6 Ways To Secure A New Job

Career Realism

The traditional approach to finding a new job has been to look out for advertisements for roles you fancy. However, there are other ways you can go about securing that ideal new role. Related: 10 Ways To Network Your Way To A New Job. Job Websites.

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Job Searching Websites: The Pros and Cons of Craigslist, Indeed, Etc.

Career Alley

When searching for a job or career on the Internet, web users have a variety of options for websites to look for job postings. Some sites offer additional services, such as career counseling and resume uploading, while others only list job opportunities. Craigslist.

Job-Search Tool: CraigZoom

Resume to Referral

“Seeking a new job-search tool? For some, the power of CraigsList is overlooked. Find out how to put CraigsList to work for you.” ” Not surprisingly, CraigsList may not be your first stop when gearing up for a new job. But if you do use CraigsList as part of your “job-search arsenal,” you’ll love the results

phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams March 30, 2011 A reader writes: Can you give some general advice to us desperate job-seekers when answering ads on sites like Craigslist? It’s nothing new.

Download, Save or Read Free Career eBook From Monster

Catherines Career Corner

Related posts: Will You Succeed in Your New Job? temporary jobs the monster us government jobs us jobs usa gov jobs usa jobs usa jobs.gov usaa jobs usajobs usajobs.com usajobs.gov usajobs.org want job what career is right for me Work yahoo jobsDownload, save or read free career eBook from Monster.

Top 25 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

In today’s ever-challenging job market, job seekers must be on the hunt for new opportunities 24/7 to maintain a competitive advantage over other top job candidates. This free app provides you immediate access to their database of new job listings.

Job Relocation? 5 Tips to Make Moving Easier

Ms. Career Girl

The post Job Relocation? So you finally got that first great job or promotion. But it means a job relocation move, which can sometimes be as stressful as the job search. You already know what your new place looks like. Job Relocation Made Easy.

The Live Virtual Interviewee Experience: It Is All About You!

Career Alley

It’s a new job-hunting world out there. In the old days you’d search the Sunday classifieds, circle prospects, make a phone call, participate in an in-person interview, get the job, or not, and start the process all over again.

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Time to Take the Plunge? How to Decide if You’re Ready to Move for A New Career

Ms. Career Girl

Do You Have the Job? Or are you going to move to interview for jobs? How does the salary compare to the cost of living in the new city? Are there other work opportunities available in the new city that you can take while you search for your dream job?

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how to announce a firing, I’m losing my bonus, and more

Ask A Manager

That means that it’s important to be transparent with people about how you handle performance problems in general , so that they understand there’s a fair process in place and know that they’d be warned if they were in danger of losing their job. I’m hoping to get some perspective about a recent change in the pay structure at my job. However, this leaves me with what’s essentially an X% pay cut from what I’ve been earning and what was included in my job offer when I was hired.

is this job as suspicious as it seems?

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A reader writes: I found a job offer on Craigslist. It’s a computer-based job in a field I am new to. When I was offered the job, the first line of the email was an offer. I’m only still considering this job because it could help me find another job in this feild later and the pay is fairly good. Are these red flags that should have me running and stay with my current job with less hours but less odd behavior. job searching

Look for Candidates Where Your Competitors Look for Similar Candidates

Hiring Technical People

Don’t ignore those job postings. Look to see where else those companies have posted their jobs. Which job boards have they posted on? Some go to Craigslist. And, remember there will always be a new job board every so often, sometimes every month! I’m talking to people now about a new job board, one that I will post articles on. Should I have a link to a list of job boards that I can attempt to maintain?

5 Financial Tips for Surviving a Start Up

Career Alley

When looking for a new job, you might find that certain time perfect for starting your own business adventures. The initial step into starting up your own business ideas is that actual start-up, which most see as a new career as in itself.

Jobs in your area


Today’s job market is difficult for job seekers. The rough economy and high unemployment rate are factors that can make your job search take longer than you desire. If you are searching for jobs in only one area, the search can be even more challenging. However, you can follow these tips to perform a thorough search for jobs in your local area. Networking is often the key to snagging a local job. Craigslist is another free source of job postings.

everyone knew I was fired before I knew, losing a bonus, and more

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I was called into the office, where I was told I would be suspended for five days (two of them being non-business days) I was told that I had to call on the fifth day and ask if my job would still be available to me. I asked if anyone was going to find out about the incident because if I did keep my job I didn’t want them to think differently of me, and I was told everything would be confidential. I work in New Jersey (if that helps).

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Well, the department head job is currently vacant, and two of my coworkers (both coordinators) are applying for the job. I know that the first coordinator would do a superior job to the second guy. Well, there’s nothing inherently wrong with being a reference for two people applying for the same job. A reference doesn’t have to mean “this is the absolute best person for the job; there is no one better.” But I didn’t get the job.

my remote team isn’t responsive, my managers joke about not hiring women who might get pregnant, and more

Ask A Manager

Company rejected a job applicant because of a past relationship with a current employee. Recently a qualified job applicant was not hired, because they were in a past relationship with a current employee of our company and there were concerns about people feeling comfortable working with each other. I applied for a position advertised on Craigslist that was being handled by a temp/staffing agency. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

How to Conduct a Successful Job Search

Career Realism

This is a true story as told to JustJobs Academy which houses career interviews and job search advice for professionals in any industry. Visit to read about how to search for the perfect job and get promoted once you’ve found it. Keep applying until you get the job you want.

asking a reference to withhold information, how long can you skip work without getting fired, and more

Ask A Manager

Can I ask my reference not to mention my likely timeline for a new job? My new one requires further education, but I’m in a weird limbo state of the application process for going back to school. I will be applying for new jobs to start January 2014. I’m aware that most jobs would prefer to not hire someone for potentially only 7 or 12 months, but I have to work somewhere! The title I was offered isn’t the job I applied for.

