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Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, Oh My!

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CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « It’s Lonely at the Top – The Best Companies to Work for – Vol 9 It’s Quality, Not Just Quantity That Gets You Hired » Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, Oh My! “ But the most important tool in your Job Search Marketing Toolkit is of course your Resume.

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates. That means that the content must be easily accessible to them, when they search relevant key words and phrases on Google, Bing, LinkedIn, etc. It works pretty much the same way in job search.

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6 Hot Careers in Engineering

Career Alley

Engineering continues to be a hot career for college grads. Engineering careers tend to pay quite well, although much depends on the specialty and demand for that specialty. If you are thinking of a career in Engineering or if you are already an Engineer, then it makes sense to know the some of the engineering career choices, including salary expectations and leads on where to find a job. Salary survey here ==>> Petroleum Engineer. jobs by.

5 Hot Careers in Engineering

Career Alley

It’s a really tough job market for college grads these days and, while Engineering careers tend to pay quite well, much depends on the specialty and demand for that specialty. If you are thinking of a career in Engineering or if you are already an Engineer, then it makes sense to know the best career choices including salary expectations and leads on where to find a job. Petroleum Engineering -. Salary survey here ==>> Petroleum Engineer.

House of Pain Cover Letters | Blogging4Jobs

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Guest , Job Search House of Pain Cover Letters Posted on 17 June 2010.

Top 5 Common Cover Letter Pitfalls to Avoid

Jennifer Anthony

But it never seems to fail that while many qualified candidates have a pretty solid resume, most don’t deliver on the cover letter. Keep that purpose in mind, and make sure to follow these tips to avoid some of the most common pitfalls of writing cover letters.

Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

I hope it goes without saying that typos, misspellings and grammatical errors in your job search personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.) People assume they’ll be better communicators and leaders on the job. All of your job search content should be error-free. Before posting your LinkedIn and other online profiles, and sending out your resume accompanied by email messages, look them over very carefully.

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The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Understandably, many job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” when they’re building their online footprint by using social media. whether or not they must keep their search confidential because they’re currently employed. On the other hand, job seekers need to be careful about what they put out there. So it’s easy for job seekers to confuse controlled online presence-building with haphazard blasting of personal information online.

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Introducing the TruFocus Cover Letter Template | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [07.01.10] View Comments Introducing The TruFocus Cover Letter Template I don’t like cover letters. Assuming cover letters get read, that is. Your resume. Please read the cover letter segmentation study.

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.

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5 Steps to Making a Fresh Start for Job Search

Career Alley

“ The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. If finding a new job was one of your resolutions, now is the time to get organized and set your plan in motion. How you approach your job search is driven by many factors: Whether or not you are currently working (or have you lost your job). Industry and job function.

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5 Tips For Engineering Resumes

Jennifer Anthony

Engineering is a very broad career industry, and it’s important to consider these key concepts for your resume to be considered. No matter how many times people have been told, they always seem to skip this part- have your resume checked/edited by a family member or professional.

Example of an Effective Cover Letter | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Does Your Cover Letter Contain a “HEADLINE?&# In just 3 ½ minutes you will have an amazing cover letter guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!”

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

Executive Career Brand

Here is an undeniable truth too many job seekers dismiss or don’t understand: With the advent of the digital age, job search has become a whole new ball game, requiring personal branding and online presence for social proof. A good-looking, well-written resume used to be king and, along with a strong network, just about all an executive needed to land a job. A great resume alone doesn’t cut it any more. trying to cover too many bases.

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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.

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Resumes, Cover Letters, and How to Stand Out in 2012

Ms. Career Girl

When I graduated college, and upon realizing law school was a no-go, I had to start brushing up my resume and cover letter templates. My resume was decent – some people liked it and some people didn’t. My cover letter format was not in good shape and it probably wasn’t until 6 months later, that I was truly proud of my cover letter template. Does your industry or field or position determine your resume or cover letter?

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5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors

Career Realism

AH-HA MOMENT AUTHORS APPLICATION TAKE THE FREE QUIZ WINNERS APPROVED EXPERTS BECOME AN EXPERT EXPERT BENEFITS EXPERT SCHEDULE INTERVIEW PREP PERSONAL BRANDING RESUME & COVER LETTER YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCORING AN INTERNSHIP C-TWIPS FEATURED TWEETS ORIGINAL PROJECT T.A.P.

7 Ways To Contaminate Your Personal Brand and Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Sometimes, bad things happen in executive job search that are beyond your control. And still other times, your lack of understanding of the new world of job search in the digital age can wreak havoc. Here are some things you may be doing that can sabotage your job search, before you even get a foot in the door. 7 Ways To Tarnish Your Personal Brand in Executive Job Search. Poor SEO (Search Engine Optimization) reduces impact and authority.

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How to Write a Cover Letter that Works

Blue Sky Resumes

Do you think of your cover letter as a summary of your skills and experiences? The truth is that your cover letter is a sales letter – much like the ones created by direct marketers and copywriters to sell products and services. Just like those letters, your cover note must be compelling, easy to read, and must convey clearly why you are a perfect fit. How to use the AIDA formula to write your cover letter.

Search Engines Every College Student Needs

Resume Bear

While the big names like Google and Yahoo will likely always rule the search engine market, sometimes you want something a little more focused when it comes to finding what you need on the web. That’s where these niche search engines come in handy. Using these tools you’ll be able to search through everything from academic research articles to deals on video games, making your life at college easier in a myriad of ways. This search site can help.

7 Things That May Surprise About The Job Search Process

Career Realism

Unless you've been really lucky, you've probably discovered this simple fact about the job search process: It's not easy. By the time you achieve the ultimate victory — earning your dream job — you're probably ready for a nap. As difficult as the process may be, the lessons that you learn from it will come in handy if you ever find yourself on the job market again. There Are Many Ways To Find A Job via GIPHY Wow!

