Sharpen Your Pre-Interview Job-Search Skills

Jobacle

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

2012 189

8 Tips For Your Holiday Job Search

Jobacle

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.

2012 216
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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.

2012 164

Majoring in Employment – College Job Search

Career Alley

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.

Ugly Job Search – 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

Career Alley

The age-old question “How long will it take me to find a job” always reminds me of the question “How long is a piece of string” The answer to both questions is, of course, “it depends” However long or short it is (find a job, that is), it is always longer than we would like. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc’s 1st Qtr 2012 Job Search Stats , the median length of a job search was 3.03

2012 207

Job Search Tools of the Trade

Career Alley

Have you ever gone through the process of filling out a job application online only to find out when you hit submit that you had already completed an application for that job? Or better yet, have you ever received a phone call from a company’s HR department regarding the online application you submitted but you can’t remember which job you applied for (because you’ve submitted so many applications)? Looks like a great organizational tool for your job search.

2012 256

Job Search – One Leg at a Time

Career Alley

A rule of thumb when looking for a new job is to look for something that is a bit of a stretch for you. You should take this into consideration when conducting your job search. Your resume and application process should match your new job requirements. Top 10 Ways to Get a Better Job. Working the Network – Most people get the fact that their network is their most important job search asset. Fast Track Your Job Search.

2012 221

Evolutionary Job Search – Survival of the Fittest

Career Alley

If you’ve been working for 10 or more years, no doubt you’ve seen the dramatic change in the approach to job search. It wasn’t all that long ago when looking for a job meant researching companies at the library (remember those?), While we still do some of these things in our job search (except for the library bit), the primary method for job search has become the Internet. and online job search activities will occur.

2012 239

5 Steps to Making a Fresh Start for Job Search

Career Alley

“ The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. If finding a new job was one of your resolutions, now is the time to get organized and set your plan in motion. How you approach your job search is driven by many factors: Whether or not you are currently working (or have you lost your job). Industry and job function.

2012 239

Ugly Job Search – Horror Stories – Grim but True

Career Alley

A bad interview, a resume error (big time), insulting the interviewer. Whatever the reason, it’s not a bad idea to look at other peoples job search grief. But you know what, sometimes it’s not you, sometimes it’s on the interviewer’s side. I remember the time I went on a job interview. I sit down with the interviewer and she gets a phone call from her husband (which she takes in the middle of the interview).

2012 256

4 Cold Calling Tips That Can Boost Your Job Search

Career Alley

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. Ask if there are any job openings at their company. Good luck in your search.

2012 251

How To Overcome Executive Job Search Inertia

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been in a prolonged job search, sometimes inertia sets in. And during the holiday season, it’s even easier to give in to the urge to kick back and forget about your search for a few weeks. Nan Russell gives you 7 daily tips (one for each day of the week), in her Job-Hunt.org article, Recharge Your Week for Your Recovery from Job Loss. There were times you didn’t want to go to work when you had a job, but you still did.

2012 187

Job Search without a Net

Career Alley

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).

2012 207

Ten Job Search Strategies for 2012

Career Solvers

And maybe you’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions…Lose weight, save more money…or maybe look for a new job. There are many simple, painless changes you can make in 2012 to increase your chances of finding your next job. People who had no expectations of being sourced for a position and interviewed called me in a frenzy because they had to put a resume together pronto. Stop ignoring Facebook as a job search tool.

2012 79

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

Career Alley

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. You will be better prepared in your approach to potential opportunities as well as interview and “closing the deal” (the journey home). So what do you need to create a great job search plan? Job Search Checklist : Start your planning with a job search checklist.

2012 235

56 Best Job Search Blog Posts of 2012

JobMob

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. Alison Green : How Long Should I Wait for a Company to Contact Me for an Interview? Andy Headworth : This is why your LinkedIn profile is NOT showing up in people’s LinkedIn searches. Gayle Howard : Job Search: The Emotional Rollercoaster. Must-Read Tips bloggers job-search

2012 87

?? Top Job Search Articles of 2020

JobMob

2020's most popular job search blog posts from the most popular job search bloggers. At the end of every year, I reach out to dozens of job search experts to ask for their top job search-related articles from the past 12 months.

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The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

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.

2012 177

20 Job Search Tips for 2012 College Graduates

Corn on the Job

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.

2012 87

Job Search – Soft Landing or Hard?

Career Alley

Job search is very much the same. The circumstances of your search will drive much of what you feel. The job search process is somewhat different for each scenario. Yes, the vast majority of “what you do” and “how you do your search” will be similar, but the drivers will be very different. Job-Offer Evaluation Checklist. Next Steps in Your Job Search: Resume – If you don’t already have an updated resume, now is the time.

2012 207

Job Search Makeover – When Good is not “Good Enough” to Get the Job

Career Alley

You decide to stay and look for a new job, after all, you have at least 6 months to find a new job. Yes, you’ve had your share of interviews, but the job requirements have been ridiculous (even though you have great experience). It seems like jobs that you should be qualified for are somehow out of your reach. In fact, it almost seems as if you are no longer qualified for the job you have. A Successful Job Search: It’s All About Networking.