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I work a 4/10 schedule (4 days a week, 10 hours a day), and commute an hour in each direction to make it to my job. There is no room for negotiation, and my protests were met with how I should be happy because I have the best schedule, the easiest job (a job with one of the highest rates of burnout? At that point you’d need to decide whether you want the job under these changed terms or not.

4 more reader updates

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And once I found that out I busted my ass to do the best job possible on this project, even though it has meant some very long hours and Saturdays spent at the office this month. There was a lot more of that, but in the end they conceded that our new leadership wants to see greater accountability and gave me the leeway to get creative with the performance appraisal template. Here are four more updates from people who had their letters answered here this year.

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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The more you can tell me…beyond your job description…the closer I can match my candidate. If you’re a job-seeker using a recruiter, try to find out a bit about how they operate. Reply Julie February 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm I find placement agencies help me a lot with my job hunt.

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Stop Searching, Start Working: 2 Things You Should do while Unemployed

Ms. Career Girl

It’s the NUMBER ONE rule of the job hunt – make looking for a job your permanent job. Is the best way to network and find job leads to shout from the rooftops that you’re for hire? What if you spent half that time actively job searching and the other half actually working?

job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot February 1, 2011 A reader writes: I’m applying around for part-time office work. unless you’re applying for an acting or modeling job. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager do I have to be perfect to get a job? February 24, 2011 A reader writes: I have not worked full time in over a year and a half and have been unemployed for two months, when my seasonal job came to an end. do I have to be perfect to get a job?

short answer Saturday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Supplying past performance reviews when applying for a job. I’m in the process of applying for a new job — my current position may be eliminated soon due to budget cuts, but even if it wasn’t, I’ve concluded that my current boss and I are not a great fit, and, while I’m very passionate about the large nonprofit I work for, I’m not that passionate about the work of this particular department. I can’t get enough hours at my job.

Light A Bonfire This Week In Your Job Search | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [07.26.10] View Comments Light A Bonfire This Week In Your Job Search There’s something about a big bonfire that gets us going. Sitting at the computer wondering where all the job leads are. Need some new ideas?

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Good Hiring Managers | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

There’s not one I’ve met who doesn’t want to do the right thing as they kick off a new hiring process. A successful hiring process brings in strong new skills, energy and perspective. And are left to do their best to frame and recruit a new role.

My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus | Tim's.

Tim's Strategy

But first, why still a focus on the resume or CV when there are so many new digital ways to share your experience with the world? It is available now as a free download for job seekers. If it related to your field and supportive of your job search effort then it could be fine.

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Making Job Connections in Another City

Resume to Referral

Whatever the reason, you need to relocate – but are hesitant to do so without having a job lined up beforehand. Thankfully, it is much easier to make job connections in another city thanks to instant communications, the Internet, and the superstore of job-search resources now available.

Latest Job-Search Scam; Jobseekers Beware | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « How To Write Sales Resume When I Have No Sales Experience? » Latest Job-Search Scam; Jobseekers Beware The latest email scams are now targeting job seekers. Among the scams are emails that claim to be offering employment from familiar, reputable companies such as Pepsi and Starbucks, or masquerade as messages from real job sites like CareerBuilder or Monster.com.

fast answer Friday — seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

They’re asking where you’d like to be in terms of your job and career, not financially. However, I’ve noticed two things in my job search — recruiters often demand I put my resume in a Word document (which I can never seem to make look as good), and many online applications use text boxes that make it hard to format the content in any meaningful way (like using simple bullet points). Asking for feedback after starting a new job.

10 Ways To Survive A Web Cam Interview | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

And how about when you are looking for a new job? In fact, now you can upgrade to a new iPhone 4 and do a video conference with another iPhone 4 user. A fight over the new PlayStation won’t sound good in the background. Hope all is going well at Job-Hunt.org!

Networking: Are You Feeling Burned Out? | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

But a new and really interesting question was raised on my LinkedIn group today that brought up a related but very different question. Especially for people who have been out over six months and who have not seen networking deliver a new job.

3 Great Examples Of Career Networking E-Mail Updates | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

But your lead won’t last long because all the new folks have to do is read something. But if you are new and don’t have the desire to click yet another link in life, I’ll save you the effort. Hopefully you do a good job of sharing your specific job search objectives.

Career Networking Is Not Magic

Tim's Strategy

You can find a number of Thom’s books on this page: Great Books For Job Search, Career and Life. From here on, you are listening to Thom: When people find themselves in a job search everyone tells them they must “go network&#.

Hiring A Career Expert? Key Considerations Before Writing The Check.

Tim's Strategy

A lot of well-meaning people were quickly certified or trained to work in these jobs. Similar to the housing market shift, the recession has created new market opportunities. And over the past few years have been working to find new roles with new companies.

5 Ways To Keep Networking Fresh And Productive

Tim's Strategy

Find Some New Events – If you have become cozy at your favorite event, you may need a change. Or an influx of new events. But it is important to give yourself some new content. And think of some new reasons why people should see you as memorable.

Becoming A Fat Cat Too Soon In Your Career

Tim's Strategy

So this message is for three types of people: Job seekers who are considering their first top-level job Job seekers who have been in the top job and need a new job Anyone actively planning their career path Be careful about becoming a fat cat too soon in your career.

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Personal Branding: Finding Your Inner Dirtbag | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Work is her third blog for the Register and is dedicated to telling multimedia stories about jobs and joblessness in the Great Recession. The Wall Street Journal reports that “ninja&# is replacing “guru&# as the hot new job title.