5 Strategic Job Search Tips

Career Alley

If you are continuously failing in finding the right job, you have to understand that it’s not always about your eligibility and skills. One has to really plan while appearing for interviews and while searching for jobs. Good luck in your search. Jobs by.

2014 220

Structuring Your Resume to Accomplish Its Goal

The Job Quest

It’s not uncommon for folks who want to partner with me to say something along the lines of, “ I need a better résumé to get a job. ” I then (gently) correct them: Your résumé won’t get you a job. It won’t get you a job.

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Working the Passive Job Search Campaign

Careers Done Write

You probably have heard that employers would rather recruit an employed candidate than an unemployed job seeker. A working candidate is more attractive because they are without a shadow of why they left their last job. Therefore, the best approach is the passive job search campaign.

2014 192

Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

There are tons of great ways you can improve your job search experience with little to no effort on your part. Whatever you hold in your mind as your ideal job will be what you gravitate towards, so be careful what you wish for. Good luck in your search. Job Search.

2014 217

Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

Executive Career Brand

It may seem obvious that the first thing to do, when you’re about to start an executive job search, is locate, dust off, and update your resume. In my experience, many executive job seekers do just that. In all likelihood, you’ll be facing a protracted job search.

2014 228

Ann: Manage Your Job Search Webinar

Hiring Technical People

I’m doing a webinar on July 2 about finding a job: Manage Your Job Search Webinar. Here’s the description: Searching for a job is a big, complex, and scary prospect. A job seeker needs the growth mindset—the agile mindset—to persist in building a target list and networking list. You’ll learn enough to use this session to manage your job search now and in the future.

2014 172

Why Stellar Employees Sell Themselves Short in the Job Search

The Job Quest

In writing résumés and preparing folks for employment interviews, it’s my job to find the extraordinary that will set my clients apart. I’ve just done a good job.” They do what will get the job done, whatever that means for that particular day.

2014 227

How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 2

Executive Career Brand

This two-part series on Twitter for personal branding and executive job search is the culmination of an interview and communications with a journalist writing an article for Money Magazine. Get going with Twitter well in advance of starting your job search.

2014 219

Storytelling for Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

Seven years ago Quintessential Careers, a leading online career site, innovated Job Action Day to help all job-seekers and workers take stock of their situations, and make plans and/or take action steps to improve their careers. This year, celebrated on November 3rd, Job Action Day is all about empowering job seekers to use storytelling for career success. That’s why job-seekers need a consistent narrative, backed by accomplishment stories.”.

2014 135

3 New Tools To Visualize Your Accomplishments

Career Realism

Related: 3 Tools To Explore An Anonymous Job Search. The challenge is that in the job search, we are not accustomed to thinking about our work visually. We have been trained to write about our accomplishment in verbose ways. We are no longer in the written age.

It’s 2014. Your Resume Should Reflect That Fact. Here’s How.

Career Alley

What should know about writing resumes this 2014? Whether you are a newbie or a veteran looking to find a job but are not confident on how to work on your resume, don’t fret. There are many places online to turn to for advice, like job listing website Randstad. Job Search.

2014 198

The Job Quest’s Top 10 of 2014

The Job Quest

With today being the last day of 2014, I decided to put together a roundup of the most popular blog posts published this year on The Job Quest. Why Stellar Employees Sell Themselves Short in the Job Search. Dispelling Bad Job Interview Advice, Part 1.

2014 163

4 Resume Writing Rules For Listing Your Accomplishments

Career Realism

If you haven’t heard it before, here it is: Your resume needs to showcase the top accomplishments you’ve achieved on the job. Related: How To Quantify Your Accomplishments On A Resume. Back up your accomplishments with numbers. Job Search Resume

How To Job Search Like An Olympian

Career Realism

With the 2014 Winter Olympics launching in Sochi, Russia, in just a couple of weeks, it’s again time to be impressed by the incredible discipline, focus, and persistence of the world’s best athletes. So, how do you job search like an Olympian? How To Job Search Like An Olympian.

