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Looking For a Job? 3 Ways to Entice Employers to Open Your Emails
Are you guilty of this tragic job application mistake? It’s easy enough to make. You spend hours, slaving over your cover letter and résumé. You write and you revise and you consult with your smarter friends and you write and you drink a fair amount of coffee and you revise some more, until, finally… it’s finished. (Or, the deadline is mere minutes away, so it’s as “finished” as it’s ever going to be.)
How to Juggle Your Writing With a Real Life! How? That is the number one question I get asked by readers. It comes up when they discover I’m married, I work a full-time job, I do volunteer work, I have friends, family, and responsibilities. They also find out I’m self-published! Which means I also do marketing, author events, publishing, and run my Timothy Trimble business. That’s when I usually have to pull out the smelling salts.
Questions to Ask at a Job Interview
The interview process can be scary and cause you to tense up when you're unsure of what to expect and how to land a successful job. But these tips on what to ask at a job interview will help you feel less stressed and more confident in landing the job of your dreams. To give a killer interview make sure to de-stress before you go in for an interview, have an adequate night of sleep, and do research about the company ahead of time.
Confessions of a Fanfiction Writer
I have been writing fanfiction for thirteen years; sometimes I am very on top of my game, while the rest of the time I am glaring at my computer screen like it is the reason I am unable to think of anything. When I first started writing I did not even have a computer—I literally had a binder with a divider for every story I was writing at the time, which was a lot, and probably a dozen notebooks—and my ability to write was laughably terrible.
Back to Work
Okay, so it's not Monday, but it feels like it. For the past few years, my life has taken a turn I never wanted (no one ever wants life to take a turn for the worse). Due to a terminal illness of my father-in-law, family drama, a surgery for my husband, and the day-to-day job of a mom, I lost time. Cutting time away from my fiction writing was not an option, as without it I had no real outlet. Refusing to take time away from my family I had to make some big choices. Unfortunately, my freelance writing career was the sacrificial lamb in all of this.
Concerns for Entry-Level Jobs
Entry-level jobs mark beginning of the career for college graduates. Initially, the job options available were limited to a few sectors. The prerequisites for those jobs were limited as well, and a high school education or a degree was sufficient to land a job. Economic conditions that prevailed then were not belligerent as they are now. With the world getting globalized and an augmentation of labor-force across the world, job seekers now face the risk of losing their jobs to someone sitting in a different corner of the world. And to add more problems to their existing concerns, technological advancements have led to the development of machines, which can perform tasks more efficiently, thereby increasing the risk of losing their job to man-made machines.
Fan Fic Review Peeves
I've been writing and reading fan fiction for years. I love it, it gives me a strong nostalgic feeling. I love exploring different territories and a plethora of paths with my favourite characters. Even though they're fictional characters, they feel like your best friends that you grew up with.
10 Ways to Get Rid of Career-Related Stress
As much as I love being a writer, I'll be the first one to tell you that it's not an easy field to break into. I love writing, but goddamn, it's one of the most stressful fields you could ever get into — especially if you started off as a freelancer like I did.
20 Sites to Write For
As a writer, there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that a reader is fully invested in my work. The money is nice, but I found feedback from readers a lot more rewarding. To this day, I still consider myself fortunate to have even earned a penny from my writings. I've decided to share 20 websites that I think are good to share and create written work for. I will also be mentioning both paid and unpaid work for this. Vocal.Media will also not feature on this list, but I think I can class it as an honourable mention.
Investing in Property: A Beginner's Help Guide to Avoid Common Mistakes
Location, Location, Location. That's the first quote that springs to mind when most people think of property. Some would argue that it is the single most important factor when house shopping, I'd disagree. Personally, I think every little thing is important, from the window frames to the distance between the two nearest bus stops, to knowing what sort of weeds are growing in the back yard; all factors—both in and outside of the house count as important. That's the advice I give to family and friends; "everything matters" and all things need to be taken into careful consideration with this high-value purchase. Every day, people shop online, in-store, measure length, width and the height of garments, compare and contrasts colors; that's the same meticulous care that should go into arguably the most expensive purchase made in most people's lifetime.
How To Overcome Job Search Depression During Holidays
Graduates looking for a job often encounter fear and anxiety. For freshers, it is a novel experience, and they are susceptible to fear of rejection and depression. It is natural to be nervous in the due course, but a prolonged situation of anxiety can lead to depression. Depression can have adverse effects on your physical and mental well-being and undermine your chance of securing a job.
Body Language Job Interview Tips
Job interviews are a real gamble. Sometimes, people only interview you as a way to "go through the motions" after they selected a candidate. Other times, you start out cold but get a warm feeling after wards. Even more times, it's hard to gauge the poker face of the recruiter you're trying to talk to.