Top 10 To Do List for College Grad Job Search

Career Alley

Social Networks – Now’s the time to leverage all of those social network skills you have to help you find a job. These are all important questions and the answer is – your social networks. Sounds easy on the surface (and it really is), you just need to spend a little time “working” your networks. How Social Media Could Land You Your Next Job. How to Effectively Leverage Your Alumni Networks.

5 Reasons Why You Need More Than a Good Resume to Stand Out from the Crowd

Career Alley

– While you might not get asked this specific question, you do need to have your “quick pitch” (better know as your elevator speech) ready to go before the job interview. In fact, your elevator speech could be crucial in helping you get an interview. Whatever the need, it is well worth the time preparing and memorizing your 30 second elevator speech. Elevator Speech – A brief description.

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Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Overview

Career Alley

Your Elevator Speech – 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! I think the length is less important than the content (although 3 minutes would be a very long elevator ride).

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5 Reasons Why You Won’t Get a Job Offer

Career Alley

Updating resumes, leveraging your networks, going on interviews, etc. Use your social networks to find people you know who work at the company and get as much background information as possible. Last, but not least make sure you have your sales pitch / 30 minute elevator speech ( Do you have your 30 second Elevator Speech? ). A tremendous amount of time and effort goes into preparing and succeeding in getting a new job.

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9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

Career Alley

Hiring managers have a tough job. They have to wade through a mountain of resumes, pick the top candidates, decide on their final choice and then hope they didn’t make a mistake. Statistically speaking, the best hiring managers only get it right 3 out of 5 times. Of course, you need to make it to the interview and then make it through the interview to be considered for the role. I’ve been a hiring manager for a long time, and it’s never easy to pick the final candidate.

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What’s Your 30 Second Resume?

Career Realism

Remember the adage about having an “elevator speech” or an “elevator pitch?&# In today’s highly interwoven social networks, it’s very possible you will run into people with whom you may want to share your job search plans. Same concept here. Given your interaction is likely to take place on. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at

5 Steps to Making a Fresh Start for Job Search

Career Alley

Make a list of your job search network connections. What about your interview questions, elevator speech and a list of your references? Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Your Elevator Speech. This includes your network, recruiters, job search sites and any other leads you may have. 5 Tips for Leveraging you Social Network in Your Job Search.

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Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

On topics ranging from personal branding, targeting and working with executive recruiters, to best job networking and interviewing strategies, and so much more. . Includes informational interviews, direct to company websites, social search sites (e.g. Finding Jobs: Networking. Hashtags: #networking, #referrals, #jobleads, #personalbranding, #onlineid. Hashtags: #jobfairs, #personalbranding, #jobsearch, #companyresearch, #networking.

It's Time to Increase Your Chances of Executive-Level Employment

Jennifer Anthony

You even have your gift of gab as a phenomenal networking tool. It is a great option when you need information to hand out to networking contacts, those you’ve met at speaking engagements or board meetings, and even when you want to add information to your LinkedIn profile. Consider a Networking Resume Another option to consider, in addition to your standard executive resume, is the networking resume.

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Personal Branding For Dummies

Career Realism

We used to talk about elevator speech in terms of marketing services, products, or oneself. With the technology and communication outlets available to us today the elevator speech is raised to new and exciting levels. What you chose to “put out there” is seen by so many more people than an elevator speech could reach – that it is unfathomable!

Networking: What’s Your 30-Second Resume?

Career Realism

Remember the adage about having an “elevator speech” or an “elevator pitch” when you’re networking ? In today’s highly interwoven social networks, it’s very possible you will run into people with whom you may want to share your job search plans. Be comfortable asking for help – most will help if they can and if you do not take advantage of their time, network, or generosity. The post Networking: What’s Your 30-Second Resume?

The Top 50 Job Hunting Blogs

Resume Bear

Peruse the extensive article archive and be sure to check out “The Pros and Cons of Using a Career Advisor&# and “Social Networking Gotchas.&#. With a focus on networking and personal branding, this site has advice and tips that are very readable and informative. Be sure to read his article “6 Steps to a Great Elevator Speech&# and check out the “Watchlyst tool&# which helps to align you with job openings received from recruiters.

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4 Ways to Show Off Your Awesome Resume

Career Realism

Social Networking. LinkedIn: Professional networking is a must! In-Person Networking. Buy some networking cards. Attend these when and where possible, and start working on your elevator speech. Job searching needs to be a diversified effort. You can’t put all your eggs in one basket.

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25 Live Networking Tips

Corn on the Job

Maybe it’s just lately, but it really does seem like career bloggers (myself included) are writing mostly about the social web 2.0 side of networking. Today we’re taking a break from Twitter , Facebook , Linkedin , and others so that I can share 25 tips for Live Networking. Use social networking to locate live networking events in your area. If you’re new to live networking, bring a friend, co-worker, or classmate to the event with you.

The Heat Is On – So Get Yourself Cooking

Career Rocketeer

If you have spent all your time just collecting network connections on Linked-In and other relationship management and social networks stop collecting them and use your time to reach out to the ones you already have. Networking is not comparable to baseball cards where you collect and trade them and store them away in a box. Networking is an active pursuit that should occupy at least 50% of your allotted job search time.

[R]energize Your Job Hunt In 8 Steps

Career Realism

Break Out Of Your Isolation Figure out who are the members of your support system – your family, friends, other job hunters you meet at networking groups, members of your church or synagogue and so on. You need a variety of arrows including: informational interviewing; attending professional meetings and seminars; social networking utilizing LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter; writing your blog, and so on. “My job hunt is stuck in the mud.

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Personal Branding is About Doing

Cube Rules

« Previous Post Next Post » [link] Dan Schawbel I think personal branding will always be more relevant because there are two major drivers here: social media and competition/market saturation. link] Dan Schawbel I think personal branding will always be more relevant because there are two major drivers here: social media and competition/market saturation.

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Guest Post: Ford R. Myers.

Job Stalker

Network, network, network. Continually increase your level of networking and keep expanding your contact database. Being out of work does not mean you have to be out of touch, so be sure to build and maintain your networking momentum. Reach out through social networking sites, such as Facebook , MySpace , and Twitter. Beware the "scam" networking events. ChicagoNow ChicagoNow is Chicagos finest blog about all things Chicago.

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4 Lies about social media | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 4 Lies about social media Posted to: Job Hunt | Networking | Promoting Yourself October 21st, 2009 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook Everyone knows that the best way to get a job is to leverage your network. And almost everyone knows that social media is a great way to build your network. But many of you are making lots of social media mistakes.

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