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Use Job Boards for Research … Not to Find Jobs

Executive Career Brand

I hesitate suggesting you use job boards at all, because in my experience, too many executive job seekers spend way too much time on them, responding to job postings. Job descriptions may not truly represent the job. How to Use Job Boards for Research. ?

Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

My answers to her spot-on questions — including links to other posts I’ve written — form the basis of a solid roadmap for successful job search. Why is it so vital for senior executives to use social media as part of their executive job search?

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Are Massive Job Board Sites Actually Hurting Your Career Search?

The Undercover Recruiter

One of the most common pieces of good advice offered to job-seekers is to find a positive way to stand out from the crowd – something that distinguishes your resume from the stack of similar ones on the hiring manager’s desk and makes your name stand out in his mind.

Don’t Overlook LinkedIn Company Pages for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Once you’ve determined which companies you’re targeting for your job search, you’ll need to research each one for various information: Services and/or products. Hiring managers. Job openings. Among the myriad of places to conduct your research (Hoovers, Glassdoor, job boards, company websites, etc.), And why will they even want to connect with you, and potentially help you reach your career goals?

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What’s Missing During the Job Search? Mutual Respect

The Undercover Recruiter

By now, most job seekers know some of the ways to apply for jobs. Conventional job boards like Monster, Dice and CareerBuilder , and job aggregators like Indeed and Simply Hired are a start as are corporate careers websites and using LinkedIn.

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How To Beat The Odds During the Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

Applying to hundreds of jobs online isn’t the best solution for landing an interview or job. Less than 50% of hires come from job boards: Finding a job online and applying is relatively painless, or less painful than networking, so that might explain why so many […].

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How to Get Over a Job Search Slump

The Undercover Recruiter

If you think of your job search like a sport, then it is natural to expect peaks and valleys in your own performance. Still, there is nothing more draining, humbling and dispiriting than consistent rejection and non-responsiveness during a job search.

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5 Reasons Why Job Boards Aren’t As Effective Anymore

Career Realism

At one time, job boards were the way to go for job seekers. It’s where you could post your resume for employers and recruiters to view, and apply to job openings. Related: Reactive Vs. Proactive Job Search Strategies. 6 Steps for a Successful Job Search.

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How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

So, get your head out of the job boards and stop wasting so much time sending your resume out in response to online job postings. You may not know that one of the best ways to land a job at one of your target companies is through a referral from an employee.

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Do I Really Need a Cover Letter for My Executive Resume?

Executive Career Brand

But it’s been more than 5 years since you were in a job search. If you’re mostly responding to job board postings, you probably don’t need a cover letter. the vast majority of jobs come through networking your way into your target companies, NOT from job boards.

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

After all, people searching for viable candidates like you will likely see your LinkedIn profile before they ever reach out to you and request your resume. They spend a significant part of their days searching online for candidates, and a significant part of that time specifically on LinkedIn.

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7 Deadly Sins of Executive Resume Writing

Executive Career Brand

If your executive resume isn’t doing its job landing you interviews, and you know it doesn’t present you well, it may need an intervention. If your only job search efforts have been posting your resume to job boards, there may be nothing wrong with your resume.

9 Job Search Trends You Need To Know

Career Realism

Are you one of those people who think a resume is an antiquated job search tool? mail were a job seeker’s best friends? Related: 5 Reasons It’s Easier To Find A Job When You Already Have One. There are more options for conducting a job search than ever before.

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Planning Your Career Re-Entry After a Divorce

Careers Done Write

As a result of divorce, some previously stay-at-home spouses or full-time parents find themselves needing to work in a full-time job outside the home. Creating a plan to manage the transition can reduce those negative feelings and expedite the start of a new, satisfying career.

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Questions to Ask when Networking

Careers Done Write

When you meet someone new who could potentially point you in the right direction toward a new job or opportunity, you have to ask the right questions to maximize your time and the value of the meeting. Networking meetings are a critical complement to a thorough job search.

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4 Mistakes To Avoid A Derail In Your Job Search

Career Realism

For some people, it may just take a month or two to go from job searching to landing that dream job offer and starting work. RELATED: Need some job search advice? Here are things you can do to avoid a derail in your job search: 1.

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4 Steps To Building A Job Search Plan

Career Realism

Job searching is time consuming and like any other project – you need a plan. Organizing and optimizing your efforts can slash your job search in half. There are several ways in which you can conduct your job search: job boards, recruiters, and networking.

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5 Tips To Stay Positive And Motivated While Job Searching

Career Realism

At the start of a job search, you may feel hopeful and excited about what potential opportunities may lie ahead, but many job seekers easily fall into a slump as time passes. Related: 3 Tips On Using Direct Mail In Your Job Search. Coming up with job search goals.

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3 Job Search Tactics That Bring Results You Want

Career Realism

There’s a reason why people are advised to secure a job before quitting even in the best job market. Job searching can involve a lengthy process, especially when the best job search tactics aren’t in use. Related: 4 Steps To Building A Job Search Plan.

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3 Tips On Using Direct Mail In Your Job Search

Career Realism

A majority of the job postings happen online – on job boards, company websites and social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter, so who would still think to submit a resume via snail mail! Don Goodman’s firm was rated as the #1 Resume Writing Service in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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Facebook is Ten! Are You Using it to Manage Your Career Yet?

