5 Tips for Successful Job Search Networking

Career Alley

As you add contacts (or renew old contacts) during your job search, you should also “refresh” your relationships on a regular basis while looking for a job. For friends, relatives and business acquaintances, it is as easy as reminding them that you’re out there looking for a job. If they know you they already know that you are looking for a job, so a simple email (or phone call) will usually suffice. Good luck in your search, Joey.

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5 More Tips for Leveraging Your Social Networks in Your Job Search

Career Alley

You know that old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” While I don’t believe the first part of the saying (because what you don’t know will eventually catch up with you), the second part could not be more true with today’s social networks. While “who you know” has always been important, it has never been easier to leverage your network with services like LinkedIn and other social networks. Jobs by.

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Reviews – Top 5 Job Search Books

Career Alley

We can all use help looking for a job. Knowing which resume formats to use, how to network, leveraging the Internet, etc. All of that is very helpful and can help us fast track the job search process. There must be hundreds of job search resource books out there, which are the best ones to use? Following are some reviews of the top 5 job search books to help your make your selection. Can you find a job in 2 hours?

2014 309

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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Join me in Manage Your Job Search Workshop, March 21, 2014

Hiring Technical People

Are you looking for job? Will you be in London on March 21, 2014? If so, you should join me for my Manage Your Job Search workshop. You’ll each work on your own unique job search specifics. Here’s the outline: Organize yourself for your job search. Build your networking skills. Online networking: what it can do for you, what it can’t. In-person networking: what it can do for you, what it can’t.

2014 174

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.

2014 309

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. This post presents some useful strategies for effective job search. Industries are getting competitive day-by-day and getting a lucrative job has become immensely difficult. Wider and immediate networking. Jobs by.

2014 281

10 Resources for Intelligent Job Search

Career Alley

You know what they say – “If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well” The same is true with job search. We all think we know how to look for a job (and that is true to a certain extent), but more important is “knowing what you don’t know” about job search. So what exactly is intelligent job search ? Spin Strategy provides a number of resources for job seekers. Good luck in your search.

2014 285

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.

2014 164

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.

2014 271

12 Resources for College Grad Job Search- Majoring in Employment

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. So, you may ask, how do you build a network in college?

2014 269

Finishing Your Job Search Plan Lists – Lesson 2

Career Alley

Job Search Plans are much the same. While you may have all good intentions in launching your search, a poorly executed plan will most likely have you chasing hundreds of leads (like that guy’s coins on the floor) without any real benefit. In Lesson # 1 – Planning for Your Job Search , we discussed the first three steps in starting our plan. Lesson #2 will cover the remaining lists and documents needed to complete your job search plan.

2014 301

5 Tips to Digitize your Job Search

Career Alley

For those of you fortunate enough to never have had to type your resume on a typewriter, you don’t realize how difficult and time-consuming job hunting was in the pre-digital days. We now have different challenges in managing digital job search. “Speed to market” is now the name of the game, along with leveraging digital tools and your professional network. To those who master these skills, the job market is all yours. Job Search Career Tips

2014 252

Job Search Trap: Spray-and-Pray

Hiring Technical People

In Manage Your Job Search , I discuss a number of traps. You are not perfect for every job. I have suggestions for how to network in Manage Your Job Search (yes, more than what is on this blog right now). In the book, I have the ideas of background networking, which is what you do when you go to meetings; and target networking, which is what you do when you want to meet people on your target list. Deciding on your target network takes time.

2014 203

5 Resources for Executive Job Search

Career Alley

With that picture in mind, the more senior your role, the more difficult it is to find a new job. So, how long does it take to find a more senior job? There are so many factors (salary, education, experience, geographic location, your network, industry, the economy, etc.) that drive the job search process. So, if there are fewer senior jobs it stands to reason that there are fewer resources available to executives.

2014 257

Putting Your Job Search Plan to Work – Lesson 3

Career Alley

Job search is much the same. Implementing a job search plan is key to finding a job. By now you’ve finished the items in the first two Lessons and are ready to put your plan together and that’s what today’s lesson is about – implementing your job search plan. With any of the resources listed below, there is always the danger of focusing on one job search channel at the expense all of your other resources.

2014 288

Job Search Tip: Timebox Everything

Hiring Technical People

In Manage Your Job Search , I suggest the job hunter timebox everything. I say you need 25 companies on your target list in the networking chapter. In Manage Your Job Search , I’m a big fan of work that takes you under two hours to complete. You can progress through your job search every single day, using timeboxes like this. Agile Job Search lean Manage Your Job Search project management sticky target network timebox

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How to Succeed in Job Search without Really Trying

Career Alley

Job search is like any other task. The old saying “one step at a time” has its place with job search too. Don’t think about the end game, break down your job search tasks into small, easily manageable tasks that in the end, will help you achieve your goal. One Step at a Time: Take a look at my article “ Confessions of a Job Search Fanatic “, where I cover some simple steps to approaching your job search.

2014 252

6 Tools to Help Launch Your Job Search

Career Alley

There are eight or so key items you need to launch a successful job search (see Why You Need a Job Search Marketing Toolkit ). Other key items you will need are your network, references and target markets/companies. FormSwift for Resumes – FormSwift’s Resume Builder is also great for any job seeker. Once again, this builder is completely free – allowing you to experiment with different word choice for different job applications. jobs by.

2014 280

Job Search Trap: I Can Narrow My Job Search Fast

Hiring Technical People

When I speak to job hunters, they often think they can get a job doing what they studied, or what they have done, or they way they have always searched. I should be able to find a job.” Why can’t I find a job doing this now?” ” You used to look for a job that way. You need to adapt your job search. Consider expanding your target network in some dimension. Some people have spouses with jobs and kids in school.