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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. Your cover letter and resume should top the list. Remember, you can have multiple resumes (and you should already have multiple cover letters). Click on jobs to link to their Job Search page.

Job Search Secrets

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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.

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10 Great Job Search Resources for College Grads

Career Alley

” – Dead Poet’s Society Your first job marks the beginning of your 10,000 day career (do the math) and, while you are probably just hoping you get a job, you should prepare for the long haul (working that is, not job search) and try to pick a job that suites you best. Finding a job right out of school is difficult these days. For those that follow my blog, you will be familiar with the Job Search Marketing Toolkit.

7 Ways to Workout and Exercise To Strengthen Your Cover Letter

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. The complex lives of the unemployed and underemployed have solutions but will not simplify thedaily complicated challenges confronting all job seekers. People search a lifetime to find the perfect career.

What a Cover Letter Hook Might Encompass

Career Realism

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5 Tips to Help Maximize Your Job Search

Career Alley

So many resumes, so few jobs. Let’s face it, job search sucks. Tons of competition, ads for jobs that don’t exist and endless “ rabbit holes “ If you’ve leveraged any of the countless online job search sites and submitted your resume for a specific job you are not alone. In fact, there are upwards of several hundred applications for each job posted on a job search site (this is not a misprint).

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Incredibly Obvious Job Search

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Is Your Resume Over-Bold? Jobs from the Best Companies to Work for Vol 10 » Incredibly Obvious Job Search “ Each one of you has something no one else has, or has ever had: your fingerprints, your brain, your heart. Today’s post is all about getting the attention you job search needs.

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does a cover letter have to sound like an informercial?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I really appreciate your blog and your candor, and I have used your advice many times during my job search. My question is about cover letters. I have poured over your “ example of a good cover letter ” post, as well as the section on cover letters in the e-book, and it has again made such a difference in the way I see the issue from the reader’s side. What kind of cover letter openers appeal to you?

Job Loss – A Day in the Life of a Job Search Fanatic

Career Alley

Okay, so you lost your job. However you got here, the truth is you are out of work and it’s time to start your job search. If you’re thinking you need a break before you begin your job search in earnest, take two or three days (no more) and then get to work on your job search (because your current jo is to find a job). You feel incredibly stressed, how long will it take to find a job? LIST OF 100+ JOB BOARDS.

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Job Search, No Laughing Matter

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « How Do You Eat An Elephant? When Worlds Collide » Job Search, No Laughing Matter “ I got no deeds to do, No promises to keep. Review your plan: How To Kickstart Your Job Search – Just as the title implies, everything you need to get started on your job search.

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The Best of Job Search List

Career Alley

There are so many resources for job search, literally, tens of thousands. Executive Search Firms and Job Recruiters – Another list, but this one of “external recruiters&# , Careeroverview.com provides a brief overview followed by a list of the top recruiters. Job Search Boards : The Top 10 Other Job Web Sites for Job-Seekers – Quintcareers.com ‘s list of the top 10 job search boards.

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Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 2 of 5

Career Alley

I was looking at the LinkedIn “find jobs” tab (found under “Jobs” at the top of your LinkedIn page), did a quick search and found a job opportunity that looked like it would be a perfect fit for me. As I read through the job description I got more and more excited about the opportunity. I decided that I must apply for this job. So many job search apps, so little time. Good luck in your search, Joey. Job Search.

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4 Cold Calling Tips That Can Boost Your Job Search

Career Alley

In a tough job market, finding want ads for your chosen field may be tough. Whether you’re looking for a professional job as a lawyer or accountant, a corporate management position, a healthcare position as a respiratory therapist, or even an administrative position like a dental assistant, it can be difficult to find employers who are openly recruiting during difficult economic times. Below are some key points that should be covered in your script. Good luck in your search.

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A Fresh Look at Job Search

Career Alley

Job search is no different, and the Internet helps fuel this change. It is almost the two year anniversary of CareerAlley and I’ve watched the explosion of new job search sites, the growth of technology in job search and the sharing of ideas that would not have been possible ten years ago. Today’s post is all about a “fresh look at job search&#. Post your resume, promote your resume and manage your search.

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4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume is a post from: Executive Career Brand. . My first encounter with prospective clients is typically through an email with their resume attached. They were using their home-grown resume, but weren’t getting any action.

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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?

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Job Search Tips, Tricks and Treats

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Job Hunting – What Have You Been Doing Lately? The Best Places to Work – Period » Job Search Tips, Tricks and Treats “ Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Plenty of supply, just no demand (as in houses or jobs). If you are still looking for a job, then the answer is yes.

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Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 2 of 5

Career Alley

I was looking at the LinkedIn “find jobs” tab (found under “Jobs” at the top of your LinkedIn page), did a quick search and found a job opportunity that looked like it would be a perfect fit for me. As I read through the job description I got more and more excited about the opportunity. I decided that I must apply for this job. So many job search apps, so little time. Good luck in your search.

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President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding

Executive Career Brand

President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Because he’s not in a confidential search, he wanted me to use his real name here. We collaborated on developing his executive brand, resume, biography and LinkedIn profile.

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Job Search – In Over Your Head?

Career Alley

Job search can sometimes feel much the same (that “over your head&# feeling). Not to worry, take a step back and reorganize your search.

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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.

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The Art of Job Search – Recruiters

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « DECISION TIME! For me, almost every job I’ve had (and I’ve had lots), was through a recruiter with the exception of one. So now that I’ve definitively solved that debate, on to today’s topic – covering recruiters from CareerAlley’s library of links. Good luck in your search.

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