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.

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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University Job Search Strategies

Careers Done Write

You did a marvelous job! I want to get this resume out to a large number of grad schools and universities that might have openings for online faculty (which are almost always part-time jobs) as well as those that might have full-time openings. Deb, Q.

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

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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5 Job Search Tips for 2012

Resume Bear

Before making your resolutions, consider revamping your job search tactics. Job search trends of 2011 included creating the infographic resume , using QR codes , and writing your own blog. So what strategies are trending for 2012?

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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.

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Job Search, Career and Life: Your 11 Favorite Posts From 2011

Tim's Strategy

So today I’ve compiled a summary of reader favorite posts of 2011. The Tim’s Strategy LinkedIn group was nominated for being a group with a great purpose on LinkedIn. Like LinkedIn, Twitter has so much potential as a social networking tool for job search.

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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. Strategy and execution leadership.

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“Optimizing LinkedIn Profiles for Job Search”

Resume Bear

As every job seeker is hopefully aware, when resumes are submitted to corporations or job boards, they are then filtered by Applicant Tracking Software.(ATS) These resources will be make specific keyword suggestions based on the position a job seeker is targeting. Now hit search.

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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.

How to Boost Your Self Confidence During a Job Search

Life@work

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. Employ one of the strategies above.

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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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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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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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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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Making Your Way through the Job Search

Resume Bear

Enduring the stress of your job search itself is one of those times. So how will you get over the metaphorical mountains that lie between you and your next job ? You certainly won’t find a job without searching. In other words, you lead the search.

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14 Job Search Tips to Master in 2018

Competitive Resumes

If it has been a few years since the last time you went on a job search, you need to know that things have changed. Sure, there’s advice from 2011 that still applies today – for example, networking is still a great idea. Listen to How Will You Stand Out at Your Next Job Fair?

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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.

5 LinkedIn Job Search Tips You Haven’t Heard Yet

Resume Bear

Insightful ways to improve your profile and grow your LinkedIn job search network. But there are a few lesser-known LinkedIn job search tips that can be just as effective as the ones we all know about. What do slideshows have to job searches?

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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?

Top Ingredient for Your Job Search

Resume Bear

Recently I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by a talented visionary by the name of Cathy Paper as a part of a fabulous workshop she’s created called “The Dream Job Lab“. In a nutshell, it shows people how to identify their goals, skills, and passion to find their dream job.

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The Importance of Flexibility While Job-Searching

Resume Bear

Today’s tough job market is not one size fits all. It is important to be open-minded while job-searching. Searching only for very specific positions that fall within a limited geographic location will greatly limit your potential opportunities.

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Tips to Avoid Job Search Time Wasters: Part 1

Resume Bear

Looking for a job can be a full-time job in and of itself. Finding a job in today’s market is more than just posting a résumé and waiting for a call. Here are a few common time wasters job seekers fall into and how you can crawl out.

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Tips for Staying Positive in a Job Search

Resume Bear

But how do you stay positive when going through a long, challenging job search? Similarly, you can’t control the economy or the job market, so focus your mental energy and time on things you can control or influence.

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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. You might find out about job opportunities on their Facebook pages quicker than finding their postings on a job board or their own career portal.

Getting Ready Now for Job Search 2012

Careers Done Write

It is easy to dream up excuses around holiday time and tell yourself you will start your new job search after January 1 st , but the holidays are actually an excellent time to make preparations for the New Year so you can hit the ground running. In order to prepare for a thorough and comprehensive job search, it is important to spend time NOW to optimize your efforts. Taking a proactive approach to job search will allow you to expand your reach in the New Year.

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Job Search – 3 reasons no one is calling you back

Cube Rules

Did you see that story about the woman who got laid off, tweeted about it, and by the time she reached the parking lot , already had another job offer? Unless you’ve been looking for a job so long, it’s starting to feel like, well, your job. photo credit: Furryscaly.

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New Job Search in a New Town

Careers Done Write

My husband and I recently relocated to the Northeast from California and I had to leave my job so he could get a promotion. I don’t have many contacts in this area and I have been submitting my résumé via the job boards; but I am having no luck. Ask Deb job search

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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.

John F. Kennedy and the job search

Resume Bear

I hope you’ll forgive me “adapting” one of history’s most famous quotes to make my point, but the other day I got to thinking about what’s “missing” when job seekers go out for a position. The job search process is no different. So what does this mean for your search?

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Job-Search Lessons From American Idol

Resume Bear

If you ever take a break from your job hunt to watch American Idol, it’s time to connect the dots. No doubt a show that’s about winning the ultimate career break for a singer—a recording contract—holds some important lessons for job seekers.

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Use Smart Networking to Speed Up Your Job Search

Resume Bear

A critical tactic in your job search toolbox is networking, but it may not feel as though your efforts are getting the results you want. Of course, you will discuss your job search with your informal network, but this is not the network that is likely to land your next job.

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Twitter for C-Suite Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Twitter for C-Suite Executive Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Do you think Twitter is a big fat waste of time, and that it has no value in c-suite job search? Twitter Executive Branding Strategy: The Beauty of a Retweet.

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. 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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Mastering The Job Search Process

RedStarResume

In the last decade, job seeking has changed and competition for every role is more competitive than ever. The prosperous decade of the 1990s, when jobs were plentiful and money (not to mention credit) was seemingly free flowing, failed to give way to an equally prosperous 2000s. Individuals seeking employment in this market are finding it difficult to do so, mostly because jobs have disappeared, having been shipped overseas or completely phased out.

Updating: A Social Media Strategy For Job Search

Tim's Strategy

Here is the original (and still relevant) use of the word in social media for job search: “Updating&# is the act of refreshing or providing a reminder of your presence online. Ones that help to introduce you to others online during job search.

Twin Twitter Executive Job Search Tips

Executive Career Brand

Twin Twitter Executive Job Search Tips is a post from: Executive Career Brand. You’ve got a good handle on today’s executive job search. You know what you need to do to land your next job, and you’ve set about doing it.

16 Ways to Stay Motivated in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

16 Ways to Stay Motivated in Executive Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Job search isn’t easy, especially at the c-level and senior executive level. Co-mentor with another job seeker. Join a job search support group.

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Discrimination against the Unemployed Job Seeker: Practical Strategies

Careers Done Write

In today’s job market, we are witnessing a bias against the unemployed. Have you seen job postings that include discriminatory messages, such as listing “currently employed” as a qualification to apply or stating that unemployed candidates will not be considered?

The Career Sherpa: Job Search Navigation Expert

Executive Career Brand

The Career Sherpa: Job Search Navigation Expert is a post from: Executive Career Brand. I asked my friend and colleague Hannah Morgan, the Career Sherpa ( @careersherpa on Twitter) for the best job search advice she could share with people: “The rules have changed.

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