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Job Searching on Social Networks – Yay or Nay?


With the explosion of social media it seems that individuals and companies alike are using social networks to make personal and business connections. From tweeting customer complaints to maintaining photo albums on Facebook, it has become the norm to take everyday tasks to a social medium. But what about job searching? Why Social May Not Be the Solution. Of course job seekers and employers can’t ignore the impact of social media.

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You is a post from: Executive Career Brand. In my initial conversation with prospective c-level clients, we discuss the current job search landscape. It often comes as a surprise to them that today so many recruiters and hiring authorities use LinkedIn and other social media to find and assess good-fit candidates more than any other method. 64% will expand social recruiting programs to two or more social media channels.

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Best Executive Job Search Tips for 2011

Executive Career Brand

Best Executive Job Search Tips for 2011 is a post from: Executive Career Brand.’s job search expert Alison Doyle recently put out a query to a number of career strategists and founders of leading job sites for job search tips for an upcoming article. Go to her article, Best Job Hunting Tips , for the full tips: • Establish Goals – by Penny Loretto, Associate Director, Skidmore College and the Guide to Internships.

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Executive Job Search: The Old Way (Networking) Still Works Best

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: The Old Way (Networking) Still Works Best is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Are you gungho to embrace the new way – online job search? Yes, good old networking is still the most successful way to land an executive job.

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Juice Up Your Job Search

Careers Done Write

Once a month, our group of career professionals blog on a subject topical and timely for a job seeker. If you are like many, it is tempting to think that you can do an online search for a job, submit your résumé and poof, get hired! Job Search Strategies career advice

How Social Networking Sites Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Resume Bear

After all, a scandalous picture or status update can doom your chances of bagging a respectable job, especially as more and more hiring managers take to social networking sites to screen prospective employees. In fact, social networking is one of the most effective ways to find and land a job these days, and here’s why: Connect with Relevant People. Networking is a crucial part of the job search , and online networking makes that process much easier.

5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Students must develop a proactive strategy for their job searches if they are to expect to gain an advantage. Here are a few tips for prospective graduates looking to get the most out of their job search this spring: Start Early. Network. Many professionals find their next job because of someone they know.

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Do Job Boards Really Work?

Career Rocketeer

These days, there is a plethora of ways to look for a job, like social networking, going to professional events, or just being your own recruiter. However, one of the more popular job search methods out there is to use job boards. Be that as it may, many people who are looking for jobs find that many boards are either cluttered, full of spam, don’t cater to their needs, or just aren’t the right fit. Job Search Ad5 SEO1

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit

Executive Career Brand

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit is a post from: Executive Career Brand. If you haven’t been in a job search for more than 2 or 3 years, you may think that all you need to do to land a job these days is dust off your executive resume, insert any updates, post it to as many job boards as possible, then sit back and wait for the interview offers to come flooding in. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs are filled through job boards.

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Tips for Job Search Success

Careers Done Write

Once a month, our group of career professionals blog on a subject topical and timely for a job seeker. If you are like many, it is tempting to think that you can do an online search for a job, submit your résumé and poof, get hired! Want a Job?

11 New Websites for Your Job Search

Resume Bear

If you’re entering the job market for the first time or haven’t searched for a new job in the last three years, you’re in for a shock over how the process works—and how it has changed in a relatively short period of time. Job search 1.0 = help wanted ads in newspapers.

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Ways to Use Facebook for Your Job Search

Resume Bear

We often hear about how job seekers can use social networks like LinkedIn and Twitter to their advantage. But what’s sometimes overlooked is the biggest network of them all: Facebook.

Knock ‘em Dead Secrets and Strategies for Successful Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Knock ‘em Dead Secrets and Strategies for Successful Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Not a typical how-to job search book, Martin’s latest effort offers advice that can change the trajectory of your career and life, and help you work your passion. He covers everything needed to navigate all the twists and turns of today’s job search landscape, including the latest cutting-edge strategies and turning job interviews into job offers.

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I’m Writing an eBook on Executive Branding and Job Search

Executive Career Brand

I’m Writing an eBook on Executive Branding and Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Over a year ago I decided to write an ebook to guide executives through defining their brand and navigating today’s job search. Social Networking and Social Media.

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Tips to Avoid Job Search Time Wasters: Part 2

Resume Bear

While there are many ways to make your job search more effective, there are little things that can slow down the job search too. You may feel like it will be easy to avoid getting distracted since you have a large amount of free time without a full-time job, but the newly found freedom can work against you. Sometimes, you could be slacking off in your search and not even realize it. Most people find a job through someone in their network.

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The Oscars 2011: Job Search Lessons from the Best | Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer

True Grit True Grit is exactly what it takes to find a job in today’s job market whether you are a six figure executive, a minimum wage worker, or you fall somewhere in between. The rules in résumé writing and job hunting have changed dramatically since the days of John Wayne, as they have in film making as well. Like the Coen brothers you need to understand what appeals to the audience in 2011 and how to package it so people will buy it.