2012 210

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. Talk to a counselor who can help you find job listings pertinent to your interests and who can help you polish up your resume and interview skills.

Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

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.

Job Search – One Leg at a Time

Career Alley

A rule of thumb when looking for a new job is to look for something that is a bit of a stretch for you. You should take this into consideration when conducting your job search. Your resume and application process should match your new job requirements. Top 10 Ways to Get a Better Job. Working the Network – Most people get the fact that their network is their most important job search asset. Fast Track Your Job Search.

2012 170

Get to know the new rules in job search

Career Alley

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.

2012 215

Powerless in Job Search? Fuel Up!

Career Trend

Career Advice Glassdoor.com interview preparation Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter U.S. News & World Report career advice career change career management executive resume Interview Preparation job searchBy Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I am delighted to present my first blog post via U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with Glassdoor.com.

2012 146

When to move on in your job search

Cube Rules

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. 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? Your resume is what gets you the phone interview.

2012 187

The two places your job search must stay consistent

Cube Rules

Job searches are often long and complicated. What we think we need to do is get our resume ready, check out stuff on LinkedIn, load our resume up on to a job board or two, and check out our social media sites to find out the latest jobs available. Ten years ago, though, we only updated our resume and checked out the very few job boards available. Now, however, job searches are more diverse, both for you and the companies and recruiters doing the hiring.

2012 175

Job Search Tips for College Graduates

Professional Resume Services

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. Professional writers are trained to create individualized resumes that generate interviews. Many have jobs posted on their sites, as well as have details of upcoming job fairs and other networking events.

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

Career Alley

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! It’s not an interview, but it is an opportunity to get face time with the people that matter. Job titles look too fancy? Good luck in your search.

2012 241

Job Search – It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You

Career Alley

He is in the process of looking for a job and, like all good job searchers should, he’s tried to leverage his network big time. Similarly, if he gets an interview, he will try to leverage his contacts as well, going to “2″ level (connected through someone you know) or even “3″ level (connected through someone you know that knows someone – and no, I’m not kidding). Job Search and Career Networking Tips.

2012 215

Social Networking and Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

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. This site is meant for professional and business connections, and is used by businesses, employers, and those searching for a job. Do not say vulgar or offensive things that could jeopardize your chance at getting the job.

Building, Maintaining and Using Your Network for Job Searches

Career Alley

The way to find a job is changing and it is becoming more and more important to have a solid network to help you land a job. You are more likely to get an interview if you have a recommendation or an “in” at the company. Recommendations will not get you the job on their own, your experience, professional interviews and stellar job history are necessary as well. This will give you a chance to prepare for the interviews.

2012 197

New Job Search Book: 100 Conversations for Career Success

Executive Career Brand

A book on how to land a job that gets down to the nitty-gritty and actually includes scripts to deal with a wide range of networking, interviewing and job search situations and scenarios. From cold calls, emails and informational interviews, to interacting with VIPs on social media, creating a natural-sounding, branded intro spiel to new people, and so much more. ” The book chapters include: How to Inform Your Network You’re Searching for a Job.

2012 147

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

Executive Career Brand

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! Most people think the holidays are not such a good time to land a job.

2012 157

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

Resume Bear

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.

2012 209

Stay “Pumped Up” in Your Job Search

Resume Bear

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. 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. It’s a reminder that jobs do exist.

2012 205

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.

2012 124

Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 4 of 5

Career Alley

What once was a handful of spotty cloud services has now turned into a very crowded field of well known players hoping to get your business (see Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 1 of 5 ). Also, with the introduction of FaceTime on iOS devices, it is now technically possible to have a video interview via your iPhone or iPad while you are “on the road” (although you will need WiFi to do this). Good luck in your search.

2012 207

A Note to Recruiters & Hiring Managers: What Ever Happened to Professional Courtesy in Job Search?

Career Alley

While the vast majority of the posts on CareerAlley are aimed at job searchers, today’s post is primarily slanted to the hiring process (HR Recruiters, Hiring Managers and Executive Recruiters) although the topic will be of interest to all. Two scenarios : Company A calls you and sets-up a telephone interview with their HR generalist (let’s call her Denise). At the end of the interview, Denise says “ Thanks for your time. Good luck in your search.

2012 197

Tips to Avoid Job Searching Burnout

RedStarResume

Let’s face it; the job searching process can be long, frustrating and discouraging. In the tough job market we have today, the time it takes to research, apply for jobs, interview and eventually land one takes even longer than it has in the past. In a perfect world, we’d be able to devote 12 hours a day into the job search until we landed that perfect position; but let’s be real, that’s not possible and it’s not healthy either.

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

Career Alley

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

Using LinkedIn to Enhance Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

While LinkedIn has become extremely popular with businesses and companies, it still seems to be lagging a bit when it comes to those seeking jobs. That’s a shame because it’s one of the easiest and most effective job search tools available today. The main reason that LinkedIn isn’t being used as much as it should be by job seekers is because it’s considered a form of social media and that term alone makes people think of it as a leisure activity.