2014 111

8 Ways To Beat Job Search Burnout

Career Realism

You probably know the dangers of burnout, but do you also realize that you can become burned out from a job search? Related: 6 Tips For Managing Job Search Stress. It often leads to cynicism, detachment, a lapse in accomplishments, and feelings of ineffectiveness.

2014 114

Finding The Fun In Your Job Search

Career Realism

Job search. How To Find The Fun In Job Search. You don’t have to go to the “gym” (insert your biggest job search dislike) and do what most people are doing. Find Something You Like About Your Job Search. And join a job search support group.

2014 114

Why Resume Templates Are Job Search Killers

Career Realism

I equate resume templates to a Zebra’s stripes—really great for camouflage and blending into a “herd” of other job seekers. A quick and easy way to get the job done. Or, in this case, find a job. Ready to give up that job search-killing resume template?

2014 105

6 Job Search Tips For New Graduates

Career Realism

Quite often graduates end up in a job that is well below their qualifications, become unhappy, and question their competence. Job Search Tips For New Graduates. Here are a few job search tips for new graduates that could give your efforts a boost: 1.

2014 113

Top 14 Most Popular Posts Of 2014

Career Realism

Farewell, 2014! We’ve had some great times together and accomplished some great things, but now, it’s time to move on to a new year – and new challenges! As tribute to such a great year, we’ve compiled a list of our top 14 most popular posts from 2014: 14.)

2014 108

5 Secrets To Staying Upbeat In A Job Search

Career Realism

Let’s say you’ve decided you just might possibly (maybe) want to look for a new job. I’ll have my dream job in no time!”. I’m the best person I know for that job! OR… “I don’t have the time/energy/knowledge/contacts to find a new job right now. Find jobs to apply to?

2014 114

7 Steps To Job Searching While Working Full-Time

Career Realism

Job search is a challenge on the best of situations, but it’s especially difficult to manage while you are working full-time. Related: How To Job Search While You’re Still Employed. What do you want to accomplish, and in what time frame?

2014 114

8 Tips For Conducting An Effective Job Search

Career Realism

If you’re conducting an active job search, you’ve probably realized the traditional methods used to obtain employment are no longer effective. If you only apply for job opportunities using job boards and wait for calls to roll in, it won’t get you very far these days.

2014 114

2 LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips You Don’t Know

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is undeniably the executive job-seeker’s most important and powerful online personal branding tool. Here are just two of the valuable LinkedIn tips for executive job search I learned through the program: 1.

2014 246

Extra Effort Brings Extra Flavor to Your Resume

The Job Quest

search the Internet for résumé samples, and when you found something that sounded similar to what you have done, you copied and pasted the contents into your own résumé? The document that you are relying on to represent your unique talent, accomplishments, and value isn’t unique at all.

2014 225

5 Job Seeker Resolutions to Make in 2014

Workology

Some of the most popular resolutions that we make are to quit smoking, get fit, stress less, get out of debt, and find a new job. If you are job hunting, a well-written resume that clearly articulates what you have to offer and why you are the best person for the job will be a must.

2014 170

What Not to Include in Your Resume Profile

Careers Done Write

Start your profile strong with your top skills, expert knowledge, and accomplishments. Research the needs of the target employer and present examples of your skills, accomplishments, and expertise that demonstrate you fill those needs better than other candidates.

2014 257

The New 10-Step Executive Personal Branding Worksheet

Executive Career Brand

Differentiate your unique ROI for today’s executive job search. Determine what kind of work you want to do (job position and industry), and which companies and organizations will afford you the opportunity to work your passion.

2014 285

5 Tips for Landing an Interview with Your Online Job Application

Career Alley

Job search has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. Today’s job search is almost entirely Internet based. Whether it be LinkedIn or applying for a job on a job search board, it has become increasingly easier to apply for a job.

2014 188

Employers Will Hire 12% More Grads in 2014

Workology

Take a look at the job descriptions of entry-level jobs where you’d consider applying and jot down a list of skills they have in common. Explain that you want to connect to learn more about their job, company, or career path. Good news for students approaching graduation!