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Job Search Wasn’t Built in a Day

Career Alley

Either way, job search (like Rome) was not built in a day. Patience, dedication and perseverance are your best tools for keeping your sanity in what sometimes seems like an eternity in job search. But for finding a job, your best tools are balancing your search across the major job search resources: Networking, Recruiters, Company Career Sites and Job Search Sites. Good luck in your search.

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Stay Connected – Is Your Job Search Wi-Fi Ready?

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « If Pigs Could Fly How To Handle The Phone Interview » Stay Connected – Is Your Job Search Wi-Fi Ready? Job search has gone through a similar change. No matter what your age, if you are looking for a job, the Internet is your main portal into the many tools that you must use today.

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Ten 2010 Predictions: job search and otherwise « Career Brander

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Job Search Radar The Hidden Job Market » Ten 2010 Predictions: job search and otherwise Published December 24, 2009 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: 2010 job search trends , career marketing trends , hr-xml , job board listings , job search trends , linkedin , personal branding , resume formatting , twitter for jobsearch Corporate recruiters will fully embrace social network recruiting.

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Top 25 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

In today’s ever-challenging job market, job seekers must be on the hunt for new opportunities 24/7 to maintain a competitive advantage over other top job candidates. But to do so successfully, job seekers must have constant access, both at home and on the go, to their social and professional networks, up-to-date job postings and powerful tools that can help them make quick connections with new contacts and potential career stakeholders.

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5 Online Job Search Mistakes You're Making & How to Avoid Them.

Career Rocketeer

But, it’s important to stay on top of your search and avoid small mistakes that may cost you an opportunity. Avoid the following mistakes to be on your way to job search success: Mistake #1: Using the Internet only for combing job boards.

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Start Focusing On New, Creative Networking Ideas

Tim's Strategy

Today’s post was written to support Job Action Day – a great initiative started by the folks at , one of the largest job search support sites online. “ Job Action Day is a day for all job-seekers and workers to take stock of their situations and make plans and/or take action steps to improve their careers.” What started as a music conference now includes film and interactive (social media).

3 SEO Job Posting Strategies to Make Your Listings Pop in 2012


Implementing an SEO job posting strategy, such as targeting career keywords, is integral to getting your listings noticed by the right candidates. released the top ten career keywords listed in online job postings last week. Career keywords contained within job postings are extremely important. Career Keywords and Online Job Boards. Social Media. I was also surprised that no healthcare jobs made the top 10 list.

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Job Search Data & Career Branding Tips

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « The rhetorical triangle and the job search process Google me-managing your online identity » Job Search Data & Career Branding Tips Published December 27, 2010 Uncategorized 1 Comment Tags: personal branding , career branding , linkedin , online identity , your Internet brand , 2011 job search , job search tips The data doesn’t lie; it is all how you interpret it.

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Recruiters Insider Secrets To Getting The Job

Tim's Strategy

Last night I joined two other experts on a tele-seminar to talk about how to work with and succeed by including recruiters in your job search communication plan. As an online job board , they are a great candidate resource for anyone looking for work in the consumer packaged goods industry. Recruiters are a tough nut to crack for many job seekers. “It is important for job seekers to view this relationship objectively.

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Bullet-Proof Your Executive Career in the New World of Work

Executive Career Brand

An edited version of this article was originally posted on Quintessential Careers as part of the fourth annual Job Action Day initiative, celebrated this year on November 7.). ?. Finding a job and staying employed today – two separate challenges – require more effort and strategic planning than ever before. If that’s how you spend most of your job search time, you’re setting yourself up for failure, and building a false sense that you’re working hard on finding a job.

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Top 10 Android Apps for Your Job Search and Personal Branding

The Undercover Recruiter

On this blog we recently featured a brilliant post which highlighted iPhone apps that aid job seekers out there, this post highlights apps for the competing Android operating system! Job seekers need every bit of help they can get to navigate today's difficult job market. A modern-day search for employment involves a lot more than just scanning the job boards and submitting a resume. Job Search by Monster Job Search.

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The Top 50 Job Hunting Blogs

Resume Bear

There are many career-related blogs that provide helpful information by seasoned professionals, recruiters, authors, career experts, and those who want to share their own job search experiences. To jumpstart your search, we’ve compiled 50 of the best job-hunting blogs out there.

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Why You NEED to be on LinkedIn

Resume Bear

LinkedIn has quickly become an indispensable tool for job seekers and career-oriented people. It is a social networking site for people who understand the important role that personal relationships play in attaining their career goals. Far more effective and interactive than the big job boards, LinkedIn puts you in the driver’s seat of your job search. And as you grow your list of contacts on LinkedIn, your network expands exponentially.

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3 LinkedIn Profile Setting Secrets for the Job Seeker


**This is a guest post written by Joshua Waldman author of “Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies.” Why are we even talking about social media in the context of job search ? Recruiters are using social media and recruiting to find talent. In fact, several surveys in the last few years point to a very high percentage organizations recruiting through social media. Tips for LinkedIn Job Seekers to Stand Out.

