I took a new job last August. The job is okay but I cannot get my manager's attention, even to check in with him about new procedures I've never done before. I make mistakes all the time and I fix them, but I wouldn't have made the mistake if somebody had warned me about it. My boss "Jackson" is a nice enough guy but he has no interest in managing. I've read some of your columns about overbearing bully bosses. Jackson isn't like that. His personality is more like "Whatever man, just figure it out."
I interviewed three times for a particular job and I thought I nailed it. They loved me. They said I was an incredible fit for what they're looking for. Today the recruiter told me they really like me but they're offering the job to another candidate. I'm the second-choice candidate, in case their first choice falls through. The recruiter also told me she doesn't think the other candidate will accept.
The working world is changing dramatically around us. The job-search world has changed, too. You can't be a complacent job seeker these days. You have to be proactive. You can't follow the old rules:2. If you don't hear anything, apply for more jobs online. 3. Wait as long as it takes for you to hear back, and one day you'll get a job. Forget that nonsense! You have to break out of that mold to get a good job these days. You might think it's too risky to break the old, traditional job-search rules.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".