Majoring in Employment – College Job Search

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But your four years of college may not be enough to land the job of your choice. Graduation does guarantee a job. On the contrary, your college diploma just means you are now qualified to look for a job. Why not get a head start on the job hunting process? Your second major should be Job Search Preparation. Now is the time to explore the types of careers and jobs that use your major. Good luck in your search.

The Forecast for Public Health Careers in 2012

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If you are considering a degree program in public health, you could be making a good move toward your job security. Employers that provide health insurance for their employees are constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce coverage costs and one way to do that is to improve the overall health of their employees. Where to Find Jobs. One of the reasons that public health jobs are so plentiful is that they are available in a wide variety of settings.

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8 Tips For Your Holiday Job Search


With holiday parties to attend and gifts to buy, does that mean you should take a break from your job search? Hoping to land a new job before the New Year? Employ some of these holiday job search tips: Send Out Personal Season’s Greetings Messages To Reconnect If you’re like me, you haven’t stayed well-connected with your extended network -- yet these folks are the ones most likely to land you that next job.

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Getting Ready Now for Job Search 2012

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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. During the holiday season, most people have a little more personal time at home, away from the prying eyes of their employers. This list should be of prospective employers, along with the names of hiring managers and recruiters.

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15 Job Search and Career Articles to Get Your Job Search Started

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15 of the best career and job search articles just for you from your CareerAlley fellow readers. Unemployed, Getting Employed and Understanding Your Worth: 12 Telling Studies Done on the Unemployed – The hard facts of the unemployed (but worth the read). The Secrets to Staying Optimistic While Unemployed – Job search is not easy, especially when you are unemployed. 10 Industries Most in Need of Skilled Workers – Job search where the jobs are.

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The Last Spring Break – Tips for College Grad Job Search

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Now it’s time to pay the price – time to go out into the real world and get a job. If you are really lucky, you already have a job lined up (not very likely these days). And, if you’ve been following the advice of this blog, you’ve been spending part of your college days priming the pumps of your job search. Review your top 5 job search sites. Check jobs on LinkedIn. Register on 3-5 job search sites.

Sharpen Your Pre-Interview Job-Search Skills


Close to 4 million jobs have come open so far in 2012 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics --a number that sounds impressive until you realize there are currently more than 12 million unemployed people in the U.S. With only enough positions available for one out of every three job seekers, it’s crucial to take the best advantage of every opportunity. Job-Search Skills Your Job Search pre interview advice

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4 Cold Calling Tips That Can Boost Your Job Search

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In a tough job market, finding want ads for your chosen field may be tough. Whether you’re looking for a professional job as a lawyer or accountant, a corporate management position, a healthcare position as a respiratory therapist, or even an administrative position like a dental assistant, it can be difficult to find employers who are openly recruiting during difficult economic times. Research The Potential Employer. Ask if there are any job openings at their company.

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Utilizing all Social Networking Outlets for Your Job Search

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The world continues to evolve and the rules dictating employment change with it. In the last decade, employers have changed the way they find and screen potential employees. These days if you do not have a computer or e-mail address, good luck hearing back from anyone for a job. Not only do employers communicate with candidates via the Internet, they also use it as a vehicle for people to present themselves through. Good luck in your search.

Job Search without a Net

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A friend of mine learned that the division he was in was going to be shut down and he had 6 months before his job was eliminated. So the good news was that he had 6 months to find a job. The bad news was that he only had 6 months to find a job. The mindset and approach to finding a job is very different when you are out of work (or about to be out of work) versus looking for a job while you are still working (with no expectation that you are going to lose your current job).

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Job Searching While Employed:The Do’s And Don’ts

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Though the job search if often treated like a 9-to-5 position, it becomes more difficult to manage when you already have a full-time job. More often than not, job seekers face discrimination for being unemployed, which may lead to finding job openings while gainfully employed. Whatever your reasons may be for leaving, job searching in this situation requires walking on a fine line between being proactive yet watchful of your boundaries.

