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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. Back then, you knew it was important to include a cover letter with your resume. Or is the cover letter a dying relic? Simply rehashing your resume in the cover letter can have a negative impact.

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. ?

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Planning for Your Job Search – Lesson 1

Career Alley

A friend of mine (let’s call him Phil) just started his job search and he asked me to review his resume. or any other aspect of his job search other than his resume. A good job search plan will help you land a new job as quickly as possible.

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15 Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job search is a challenging process, but certainly not a difficult one. Job search is much the same. Following is a list of tips to help you improve your job search and focus on what is important. The early bird gets the job. Job Search Careers Jobs

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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?

15 Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job search is a challenging process, but certainly not a difficult one. Job search is much the same. Following is a list of tips to help you improve your job search and focus on what is important. Kickstart Your Job Search. Job Search.

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5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

” – Theodore Roosevelt As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Students should develop a proactive strategy for their job search to gain an advantage.

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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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Can You Avoid the Executive Resume Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Vortex?

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve read any of my posts about personal branding and executive job search, you already know that merely updating your resume with recent accomplishments and contributions isn’t enough to help you rise above the competition in job search.

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Staying Alive in the Job Search

Workology

We can learn so much from Tony in this new job market. This job market requires a targeted job search approach to receive a call from the recruiter. WHAT JOB DO YOU SEEK? These are like gold in this job market and should be treated as such. Job Boards.

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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.

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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.

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 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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Thousands of Jobs if You Know Where to Look

Career Alley

Although the unemployment rate has improved over the last few years, there still appears to be a shortage of jobs for those who want to work (or get a new job). I say “appears” because there are jobs out there (if you know where to look and have the right skills).

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WARNING! Don’t Write Your Resume for an Applicant Tracking System

The Undercover Recruiter

Business Cover Letter Tips CV Tips Job Search Resume Tips ATS Career HR managers Job Board job seekers Networking personal referrals resume tips search engine One of the fun parts (for me at least) about being a career coach is seeing some of the terrible advice that other people are giving out.

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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.

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3 LinkedIn Job Search Basics For Targeting Companies

JobMob

But what should you actually be doing that can help you land a job via LinkedIn? Most jobs that are posted on LinkedIn should be linked to an actual person’s account. So, if you find a job on LinkedIn or even a job on another job board, site, WOM, etc.,

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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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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.

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Use This Job Search Plan To Slash Your Time By 50%

Career Realism

Job searching has changed a lot in this digital age. This job search plan will show you what you need to do to slash your job search time by 50% and save you hours of frustration. These are: Job Boards. Job Boards.

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Don’t Waste Time: 5 Keys to Smart Job Hunting

Ms. Career Girl

When you’re on a hunt for a job, it is important to manage your time wisely to make sure that time is not wasted. The more organized you are with your efforts, the faster your chances are of finding the right job and the right job finding you. It also helps to search smartly.

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7 Ways to Avoid the Black Hole of Online Job Applications

Workology

Go online and find thousands and thousands of jobs or internship postings. The listings are on job boards, search engines as well as company websites. You read the job descriptions and requirements. Your contacts will then point you to jobs to apply for.

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Someone’s Mother, Someone’s Daughter, Your Candidate

Workology

Join us on Febuary 27, 2014 from 11:00 – 12:00p EST for our webinar “ How to Get Strategic with the Candidate Experience ” and learn what it means to get strategic about your candidate experience practices.

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Top 7 Resume Trends For 2015

Career Realism

First impressions are the lifeblood of a successful job search, so making a memorable one is a must. Trend #3: The fade away from ATS, keyword stuffing, and job boards. In fact, utilizing job boards should constitute only 20% of your job search efforts.

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QUIZ: Are You Being SHUT OUT Of The Hiring Process?

Career Realism

Not sure where you’re going wrong in your job search? Well, there are a few major areas where job seekers fall flat when they’re applying for jobs. But in the meantime, take this quiz to see what’s going on in your job search: 1.) Not getting any job offers?

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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. Your Cover Letter. Job Search LinkedIn

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8 Ways To Get Your Foot In The Door At Any Company

Career Realism

“If I could just get my foot in the door…” is a complaint I often hear from job seekers. To maximize your chance for an interview, make sure you customize your resume and cover letter by adding key words from the job posting. 5 Key Steps To A Cover Letter That Opens Doors.

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Top 3 Up-And-Coming Sites To Find Your Dream Job

Career Realism

Think you’re going to find a job you can brag about to your friends on Craigslist? If so, then I’d like to throw another option your way… Related: 3 Tips To Land Your Dream Job. If I were looking for an awesome job with a great company, then this is where I’d start.

