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My friend told me "within reason" but what's your interpretation of that? More than half? One or two years short? I have 2.5 years of experience for a job that requires 5. Still worth applying for?

I’ve heard 70 to 75% bandied about as a reasonable expectation to be considered as a possible applicant for a job position.

You are guaranteed not to get 100% of the jobs you don’t apply for.

Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:47

Please Help I'm going insane

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I finished school in June 2018 and I'm now a fully licensed teacher.

Had a temp job for a month from September to October and have been unemployed for 4 months now. I'm going insane.

I'm doing everything I've been told to do. I'm seeking jobs, and I always research and call the school before applying and ask relevant questions. But this month I haven't even gotten a single job interview. My resume is updated, so are my applications.

What more can I do? Please help me.

A layman’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

I think a few factors come into play:

  • How recent was their offer?
  • What were the reasons that you turned the job offer down?
  • How did you tell them that you were not accepting their offer?
  • What job did you take, assuming you did, instead of theirs?
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:08

Is it ethical?

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How ethical is that if a company post fake job ads for the purpose of pre-qualifying people without actually needing new staff as it wastes others' time?

A problem with ethics is that it isn’t always a black & white situation. Many ethical situations are grey at best.

I work as a Registered Nurse in residential community mental health and have been at the same job and location for almost twenty years.

For most of those two decades I have been searching for a better opportunity whether it be a business opportunity or a new job.

I think a few factors come into play:

A problem with ethics is that it isn’t always a black & white situation. Many ethical situations are grey at best.

I would expect, that while posting jobs that don’t exist isn’t common place, neither is it unknown. I’m sure that some companies do it as their standard practice.

I had to give some thought to this question.

Your cover letter is presumably written to accompany your resume and perhaps an application form, in anticipation to being invited for an interview.

One of the necessary preliminary activities prior to going for a job interview is lining up a team of references.

Your question touches on two areas that I have personally experienced and have spent a great deal of time researching strategies to overcome.

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