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  • Association for Conflict Resolution
    Circumstances Were Less than Ideal The why did you leave your last job question is fraught with peril for the Job Seeker One of the biggest ironies of job searching is how much easier it is to get a job if you don t actually need a job Not only that the why did you leave your last job question is fraught with peril for the job seeker This is one of those questions that much like the what s your greatest weakness question you want to answer with enough honesty to maintain your integrity but probably are not well served by being completely transparent in some circumstances To make the minefield even more dangerous is the edict to never under any circumstances speak ill of one s former employer So what are you options There are a few multi purpose phrases you can use to explain your departure that are professional honest and hopefully will extend the interview long enough for you to establish your qualifications and fit for the position We came to a mutual agreement that this wasn t a good fit and I chose to look for positions more in alignment with my skills and values This is appropriate to use if you have been let go or if you resigned from a previous position for any reason Unfortunately with the downturn we saw including the loss of a major contract the company had to eliminate several key positions and I realized that it would be in everyone s best interests if I moved on This is appropriate for lay off type situations I realized that the X industry wasn t the best fit for me and chose to look for a position that allowed for more X You might say something like this in the

    Original URL path: http://careers.acrnet.org/jobseeker/resources/articles?category=2&subcategory=2&article=8 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution
    question can point you in the right direction to getting your career on the desired track Whether you are looking for that big promotion ready to leave for a new position or wanting to start your own company starting with what you love to do is always the right step Your passion for your work will naturally shine through and others will take notice Getting your career moving will require a little more inner dialogue You have to know who you are and be clear about where you want to go Once you have the end in sight start working backwards to create a strategic map that will help you achieve your dream job Don t lose sight of your map in your day to day work Ensure that every week your are doing something to get you a little closer to your next step It could be as simple as attending a networking event or as complex as a college course never stop moving in the right direction Create your own personal brand Ensure each project each meeting each sales call you take on has your signature all over it Focus on the answer to the questions above do what you love and do it amazingly well Your supervisor coworkers and clients should be able to recognize your work in an instant Your personal brand should be reflected in everything you do say and most importantly post not just in the office but outside of it too If you want your boss to see you as loyal strategic and willing to go the extra mile your behavior attitude and actions must reflect those key words Now is the absolute best time to seize the opportunity a little extra work provides Think of those extra hours as an investment in

    Original URL path: http://careers.acrnet.org/jobseeker/resources/articles?category=3&subcategory=4&article=11 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution
    North Dakota Northwest Terr Nova Scotia Nunavut Ohio Oklahoma Ontario Oregon Pennsylvania Prince Ed Is Puerto Rico Quebec Rhode Island Saskatchewan South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virgin Islands Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Yukon Territory Career Center Home Resources Home Resources Articles Career Advancement Looking for Change 5 Tips for Job Seekers Looking to Move Cities Our Resume Writers Weigh In 5 Tips for Job Seekers Looking to Move Cities Our Resume Writers Weigh In Moving Simple things you can do to help the process move along effectively Looking for a job in a new city Exciting A fresh start in a new place can help revitalize ones career and life However job searching out of state or city presents it s own hurdles to leap over that can often times make the search ever so slightly more difficult than searching within your geographic area Our resume writers know the challenges well and they ve weighed in on some small simple things you can do to help the process move along effectively State your intentions in the cover letter Resume writer Cheryl I would recommend they place their resume on job boards prior to their move so they can develop leads for employment before they arrive Resume writer Keith See if you can hook up with someone who already lives and works there to get a feel for the environment Check out the local newspapers online or even the Chamber of Commerce to research the businesses Resume writer Joanna Take off your mailing address and just use your new city state on the resume Resume writer Tara Use LinkedIn to see who you know or any connections and reach out Send a letter to them all indicating that you are moving and ask for introductions Resume

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  • Association for Conflict Resolution
    Career Industry Change Our Resume Writers Weigh In Switching industries or careers can be daunting Follow some expert advice to get things moving in the right direction Switching industries or careers can be daunting You ve decided what the career path of your dreams is but it s so different from what you do now how will you find a new job in this new area It s all about positioning Our resume writers see this all the time so you re not alone Just be sure to follow some of their expert advice and things will be moving in the right direction before you know it If the industry to which you re switching is significantly different from your current field consider creating a functional resume and incorporating sections that play up the strengths you have which do transition well to a different career industry Resume writer Joanna State this in the cover letter Resume writer Cheryl I highly recommend using a Functional Resume in this instance Resume writer Keith Research keywords of the new market and rewrite your resume to match those words But don t lie Always tell the truth and don t stretch the truth Resume writer Mark Consider how your skills apply to that new industry You re going to be asked it a lot and even if you know it in your mind hiring managers and HR may not Spell it out for them Resume writer Tara Volunteer in anything transferable Research the industry first Be humble and willing to start where you need to to gain experience Your life skills and experience will guarantee you will advance quickly but not if you act entitled Resume writer Carrie I believe the best option for folks looking to switch career fields are to use a

