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6 Job Search Board Resources to Focus Your Job Search

Career Alley

So many Job Search Boards, so little time. With the vast number of job search resources available on the Internet, it’s very easy to lose focus and spend all of your time using one type of resource. One of our key themes is to managing your time and effort is CareerAlley’s Four Legs of Job Search (Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Social Networks and Company Career Sites). Indeed.com – Simple interface, lots of jobs.

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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. When I started talking with Phil about his resume, I realized that he had not given any thought as to the type of company he wanted to work at, the types of jobs he was considering, where he would start his search (recruiters, job search sites, etc.) or any other aspect of his job search other than his resume. Jobs by.

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Job Search Trap: I Can Network Only By Computer

Hiring Technical People

I gave a talk at a networking group recently about Manage Your Job Search. They only got one point for applying for a job. They got 15 points for going on an informational interview, and 15 points for networking at an event. Meeting people, in person, is key to a successful job search. ” You can search job boards. What passes for job descriptions these days is a horror show.

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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. Make a plan – Whether it’s a check list or a list of action items, you should have a job search plan. Kickstart Your Job Search Do Your Research – Do you know where you want to work? The early bird gets the job.

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Keep Up The Job Search Wherever You Are

Career Alley

A dedicated job search takes eight hours a day , writes Career Cast. Get out, change the scenery, find a comfortable place and continue your job hunt with these recommended apps. Searching For The Ideal Job. Heavy.com recommends a number of job search apps, including one from a premiere job search engine, Indeed. Indeed.com is an aggregator which means it takes your job search criteria and searches a number of job boards.

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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. Make a plan – Whether it’s a check list or a list of action items, you should have a job search plan. Kickstart Your Job Search. How to Build a Job Search – Company Research. Smartphone 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. Here are a few tips for prospective graduates looking to get the most out of their job search: 1. Starting the job search will give students a good indication of what the market is doing and what companies may be hiring.

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Job Search Trap: I Can Network Only By Computer

Hiring Technical People

I gave a talk at a networking group recently about Manage Your Job Search. They only got one point for applying for a job. They got 15 points for going on an informational interview, and 15 points for networking at an event. Meeting people, in person, is key to a successful job search. ” You can search job boards. What passes for job descriptions these days is a horror show.

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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? Those with a more far-reaching online footprint (that is, more relevant search results for their name) are viewed as more desirable than those with limited or non-existent online presence. that is, networking?

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. Job openings. Among the myriad of places to conduct your research (Hoovers, Glassdoor, job boards, company websites, etc.), This positions you as a “known commodity”, above the sea of job hunters who are unknown to them. Finding a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market.

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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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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. These all should supplement, not be, your primary job search tools. These days many job leads come from through family, friends, and through local networking contacts.

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

Executive Career Brand

You’ll probably have to do a lot of networking to find and land your next gig. 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. Did you know that, although the vast majority of job seekers use job boards to find jobs , only a very small percentage, maybe around 5%, will land jobs directly through them? How to Build Your Executive Network.

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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 […]. How To Beat The Odds During the Job Search. Career Management Job Search ATS Company Connections contact job Network odds Resumes search targeting

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Searching for My One True Job: Why Job Searches Should Mirror Online Dating Expectations

The Undercover Recruiter

But according to the numerous job sites I’ve signed up for, this is who I am. Well I’ve got something to say job sites: you don’t know me ! Job searching is important – it is your future after all. It’s as important, perhaps, as the search for your ‘significant other’ considering the amount of time you spend on either of them, so let’s compare the two. So why do we settle with the job offers that pile into our inboxes?

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How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

Executive Career Brand

You’ve probably heard about the hidden executive job market, but do you really know what it is, why it exists, and how to take advantage of it? No one knows for sure how many jobs are unlisted, but it’s estimated to be around 80 – 90%. Why aren’t more jobs posted online? Executive recruiters and employers find good-fit candidates by searching LinkedIn, for the most part, and other social networks, using relevant keywords.

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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. You should think carefully about the purpose of your meeting is – is it to ask for a job straight up? ” This is the most direct approach to take during the meeting to see if the person you are meeting can help you find and land a new job opportunity.

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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. Job boards are simply not as effective anymore since there are social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter where you can pretty much network your way to the right contacts. 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). One issue is “job mismatch” right jobs, wrong skills. Another issue is not knowing where (or how) to find jobs that might match your skills. HOW TO FIND A JOB?

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Digital Job Hunting: Three Do’s, Three Don’ts

Career Alley

Over the past decade, the job search process has morphed into something we never could have predicted at the start of the century. Day by day, the paper job application is eroding further into the past. From the largest tech firms to the smallest Mom and Pop shops, every business seems to be taking their job openings to the digital world. Expand your search. Google is great, and can lead you to some of the most popular job boards on the web.

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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. But wait, there’s more hard work in store for you, if you plan to hit the job boards heavily. Job boards don’t work well for several reasons, including: Jobs posted may not be legitimate openings.

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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., search the employer’s page on LinkedIn and check out if they have listed the job on LinkedIn also. I would like to take a moment of your time to discuss the [job title] opening.

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5 Hot Careers in Technology

Career Alley

But the median national salary is $93,350 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the job market is growing at 22%, much faster than average. Finding a job – The usual suspects (and true for each of the careers listed below) – networking, college career centers, research and job boards. They are support staff within an organization and focus on network components, infrastructure and ensuring systems integrity.

