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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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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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. The holidays are behind us.

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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? Update them on your life and your job search. Holiday Job Search Your Job Search find a job holidays

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. Focus Your Job Search: Don’t apply to everything you see.

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The Four Ingredients of a Modern Job Search

Careers Done Write

Job Search Strategies career advice infographic

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The Forecast for Public Health Careers in 2012

Career Alley

If you are considering a degree program in public health, you could be making a good move toward your job security. 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. Good luck in your search.

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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. Joyce advised: “Don’t job hunt in solitude.

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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. Job-Search Skills Your Job Search pre interview advice

Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

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. 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.

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. When should you move on in your job search? They work what they can control in a job search.

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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.

New Grads Embracing Social Media as Job Search Tool

Resume Bear

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). Students are most likely to use social media in the job search to network with employers, according to survey results.

Things You Should Know About 2012 Job Search

Career Realism

Given the amount of information and resources available to job seekers today, I’m sure you think there’s nothing you don’t know about looking for work in 2012. Job search in 2012 is about being ahead of the pack in terms of what really works.

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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. Gayle Howard : Job Search: The Emotional Rollercoaster. Giving Job Seekers Permission to Reclaim their Professional Identity. Dawn Bugni : How current is that job search advice?

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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.

LinkedIn’s Free Executive Job Search Resources

Executive Career Brand

Then move on to the Guide for Job Seekers or Entrepreneurs (or Small Business, Students, Attorneys, Business Development, Consultants, Journalists, Nonprofits or Venture Capital — see the list in the left sidebar when you click on either of the links above).

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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. Join a job-search group.

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. As in, one job.

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Impropaganda in Your Job Search

Career Alley

I’m thinking that impropaganda is a clever play on the word (like WOW, I just thought up a new term), but if you do a search on the Internet you will see that many before me came up with the same idea. But it could also be in any other form that would show up in an Internet search.

Tips to Avoid Job Searching Burnout


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.

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

Career Alley

15 of the best career and job search articles just for you from your CareerAlley fellow readers. The Secrets to Staying Optimistic While Unemployed – Job search is not easy, especially when you are unemployed. Good luck in your search.

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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.

4 Executive Job Search Blunders

Executive Career Brand

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 , Job-Hunt.org and WorkCoachCafe.com. Harry Urschel, @eExecutives , The Wise Job Search.

How Kaizen Can Help Your Job Search


It's tempting to take a "weekend warrior" approach to a job search in hopes that going all-out in a sprint will let us be done with it already. A continuous improvement, or kaizen , approach to your job search ensures you build momentum without burning out.

Job Hunt or Job Search?

Hiring Technical People

Are you on a job search or a job hunt? Many people search for jobs. Some people hunt for jobs. Some people find it helpful to think about their search as a hunt. The hunt is not over until the job is bagged and tagged. If the word “hunt” helps you stay invested in your job search, great. If a job hunt helps you instead of a job search, go for it. Why am I making a distinction?

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. The YouTube Job Search & the Power of the Video Resume.

Social Recruiting and Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

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?

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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.

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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. This is the third year I’ve participated in Job Action Day. LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search.

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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.

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.

Ugly Job Search – 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

Career Alley

There are so many things you can do to speed up your job search (and that is a topic for another post), but there are also as many (or more) things you can do to slow down or derail your job search process. The road to a new job can often be long and bumpy.

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Is Facebook Good For Job Searches?

Professional Resume Services

Can I use it for searching for a job?” ” The short answer is, of course you can use Facebook for job searches. LinkedIn seems to be a natural social outlet for job networking because it is a professional environment through and through.

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?), Good luck in your search.

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Heat Up Your Job Search This Summer

Careers Done Write

He did say once again that he is very excited about his job search. The point of this frustrating story is that it can be easy for a job searcher to become passive, especially in the summer. So, now that your priorities are straight again, heat up your job search!

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Job Searching on the Go

Careers Done Write

Job searching is so much easier now that so many clever smart phone apps are available. You can explore career options, search job postings, and apply for a job all in a matter of seconds using your smart phone. Beyond.com App to facilitate job searching, saving job postings, and emailing job listings to your email. Career Search Research 1,000+ careers, including salary data, opportunities in specific locations, and outlook.

Self-Google or Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

They’ll almost always have a LinkedIn profile and, unless that person shares a name with others, LinkedIn will be the number one search result on the page, and it will be associated with the person I’m about to speak with. That issue can pose major problems for some job seekers.

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3 Social Media Ways to Build Your Executive Job Search Network

Executive Career Brand

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.

6 Job Search Lessons Learned from Steve Jobs

Resume Bear

Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. In the 35 years since the founding of Apple, Jobs contributed to many major advances in technology. The outpouring of sympathy and gratitude across the planet last Wednesday is solid proof that Jobs will be missed and remembered.

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What Is The Best Job Search Tool? Failure

Professional Resume Services

Failure is inevitable in a job search. The likelihood that you will find the perfect job and that you will get that job in your first search is next to none. This means that you will have to search again and again. You will fail at finding a job.

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Ugly Job Search – Horror Stories – Grim but True

Career Alley

Whatever the reason, it’s not a bad idea to look at other peoples job search grief. I remember the time I went on a job interview. Where do I sign up for the job from hell? Ever think about paying off the interviewer to get the job? True Job Search Blunders.

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How to Sustain Your Conviction to a Grueling Job Search

Career Trend

Career Advice Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter job search U.S. News & World Report career advice career change career strategy job search struggleBy Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Climbing the career change mountain is never easy. And, in today’s shaky economic and corporate climate, the hazards and pitfalls and the cold-hard realities of people, systems, processes and attitudes you will encounter along the way are intimidating, and sometimes, just plain frightening.

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