    Original URL path: http://careers.acrnet.org/jobseeker/resources/articles?category=3&subcategory=6&article=10 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution
    I m being discriminated against because I m fill in the blank so I guess there s nothing I can do Now you can feel good about the effort you ve put in and no further effort is required Yay rationalization However if the end goal is to get the job of your dreams this has not particularly advanced your cause Truth says There is something about either the quality of my resume or my interviewing skills that is not resonating with the employers I m selecting This is a highly selective economy and I need to go back and make sure my resume is as crisp professional and sellable as possible and I need to choose employers and positions that are a fit with my knowledge skills and abilities With this tactic you may feel a little bit overwhelmed because that s a lot of work ahead of you but you probably also feel hopeful because there is still action to be taken Feel hopeful lots of effort So why not just choose rationalization Except Is the end goal to be employed or to feel good about not being employed Rationalization leads to inaction and that is its danger Even though you feel okay you re not actually okay and you re not actually doing anything helpful with the lie And while truth doesn t change reality either it is the doorway to hope and change and that does change things Here are 5 ways telling yourself the truth will help your job search You will become aware of the things you are doing to prevent your goal Are you ignoring the field in the application that lets you input a customized cover letter or neglecting to proof read your resume Once you open yourself to the possibility that

    Original URL path: http://careers.acrnet.org/jobseeker/resources/articles?category=3&subcategory=4&article=12 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution
    you may be working But the salary offer is lower than you expected and the vacation time is not quite what you had hoped for Is it a wise idea to negotiate for a higher salary or better benefits How do you go about making the case for these things The key is to be reasonable with your requests and above all do some market research and know what you are worth Starting salaries depend on many factors and employers simply may not want to talk money However you may be able to agree on other things to bridge the gap Here are a few things to think about Market Research As you approach the negotiating table arm yourself with knowledge It is important to know what the job you have been offered is paying on average Take all factors into account such as where the company is located company size and industry standard As you make your requests show interest in working for the company This may sway the employer to meet your requests amicably Think About More than Just Money Benefits have a cash value to both you and the employer This is where your market research is important If you can show a gap between the industry standard pay scale and what you are offered you may be able to negotiate a hiring bonus to close that gap This is a onetime payment to you that is made on the first day of work Vacation Time For the most part you can expect two weeks of paid vacation time to start Negotiating an extra week is more common than you may think If you can show that you had accrued more than the two weeks at your previous job you will most likely be awarded the request

    Original URL path: http://careers.acrnet.org/jobseeker/resources/articles?category=3&subcategory=5&article=13 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution
    your level of expertise It is strongly recommend you utilize at least three of these though because there are random factors that can affect these ranges Once you have an average among sites though you have a starting point and you can begin thinking about additional factors specific to your circumstances Secondly what are you currently making or were you making in your last position While this is not always a clear factor in determining salary it s still going to play a role Career changers or those moving levels will find this is tougher but it s still a good base If you are making 40K but the new role would be at least twice as much work 50K isn t a reasonable estimate At the same time if you were making 220K and you are making a significant career change to an entry level role you need to realize you are starting over Employers will also consider this in offering you a salary If you are well above their salary range they may be wary about hiring you thinking you are going to leave as soon as you find something that pays more If you are open about knowing that it s a significant pay cut you save everyone the time of wondering if you are expecting more from the position Now the third thing is to try to monetize your value Taking into consideration your recent salary and responsibilities how does this new opportunity look in comparison Again if you were working a standard 40 hour workweek but held minimal responsibility taking on a position where you are now accountable for a team of 10 and are looking at 50 60 hours of work a week should come with an increase in pay Take into consideration benefits

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    Users can provide detailed information in LinkedIn without having to adhere to resume etiquette e g trying to fit everything into two pages and the like LinkedIn is also a great starting point for publishing aspirations as any member can publish an article pertinent to her his career field Finally it can be used to search for jobs Users can receive regular email reminders that list available positions search for positions and post open jobs for their own companies This website is only becoming more popular so USE IT Pinterest Using this professionally may not feel intuitive Pinterest is less mainstream than some other mediums but is popular amongst individuals looking to store visual representations of their project ideas cooking inspirations etc It s interesting to use in that one can follow a group or person but the favor does not have to be returned so users can connect without reciprocity Most Pinterest users create boards on their pages dedicated to décor food beverage style cleaning and other items Having said that this site can also be used to procure invaluable professional information A beginner level user may opt to use Pinterest for professional and personal purposes however if a user wants to use it solely for gathering professional ideas it s great for collecting field related articles advice and infographics Businesses can also start Pinterest pages to help promote the goods and services they offer Twitter It s safe to say that many people use this 150 words or less status updater as a way to connect with friends groups and stay abreast of current events Similar to Pinterest users can follow a person or business but the favor doesn t have to be returned and this does limit the ways in which a user can contact an entity s he follows It s mainly individuals that fall within the younger end of the millennial generation spectrum that use this site but it s becoming a popular way to connect professionally as well Twitter may be used to establish initial contacts post links to field specific articles and share or re Tweet valuable ideas from those one admires This site may not score users an instant job contact but it s a place to start Facebook This is the first site many social media consumers have ever established and it s the one used the most broadly in terms of age groups with it being the least popular amongst teens and college students It s standard for it to be used to share the more personal aspects of one s life think photos event invites leisure reading political debates etc This is great for wishing a friend a Happy Birthday or relishing in the fact that a favorite TV show has been renewed But it can also be used to show support for admired professionals It allows users to like companies groups and individuals without having to develop a more personal friend relationship It s important to note that

    Original URL path: http://careers.acrnet.org/jobseeker/resources/articles?category=4&subcategory=7&article=18 (2016-02-12)
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