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Aug 6
2013
4 Critical Lessons Your Grandparents Taught You

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Lessons as good today as the day they were first learnt.

This is a guest post by Kate Baggott. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.

There is a quote from Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities that everyone knows: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….”

It is a quote that my teacher-mother never tires of explaining. “It was just like now,” she says.

As a freelancing single-mother, that quote is always on my mind because I am always looking for work or, more accurately, I am always looking for more work. The financial worries and pressures never abate, but the pleasure of doing work I love never fades.

There have never been more people like me in the workforce than there are now. There has never been more competition for work and there have never been such low prices for work. It is easy to despair that it is the “worst” of times.

Or is it?

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Aug 5
2013
8 Reasons Why You Won’t Be Hired (And How To Get Past Them)

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Are you your own worst job search enemy?

This is a guest post by Joey Trebif. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.

We all know that job search can be tough and there are so many reasons why your search may take longer than you had hoped. The economy, your industry, your experience and competition are just a few of the factors that will impact your ability to land a new job.

But what if it’s more complicated than that?

What if it’s the unthinkable – you are the reason you are not getting any job offers?

Maybe you’ve thought about it, but if you haven’t, you should.

Think about it -

YOU are the single largest factor in getting a new job (or promotion or raise). It’s just not enough being the best and the brightest (and it never was). It’s about the entire package – how you present yourself, your resume, your cover letter, your network, your interview skills, your experience – and the list goes on.

So now that you’ve given it some thought, what are the reasons you won’t get hired?

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Aug 4
2013
Win Cash Prizes By Playing The 7GJBC ‘Contest Within A Contest’

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No blogging required.

For the first time in 7 years, my annual guest blogging contest has been gamified, thanks to our Chrome sponsor Captain Up.

What does it mean that the 7JGBC has been gamified?

With the publication of the first guest post on Thursday August 1st, until the end of the 7th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest – the 7JGBC – on September 24th, any visitor to JobMob during the 7-week contest time frame will earn points and badges.

For every article you visit, for every comment you make, for every social media share and more, you will earn points and badges and everything will be tracked via the Leaderboard.

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Aug 1
2013
7 Bad Pieces of Job Search Advice To Ignore

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People thinking their advice is good doesn’t make it good advice.

This is a guest post by Lavie Margolin. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.

Everyone has an opinion on what you need to do in your job search, but some of that advice is just bad.

Here are seven common pieces of advice you shouldn’t take to heart:

7. “Apply for everything online.”

Taking a non-targeted approach to your job search is unlikely to result in positive results. Spend your time targeting appropriate positions.

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Jul 31
2013
New Sponsors and Prizes for The 7th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

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As promised, even more prizes, more sponsors, more fun.

And there may still be more to come…

In this contest update, there are 3 new sponsors and $1900 in new prizes, putting the overall contest total at almost $10000.

Crazy!

Plus I’m announcing that this is the first year that the contest will be gamified.

What does that mean?

Read on…

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