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4 Executive Job Search Blunders

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Wonder what career professionals in the thick of the job search landscape say are the worst things they see job seekers do. things that are sabotaging their chances to land the jobs they want? three of my favorite job search folks’ answers (with their Twitter handles – check out their conversations there for more advice): 1. Joyce, @JobHuntOrg , and Harry Urschel, @eExecutives , The Wise Job Search.

56 Best Job Search Blog Posts of 2012


I asked the Top Job Bloggers around the world for their most popular, most visited blog posts of the past year. The Top Job Bloggers’ Most Popular Articles of 2012. Andy Headworth : This is why your LinkedIn profile is NOT showing up in people’s LinkedIn searches. Chris Perry : 4 Things Every Employer Loves to Hear From a Candidate. Gayle Howard : Job Search: The Emotional Rollercoaster. Dawn Bugni : How current is that job search advice?

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Job Search Journey – The Trip Always Seems Quicker on the way Home

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So what does this have to do with job search? You will reach your destination (a new job) more quickly with a well planned job search journey. So what do you need to create a great job search plan? Job Search Checklist : Start your planning with a job search checklist. Checklists for Job Seekers – A bunch of checklists for each part of your search. 10 Characteristics Of A Successful Job Seeker.

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Using Social Media for Your Job Search

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Job seekers are increasingly turning to social media to find employers who are hiring. Besides LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, popular social sites like Facebook and Twitter have become useful job search tools. If you’re wondering how to use social media to land a job, here are some tips and strategies: LinkedIn. Search for former coworkers and classmates, and request a connection. Good luck in your search.

The Effects of Social Media on Your Job Search

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When is the last time you sat down with a newspaper to start looking for a job, dropped your resume off in person at a business, or even filled out a hard copy of a job application? These days we operate almost exclusively online, even when we’re searching possible new careers. In fact, most potential employers can find out just about everything they need to know about you just by searching for you on the Internet and pulling up your social media profiles.

The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search

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So you’re suddenly in an executive job search or planning one – by choice or by circumstance. If you’re just starting out or, if your job search is lumbering on and you’re getting few or no interviews or action, you may not know how to job search well. Or you may be lazy – thinking that if you put out a few feelers and get your updated resume onto plenty of job boards, you can sit back and wait for interviews to roll in.

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Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

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If they’re employed, they worry that their employer, or someone at work, will see their activity and know they’re looking for a new job. They need a fully fleshed out profile for passive job search — to be found by executive recruiters and the hiring decision makers at their target companies. As an undercover job seeker, they may not be able to be as proactive as those who are not employed. The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search.

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Wish Upon a Job – Building Your Job Search Part I

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Wishing for a job, that is. Wishing is nice from a “positive thinking” point of view but it won’t get you a job without putting in the time. If you are first starting your job search, you have a lot of homework to do before you can effectively start the job search process. The good news is that once you are all set-up, the bulk of your job search time can be spent on looking for opportunities. References for Employment.

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When to move on in your job search

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Your job search involves stages — getting from resume to phone interview, phone interview to a face-to-face interview, and from face-to-face interviews to job offer. No one knows because, for each potential employer, the answer is different. Since each of these job search stages takes time, how long should you wait for an employer to respond before moving on to the next employer? When should you move on in your job search?

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20 Job Search Tips for 2012 College Graduates

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For most (if not all) it’s the official birth of a professional — but only after they do land that first job. When I graduated, the job market was much easier to break into than it is now. The “life” 2X4 induces much more pain for graduates these days, so here are 25 Job Search Tips for the current or soon to be 2012 Graduates: 1. Build connections, join groups related to your industry, and apply for jobs through Linkedin.

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New Grads Embracing Social Media as Job Search Tool

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New college graduates are embracing social media as a job search tool, according to a new study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Grads Use Social Media for Networking and Researching Employers. Approximately 41 percent of 2012 college graduates in the market for a job are using social media to help them land one, according to NACE’s 2012 Student Survey.

