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. Building Your Resume for Life After College.

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

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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. Your resume should reflect your experience at the “top” of your current role and demonstrate that you are clearly ready for the net level.

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The Last Spring Break – Tips for College Grad Job Search

Career Alley

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.

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.

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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?), printing and mailing resumes, filling out applications at company HR departments, calling your contacts, and going door to door to visit recruiters. Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” certainly applies to job search.

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Dice.com — How to update your resume for 2012

Cube Rules

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

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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. ” incidents (like sending a virus infected resume). I remember the time I went on a job interview. Where do I sign up for the job from hell? 150 Funniest Resume Mistakes, Bloopers and Blunders Ever. 10 dumbest resume blunders. True Job Search Blunders.

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Increase Your Job Search Success by Using Perfect Resume Sample

Jobacle

While determining the resume requirement, it is written to communicate your skills, qualifications, and interest to serve particular types of functions. Get online resume help to enhance the professional format and design equally well suited content matter. Increase your job search success: You can increase your job search success by using a perfect resume sample that will serve the resume writing requirements.

2012 146

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. Free Resume Resources.

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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.

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Reader’s Choice – Job Search Resources

Career Alley

Resources: Resumesimo – This site focuses on helping you build a better resume (in less than 10 minutes according to the site) – for free. How to Job Hunt – Dick Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute? – Some interesting short job-tip videos from Dick Bolles (Dick Bolles is a highly esteemed job-hunting/career-changing expert, best known for his best-selling book, What Color is Your Parachute?). Good luck in your search.

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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. For LinkedIn, however, you should undoubtedly keep it public, as this is how employers can read your resume and get in contact with you. Twitter and Facebook are different concerns when seeking a job. These are valuable resources when searching for a job. These people are your friends, and should be interested in aiding you in your job search.

?? 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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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.

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. Update your resume. 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.

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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.

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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. See past inflated resumes and screen out the truly unqualified applicants.

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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. CareerAlley : How to Email Your Resume and Cover Letter. Gayle Howard : Job Search: The Emotional Rollercoaster. Erin Kennedy : 5 Ways To Make Your Executive Resume Better.

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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. It will include: Everything you need in terms of “materials” (resume, references, cover letters, skills, target companies, etc.).

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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.

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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. Think of your profile as your online resume and update it each time you change jobs, earn a degree or complete job-related training.

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.

No More Resume Black Hole Control Your Job Search

Resume Bear

Featured Feature: Real-Time Resume Tracking. But before we make a fuss over all the new and improved features, lets review some aspects of ResumeBear already in place that set us apart from your standard job board or resume creating service. Let’s call this our featured feature: Resume Tracking. When you apply for a job and submit your resume through ResumeBear , you will receive an email or text message as soon as your resume is viewed.

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Job Search Fizzling? Maybe It’s Your Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

” Are you one of the many, many executive job seekers locked into a repetitive process that’s not working? If you have a branded, targeted LinkedIn profile (so you’ll be found in online searches) and resume you’ve been using diligently, and you’ve been in a proactive job search (I mean, you’re actively and purposefully networking for a new job) for more than let’s say a month, and you’re getting nowhere.

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Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 2 of 5

Career Alley

I was looking at the LinkedIn “find jobs” tab (found under “Jobs” at the top of your LinkedIn page), did a quick search and found a job opportunity that looked like it would be a perfect fit for me. As I read through the job description I got more and more excited about the opportunity. I decided that I must apply for this job. So many job search apps, so little time. Good luck in your 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. Your resume should reflect your experience at the “top” of your current role and demonstrate that you are clearly ready for the next level.

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

Career Alley

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). So how does one tweak a resume while “on the run”? This article will cover 5 job search Resume/Cover letter and help apps.

2012 239

Dazed and Confused – College Job Search

Career Alley

At some point (hopefully after 4 years unless you are on the “5 year plan”) it will all come to an end and you will need to find a job. College grads are finding it more difficult than ever to find jobs in their chosen field, and many have to resort to jobs that were traditionally filed by those without a college degree. Besides getting hands-on experience, you will meet people who may hire you (or help you get a job) when you graduate.

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? Resumes. Consider the resume submission. Continuing to submit resumes.

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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.

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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. That diversity is an issue when it comes to marketing your job skills. As in, one job.

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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.

Medical Professionals: Using References in a Job Search

Career Alley

You plan to start looking at various medical careers to see what’s available in your area of interest and then send out resumes accordingly. Here’s a question: do you plan on submitting references with your resumes and applications? And that brings us to our first point: don’t include a line on the bottom of your resume offering references if requested. Search for Locum Tenens Physician Jobs and Healthcare Employment Opportunities at CompHealth.

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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). “Help” apps (like resume writing tools). Communications (emailing your resume, video chatting, etc.). Today’s post will cover 5 job search apps (obviously the tip of the iceberg).

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Get to know the new rules in job search

Career Alley

The days of going directly to companies HR departments with printed resumes or posting them via snail mail are history now. 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 following tips will help you understand the current trend of job hunting. Good luck in your 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.

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. Your Resume. Your resume is the first impression you give an employer. If you aren’t comfortable writing your own resume, consider consulting a professional writing service to help you out.

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. Executive resumes need cover letters. 70% of recruiters said they pass over a resume sent without a cover letter. Limit career history on executive resumes.

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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. This site is meant for professional and business connections, and is used by businesses, employers, and those searching for a job. List your profile URL on your resume so it will be easy for employers to find you.

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. But many executive job seekers are starting to get it. Self-Google or Doom Your Executive Job Search.

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

Career Alley

Are you sending out dozens of resumes a day but not getting any responses? 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! Show up and hand in your resume. Get a professional resume edit. Mail your resume.

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