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Friday, 22 December 2017 16:57

Is there a good job out there for me?

Am I going to be able to get a good job one day if I only work part-time now that I'm 22, or do the employers want to see that I am working 24/7 (22 y/o male)?

Your current age and the fact you are working part-time is irrelevant when it comes to determining how an employer feels about the matter.

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What is the best format to include a professional international assignment on a resume? (Engineering assignment in Japan for 6 months)

How you proceed is likely determined by whether your international assignment is part of your overall, i.e. additional experience, or your sole experience.

I would start off by taking a close look at what your duties in the assignment were. Cross-index them with the specific job description you worked under if you still have access.

Brainstorm a list of duties & skills that you were required to use in the position. Create a separate file with all of your brainstormed items.

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My boss at my last job of many years is contractually forbidden to give me a reference for my job search, other than confirming my dates of service. How should I handle that in my resume and in interviews?

I see providing your boss as a reference for your current job searching as a wasted opportunity. If the new employer is checking you out, they are likely to contact your former boss anyways. And yes, they are limited to what they can say about you.

You would be far better off in creating better references. These are people that you have worked with. They may be work colleagues, customers, clients and/or other supervisors.

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Friday, 22 December 2017 16:42

Six Interviews But No Job Yet

I have given six interviews so far and I’m constantly getting rejected in the final round. Why is it so?

Without ever having seen you in an interview situation, there is no way to answer this question.

But let’s turn it by a few degrees and look at it differently.

Friday, 22 December 2017 16:38

Do I need to mention in my CV a short-time job?

Every resume submitted should be based on the specifications in the job advertisement/description. Highlight your skills and experience so the interviewer can see that you are worthwhile interviewing.

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Friday, 22 December 2017 16:35

Should I ask for job back after being fired?

How can I ask for my job back after getting fired? I liked the job and was successful there for 20 months, but lost my temper and used expletives while on a call with tech support last week. This was the only time this has ever happened.

If you have the courage to do so … do so!

Your question leaves a lot to the imagination.

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How should you list same job title in the same company but different departments on your resume?

This question seems to have been kicking around for a while, but hopefully my response will help anyone pondering the same question.

I would suggest separating the two jobs. They were two different jobs, just happening to have the same title.

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Friday, 22 December 2017 16:19

Should I advise an interviewer to use discretion?

In a cover letter, is it ok to say "thank you for your discretion" to avoid them from contacting CURRENT employers?

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.

I don’t see why they would want to contact your current employer at this stage of the game as they haven’t even met you yet. So I would say don’t add ‘thank you for your discretion.’

If you make it to the interview stage, you are going to need to be prepared for the fact that they very well may contact your current employer.

Some will make the offer, contingent upon contacting your references.

Some may want to do some preliminary research on you prior to making an offer.

If you make it this far, you will need to be prepared for your current employer being contacted. Might be a good idea to advise them in advance that you are looking for another job.

 

As orignally answered on Quora.com.

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Friday, 22 December 2017 16:13

How long should it take to customize my resume?

In applying to director-level “MBA” type jobs, how much time should it be taking me to customize my resume bullets and cover letter?

It’ll take as much time as it takes to do so…

In creating a resume, if you haven’t already, there is value in brainstorming a list of duties and responsibilities that you have had with each of your positions. This would go into your resume data file.

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I had to reread the original question after reading some of the answers provided.

I thought that the question was asking about ‘mindfulness medications’ which takes the question in a different direction. To that question I would have replied ‘No, definitely not!’

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