Top Job Search Articles of 2016

Hiring Technical People

My friend and colleague, Jacob Share, puts together a list of the top job search articles each year. Yes, I have an article in there! See this ebook: The Top Job Search Articles of 2016. Agile Job Search HTPI hope you enjoy it!

2016 130

15 Job Search and Career Articles to Get Your Job Search Started

Career Alley

15 of the best career and job search articles just for you from your CareerAlley fellow readers. The Secrets to Staying Optimistic While Unemployed – Job search is not easy, especially when you are unemployed. Why You Should Make a Job Change: 10 Hidden Reasons Why You Might Hate Your Job – Think maybe you don’t like your job? 10 Industries Most in Need of Skilled Workers – Job search where the jobs are.

2012 241

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Job Search 101 – Launching Your Job Search

Career Alley

Welcome to the launch of CareerAlley’s Job Search 101 series , specifically focused for those who are launching a job search for the first time (or those that need some great advice). Over the course of this series, we plan to cover the following job search basics to get you started: General Advice. Posting Job Search website links (with brief reviews). Posting headhunter / Executive Search website links. Jobs by.

Launching Your Job Search – Job Search 101

Career Alley

Welcome to CareerAlley’s Job Search 101 series , specifically focused for those who are launching a job search for the first time (or those that need some great advice). Over the course of this series, we plan to cover the following job search basics to get you started: General Advice. Posting Job Search website links (with brief reviews). Posting headhunter / Executive Search website links. You can save up to 5 searches.

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Planning

Career Alley

There are some basic tips you can follow to target your job search that will minimize the time spent and maximize the results. Planning for you job search should be on the top of your list and you should have your plan (or a high level approach) completed before you start sending your resume to potential employers. How you spend your time during your job search is critical. You should also evaluate time spent on job search tasks versus results.

2015 294

Job Mob’s Top 40 Job Search articles

Professional Resume Services

JobMob recently published their Top 40+ Job Search Blog Posts of 2013. This is a great list from distinguished career experts of what other job searchers have been reading and have found helpful, all over the globe. But it also shows that you are not alone in your search for employment, and that has all kinds of feelings attached to it. It’s intimidating to realize there are so many job seekers out there.

2014 126

12 Job Search Tips & Tricks

Career Alley

The job market has improved lots since 2008, but it is still difficult to find a job. Plenty of supply (as in candidates), just not enough demand (as in jobs). If you have been looking for a job for more than three months, then tips and tricks listed below could certainly help you find that job. There are some basic tricks like, updating your profile on LinkedIn or any of the job search engines. Pounding the Keyboard for Jobs. Job Search.

2015 250

Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Building Your Resume

Career Alley

For those of you who have followed my blog, you will know that I continually compare a job search to a marketing campaign (see “ Job Search Marketing 101 ” – Battling for Prime Shelf Space”) with you as the product. Great marketing campaigns yield great sales (in this case, you finding the job of your dreams). So how does this compare to a job search? With that said, this article’s links focus on Resumes. Job Search.

2015 288

Job Search – Take the Plunge

Career Alley

Job search is much the same, sometimes you just need to commit yourself, kick it up a notch and take the plunge. Today’s post is a collection of recommended job sites from readers. Best Job Websites – Top Sites for Job Searching - Another great list from Alison Doyle from – This site provides technical job opportunities. The main page has links at the top for MyDice, Find Jobs, Post Resume and more.

2014 229

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 313

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 290

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Overview

Career Alley

Okay, so I admit it – I’m a fanatic with job search (and, therefore, this blog). When I’m looking for a job I’m obsessed. I use a tried and true process which enables me to more quickly find the right job for me. We are going to provide everything you need to organize and build you job search toolkit over the next few posts. Your “plan” is essentially to create the lists you will need to get your job search started.

2015 257

College Grad Job Search – Preparing for Graduation

Career Alley

If you are one of the thousands of people who will be graduating from college this Spring, there is a very good chance that you’ve not yet started your job search. Maybe you think it is a bit too early to be job searching (that is a big mistake). The sooner you get started on your job search the better. We are still in one of the worst job markets we’ve seen for recent college grads. This site also allows search and post your resume.

2015 270

My Favorite Job Search and Career Sites

Career Alley

I’ve seen hundreds of career and job search sites over the years that I’ve been writing for CareerAlley. I’ve covered Job Search Sites, Career Advice sites and Career Resource sites. Most of these I’ve stumbled upon during my research on a topic for a post and then have continued to visit the site (or recommend them to job searchers). Job Search Sites : There are hundreds of job search sites (and this estimate is probably low).

2015 247

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. To those who master these skills, the job market is all yours. Tip #1 – Make Your Resume Accessible - Your resume and other job search documents should be accessible to you no matter where you are.

