Preparing for the Job Search Post Covid-19

Ms. Career Girl

Either way, with many companies looking to trim staff or even unlikely to survive the pandemic at all, there will likely be countless workers starting a job search in the coming months. If you’re amongst the ranks of those unemployed by the coronavirus and unlikely to get your job back, here are some job search tips to help you stand out against the competition once you get back into the action. Tailor Your Tools. Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Job Search.

2020 195

#TrendingTopic: Job Referral Tools

Career Alley

In today’s competitive job market, jobseekers are getting increasingly creative with the way they conduct their job searches. People are posting Facebook ads, building online relationships with employers, using social networking websites, job boards, search engines, and recently, job referral tools and platforms. The most common range of employee bonuses who refer hired candidates is between $1,000 – $2,500 ( Jobvite ). jobs by.

2013 281

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Executive Job Search: How Recruiters and Employers Find Candidates.

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

2010 248

The Latest Resume Tools To Help You Get The Interview

Ms. Career Girl

It’s a good time to be looking for a job. With unemployment rates at all-time lows and business booming, it’s a candidate’s market. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to break into your first career job or a seasoned professional moving on, you should have little trouble getting a bite on your resume. The latest resume tools use the same technology ATS systems use. These programs are called Resume Optimization Tools and ATS Checkers.

2019 164

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

As noted in the first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) which focuses on personal branding , I’ve compiled several of the questions/topics that most often come up with my clients. Beyond personal branding and this post on LinkedIn FAQs, I’ll be writing posts on the FAQs that represent the major road blocks and/or job search strategies they have told me they need help understanding, across these topics: Executive resumes.

2016 202

6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Which is exactly why you should be looking at some of the other job search alternatives that are available to you. Let’s face it, crowds of job searchers means more competition (which is not what you want when conducting a job search). That being said, where else can you look for a job (and why)? Why go to a job fair?

2015 239

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 303

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 291

Executive Job Search Must Haves

Professional Resume Services

There are many different tools you need to have as an executive looking for a new job. Using these strategies will keep you on par with your competition, and your job search strategies can put you over the top. Whether it’s updating your LinkedIn profile or optimizing your resume, there are certain things you must have with your job search. Recruiters and HR managers will sometimes look on LinkedIn to find candidates.

2017 126

4 Ways to Use Video Tools Like #Blab & Periscope in Your Job Search

Workology

7 Ways to Land a Job with Social Media. Video is changing the world, y’all, and it has a use case in most every life situation and scenario including looking for a job. Like any social media platform or tool, it’s about connections, building rapport and relationships that are the differentiator in any business including how you look for a job. Job Seekers are 14 Times More Likely to Land a Job With a Referral.

2015 122

Understanding the Importance of Keywords in Your Job Search

Career Alley

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. As I’m sure you are well aware, the Internet has enabled job hunters to easily flood the market with their resume. How can they sift through the mountain of resumes to find the perfect candidate?

2014 264

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? Build your connections to at least 500, to boost your LinkedIn search ranking.

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. The “winning&# candidate had a very impressive resume and all of his references checked out. Then came the background check (which includes a fairly robust Internet search) and we discovered some disturbing news. Needless to say, we passed on this candidate. Have you done a search lately?

2011 269

How Candidates Are Using Mobile in Their Job Search in 2015

Workology

Employers and candidates are disconnected. Learn more about Potentialpark and their candidate and talent acquisition research by clicking here. . Employers are failing to meet expectations of candidates when it comes to career activities on the mobile. This year’s trends indicate the need for a big shift in the way mobile is approached and this year’s rankings show which companies are doing the best job. Job or application focused options dropped or stayed steady.

2015 107

ATS Myths You Shouldn’t Believe When Job Searching

Professional Resume Services

If it’s been a while since your last job search, you may have been introduced to a new tool to look out for called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). We stay on top of all the latest trends when it comes to job searching, and ATS is definitely one of them. We focus our efforts on helping job candidates format their resumes appropriately so they can be ready for any obstacle.

2018 144

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 161

Finding the Best Ways to Conduct a Job Search Online

Career Alley

Maybe you’re on the job market for the first time or you’ve been on the job hunt for awhile but are looking for strategies to shake up your approach. Here are 5 things every job searcher can do to make their process easier and dramatically increase their chances for success. This can be the hub of an effective job search. But there are passive aspects of job sites as well that can streamline your search. more – Job Search Sites.

