Who Are You?

Wherever you stand in the working world “food chain,” you probably have questions and could use a little advice.  From the most experienced managers to job seekers who are so “green” they don’t know the difference between a social networking profile and a résumé, we can all learn a little something. 

I’d like to personally welcome you to my blog, where I hope you will discover some insightful information and resources to help you succeed in your career. (Or career search for that matter!)

Work-related content is grouped into three categories, based on my three target audiences:

I invite you to post questions and contribute content within the  category that applies to you.  Likewise, you are encouraged to visit all posts and add any additional comments at any time.

My intent is to build an interactive community… where questions and answers are welcome.  The way I see it – the more input, the better.

This is an advice blog for REAL people about REAL situations in the workplace, employment, or job search arena.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Anita

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vincent Porcher
    Dec 22, 2015 @ 09:16:01

    Season Greetings!

    I am extremely confused and frustrated over my career search in 2015! It seems like everything that I do doesn’t lead to an opportunity. I worked in Sourcing and in Management so I’ve been the person on the “other side of the desk” and I spoke with other recruiters and individuals in management for advice and still, nothing.

    However, what is worse is this: when I receive a generic response that I did not receive the position I try to ask why so that I can learn from the experience and no one would tell me anything other than “…there were many fine applicants and they decided on someone else.”

    How can I find the right career opportunity when communication is almost N/A, especially with the “right person” (i.e., hiring manager)?

    Reply

    • anitaclew
      Dec 27, 2015 @ 16:11:29

      Vincent, It sounds like you are using your contacts to reach out for leads and advice. Try developing relationships through social media as well. I wrote a 2-part blog with tips for maximizing Facebook, LinkedIn and more: http://anitaclew.com/2015/08/11/be-a-social-seeker-part-1/.

      Reply

      • Vincent Porcher
        Dec 27, 2015 @ 17:21:38

        I have many relationships. Perhaps I need to develop 100% new relationships because the people I know are not assisting me whatsoever.

        Thanks for your advice. I am very frustrated and feel like giving up.

        Happy holidays.
        Vincent

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        • anitaclew
          Jan 03, 2016 @ 16:44:57

          Vincent, The new year is a great time to reflect on how we can improve our relationships. I am no psychologist, and may be able to advise on specific work relationships. Perhaps seeing a counselor could assist you in pinpointing problems with your relationships. There is a plethora of books on the subject, too. I wish you a Happy New Year and happy renewed relationships.

          Reply

  2. Sylvia Negrete
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 21:03:50

    I was laid off from my job in Dec.and as a single mother of 5 bring the sole provider I’m in desperate need of a job but I don’t want to come thru as such note do I want to get the point where I take what ever and I’ll be miserable, please help.

    Reply

    • anitaclew
      Feb 14, 2014 @ 16:05:21

      Sylvia, Don’t give up hope! You’re right to not want to come off as desperate when searching for a job. You may want to try some temporary work until you can find a position that won’t make you miserable. It’ll put food on the table for those five kids! If you haven’t already, apply with my friends at The Select Family of Staffing Companies for temp work. To find a Select branch near you, click here: http://www.selectstaffing.com/site_code/includes_locations/mapping.cfm?site=SS. You may even be lucky enough to get a temp-to-hire situation. Good luck!

      Reply

  3. Diana Johnson
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 13:57:31

    I seriously need a job, I am a single mother of 4 children and it is hard.

    Reply

  4. misslovely217
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 16:25:46

    I need a good job around Hagerstown, MD so I can put a roof over my head. My house is sold and I have only 6 weeks to get out. I have applied all over the area in MD, PA and WV for a poistion of Quality Engineer and Quality Supplier Engineer. No luck. PLease help me.

    Reply

  5. Tara
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 11:18:07

    Because time is moving fast im getting older. I feel at 40 my chance on employment
    is slim.. Someone younger have a better chance.

    Reply

  6. Marshema Campbell
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 07:15:17

    Please look at my application .I need a good job so I can take care of my son.

    Reply

  7. bruce albrecht
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 17:01:32

    If you are over 60 what then?

    Reply

  8. Yvette
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 14:33:36

    I think you have my resume on file if so can you tell me which resume service I should get.

    Reply

  9. connie
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 16:14:16

    i was fired from my job 11/26/2010. still looking still no luck, anyway i applied for unemployment my company denied it. i had an appeal and won if you want to call 153.00 per week winning. my company appealed this action, my appeal date is 2/23/2011 what will happen and how likely is it that i will lose my benefits? the reason i was fired was saying a cuss word which during the first appeal my boss told the deputy we all cuss at times!!!no write ups no call outs no nothing. i was an a-1 employee

    Reply

    • anitaclew
      Feb 11, 2011 @ 10:21:34

      Hi, Connie,

      I’m sorry that you’re in a tough situation, but I’m afraid I cannot speculate what might happen in your appeal since I don’t have all the facts or the background information. I did find a site that might help you in preparing for your court date: http://www.unemployment-tips.com/denied-unemployment.html. I hope you find it helpful.

      I wish you the best of luck getting through your appeal and onto a new job search!

      Anita

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      • Darrell Jackson
        Mar 10, 2011 @ 05:52:52

        After four weeks of unemployment my benifits were denied also and now they want to take the funds back from my taxes. The company had lack of work so I filed. What can I do. It’s my word against one office manager.

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    • bruce albrecht
      Dec 28, 2011 @ 17:06:56

      Waht did you do sell timeshare. Sounds like it that wanted to get you out

      Reply

  10. Santonio Perry
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 13:09:58

    please look at my application. I really need a job.

    Reply

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Anita Clew's blog posts are intended for general guidance and should never be taken as legal advice. In all instances where harassment, inequity, or unfair treatment is believed to be present, please consult your HR Department or legal representation.
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