2014 170

How to Present a Multi-Faceted Professional Brand

Careers Done Write

Most resume and job search experts agree that your resume should be focused on your current career goal. The next step is narrowing that list to attainable and available jobs. Study job postings and carefully read the job requirements.

2014 239

5 Steps to a Great Resume – Gathering Your Information – Lesson 1

Career Alley

I created the job requisition, contacted a few recruiters and we placed an ad in the New York Times. You’ve probably heard hundreds of times that your resume is the most important document in your job search (because it is). Good luck in your search. Jobs by.

2014 226

How To Turn Duties Into Accomplishments On A Resume

Career Realism

So when your resume gives a rundown of your duties and responsibilities in each position, it offers the hiring manager little information as to how well you performed on the job and what you are capable of doing. Was there a time when I was recognized for a job well done by those higher up?

Resume Help: Don’t Be Dense When It Comes to Your Resume

Careers Done Write

This week we received a resume from a very bright and accomplished senior technology project manager. Next we sort that information into two groups: Major duties and accomplishments. In the meantime, please check out these blogs: Copied from the Job Description.

2014 235

3 Things All Recent Grads Need To Do When Job Searching

Career Realism

I would bet that at this point, you have heard a bajillion pieces of advice on how to conduct your job search. Related: 7 Common Job Hunting Mistakes Students Make. For recent grads like you, this may be overwhelming once you begin the hunt for your dream job.

2014 109

The Top 5 Things You Must Remember for Your Interview

Career Alley

We all know the basics – make a great first impression, make sure the hiring manager knows that you have what it takes to do the job and do your research on the company and the interviewers. Reference specific job description terminology and tie this to your relevant experience.

2014 235

Four Major Cover Letter Mistakes

Careers Done Write

Often job seekers will ask me what they can do to improve their cover letter. Open with a sentence that encapsulates why you are the perfect match for the job. Mention the job or department to make it easy for the screeners to clarify the position to which you are applying.

10 Telephone Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Career Alley

Let’s face it, applying for a job has never been easier. The Internet, smartphones and cloud services have made it fairly simple and quick to apply to job postings “on the fly” As a result, companies and recruiters sometimes get hundreds of responses to a single job posting.

2014 256

Apply Out Of Your League

Ms. Career Girl

I’m going to let you in on a little job searching secret: the “years of experience” section is kind of a white lie. The job I got after graduating from college “required” 3-5 years of experience. The job I have now “required” 5+ years of experience.

2014 225

5 Key Resume Tips for Aspiring CFOs

Career Alley

Being a Chief Financial Officer of a major corporation is a challenging job. Resumes for executive positions are a key part of your Job Search Marketing Toolkit and will help to market you as a professional to Executive Recruiters as well as senior executives. jobs by.

2014 211

To Graduates Looking For A New Job

Ms. Career Girl

When are you going to find a job?!” Or you can confidently reply, “I have two networking events this week that may lead to promising job prospects.”. Step 5: Stay positive. - It’s easy to let the worries creep in…”What if I don’t find a job?! Ahh spring.

2014 236

LinkedIn Profiles vs. Resumes, is There a Difference?

Career Alley

For many years, resumes and curriculum vitae have been the tools most used by job seekers to market themselves to employers and headhunters. Both resumes and LinkedIn profiles detail job experience, education, skills, and personal contact information. Good luck in your search.

2014 230

5 Steps to a Great Resume – Content – Lesson 4

Career Alley

They had good formats and did a good job of explaining their work history. The best resumes did a great job of using the right keywords, summarizing their job experience and highlighting their skills. Keywords help demonstrate your level of experience and accomplishments.

2014 213

Cover Letter Help: Planning Your Message

Careers Done Write

Here is where you identify your very top values and show examples of accomplishments that back-up those skills. Cover Letter Help cover letter job search Many candidates make the mistake of thinking a cover letter is just a formality.