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3 LinkedIn Profile Setting Secrets for the Job Seeker


**This is a guest post written by Joshua Waldman author of “Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies.” Why are we even talking about social media in the context of job search ? Recruiters are using social media and recruiting to find talent. In fact, several surveys in the last few years point to a very high percentage organizations recruiting through social media. Tips for LinkedIn Job Seekers to Stand Out.

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Time to Put 250,000 back To Work!!!

Resume Bear

ResumeBear, an online resume services firm, provides unique tools that allow the job seeker to know when their submitted resume has been opened, forwarded and printed. Solana beach, CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2011. “We We are excited about the opportunity that this alliance offers to job seekers and prospective students,” said Bill Brebaugh, principal at Ed Ideas, Inc. ResumeBear, uses new technology to solve an age old problem of finding a job.

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The Evolution of Recruiting, from the Dinosaur Days to the New Social Era

Resume Bear

haha) We did use a couple of fledgling online resume databases, attend job fairs and post to online newsgroups (remember those?) Late 90′s – Mid 2000′s = The Job Board Era. Recruiters embraced this new technology, posting jobs on Monster, MonsterTrak (remember that one for college recruiting?), The “proactive&# ones among us would go out and search online resume databases and reach out to candidates directly.

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Job Search strategies that result in connections, not attempts

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. The complex lives of the unemployed and underemployed have solutions but will not simplify thedaily complicated challenges confronting all job seekers. People search a lifetime to find the perfect career.

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How to REALLY Grow Your Network on LinkedIn

Resume Bear

For some, it makes more sense to have a smaller, more targeted network. But as a recruiter, it is imperative that I have a large and diverse network. For me, it’s all about quality *and* quantity… As such, I decided to be an open networker and set my sights on growing my network by following the steps below. I eventually grew my network to 30,000 first-level connections (back in June 2009), at which point LinkedIn capped my network.

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How to Recruit & Source Candidates on Twitter


As part of my mission in training and teaching people on how to leverage social media for their business including human resource professionals, I’m writing several foundation social media topics over time. It’s no secret that Twitter is an information search engine. Social Media Job Board. Using sites like Tweet My Jobs , you can pay to post jobs to their extensive network. Taking Advantage of Job Search SEO.

Do I Ever Think About You if We Aren’t Connected Online?

Career Solvers

My three closest friends don’t participate in any form of social or business networking. You’ll never find a business profile, status update, family photo, or even a poke from any of them on any online networking platform. While I ponder a “social media intervention&# I continue to reach out to my friends on their terms which includes email and phone contact and an annual snail mail holiday card. What if you are a job seeker?

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Really, BUY this book.

Job Stalker

As those of you have been reading The Job Stalker over the past year and a half will know, I've plowed through a LOT of job-search books, and discussed them in here. As noted, I've spent a lot of time on the web, and way too much time in job searches over the past 10 years.

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How to Escape the Job Application Black Hole

Career Rocketeer

You complete an online job application, click “Submit,” and then the waiting game begins. All too often, the company doesn’t even list an email address for follow-up, and it might be difficult to come by one through a simple Google search. Many refer to this as the job application “black hole.” For one, hiring managers and recruiters are busy and often inundated with resumes and applications, especially in a competitive job market. Network within the organization.

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6 Reasons You Don’t Have A Job

Corn on the Job

Their obvious scape goat is the economy and the other billion job seekers that are their competition. Here are 6 reasons why you most likely haven’t found a job yet: You Don’t Know What You Want. A job search without purpose and passion is one that will only lead you on a wild goose hunt. Imagine being on a job search site, going through hundreds, if not thousands of postings. What to do: Come up with a list of 50 things you want from a job.

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7 Life-Changing Job Trends You Need to Know About


Job seekers- you just got a promotion , the “career” as we know it is dead. Just like you’ve heard many times over the last few years, “this is not your parents’ job search”, it probably obvious that you shouldn’t expect that 40-year retirement watch either. We no longer live in a world of the “lifetime career” and nor can one job serve as a reliable source of income. Out: Full-time Permanent Jobs, In: Contract/Part-time/Consulting Work.

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Should You BeKnown or LinkedIn?

Career Rocketeer

LinkedIn has long been the leading personal branding and professional networking tool and network online for professionals and students worldwide. However, just launched BeKnown , a professional networking app for Facebook that dramatically changes the way Facebook users can leverage this traditionally social network to establish their personal brands, develop connections and advance their job search and careers.

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Top 50 LinkedIn Subgroups for Job Seekers and Recruiters


More popular spots where job seekers and recruiters are meeting up on LinkedIn. Not sure how or why to use LinkedIn Groups on your job search? Then read this first: Everything You Need to Know About Finding Jobs with LinkedIn Groups ). 50 LinkedIn Subgroups for Your Job Search. Engineer Career Network – 1,230 members – a subgroup of Star:Performer Career Network. Open access group for any member of CallCentre Search.

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