Overwhelmed with Job Search – Job Search Boards

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Job Search Boards, recruiters, company career sites, social sites and so on. How much time should you spend on all of the millions of things you need to do in your job search? So here goes, starting with some of the more popular names in job search.

The Top Lists of the Hottest Careers of 2011


The 50 Best Careers of 2011 . (US This is a general list, created by compiling data on job growth, salary, and perceived job satisfaction. Categories of jobs listed include business, creative and service, healthcare, social service and technology. Top 10 Careers for 2011.

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Spring Cleaning for Job Search

Career Alley

Yes, even job search requires Spring cleaning every once and awhile. If you’ve been on the job hunt for a few months or more, it is not a bad idea to take another look at everything in your Job Search Marketing Toolkit. Good luck in your search.

Senior Level Job Search in 2011: Good Idea or Not?

Careers Done Write

I have been at the same job for the past six years; while I am comfortable, I would like to take my career to the next level. However, I am concerned that there are no jobs out there. Many of the clients I work with are getting interviews as well as job offers. Dear Deb, Q.

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My Job Search Journey

Ms. Career Girl

I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to write about my job search. However, I’ve received several direct messages and emails from other young professionals who are thinking of making a move from their current job. career job search

10 Happiest Big Companies of 2011

Career Alley

If the pros of working at a big company outweigh the cons for you as a job seeker, you should research the top 10 happiest big companies compiled by CareerBliss.com. Lockheed Martin: Many Lockheed Martin employees said the company provides the tools, resources, and technology they need to be happy with their jobs. Good luck in your search. Career advice Careers Guest Post Job Hunting Job Search Who's Hiring Companies Company Career Sites Jobs

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Good Morning Job Search

Career Alley

I can complain (and this is not a complaint) or I can look for another job. But let’s face it, all jobs have their ups and downs and any other job is likely to have some aspect that is not ideal. You need to know what’s important to you in your career (and your job). Does your job have more negatives than positives? Maybe it’s time for you to start your job search. Rather, it provides links to other sites which have posted jobs.

Best Time to Job Search

Careers Done Write

The same applies to your job search. There is often a good reason to delay your search based on times when hiring activity is historically sluggish or perhaps it is a time when you are just too busy. I am here to tell you the best time to launch your job search campaign is NOW!

Soap Box Job Search

Career Alley

“It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.&# – Mark Twain In my last job, there was this one woman who worked for me who always had the 30 minute. Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Career advice Careers Job Search Internships Interviews

3 career lessons from 2011

Cube Rules

Pundits will have their best and worst of 2011 articles out there. 2011, while offering greatness, was a pretty tough year for us working in cubicles. Our job search and interview skills need improving. Because we suck at job interviews.

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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. LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search.

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Untethered Job Search

Career Alley

It would be so easy to spend every minute of your job search sitting in front of a computer, searching and applying for jobs. While there should be some balance between the two, I’ve not really focused too much on the people side of the search. So, now that we’ve spent so much time learning how to leverage the Internet in our job search, now it’s time to learn how to leverage the human side. Good luck in your search.

2011 Executive Job Market Outlook

Executive Career Brand

2011 Executive Job Market Outlook is a post from: Executive Career Brand. 146 executive search firm consultants from a companion global survey. 10% – searching resume databases. 8% – online job postings. Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers.

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Social Disaster – is your Job Search Safe?

Career Alley

I was recently recruiting for an open position and, after numerous resumes and interviews, narrowed the search down to three candidates and then the final choice. Then came the background check (which includes a fairly robust Internet search) and we discovered some disturbing news. Do you know what will show up in a robust Internet search on you? Have you done a search lately? While you are there, take a look at the other great job search advice and tools on the site.

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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. About.com’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 About.com Guide to Internships.

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Job Search at 30,000 Feet

Career Alley

Sometimes you need to do that with your job search. Maybe you are spending all of your time applying to jobs on one of the job search sites (most probably with very little success). Whatever your story is, every once and awhile you need to take that step back, smell the roses and refocus your search. Apsjobboard.com – This site is a job search board with over 350,000 active postings and quickly growing. Good luck in your search.