2013 231

COTJ Reviews Gulpfish: Social Job Search Tool

Corn on the Job

The problem: Applying for jobs on Monster, CareerBuilder, and other large sites can sometimes have us feeling like we just aren’t getting our personality through. Job Search Organization. Television job search application (first of it’s kind).

2011 106

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. On top of that, you must convince hiring managers and recruiters that you are a serious candidate and will be a reliable employee, one who will be there for the long haul. Follow these tips for shortening your long distance job search.

2014 149

5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Whether you foresee a layoff coming, have decided to move to another company, or you’re pursuing a career transition, chances are you’ll be conducting a stealth job search. You want to hang on to your existing job, while you’re looking for another one. If your search is found out by your employer, you may find yourself ushered out the door, before you’re ready. Maintaining confidentiality in a job search is a delicate thing.

2013 193

16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? They easily slid into new jobs.

2010 271

5 Steps to Elevate Your IT Job Search

Career Alley

Every year thousands of students complete their degrees and become a job aspirant after crossing their college gate. To get placed in a good MNC with handsome salary package is a wish for every candidate. But the question is, the candidates who have been selected, has they got their ideal job, which they have dreamt of? Being a fresher or intern, if you are not getting the type of job you wants; it means there are some loopholes left behind in your searching.

2013 234

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 2

Executive Career Brand

Job seekers who take the time to reflect and dig deep will have the tools to excel beyond their competitors. Determine what hiring decision makers in that field are looking for when they’re assessing candidates. Search your job title on LinkedIn to find others who do the same kind of work. Threats – What obstacles do you face that may threaten your job search? Is your knowledge of products or services for your new job lacking in any important way?

2017 151

4 Job Search Tips for the Passive Candidate

Workology

She’s well-respected HR professional at her organization and until now hasn’t given much thought to jumping into the job search. She’s ready to take the plunge and after 8 years re-enter the job search market. The job search advice I gave my friend was that planning when entering the job search is everything. How are you planning and preparing for your job search?

2012 103

12 Best Job Search Engines and Aggregators

Workology

Check out my recent article on the best niche job boards? I think it is pretty safe to assume that we all know what a job search engine is. However, it seems that it is less common to know what a job aggregator is. Job aggregators “are true “job search engines” that collect job postings from other sites across the web (including employer career sites and paid job boards) and store them in a very large database where they are searchable by job seekers.”

Your Email Signature: Another Personal Branding Tool

Executive Career Brand

I estimate that more than half of the emails I receive from executive job seekers have only one line in their email signatures. Sometimes their signature is the default they use in doing business through their employers, which may not be appropriate to use in their job search. Your email signature is another opportunity to position yourself as a good-fit candidate. For that matter, don’t use your work computer either, for job search or any personal business.

2013 218

9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use

JobMob

Call it the 21st Century Job Hunter’s Toolbox. Use all of the following tools in order to make the most of your job search and minimize the time it takes to land a job. These tools use every arena available to get you professionally known and wanted by employers in today’s changing job market: on paper, in person, online, and through friends and acquaintances. Recruiters are turning to social media more and more to find candidates.

2011 83

Hot Button Executive Job Search FAQs

Executive Career Brand

Because today’s executive job search doesn’t look or work the way it did even 5 or so years ago, I advise executive job seekers to first learn about the new executive job search landscape , before diving in. To help you, I’ve compiled some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from my executive job seeking clients, along with winning strategies I offered them to deal with the various challenges and issues they faced. But don’t give up entirely on job boards.

2016 107

6 Executive Job Search Email Content Blunders

Executive Career Brand

Think of an email message in the same way you would a snail-mailed job search (or business) letter. If you’re emailing someone at one of your target companies, your message needs to position you as a good-fit candidate. Having a solid command of the English language will be important for most any job you may be seeking. Below the closing, your email signature is another opportunity to position yourself as a good-fit candidate. When Job Search Email Goes Missing.

2016 113

Moving Towards Efficiency in the Online Job Search Process

Career Alley

With the unemployment rate still lingering above eight percent and business owners complaining about a lack of qualified workers, it’s no secret that something’s gone wrong with the evolution of the online job search process. There’s been a lot of change over the past decade as we moved from newspaper Want Ads to job boards, professional networking sites, and social media recruiting tools. Provide access to a database of candidates. Good luck in your search.

