.
This isn’t a simplistic question, as others have eluded to in their responses.
Searching for a job, any job, is a job in itself. To be successful, you need to understand the processes involved.
While there is no hard and fast rule that says you can’t do it, I would have to question the reason for adding it in the first place?
Focus on the aspects of your work experience that apply specifically to the position that you’re applying for.
This can also take the form of, “if I asked one of your faculty members/previous supervisors to tell me about you, what would they say?”
Your answer should spotlight the education, experience, and work ethic that matches what the employer is seeking in an employee.