The Top 5 Types of Jobs in My Job Alerts

One of the gripes I hear most frequently from clients and colleagues is that there just aren’t any jobs right now. And, of course, what you mean when you say that is: I see jobs, but they just aren’t right. Or they’re perfect, but I’m not ready for that level yet.

Know that you are not alone. It takes patience. I just sorted through my own job alerts (yes, even career coaches are ever-looking!), and thought I’d share with you the 5 types of jobs in my alerts.

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Analysis of a Job Application: What to Do (and Not to Do) When Responding to a Job Ad

What exactly should you be thinking about when applying to a new job? Here’s 5 tips.

#1 – Don’t Judge a Position by Its Title

Any work place can suffer from having opaque – or just plain bad – job titles, but higher ed in particular. One place I’ve worked, everyone calls all job titles by a 3 letter acronym, and Academic Advisors are abbreviated….ASs. Seriously.

My point is, when you’re looking for a job, some job titles stand out more than others.

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