2012 235

Cover Letter Debate: Are They Necessary in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

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

Career Alley

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. In 2014, there are stories that employers are asking potential job candidates for login and password information for their social network sites ( Will employers still ask for Facebook passwords in 2014? ). If you use LinkedIn, you know it is not just about job search.

2014 245

Cool Tool for Job Search: BranchOut

Career Solvers

Before BranchOut, many job seekers were reluctant to use Facebook as a job search tool because of all the personal information that could be displayed. We’re empowering Facebook users to network with those whom they have the most authentic relationships – their friends – and search for hundreds of thousands of jobs through the world’s largest social network. Rick wanted to see who he might know at the company by searching Facebook.

2011 73

Utilizing all Social Networking Outlets for Your Job Search

Career Alley

These days if you do not have a computer or e-mail address, good luck hearing back from anyone for a job. Not only do employers communicate with candidates via the Internet, they also use it as a vehicle for people to present themselves through. According to a study by Reppler , 69 percent of employers have hired or rejected a potential candidate because of their social network profiles. Twitter and Facebook are different concerns when seeking a job.

The Two Biggest Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

The Two Biggest Executive Job Search Mistakes is a post from: Executive Career Brand. I recently had a conversation with my friend and colleague, Martin Yate , job search expert and renowned writer of the Knock ‘em Dead series of career and job search books. Here’s what we discussed: What is the biggest mistake executive job seekers make? Social networking is an important tool for helping land an executive job today.

2011 194

Social Recruiting Tool — Social Job Matcher

Workology

It’s been said time and time again that the job search is a full time job for not only recruiters but candidates alike. How can I increase candidate engagement and make my career website job seeker friendly?

2011 170

Using Social Media for Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job seekers are increasingly turning to social media to find employers who are hiring. Besides LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, popular social sites like Facebook and Twitter have become useful job search tools. If you’re wondering how to use social media to land a job, here are some tips and strategies: LinkedIn. Search for former coworkers and classmates, and request a connection. Good luck in your search.

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit

Executive Career Brand

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit is a post from: Executive Career Brand. If you haven’t been in a job search for more than 2 or 3 years, you may think that all you need to do to land a job these days is dust off your executive resume, insert any updates, post it to as many job boards as possible, then sit back and wait for the interview offers to come flooding in. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs are filled through job boards.

2011 173

11 New Websites for Your Job Search

Resume Bear

If you’re entering the job market for the first time or haven’t searched for a new job in the last three years, you’re in for a shock over how the process works—and how it has changed in a relatively short period of time. Job search 1.0 = help wanted ads in newspapers.

2011 252

How to Use Blab or Periscope for Your Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Become an active participant to embellish your brand or as a strategic part of your job search. Jessica Miller-Merrell suggests that job seekers use it to connect with employers, share about your day, and even for informational interviews. She recently wrote about using Blab or Periscope for your job search , and I asked her to discuss the “why” and strategies anyone can use: What are the purpose and goal are helpful strategies in using video through Blab or Periscope.

2015 162

Stand Out In Your Job Search with an E-Portfolio

Ms. Career Girl

So you’re finally ready for that new job. Or maybe you’re just about to graduate and you’re looking for the internship or job that will set you on the perfect path to be the [lawyer, teacher, fill in other awesome career here] you’ve always wanted to be. In my job I’ve had the chance to talk to some awesome recruiters from Facebook , Yelp , Rent the Runway , and other great companies.

2013 178

3 Job Search Mistakes Most People are Making

Ms. Career Girl

Blog Directory Contact Subscribe 3 Job Search Mistakes Most People are Making by Nicole Crimaldi on March 24, 2010 I’ve received lots of great emails from college seniors and recent grads this week. Many of you are making 3 serious job search mistakes.

2010 272

Getting Ready Now for Job Search 2012

Careers Done Write

It is easy to dream up excuses around holiday time and tell yourself you will start your new job search after January 1 st , but the holidays are actually an excellent time to make preparations for the New Year so you can hit the ground running. In order to prepare for a thorough and comprehensive job search, it is important to spend time NOW to optimize your efforts. Taking a proactive approach to job search will allow you to expand your reach in the New Year.

2012 164