Career Solvers

In celebration of their 10th birthday, I’m blogging about Facebook to show how much I appreciate its implications for career management and job search. Facebook often plays second fiddle to LinkedIn and many are unaware of its enormous potential for job search.

4 Steps To Building A Job Search Plan For Faster Results

Career Realism

Just like you’d properly prepare and plan before heading into a job interview, your job search efforts also need planning and preparation. Related: Quick Analysis Of Your Job Search Techniques. It’s no wonder job seekers can spend several hours at it each day.

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How To Get A Recruiter’s Attention On LinkedIn

Career Realism

Job searching can be a lengthy process, especially if you’re just depending on the submission of your resume to job postings through job boards. Related: How LinkedIn Endorsements Can Improve Your Job Search Efforts. Job Search LinkedIn recruiter

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Why Unemployment Statistics Can Be Very Misleading

The Undercover Recruiter

This isn’t just about re-training someone to do a different type of job as much as it is to explain how to ‘network’ – that generic term meant to explain how to find jobs besides applying online to job boards and sending up your resume hundreds of times without hearing back.

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10 Places To Promote Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

Note that I’m speaking of your dedicated job search and career management email address here, not your employer, business, or personal email account. Most job seekers will need one or the other, not necessarily both. Job Search LinkedIn

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4 Tips To Using Twitter As A Job Seeker

Career Realism

4 Tips To Using Twitter As A Job Seeker. Where are you looking for job opportunities? Most job seekers who are current with the times will tell you they’re looking at online job boards and focusing most of their time on social media sites like LinkedIn.

4 Tips To Using Twitter As A Job Seeker

Career Realism

Where are you looking for job opportunities? Most job seekers who are current with the times will tell you they’re looking at online job boards and focusing most of their time on social media sites like LinkedIn. Related: Why You Need Social Media In Your Job Search.

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3 Areas Job Seekers Make The Biggest Mistakes

Career Realism

In a job market where there are plenty of applicants, it only takes one mistake to ruin your chances. Related: 3 Job Search Tactics That Bring Results You Want. Job Search Mistakes. How To Match Your Skills To A Job With Your Resume. Job Search

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4 Things To Do After Joining A LinkedIn Group

Career Realism

CAREEREALISM. There’s a lot of talk about the importance of job networking and how it can help the job search process and beyond, but what exactly does one need to do after joining these specialized groups on LinkedIn? Go To The ‘Jobs’ Tab.

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Fierce Competition? 3 Ways Your Resume Can Get Noticed

Career Realism

It’s a new year and it’s time to revive your job search efforts and results. When you’re applying through job boards or the employer’s website, there’s a good chance your resume is going through an Applicant Tracking System. Send it to the hiring manager.

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The LinkedIn Profile Checklist Every Job Seeker Needs

Career Realism

Job searching has taken a new direction. It’s not about going to the job boards, finding the job opening you like, and then applying to it. who can lead you to the path of the next job opportunity. This option is best when you’re a job seeker.

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6 Tips On Working With Recruiters

Career Realism

When job boards aren’t delivering the results you want, you may consider working with recruiters. Related: Quick Analysis Of Your Job Search Techniques. The fact is recruiters aren’t there to find jobs for people. Recruiters are there to find people for jobs.

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3 Ways To Get Your Resume Past The ATS

Career Realism

If you’re submitting your resume through a job board or company website, there’s a good chance your resume is being run through the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), the software many of today’s employers use to read and rank resumes that come in. Job Search Resume

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4 Tips On Making Quality Connections At Networking Events

Career Realism

It can all help to keep the dialogue going as the two of you become more comfortable with one another and find common ground before directing the conversation to a specific angle to help in your job search. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by a CAREEREALISM-approved expert.

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How Long Should A Resume Be?

Career Realism

Today’s job applicants have a major challenge – finding the right balance for their resume. Going too long on a resume you lose the hiring manager’s attention. So, what are today’s job applicants to do? Disclosure: This post is sponsored by a CAREEREALISM-approved expert.

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How To Respond To Job Openings On LinkedIn

Career Realism

If you see a job opening you’re interested in on LinkedIn, naturally you’d hit the ‘Apply Now’ button. That’s the approach most job seekers take. LinkedIn is a social networking site, so why not take advantage of the opportunity to network your way into a job!

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Using The ‘See Who’s Viewed You’ LinkedIn Feature

Career Realism

As a job seeker, looking at who has viewed your LinkedIn profile can help generate more opportunities for jobs and to build your network of contacts. It includes details like what search terms were used to find you. Job Search LinkedIn

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How To Respond To Job Openings On LinkedIn

Career Realism

How To Respond To Job Openings On LinkedIn. If you see a job opening you’re interested in on LinkedIn, naturally you’d hit the ‘Apply Now’ button. That’s the approach most job seekers take. Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->.

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3 Most Important Things To Do In A Job Interview

Career Realism

A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you have been removed from the job market for an extended period of time. Even if one candidate is more qualified and experienced than another, without a good relationship there is minimal chance at securing the job.

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