Check Your Job Search Attitude

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Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Career advice Careers Guest Post Job Search Networking College Career Sites“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.&# – Abraham Lincoln Author Byline: William Frierson is a staff writer for. Visit Careeralley.com.

Reduce Job Search Costs

Resume Bear

Remember the days when people would get a job right out of high school or college, stay with the same company for 30 or 40 years, then retire with a pension and a gold watch? Luckily, there are ways to save money, and maybe even take a tax deduction or two once you find a job.

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

The Hitchhikers Guide to Job Search

Career Alley

Unless, of course, you are looking for a job and don’t have a clue (meant in only the nicest way). Even for those who have looked for jobs in the recent past, job search can seem daunting at best and lifestyle threatening at worst. Overwhelming as it may seem, your approach will be most influenced by the driver (do you have a job and are looking to make a change or are you already unemployed). Job search planning – steps, tips and tricks.

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Holiday Executive Job Search Tips

Executive Career Brand

Holiday Executive Job Search Tips is a post from: Executive Career Brand. So many executive job seekers think that November and December are dead months for job search. There are always things to do when you’re looking for a job.

Necessary Job Search Traits

Career Brander

If a job seeker can harness and embrace these traits, they will have a higher likelihood of achieving their personal career goals. Communication Skills –In every position a job seeker is targeting they must use written, oral or visual presentation methodologies while being informative, persuasive and most importantly “connecting with the hiring manager”. Too often job seekers simply provide a well structured resume and talk about their achievements.

Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers is a post from: Executive Career Brand. For a successful executive job search campaign, plan to spend some time researching – unless you already have plenty of in depth company and industry information. Google Search.

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Personal Marketing for Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Personal Marketing for Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Continuing with my mission to introduce job hunters to bloggers they may not know about — but should — I’m focusing today on Tim Tyrell-Smith (@ TimsStrategy on Twitter). C-level Job Search: Blogging?

The Two Biggest Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

The Two Biggest Executive Job Search Mistakes is a post from: Executive Career Brand. I recently had a conversation with my friend and colleague, Martin Yate , job search expert and renowned writer of the Knock ‘em Dead series of career and job search books.

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The Best of CareerAlley Job Search

Career Alley

Happy Holidays to all and best of luck in your job search. Most Popular Posts (visits): Who’s Hiring in Retail – A listing of a few of the top resources for finding a job in Retail (one retailer, recruiter and other resources). Who’s Hiring in Criminal Justice – A few law enforcement job search sites along with one recruiter. 5 Reasons to Look for a New Job – Not sure if you should be looking for a job?

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What’s New – Job Search and More

Career Alley

Imagine that you’ve been looking for a job for six months and you’ve had virtually no luck. There is always something new in job search on the Internet. Speedupcareer.com – The tag line on this site is “ Jobs & Careers section featuring useful advice & tips on work and job related issues &# and the site lives up to that. There are tabs at the top of the page for Career, Career Change Job, Work & Career and more.

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Game Changer for Job Searches in 2011 - VisualCV

Careers Done Write

As it bec omes a mainstream communication channel, many job seekers are finding social media to be an excellent avenue for identifying potential career opportunities. Job Search Strategies Professional Branding Resume 411 / Critiques VisualCV career advice resume

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My Secret Job Search – Tips on Keeping Your Job Search Secret

Career Alley

So, looking for a job in many cases must be kept as a secret. Not from everyone, but certainly from your current employer (assuming they’ve not asked you to look for a job). And while you may set out, in all good faith (no pun intended), to keep your job search a secret from your employer, there are so many ways you might get caught if you are not careful. Also, don’t make job search related calls from work. Good luck in your search.

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The “Triple Crown” of Job Search

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Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Best Companies to Work for Careers Job Hunting Job Openings Job Postings Job Search Links to Company Career Sites Who's Hiring Career advice Company Career Sites JobsMost people have heard of the Triple Crown (and you know I’m going to tell you anyway). So, in horse racing, the Triple Crown is (according to Wikipedia), the Triple Crown (of Thoroughbred.

