The Hitchhikers Guide to Job Search

Career Alley

A Job Search Marketing Toolkit: Your job search marketing toolkit includes: your resume, Cover letters, References, Thank you letters, Target market, Elevator speech, Network and Your experience. Who have you called, who do you need to follow-up with, what jobs have you applied for and a thousand other things to organized. “ Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. ” – Peter F. Drucker.

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4 Critical Foundations For A Successful Job Search

Tim's Strategy

Polish up your resume and start applying to every job that is remotely similar to anything you’ve ever done… Call up everyone you know and ask them if they know of any jobs…OR. How are your documents backed up, or are they? The focus is on recording everything you do – applications sent, interviews/networking events attended, follow-ups, everything! When did you last update your resume?

2013 85
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9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use

JobMob

If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. 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. So… decorate your toolbox and toss in the following: 1) Social media presence. On LinkedIn, you can even have recommendations posted on your profile, so hit up your former bosses, clients, professors, and coworkers for glowing commentary about you.

2011 83

Bringing Your “A” Game: 5 Tips For Acing A Job Fair

Career Realism

Brush Up Your Elevator Speech. Bring Extra Copies Of Your Resume. This may seem obvious, but there are always job fair attendees who are without copies of their resumes. Make sure you have ample copies and consider having various versions of your resume if you are interested in more than one career field or area of expertise. How To Screw Up At A Career Fair.

There is No Such Thing As LUCK in Landing a New Job

Resume Boutique

Founder, Resume Boutique LLC. The most successful of them took full ownership of the process, maximized their resources, and never gave up. One of those contacts referred him to Resume Boutique for a resume, cover letter, and job pursuit/interview/post-interview strategy. We drafted the resume and several cover letters immediately. We also worked Dave to refine his "elevator speech." By Randi S. Lewis. info@resumeboutique.com.

Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

Career Realism

On the positive side, job fairs are in fact filled with employers looking for people to hire, and you do get a chance to put a personal touch on submitting your resume. Instead of emailing it or submitting it online, you actually get to meet the person you’re giving it to, and get valuable practice delivering your elevator pitch. The employer may even make a note about you on your resume based on their first impression to refer to later.) Bring multiple copies of your resume.

Can A Career Fair Help You Tap Into The Hidden Job Market?

Career Realism

It’s also packed with people like you, who could end up being business associates one day. Bring a great value proposition letter , copies of your resume, business/networking cards, and a willingness to talk and ask lots of questions. Bring your resume in case someone asks for one, but I suggest a different approach to the usual take on career fairs. You also want to prepare your elevator speech. You would be surprised how many doors this will open up.

2014 87

10 Real World Tips to Find a Job Close To Home

JobMob

If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Give everyone you know your 30-second elevator speech, including other parents, neighbors and folks you may mix with as tennis partners/country club friends/farmer’s market enthusiasts. Medical practices that employ nurses and office support personnel are often contacted by candidates who send a resume and never reach out. Follow her @Mojo40_Mavens. Sick of commuting?

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Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

Career Realism

On the positive side, job fairs are in fact filled with employers looking for people to hire, and you do get a chance to put a personal touch on submitting your resume. Instead of emailing it or submitting it online, you actually get to meet the person you’re giving it to, and get valuable practice delivering your elevator pitch. The employer may even make a note about you on your resume based on their first impression to refer to later.) Bring multiple copies of your resume.

How to Jump Start Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

The more resumes you send to ads – especially the online black hole – the worse your ratio of sent:response rate is, the more dejected you become. Improve your skill in understanding job ads and how to deal with the black hole and you up your response rate. How to select the companies that make sense for you, write a custom letter than will get read, follow up and get results? Bringing your resumes to networking meetings? How about your elevator speech?

2011 60

Top 8 Tips for Job Fair Success

Career Realism

You may be one of hundreds of candidates vying for a recruiter’s attention, but you can earn an advantage over the competition by following these top tips for job fair success. See which companies are hiring people with your skill set and then make an effort to visit those recruiters first while you’re still fresh and have copies of your resume available. You should also mark off the companies that you speak to, so that you can remember to follow-up after the event.

25 Live Networking Tips

Corn on the Job

Through following/friending influential people in your industry/location, connect with them and find out where live networking events take place. Set up goals for each event. Sign up to work the event for free. If you aren’t a big talker, just offer up an ear, and later in the conversation you’ll have your time to share. Keep your resume at home. Resumes are for job fairs, not networking events. Follow-up with people.

Building a Successful Job Hunting Network! | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor? Now send each individual in your network a short personalized letter along with your resume.

2011 62

Thinking Outside the Box: Your Approach to Finding a Legal Job in.

Resume Boutique

Resume Boutique Blog Look your best on paper. ™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Dealing With Your Current Reality : Prepare an updated, accurate resume to be able to provide to anyone at a minute’s notice.

2009 40

Guest Post: Ford R. Myers.

Job Stalker

Arts & Entertainment Life & Style News & Opinion Sports Find a blog Login or Sign Up Featured: No waiting: Become a ChicagoNow blogger now , Pitch us your blog idea Job Stalker Home Archive About Guest Post: Ford R. One of the more "evergreen" of the selections there follows: 20 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers in a Down Market By Ford R. Show up earlier. Keep-up with your interests, hobbies, and activities.

2010 61