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. A phone call or email letting them know that you are actively looking for a job should suffice.

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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 149

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 140

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 174

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

2014 159

How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 1

Executive Career Brand

I recently did an interview with a writer for Money Magazine on using Twitter for personal branding and job search. In Part 1 of this two-part series, I’ll talk about: The value of Twitter for executive job search, How to get started, How to follow the right Twitter folks, and.

2014 256

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.

2014 192

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 191

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 152

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 172

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? that is, networking?

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 219

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

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.

2014 150

InfoGraphic - The Most Important Words in Networking

Careers Done Write

What is networking? Who needs to network? Where do you need to network? When do you need to network? How do you network? Why do you need to network? Job Search Strategies networking CRITICAL. EVERYWHERE. ALWAYS. LIKE THIS.

2014 232

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.

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. Can you find a job in 2 hours?

2014 237

Is Holiday Job Search a Waste of Time?

Executive Career Brand

Maybe it makes more sense to wait until the new year to dive into my search.”. I often hear such sentiments from executive job seekers at this time of year. Want to learn how to best take advantage of holiday networking, and land that great-fit job faster?

2014 172

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. Practice “give to get” networking and stay ever-connected to your network.

2014 211

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. Indeed.com – Simple interface, lots of jobs. jobs by.

2014 186

Mobile Job Search in 7 Steps #mobilerecruit

Workology

Now she is navigating the job search. Here are seven basic steps for Rachel’s and your mobile job search: 1. Find new job postings listed on company websites, company career pages, college career center sites, social media and job search websites.

2014 143

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.

2014 240

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 100

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. Wider and immediate networking. Jobs by.

2014 220

Hot jobs in 2014

Career Alley

These questions are asked by the majority of job seekers. Every person sooner or later faces the problem of job hunting. If you are looking for a specific job in the area, it is not difficult to search for particular vacancies’ resources. Wireless Network Engineers.

2014 186

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. So what exactly is intelligent job search ? Spin Strategy provides a number of resources for job seekers.

2014 223

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 157

Toxic Executive Job Search Belief: I don’t need to target my resume

Executive Career Brand

You’re deep into executive job search or about to dive into one. Today’s job search is a personal marketing campaign. More About Today’s Executive Job Search. How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

2014 201

NEW BOOK! 20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Is your executive job search taking too long? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, it’s time to turbo-charge your search with the advice in my new ebook: 20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search.

2014 192

Toxic Executive Job Search Beliefs: Personal branding is not for me

Executive Career Brand

You’re faced with an executive job search. Personal branding is no longer optional in job search. More About Today’s Executive Job Search. My popular ebook – 23 Ways You Sabotage Your Executive Job Search and How Your Brand Will Help You Land.

2014 216

6 Great Smartphone Apps for Job Search

Career Alley

According to an infographic on Beyond.com ( The Online Job Search Goes Mobile ), 77% of Job Seekers Use Mobile Job Search Apps. That is a huge number, and if you are in the 23% category (those not using mobile job search apps), you are at a serious disadvantage.

2014 219

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

2014 213

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 128

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?

2014 211

One Way To Keep Your Networking Current

Professional Resume Services

Networking is one of those activities that gets shelved because you are busy. This is because the nature of networking is relationships, and if you only connect with people when you need them, you are viewed in a negative light.

2014 212

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. Job Search Career Tips

2014 198

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. Step 2 – Review your network.

2014 233

5 Pitfalls Of Your Online Job Search

Workology

With 17,778 job searches made every hour and 164 job postings viewed per minute, online job searches are buzzing with job seekers. The Internet has become a common ground for job seekers frantically looking for jobs.

2014 151

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.

2014 140

Top 10 Job Search Trends Of 2014

Career Realism

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a heads up about emerging job search and resume best practices? Results from recent focus groups conducted by Career Thought Leaders throughout the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and Russia have been cataloged and offer a rich array of tips and suggestions for executive and non-executive job seekers alike. Related: 5 Easy Ways To Make Yourself A More Attractive Job Candidate. 8 Apps Every Job Seeker Must Have.

2014 84

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.)

2014 202

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. 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. Job Search Boards.

2014 225

Executive Job Search– Not For The Faint Of Heart

Professional Resume Services

Searching for executive jobs in today’s world can be tougher than ever. It’s imperative that executive-level job seekers stand out from their competition and prove to their potential employer that they offer a high return on investment.

2014 167