2014 257

14 Job Search Resources for 2015

Career Alley

There are four basic categories of job search resources – Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Social Networks and Company Career Sites. You should be allocating your the time you spend on job search across these resource types. But rather than just finding whatever comes up when you do an Internet search, you will have a more efficient search if you focus on a few select resources (you can expand your list as you go). Job Search.

2015 247

Job Search Strategies for Highly Ambitious Individuals

Career Alley

If you’re determined to secure an excellent job, you’ll have to go further than just sending off a few CVs and hoping for the best. Here, we take a look at ways to secure the very best jobs out there. The benefit here is that you could be approached about jobs that haven’t even been advertised yet. When you’re looking at the very best jobs in your field, it’s these strategies that will help you to beat the competition and create the right impression.

Good Morning Job Search

Career Alley

I can complain (and this is not a complaint) or I can look for another job. But let’s face it, all jobs have their ups and downs and any other job is likely to have some aspect that is not ideal. You need to know what’s important to you in your career (and your job). Does your job have more negatives than positives? Maybe it’s time for you to start your job search. Rather, it provides links to other sites which have posted jobs.

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.

2014 253

Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

There are tons of great ways you can improve your job search experience with little to no effort on your part. Whatever you hold in your mind as your ideal job will be what you gravitate towards, so be careful what you wish for. Sure there are tons of sites all over the web like this Government search site that can offer you jobs in every category you could possibly dream of and even more here but you don’t want just any job, you want the best job.

2014 281

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Cover Letters

Career Alley

Why You Need a Cover Letter: Lets you provide your personal response to the specifics of the job opportunity and why you are a good fit. The hiring manager will know you took the time to read the job description and compare it to your experience and abilities. Opening Section of Cover Letter : Let the hiring manager know why you are applying for the job. Body of Letter : Examples of achievements (consistent with job opportunity). Good luck in your search, Joey.

How to Leverage YouTube for Job Search

Career Alley

YouTube is gaining popularity as an alternative to other job search tools. Not only can you view lots of “how to” videos on job search (see some of the topics below), you can use YouTube to promote yourself in a few ways. Tips and Resources : There are YouTube videos for just about everything, and job search is no exception. Career HMO – Some interesting videos on job search (also related to Careerealism). jobs by.

2015 233

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Your Elevator Speech

Career Alley

If you’ve been job hunting for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of the “Elevator Speech” It is your short marketing speech (your job search objectives) and can be used in a variety of situations such as cold calls, job fairs, meeting someone at a networking event, yes – even an elevator! Provides a potential networking contact with the information they need to determine if they should provide recommendation or job lead.

Job Search Tips for 2016

Ms. Career Girl

The post Job Search Tips for 2016 appeared first on Ms. With that mindset, we’ve gathered the best tips and tools of the pros to help you search for and find the perfect position. If you want to go it on your own, check out these things to avoid recently covered in another Ms Career Girl article. Not all openings are sent out to the major job boards. Traditional networking is still an important part of any job search plan.

2016 127

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 257

Job Search Secrets

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « The Best Places to Work in IT – 1 College Grad Job Search – Let the Good Times Roll Vol 1 » Job Search Secrets “ Listen, Do you want to know a secret?, Job search secrets. These sites run the full range from advice to jobs. Good luck in your search.

2010 231

LinkedIn Experts Speak Up About the Biggest LinkedIn Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

This article came about because of a LinkedIn update I posted recently that included tagging people and hashtags. What my update accomplished reinforces the importance of this practice and other LinkedIn strategy for executive job search, as well as overall career management and business development. The post LinkedIn Experts Speak Up About the Biggest LinkedIn Executive Job Search Mistakes appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Job Search LinkedI

2018 197

Untethered Job Search

Career Alley

It would be so easy to spend every minute of your job search sitting in front of a computer, searching and applying for jobs. While there should be some balance between the two, I’ve not really focused too much on the people side of the search. So, now that we’ve spent so much time learning how to leverage the Internet in our job search, now it’s time to learn how to leverage the human side. This article is worth a read.

Spring Cleaning for Job Search

Career Alley

Yes, even job search requires Spring cleaning every once and awhile. If you’ve been on the job hunt for a few months or more, it is not a bad idea to take another look at everything in your Job Search Marketing Toolkit. So while you are cleaning your attic (or closet), also take a look at your tools of the job search trade. – “Find a Happier Job&# is the tag line for this site. Good luck in your search.

Our 5 Best Job Search Articles

Career Realism

Need to revamp your job search ? We’ve compiled our five best job search articles for you (in case you missed them). Check them out below: The Secret ‘Sauce’ to Any Job Search. 4 De-Stressing Tips for Your Job Search. 5 Tips for a Safe Online Job Search. Quick Analysis of Your Job Search Techniques. 6 New Tools to Propel Your Job Search Forward. Best job search articles image from Bigstock.