While Healthcare Jobs Take a Hit, Sales Reps are in Demand

Career Alley

Industry insiders were shocked, therefore, when the BLS reported healthcare suffered a 6,000 job hit in December 2013 and January 2014 after a decade of steady growth. At least one corner of the industry did not suffer from this dip in jobs: medical sales. On the contrary, according to a recent survey, the number of medical sales jobs posted online has grown by 16 percent compared to this time last year. What do you want out of a job? Network selectively.

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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. However, left unaddressed, burnout can threaten your relationships, your health, and your career, not to mention your job search. So, how can you prevent or heal job search burnout? Discover 35 apps and tools that can save you hours of time each week in your career search.

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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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QUIZ: Is Your Job Search Strategy OUTDATED?

Career Realism

Job search is hard, but it’s even harder when you don’t have a solid strategy in place. Without a job search strategy, you can send out hundreds of resumes and not get a single interview. You might *think* you’ve got a winning job search strategy, but you could be using outdated techniques that won’t get you any offers. So, how does your job search strategy measure up? a) Nah, I’ll take what I can get in this job market. (b)

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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. Without question, job seekers can benefit from taking an “Olympian-inspired” approach to their searches. So, how do you job search like an Olympian? How To Job Search Like An Olympian. An effective job search begins and ends with a thorough plan.

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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. The cost of social recruiting is minimal (compared to posting on job boards) and opens them to a much larger pool of potential candidates.

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5 Job Search Time Wasters To Avoid

Career Realism

Searching for a job can be a full-time job in itself. Between searching online job boards and networking with others, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the job hunting process. Here are a few job search time wasters to avoid: 1. Applying For Jobs You Aren’t Qualified For. If you are in desperate need of a job, you may be tempted to apply for all of the latest job openings posted online.

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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. If so, I have some good news for you: just as technology has changed so much about the way we communicate and do business these days, it has had a major impact on the way job seekers learn about and apply for new jobs. Conduct smart searches.

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How to Find Hidden Jobs with an Easy Google Search

The Undercover Recruiter

The majority of jobs are now available online to jobseekers everywhere. Employers and recruitment agencies spend a sizeable portion of their budget advertising on job boards and social networks to make sure job seekers find out about their vacancies. However advertising on job boards and social networks is a major cost. While job aggregators will have majority of vacancies on their site, no one site has a 100% coverage.

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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. So, I’ve developed eight tips for conducting an effective job search that will make a noticeable difference. All of these are very important to your job search.

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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. Direct contact through networking. Job Boards. Did you know there are over 5,000 job boards? The general job boards like CareerBuilder are not the most effective boards to post your resume.

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Do You Need To Change Your Job Search Perspective?

Career Realism

Every job search has a unique ebb and flow. If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it may be it is time to change your job search perspective. Search job boards for positions within your current skillset – but perhaps not necessarily your ideal nest move – that have been open longer than 30 days (this might include positions you’ve already applied for). Stop thinking of your search in terms of identifying and applying for open positions.

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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. Assuming that your main job search strategy is networking — by far the most successful method — you’ll be sending your resume to select people.

Old School Job Search Tactics That Make You Stand Out

Career Realism

You’re still on a high from receiving that diploma, but your excitement is starting to wane – you can navigate the job boards with the best of them, but you’re still having trouble compiling a resume that reflects the schooling you just finished and the somewhat limited professional experience you may have. Related: 7 Tips For Finding A Job After College. Think about it: generations of workers have all found jobs without the help of LinkedIn and Indeed.

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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. When you use job boards and respond to job postings, your resume gets dumped into a database, to be parsed using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and matched with job openings.

8 Networking Groups You Should Join

Career Realism

Everyone should know by now that networking is the best way to find a job. Where job boards have a 3-10% effectiveness rate, and probably less now that Applicant Tracking Systems (the software that will rank your resume) are becoming prevalent, networking has a 30-60% effectiveness rate. Related: 10 Common Networking Mistakes To Avoid. Unfortunately, people do not know how to network (one day I will probably write a short book on how to do it).

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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. The fact is that the online job applications are primarily for the benefit of the employer and not designed to help you or me. Despite these odds, many students and new grads spend a majority of their job search time applying online.

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4 Ways To Strategize Your Job Search On LinkedIn

Career Realism

In today’s digital age, in-person networking has become important, especially while making one’s online presence. The charm of social media is truly ruling out on every job sector. Job opportunities are now publicly advertised on social circuits. Thus, networking is one of the most significant elements you can leverage in your job search. The solely dedicated social networking website for professionals is LinkedIn. Search For Relevant Jobs.

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3 Great Ways To Numb Your Networking Anxiety

JobMob

Networking: the introvert’s guide to getting extroverts’ results. In today’s ‘world of work’, there are a few truths that can leave those of us who tend to fall towards the ‘introvert’ end of things with growing levels of networking anxiety. The Hidden Job Market is made up of an estimated 60-85% of jobs that are never posted. How To Extinguish Networking Anxiety. 2) Broaden your perspective on networking.

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Spring Clean your Career

Ms. Career Girl

Do you enjoy your job? Join an organization and attend their networking events, training sessions, and free seminars. Online Job Boards: Job boards are a great resource for those who don’t know what they want. Job boards can provide insight into your current role; a role you can aspire to have; or new industries requiring your skills. LinkedIn has evolved into a universal career portfolio, containing work experience and a network.

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