Utilizing all Social Networking Outlets for Your Job Search

Career Alley

These days if you do not have a computer or e-mail address, good luck hearing back from anyone for a job. According to a study by Reppler , 69 percent of employers have hired or rejected a potential candidate because of their social network profiles. One of these resources is the Internet and access to candidates’ social networking profiles. Twitter and Facebook are different concerns when seeking a job. Networking through Friends. Good luck in your search.

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. With networking is becoming even more important, you will need to make building and maintaining your network a priority. You can expand your network through your friends and your parents, but you also need to make sure that you are worth the recommendations that you are asking for. Building Your Network.

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?? 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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Social Networking and Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Social networking is one of the fastest growing forms of communication and advertisement. 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.

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. This could be in the form of Facebook or other social network. But it could also be in any other form that would show up in an Internet search. In addition to running a search on yourself, setup a Google Alert ( [link] ).

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.

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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. 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.

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.

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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

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

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.

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 176

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

The Effects of Social Media on Your Job Search

Career Alley

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. Networking.

Using Social Media for Your Job Search

Career Alley

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. When you’re satisfied with your profile you can begin to build your LinkedIn network. Good luck in your search.

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

Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Do you have the same fear that many of my c-level executive clients have when I tell them they need a branded, 100% complete LinkedIn profile and to fully leverage all the social network has to offer? 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.

2012 178

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 188

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). Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search. Executive Career Management Executive Job Search Executive Networking LinkedIn Social Media & Social Networking social networking

2012 165

Required Reading – Summer Job Search Reading List

Career Alley

Balancing your time during a job search can be challenging to say the least. Recruiters, Job Search Engines, Company Career Sites, your Network, where do you start? The volume of information available, compounded by automated job search engines returning long lists of “matching jobs” (most of which are not even close) can keep you very busy. A list of Job Search and career articles suggested by fellow readers.

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Wish Upon a Job – Building Your Job Search Part I

Career Alley

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. Good luck in your search.

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. Stop ignoring Facebook as a job search tool. I speak to job seekers every day and ask them if they use Facebook as part of their networking and job search strategy. The holidays are behind us.

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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? And it costs them less than sorting through thousands of resumes and saves the expense of posting to job boards. What results did social networking deliver? But many executive job seekers are starting to get it.

2012 157

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. Andy Headworth : This is why your LinkedIn profile is NOT showing up in people’s LinkedIn searches. Gayle Howard : Job Search: The Emotional Rollercoaster. Dawn Rasmussen : LinkedIn Networking #FAIL: Here’s What Not To Do. Dawn Bugni : How current is that job search advice?

2012 88

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. 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.

2012 235

Moving Towards Efficiency in the Online Job Search Process

Career Alley

With the unemployment rate still lingering above eight percent and business owners complaining about a lack of qualified workers, it’s no secret that something’s gone wrong with the evolution of the online job search process. There’s been a lot of change over the past decade as we moved from newspaper Want Ads to job boards, professional networking sites, and social media recruiting tools. Many of these resources even offer free job matching services for candidates.

2012 235

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

Professional Social Networking

Career Alley

When we find ourselves in times like these, when unemployment is high, people are prolonging retirement, and students continue to graduate into an unstable economy, it’s important that we realize the benefit of using these social networking websites. Knowing how to use social networking in a professional manner will be an advantage for those who want to retain a professional image to their colleagues, family and friends – with the internet; you never know who’s looking at your profile.

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

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. Categorize Your Network – This may sound crazy at first, but think about it. Your network is most likely made up of friends, former coworkers, relatives, maybe an old girlfriend and who know who else. CATEGORIZING YOUR NETWORK FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT. 36 Sources of Networking Contacts. Good luck in your search.

2012 215

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). 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.

Job Search Action Plan – 5 Resources to get you Started

Career Alley

Job search is much the same. You need a job search plan (“triptik”) to help you find the right job without getting “lost” Balancing your time during a job search can be challenging to say the least. Recruiters, Job Search Engines, Company Career Sites, your Network, where do you start? The fear of missing that one important bit of information or “the” job lead drives most of us crazy.

2012 239

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. Your Job Skills Portfolio: Giving You an Edge in the Marketplace.

2012 210

5 Things Executive Recruiters Want: Executive Job Search Best Practices

Executive Career Brand

According to a recent survey by ExecuNet , a private membership organization supporting senior-level executive job seekers with job opportunities, resources and job search help, top recruiters identified several clearcut do’s and don’ts: 1. Because so many executive job seekers don’t take the time to include a targeted cover letter, those who do include one are more likely to stand out.

2012 160

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. Finding Jobs: Networking.

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 159

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

Career Alley

We’ve all heard the social networking disasters like people who post questionable pictures or boast of their drug and/or drinking exploits on social network sites thinking only their friends will see them. 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. Mention social networks and most people immediately think of Facebook.

2012 207

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. BeKnown Monster's professional networking app, BeKnown for the Android , iPhone , and Blackberry. Beyond.com App to facilitate job searching, saving job postings, and emailing job listings to your email.

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.

Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 1 of 5

Career Alley

Well job search is no different. No, not searching while walking (although I’m sure it’s been done), but being able to job hunt and manage your career from (almost) anywhere. Job search (finding jobs that match your criteria). Social networks (like LinkedIn). Today’s post will cover 5 job search apps (obviously the tip of the iceberg). Good luck in your search.

2012 256

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. I was delighted to contribute to the book a few short, impactful pitches when networking in-person. ” The book chapters include: How to Inform Your Network You’re Searching for a Job. How to Contact and Inform Potential References about Your Search.

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