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Ride-Alongs And Ride-Withs AKA Job Shadowing

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Peggy McKee, the Medical Sales Recruiter

What is a ride-along?  Why is it important?

A ride-along is just what it sounds like:  You spend a day with a medical sales rep who’s in the field you’re thinking you’d like to sell into, and see how a typical day goes.   A ride-along can be one of your greatest opportunities to differentiate yourself from another candidate.  It sets you apart as a go-getter.  It gives you critical on-the-job information that helps you in your job search.  Among other things, it helps you answer the question, “How do you see yourself in this job?”

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Outside Looking In - Dealing with Job Loss

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: CareerAlley

Losing your job is one of the most stressful life events (see the post "I lost my job, now what?"). With unemployment at the highest level in over 25 years, we all know someone (or several someones) who have lost their jobs. Whether it be downsizing, bankruptcy or mergers is unimportant, the result is the same. Some of my friends have been out of work almost a year. For some people who have been lucky enough to keep their jobs, the stress of worrying about losing you job can be devastating as well.

The good news is that you are not alone and there is a vast amount of advice to help overcome the stress as well as find a job. The better news is that there are thousands of jobs out there if you know where to look, are persistent in your search and have a plan of attack. Today's post covers a number of topics related to job loss, the threat of job loss and where to start in your search.

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Rants: Economy And Jobs, Resumes, Job Descriptions, War For Talent And Wisconsin Badgers

I never get the things out of my head that are bothering me into a blog post like I want to so rather than a bunch of blog posts that will never get fully written how about a few items and thoughts.

Tell me what you think. Do you share these? Am I right, wrong or need to be medicated?

I hope this helps me sleep tonight.

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