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4 Summer Strategies to Step Up Your Job Search

Careers Done Write

If you are one of the many professionals who has been searching for a new job during the first half of 2011, the recent news of stagnant job growth and the layoffs at CISCO , may be a bit disheartening, to say the least. Job search is not what it used to be.

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit

Executive Career Brand

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit is a post from: Executive Career Brand. You may figure that connecting with a few executive recruiters is the only other thing you’ll need to do to make that job come to you. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs are filled through job boards.

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Job Search Success = 50% Perseverance, 50% Luck

Career Alley

While some people would probably disagree, I think that “luck&# is an important part of job search. Of course, all of the luck in the world will not help if you don’t have the best resume with the best experience (which of course must match the job). Your Job Search Marketing Campaign: Sell yourself: How your job search is like running a business – Like any good product, you need to have a marketing plan for your job search.

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Welcome to My College Job Search

Career Alley

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and your parents are telling you to get a job. For some its a break between college semesters and for others it’s the cold hard reality of “time to get a job&#. In addition to listing all of the opportunities, you can narrow your search by using the location & or keyword. Each of the 15 jobs lists the salary range as well as a good overview of the job. Good luck in your search. Spring.

55 Top Job Search Experts To Follow On Twitter

Executive Career Brand

55 Top Job Search Experts To Follow On Twitter is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Many, many careers industry professionals tweet regularly and offer tips and resources on job search and career management. every aspect of job search.

Job Search Support – Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Career Alley

If it’s not one thing (European debt worries) , it’s another (companies imploding), all of which leads to reduced hiring and a prolonged “lack of recovery” Heading into the holiday season, the stress of looking for a job can be even more overwhelming, further compounded by a natural annual slowdown in hiring as most companies are focused on completing next year’s budgets. Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: Good luck in your search.

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Why You Need a Job Search Marketing Toolkit

Career Alley

Isn’t your job search the same? So how does this compare to a job search? So too is your job search and, in this case, your marketing toolkit includes: Your resume. Good luck in your search. On the Ledge – Job Search Have You Feeling Down?

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How to Boost Your Self Confidence During a Job Search


It's ironic when during a job search, just at the time when you need to feel your most confident, you're feeling your most deflated. Earlier this year I met with a client who had been searching for a new job for over five months.

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Targeted Job Search – Who’s Hiring in Technology Vol 5

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There is no reason not to follow your heart. &# – Steve Jobs. Back to basics with one of my more popular topics – targeted job search. Specifically, job search leads for specific industries. An the most popular of my popular posts is of course jobs in technology. So at first glance you might wonder why anyone would have to tell a technologist how or where to look for jobs on the Internet. You can register for the site or just search.

The Best Free Job Search Apps


Looking for a new job? In fact there are many free apps for your smartphone or iPad that can help you be as efficient as possible with your job search when you're away from your computer. If you're using Twitter during your job search (as you should be!)

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Job Search Reviews – I Read it on the Web

Career Alley

Just because something is on the first page of Google’s search engine does not mean that it is good (how many people go to page 10?). You can start with the search engine at the top of the page. Look for jobs by selecting one of the tabs (Sector, Location or Popular Searches).

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5 Tips to Digitalize your Job Search

Career Alley

For those of you fortunate enough to never have had to type your resume on a typewriter, you don’t realize how difficult and manual job hunting was in the pre-digital days. And to those who master these skills, the job market is all yours. Second, upload your resume to company career sites and job search sites. Go directly to their profile page, enter your profile set notifications for new jobs. Good luck in your search.

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Top Five List for Job Search Repairs and Maintenance

Career Alley

Speaking of Top Lists, today’s post focuses on repairs and maintenance required to keep your job search on the road. So while you may think that your job search is in good shape, it’s always a good idea to get an oil change every few thousand miles or so. Review Your Job Search Marketing Plan: If there were no commercials for products, how would you know they existed? So what, exactly, is a job search marketing plan?

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