Social Recruiting and Your Executive Job Search

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Are you a senior-level executive still hesitating to embrace social networking for your job search and healthy career management? Did you know that more than 90% of employers will use social networks and social media to find talent in 2012? And it costs them less than sorting through thousands of resumes and saves the expense of posting to job boards. 73% of employers successfully hired a candidate through social media, compared with 63% in 2011 and 58% in 2010.

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Get to know the new rules in job search

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With internet job search in full swing, things have changed to a great extent. You can find jobs online, build a good rapport and network with employers, give interviews on the web and find potential people who can recruit you. The rules to finding jobs via the internet keep changing, things which worked previously now are considered to be obsolete and there are no fixed rules for the new world of the online job hunt. Good luck in your search.

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50 Happiest Companies for 2012

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See Top 10 We’re proud to reveal the winners of CareerBliss’ Happiest Companies in America Awards for 2012, thanks to thousands of employees from around the country.Of Think your company deserves to win CareerBliss’ most prestigious employer award? Job Openings. For the purpose of this data – nearly 100,000 reviews were assessed to determine CareerBliss’ 50 Happiest Companies in America for 2012.

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Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts

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How would you like to get free advice from job search experts. On topics ranging from personal branding, targeting and working with executive recruiters, to best job networking and interviewing strategies, and so much more. . Job Search Focus. Includes career assessments (formal and informal), personal branding, informational interviews (for career focus), job shadowing, mentor relationships, internship, or volunteering. Finding Jobs: Networking.

Preparing for your Job Search while you’re Still in College

Career Alley

As many recent graduates will tell you, it’s tough out there right now for your age group in the job market. Full-time jobs with benefits are very hard to come by, and most recent graduates will go several months to several years after graduating without ever finding a good job that fits them. Many students complain that their respective schools did not help them find employment upon graduation. Good luck in your search.

Medical Professionals: Using References in a Job Search

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Before you begin your job search you should always check with your references to make sure your colleagues are still willing to help you out. Check Phone Numbers and E-Mail Addresses – If you’re looking for a new job, doesn’t it seem reasonable that some of your references from the past have also moved on to other positions? For some reason, medical careers experience some of the most frequent turnover rates among all major job categories.

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Reinvent Your Career and Job Search – Part 2

Career Alley

In Part 1 of this article, we covered reinventing your career ( Reinvent Your Career and Job Search – Part 1 ). Today’s post focuses on reinventing your job search. Similar reinventing your career, there countless reasons why you would (and should) reinvent your job search. Maybe you’ve been our of the job search market for a few years (or longer) and need to adjust to the ever changing online job search process.

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Put a Ring on it. 2012 Employment & Jobs Outlook.


Job Seekers to Employers: Put a Ring on it. Experts are anticipating the best job market in 2012 since 2008, and I think that’s a good thing. Jobs will be created and unemployment will decrease. Job seekers will be hired into the corporate folds but not at a rate that you might expect. Employers are hiring contingent, contract and temporary workers instead. Her job is fulfilling and also challenging.

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Job Action Day 2012 – Personal Career Branding

Executive Career Brand

Today is Job Action Day 2012 – the fifth-annual job search initiative spearheaded by Quintessential Careers. Focusing this year on personal career branding, Job Action Day is an opportunity for all job seekers and workers to take stock of their situations, take steps to brand their job search and land their next good-fit job, and improve their careers. This is the third year I’ve participated in Job Action Day.

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Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 3 of 5

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Sophisticated smartphone resume writing tool needed to help job searcher create or update resumes from anywhere. One of his problems is that his resume is not particularly focused on any one job type and he has decided he must have several resumes (each of which will focus on a particular field). This article will cover 5 job search Resume/Cover letter and help apps. My Jobs Pro: Job Search Organizer – This smartphone job search organizer is $2.99

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Get Your Foot in the Door with These Surefire Job Search Strategies

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The job search is a frustrating process no matter what, but if you’re not even getting to the interview stage, it can seem devastating. You know that if you just had the opportunity to talk to someone, you could convince them that you’re the right candidate for the job! Just one typo can make an employer put your resume in the “no” pile, particularly at a time when they have so many qualified candidates to consider. Job titles look too fancy?

