Exactly how important are follow-up calls to job interviews, and is there any possible alternative to them?
I've had a near-phobia of talking on the phone, except to people I know well, since I was about 5. The only people I'm comfortable calling are close friends and family members, and even them I only call if I have to. I've been told I'm friendly and easy to get along with in person, both in workplaces and my personal life. I'm articulate and no more shy than many other introverts. So, my problem isn't with talking to strangers in general; it's with the phone, specifically. When I have to make a phone call, even for something like making a dentist appointment, I feel so much anxiety I end up putting it off for hours or altogether.
What do I do about follow-up calls? Everyone tells me I have to make them but no one can explain to me what to say, anyway. Their purpose seems to be running over to the company's proverbial court to pick up the ball you already passed to them and annoyingly bonk some poor receptionist who's never heard of you over the head with it. I don't understand what on earth I'm supposed to say, and I feel like if I don't have a *literal* script, I'm not able to get up the nerve to make the call.
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Charleston, SC, Orlando, FL, or Charlotte, NC?
My fiance and I are trying to determine where to live next. Some things that are important to us are: plenty of things to do every weekend such as food festivals, walkable areas, good food, plenty of young people to help us create a sense of community, plenty of job opportunities for growth, safety, etc.
Does anyone live in these areas who could provide insight on which one might be better?
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The workplace is high school.
Some places are worse than others. I see blatant favoritism from upper leadership down to administrative staff. This is why I want to work fully remote so I don’t have to deal with the petty office politics from the snub from a coworker passing by to promotions of the favorites. This is the type of company I am working for. I will be gone in a month since I am moving. It’s old and draining. Just needed to vent.
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Resume keywords where do I look for them or what would count as keywords for jobs like Receptionist/office manager?
I need to know as my resume has been getting nothing but denials left and rights since May of this year and its becoming disheartening. My husband is working full time so thankfully we have our basics covered but I need to get back into the work force soon.
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Not enjoying my new role.
I just graduated from college this past May and would have loved to get a job in brand marketing for entertainment. I was unsuccessful and recently was able to get an admin assistant job at a university. I work 9-5 and I answer just a few phone calls and emails a day. I feel like my talent is being wasted and I would love to be in another role that truly highlights my skills and brings me a challenge. That being said, as an employee of the University I am eligible for tuition remission and would be able to work towards getting an MBA for very little cost, but would have to be an employee until that would be completed which would be mid 2025. I feel very stuck and unsure of what I should do.
Any advice from anyone who has had similar struggles in finding a role they enjoy? What did you do about it?
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We have a new COO that I directly report to. He is the most impatient, dictatorial person I have ever worked for. Additionally, he is quite eccentric. When speaking with me in meetings, he walks around his office/conference room combo and flails his hands in the air while talking - many times circling the large conference room many times - almost like some type of madman. He probably does that with others as well. I find myself also circling trying to understand him and follow the bouncing ball.
His dictatorship style of leadership does not mesh well with me either. I don't have a lot of experience working with dictators and it makes me angry when he dictates. I want to say something back to him but everyone at the company is walking on eggshells right now.
Besides applying to jobs, I am trying to deal with his mess until I find something.
Has anyone experienced this or can anyone provide advice on how to navigate through this?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated.
I'm looking for some advice from someone who has held one of these positions. What has been your experience working in these roles: is there a low barrier to entry, is there a good balance of challenge in the work, and are there opportunities for growth?