2012 73

5 Nifty LinkedIn Hacks That Make Executive Job Search Easier

Executive Career Brand

If you’re actively in a job-hunt, you know that it’s hard and takes a lot of time. I suspect that if you knew about ways to make it easier, and save time doing the job search things you need to do, you’d grab on to them. This certification is a premier LinkedIn training program for career professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest LinkedIn strategies for job search and career management. 5 Nifty LinkedIn Hacks That Make Executive Job Hunting Easier.

2017 197

How to Stay Positive in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Job search can wreak havoc with your emotional state and self-esteem. You’ll get your hopes up when you seem to be sailing through the interview process for a job you covet, only to learn they’ve chosen someone else. To make matters worse, according to Russ Harris in his book The Happiness Trap , 80 percent of our thoughts contain negative content (whether or not we’re job hunting). What a way to enter the job search landscape.

2016 218

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

Many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with haven’t faced a job search in 5, 10 or even 15 years or more. If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process. And there are those who truly have job security, at least for the time being, but are dissatisfied with their job or their company. Network into the Hidden Job Market.

2015 192

Impropaganda in Your Job Search

Career Alley

So I was reading this article about how the former Chinese propaganda chief passed away and it got me thinking about the term “propaganda” In my mind, I thought that it meant information that was biased or misleading used to promote a political view. 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.

Top Tips for Leveraging Your Smartphone for Your Job Search – Part 1

Career Alley

Job search is often driven by “time is of the essence” (as in those who apply later in the process will not get an interview). For every job opening there are potentially thousands of individuals who are qualified. Waiting until you get home from work (or whatever activity is keeping you away from your computer) will most likely keep you from getting the job. This article assumes you have the basics: a smartphone and a wifi or cellular connection.

2013 321

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Resume Building

Career Alley

The most important job search document is, of course, your resume. Your resume is a living document that will change as your job search progresses. And, as if all that work writing one resume isn’t enough, many people have multiple resumes each geared to specific jobs. Select Your Format – Now you need to pick a content format as your main format (we will cover multiple resume versions later in the article). Good luck in your search, Joey.

2015 257

Why Internships are Vital for Job Search

Career Alley

For any job seeking graduate or student, internships should be a top priority. *In In a recent survey, employers were asked ‘ What do you think gets graduates the most ahead in the jobs market?’ It is designed for young job hopefuls to work temporarily in an industry that interests them, providing them with a taster of how the industry functions and the general work ethic in that working environment. Survey: What do you think gets graduates the most ahead in the jobs market?

How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

And, the more connections you have, the more people who are likely to share or like or comment on anything you publish on LinkedIn – updates, Pulse articles, comments, etc. And, once you reach the 500+ connections mark, your profile ranks higher in search results, making you more visible and findable. Why a Minimal, Anemic LinkedIn Profile Can Actually Hurt Your Executive Job Search. Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Help.

2017 167

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. They don’t seem to realize that LinkedIn is a primary destination for people who are sourcing and assessing good-fit job candidates and people to do business with. Whether or not you’re looking for a new job, are you doing all these things? Be ever-mindful of Personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and keyword density in your profile content.

2016 219

Social Disaster – is your Job Search Safe?

Career Alley

I was recently recruiting for an open position and, after numerous resumes and interviews, narrowed the search down to three candidates and then the final choice. Then came the background check (which includes a fairly robust Internet search) and we discovered some disturbing news. Do you know what will show up in a robust Internet search on you? Have you done a search lately? There are embedded links to related articles, as well as suggested reading.

2011 271

Using Information Systems to Aid Job Search

Career Alley

Millions of people are currently searching for jobs. These are people who were previously employed and lost their jobs; employed people who are searching for new opportunities and new graduates looking to get into the job market. Whichever the case, everyone needs a good job if they are to smoothly weather the storm of economic hardship. It is very popular both with people who are searching for jobs as well as employers.

2013 229

How to Avoid Job Search Disaster

Career Alley

Avoiding a job search disaster is a lot easier than you may think. Some people may find it easier to land a job than others even if two people share the exact same credentials. The job hunt experience usually goes one of two ways. It is very pleasant, which usually means you land the job. The job hunt experience can also be an awful experience. Trying to land a new job or internship can be as about as much fun as getting your teeth pulled.

2013 229

Best Tips for Leveraging Your Network in your Job Search

Career Alley

Your network of friends, coworkers, business acquaintances and family is one of your most important job search assets. How you leverage your network during your job search is equally as important and can often be the deciding factor in how quickly you land a new job. Canvass your network for job opportunities at their companies. Related Articles: 10 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Social Media to find a Job. Good luck in your search.

2013 270