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Job Search Tips for College Graduates

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You have your degree in hand and are ready to start your job search. Even in a strong economy, starting out on the job search is never easy. However, there are plenty of things you can be doing to get your job search started off on the right foot. Your resume is the first impression you give an employer. Many have jobs posted on their sites, as well as have details of upcoming job fairs and other networking events.

The Online Job Search – What You Need to Know


When looking for a new job online, there are a few important steps you should consider before applying. Doing even a small amount of research can be hugely beneficial in terms of helping you make up your mind about whether or not a particular job role is suitable for you. Concentrate on the sections that deal with careers and employment information. Online Job Search Your Job Search

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Stay “Pumped Up” in Your Job Search

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The longer you look for a job, the tougher it becomes. And the less you get out and look, the less likely a job offer will come your way. Even worse, prospective employers tend to be turned off by negativity. What all this means is that a major part of anyone’s job hunt is staying motivated. We all have our ways of keeping on keeping on, but here are some time-tested suggestions to prevent your search from getting you down: 1. Join a job-search group.

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3 Social Media Ways to Build Your Executive Job Search Network

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Networking has always been the best way to land an executive job. Along with maintaining strong ties to your network throughout your career, when you’re in active job search mode, you’ll need to cast a far-reaching net to encompass new, targeted connections. Step one in planning your job search campaign is researching and targeting 15-20 companies that will be a mutual good fit. Search for each company on your target list.

Social Networking and Your Job Search

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It helps to connect people, including co-workers with each other and employers with their employees. It is also a great way for employers to examine potential employees. In order to have the best odds at getting a job you need to take advantage of social networking as well as creating an impressive resume and acing the interview. The best way to use social networking for a job is to have a LinkedIn profile.

Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 5 of 5

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In 2006, ExecuNet ( Growing Number Of Job Searches Disrupted By Digital Dirt ) reported that 77% of recruiters surveyed use search tools to learn more about candidates. In 2012, there are stories that employers are asking potential job candidates for login and password information for their social network sites ( Some Employers Asking For Social Media Passwords, Info ). If you use LinkedIn, you know it is not just about job search.

2012 207 — How to update your resume for 2012

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“ How to update your resume for 2012 ” is my latest post over on Here’s what to do… Related posts: How to update your resume for 2012. 5 reasons to update a resume while still employed. Job Search Dice Resume TipsDon’t let 2011 get too far in the rear view mirror before getting your resume updated. 30 Career Management Tips: Update your resume. 3 ways to update a stale resume.

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Search Engine Optimization Can Boost Your Job Search

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a powerful and important tool that blogs and e-businesses utilize to drive traffic to their websites for purposes of enhancing exposure and expanding monetization opportunities. To keep things fairly simple, SEO requires keyword research, one of the most valuable, high-yield activities in the search marketing field. This tool suggests keywords and provides estimated local and global search volumes. This is far more search engine friendly.

New Kindle Book: 101 Top Holiday Job Search Tips from Job-Hunt Experts

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Are you in a job search, or about to be, and thinking that the end of the year is the worst time to land a job? More than 3 million jobs were OPEN in each of the months of October, November and December of 2011, and January of 2012. ? More than 8,400,000 jobs were FILLED in November and December of 2011. That’s more than double the jobs filled in January of 2012! I mean permanent, full-time employment at a company you’re targeting.

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A YouTube Video Job Search Success Story


When Big Commerce began posting job openings on Craigslist earlier this year for customer service reps, Steven and Gareth really wanted to work there. First, they both lived in San Diego, and the jobs were in Austin. Second, they knew the jobs were going to be competitive, so they needed a way to stand out from all the other applicants. The YouTube Job Search & the Power of the Video Resume. The YouTube video was launched in May 2012.

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