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Dear Experts, I am not sure what to do. I have extensive experience as an executive assistant, along with two years of managerial experience. I am currently unemployed. I have been applying to executive/administrative assistant jobs, in NYC, only to get rejection e-mails basically saying I'm overqualified. (At least my resume is actually being reviewed.) I am stuck in the middle. The jobs that are "above" the ones I have applied to, all require a bachelor's degree. I have only completed some college-no degree. How do I get around this? I can't even get in the door for an interview. Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#455 I would start/continue networking. Work contacts with people who know your skills and track record. (@gradversity) Q#455 Find a way 2 stand out by helping. "Hey, I see U R doing x. If U do y with that, it will be cheaper." (@beneubanks) Q#455 Create a hybrid doc with your admin experience at the top. keep the mgr. stuff to a minimum. (@DebraWheatman) Q#455 Tailor resume to each job for which you apply. Emphasize skills employer needs – downplay other skills. (@avitacareermanagement) Q#455 Any way you could go back to school and finish your degree? You'll earn apx. 40% more $ in the long run. (@EmilyBennington) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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It's beginning to look a like Christmas! Well, not quite yet. But if you're looking to make some extra cash during the holiday season, now is the time to begin searching as seasonal jobs are starting to be posted.

According to the website Snagajob, 27% of companies that hire employees for the holiday season begin their recruitment efforts in August. In addition, Snagajob reports that there is money to be made during the holiday season as seasonal workers earned an average of $15.40 an hour in 2018. With that in mind, here are some options to consider if you're looking for a seasonal job for the holiday season.

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