2014 166

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.

2014 288

Job Search Trap: I Can Network Only by Going to Meetings

Hiring Technical People

Here’s another job search trap: you think you can network by going to professional group meetings, mashups, informational lunches, and other kinds of what I call “background networking.” ” You need to do this kind of networking to expand you network. But it won’t get you a job. If you expand your background networking every week, chances are good you know someone who knows someone at your target company.

2014 178

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.

2014 243

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. Too many people don’t realize how to network. They think that “spray-and-pray” works for résumés, online, and in-person networking.

2014 203

5 More Resources to Check Your Job Search Social Profile

Career Alley

I’m thinking that impropaganda is a clever play on the word (like WOW, I just thought up a new term), but if you do a search on the Internet you will see that many before me came up with the same idea. This could be in the form of Facebook or other social network. But it could also be in any other form that would show up in an Internet search. In addition to running a search on yourself, setup a Google Alert ( [link] ).

2014 236

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.

2014 207

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

Career Alley

We’ve all heard the social networking disasters (like people who post questionable pictures or boast of their drug and/or drinking exploits on social network sites thinking only their friends will see them). In 2006, ExecuNet ( Growing Number Of Job Searches Disrupted By Digital Dirt ) reported that 77% of recruiters surveyed use search tools to learn more about candidates. Mention social networks and most people immediately think of Facebook.

2014 243

Time to Move on? Jump Start your Job Search

Career Alley

You are feeling secure in your job, not a worry in the world when all of a sudden the signs you’ve ignored over the last few months come together for you and you realize that your job is at risk. Times are not what they were 20 years ago when there was relative job safety the longer you stayed in your job. Don’t dwell on the things you can’t change, focus on what you can change – getting a new job. Planning for Your Job Search.

2014 243

8 Job Seeker Recruiting Trends for 2014

Career Alley

With the advent of 2014, recruiters are seeking new and productive ways to search and recruit prospective employees. Therefore, it’s important that job seekers are familiar with latest methods that recruiters use to find and hire new employees. Without further ado, let me outline some of the ‘latest’ recruiting trends that can help you easily get a lucrative job in 2014: 1. There are now more job opportunities than there have been in a long time.

2014 215

Understanding the Importance of Keywords in Your Job Search

Career Alley

If you are like most people, you’ve spent countless hours working on perfecting your resume and building your network. We all know that your resume is the most important document in your job search and your network is one of your most valuable job search tools. The bad news is that your resume and network are only half of a successful job search. Take a look at job descriptions for posted jobs that match your qualifications.

2014 261

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.

2014 120

Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Job Search

Career Alley

But I know I can’t go back ‘Cause now it’s just too late I’m sayin’ shoulda woulda coulda, yeah ” – Brian McKnight I spend a lot of time with vendors, service suppliers and consultants in my job. Whatever your reason for looking for a new job, you can’t dwell on what got you here and you can’t worry about what you should have done in your job search. Restarting Your Job Search : Nothing like a fresh start.

2014 285

Would You Like a Manage Your Job Search Open Jam Session?

Hiring Technical People

I will be at Agile 2014 next week. I bet some of you are looking for new jobs. Would you like an Open Jam session about looking for a new job? I can conduct a timeboxed, up to one-hour session about Manage Your Job Search. If you only want the networking tips, I can do that. Only the job search tips and traps? Remember, a conference is a rich place for target networking. So will about 1800 other people.

2014 184

Essentials of Job Search Tactics That Work

WorkAlpha

In today’s business world, a college degree does not automatically lead to a great job the way it typically did in the past. Today, in addition to that college degree, one has to learn how to find a job—and be good at it. This additional challenge represents a significant barrier to some job seekers and […]. The post Essentials of Job Search Tactics That Work appeared first on WorkAlpha. Job Search Networking Applicant Tracking System Job Search Tactics

2014 133

5 Job Search Links for College Grads – Do You Have a Job Yet?

Career Alley

If you already have your job lined up, well a double congrats for you! if you don’t, time to focus on that job (because the last thing you want to hear from your parents is the last six words of this blog title). College Internships and Summer Jobs. Alumni (and soon to be Alumni) : It can be tough finding your first job out of college. This site has tabs near the top for Intern Listing, Intern Jobs, College Intern and Intern Board. Job Search.

2014 251

6 Job Search Resources to Focus Your Job Hunt – Salaries

Career Alley

Getting the basic requirements for your job search in place can be overwhelming. Writing your resume, cover letters, working your network, creating your job search plan, company research. But having all of your resources in place with the best resume and the most amazing job experience will not help if you are not focused in your search. Your Current Job Title -What you do is important, but so is your job title. jobs by.

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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 143

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?

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). Social networks (like LinkedIn). Today’s post will cover 5 job search apps (obviously the tip of the iceberg). Book Corner : Get the Job: Optimize Your Resume for the Online Job Search.

2014 236

Shorten Your Long Distance Job Search

Careers Done Write

A long-distance job search requires more planning and dedication than a local job search. You have the hurdle of breaking into to a new job market in addition to logistical challenges. Follow these tips for shortening your long distance job search. Every job search campaign begins with research and is sustained by research. There is a standard job search preparation. Networking. job search long distrance

2014 149

Serenity Now! Simplify Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How much do you really know about today’s executive job search? It’s a given that job-hunting these days is a complicated process. Best-fit jobs for you – especially if you’re at the senior or c-suite level – may be waiting for you to uncover them in the “hidden” job market. Networking your way into jobs to circumvent Human Resources and connect directly with hiring decision makers is more important than ever.

2014 125

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. That is why many will advise that is better to find a new job while you have a job. You don’t want to signal to your employer that you are looking for a new job. Therefore, the best approach is the passive job search campaign.

2014 148

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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