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7 Common Job Hunting Mistakes Students Make

Career Realism

It’s because job hunting is complicated, especially for those who are entering a new field as newly graduated professionals. Related: 11 Job Search Commandments For College Grads. Not tailoring cover letters and resumes to the job listing.

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The Intriguing Truth About Your Dream Job

Career Realism

Did you know that working for Zappos, a company on the GameChangers 500 list of the world’s top purpose-driven companies, is so desirable that it’s actually harder to get a job there than it is to be admitted to Harvard? Related: Is It Ever ‘Too Late’ To Get Your Dream Job?

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The 3-Step ‘Beat Unemployment’ Plan

Career Realism

Begin preparing now to limit the length of your unemployment and maximize your job search success. This 3-step “beat unemployment” plan works for job seekers at all levels of the spectrum, from entry-level workers to senior executives. Define Your Job Search Strategy. Before you can structure your job search, you have to define what kinds of positions you will search for – the titles, levels of roles, industries, and types of companies you will pursue.

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How To Build An Effective ‘Marketing Yourself’ Plan

Career Realism

Bravo, congratulations, great job, and kudos on graduating from college! Education gives anyone an edge in the job and career world, but how YOU use it and what YOU do to get hired, get ahead, and succeed is the difference. Generic resume templates are job search killers.

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Should I Customize My Resume To Each Job?

Career Realism

All of the best jobs have stiff competition, and making sure that you stand out as the best candidate for the job is harder than ever. Why Customize Your Resume To The Job. You may not be applying for a job in sales, but when it comes to your resume, your job is to sell yourself.

2014 113

What’s The Hidden Job Market And How Do I Access It?

Career Realism

You may be surprised to hear that approximately 85% of jobs are never advertised. Related: The Surprising Key To The Hidden Job Market. According to the website Examiner.com, only 11% of jobs paying over $200,000 per annum are advertised, and only 13% of executives find jobs by responding to job postings. Why Are Jobs Hidden? Jobs can be “invisible” for several reasons. Should You Look For Hidden Jobs? How Can I Find Hidden Jobs?

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Want Your Ultimate Job? Avoid The ‘Monster Effect’

Career Realism

Have you ever applied for a position on a popular job board and never heard back? Weeks go by, and you don’t hear anything… so you start desperately applying for any job you think might fit. Related: How To Get Through ‘The Cave’ To Your Dream Job. You can stop rushing to send in resumes and scanning job boards for positions. By the way – there’s a resource at the end of this article with a new and far more effective way to get your dream job.).

How Are Executives Recruited?

Career Realism

For many positions, job board websites such as Monster, Indeed, and even Craigslist have become the go-to spots for job seekers. According to PierceGray , the answer is simple: Executive search firms. job details, position requirements, and candidate eligibility).

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“I’ve Made It” — How to Find Your Ideal Job

Corn on the Job

The employment market may have improved considerably over recent years, but there’s still plenty of competition out there for jobs. Here are a few top tips that could help you to find and secure the right job for you. Getting the right job takes perseverance and patience.

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3 Ways To Improve Your Chances Of Getting A Job Abroad

Career Realism

Let’s consider some simple ways you can increase your chances of getting a job abroad. Landing the right internship means plunging head first into the internship search, so here’s what you should consider to get that international internship. job openings posted on the Web.

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I’m cranky about having to volunteer in my field, my former employer’s website still lists me as an active employee, and more

Ask A Manager

I have a master’s degree in library and information science, which has been ranked by Forbes magazine as being the #1 worst master’s degree for jobs. Predictably, I have not found a job in this field. I am currently unemployed after my job as a staff writer at a small private university was eliminated, haven’t had a library-related job for years, and graduated with my MLIS 2+ years ago. You tailor it to the job, not the company.

2014 69

11 concrete ways to use Twitter for networking

Blue Sky Resumes

I don’t know how many job seekers are strategically using Twitter to network and advance their job search , but I do know that it’s a very small percentage. Twellow allows you to search by keyword, category, or both. Use ‘Search’ tools to listen for opportunities.

2014 64

You’ve Been Fired From Your First Sales Job: What Now?

Career Realism

John landed his first sales job out of college almost two years ago. Fortunately for John, the skills he built over the past two years at his first sales job are going to be exactly what will help him find his next job. At this point, you know the drill – you’ve been through the job searching process, and you have learned invaluable skills as a salesperson. Sales is not taught as a one-size-fits-all template, and the same applies to finding a job.

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7 Tips To Best Utilize LinkedIn

Career Realism

But with all the attention LinkedIn’s look and features get, what may have escaped your notice is just how much LinkedIn is transforming networking and job searching. Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. Ditch the boards.

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