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Why Should You Be Hired?

Catherines Career Corner

By Catherine Adenle Wish you could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of hiring employers? Well, securing a new job is incredibly tough these days, especially when employers and managers have plenty of eager job seekers to [.] Related posts: How to Find The Job You Are Looking For. 21 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search. Get the Job, Keep the Job and Lead! Who’s Your Dream Employer and Why? 6 New Year Career Resolutions For You.

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Why Should You Be Hired?

Catherines Career Corner

By Catherine Adenle Wish you could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of hiring employers? Well, securing a new job is incredibly tough these days, especially when employers and managers have plenty of eager job seekers to [.] Related posts: How to Find The Job You Are Looking For. 21 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search. Get the Job, Keep the Job and Lead! 6 New Year Career Resolutions For You. You Are the Pilot of Your Career Plane.

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Using Information Systems to Aid Job Search

Career Alley

HotJobs. HotJobs has also been tried and tested by time. In the simplest of descriptions, HotJobs is a massive job search engine that requires the input of only a few details in order to display the necessary results. Millions of people are currently searching for jobs. These are people who were previously employed and lost their jobs; employed people who are searching for new opportunities and new graduates looking to get into the job market.

2013 228

12 Job Search Tips & Tricks

Career Alley

This article, from Hotjobs, lists a few tricks that you should know about. The job market has improved lots since 2008, but it is still difficult to find a job. Plenty of supply (as in candidates), just not enough demand (as in jobs). If you have been looking for a job for more than three months, then tips and tricks listed below could certainly help you find that job. There are some basic tricks like, updating your profile on LinkedIn or any of the job search engines.

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27 Job Search Boards and Thousands of Jobs

Career Alley

Originally competed with Hotjobs (which Monster now owns) and now is one of the best known in a crowded field. Hard to believe, but 50 job search boards is just the tip of the iceberg. These are not necessarily the 50 biggest or best, but the list does include the usual suspects. I would be the first to tell you that you should not be using 50 job search boards (less than five is ideal and two or three would be best). This list will help you see what works best for you.

2012 215

How To Find Out Who’s Hiring In Your Industry

Resume Bear

There is a “HotJobs Top Companies&# section (See the arrow?) Did you know that you could find out which industries were hot? (By By “hot,&# I mean which industries are doing the most hiring at the time.) Oh, you didn’t know you could do that? Well, you can and here is how you do it. Hop over to Yahoo Finance and mouse over the “Investing&# tab, then mouse down to “Industries&# (as shown in the screenshot below).

2010 176

Job Search 101 – Launching Your Job Search

Career Alley

One of the first useful job search sites, Monster has spent a lot of time and effort to evolve with the fast changing job search resource landscape (including buying up their main competitor at the time – Hotjobs). Welcome to the launch of CareerAlley’s Job Search 101 series , specifically focused for those who are launching a job search for the first time (or those that need some great advice).

6 Job Search Board Resources to Focus Your Job Search

Career Alley

Originally competed with Hotjobs (which Monster now owns) and now is one of the best known in a crowded field. So many Job Search Boards, so little time. With the vast number of job search resources available on the Internet, it’s very easy to lose focus and spend all of your time using one type of resource. One of our key themes is to managing your time and effort is CareerAlley’s Four Legs of Job Search (Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Social Networks and Company Career Sites).

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Launching Your Job Search – Job Search 101

Career Alley

One of the first useful job search sites, Monster has spent a lot of time and effort to evolve with the fast changing job search resource landscape (including buying up their main competitor at the time – Hotjobs). Welcome to CareerAlley’s Job Search 101 series , specifically focused for those who are launching a job search for the first time (or those that need some great advice).

Thousands of Job Openings in Financial Services

Career Alley

Financial Services Jobs using Job Search Engines: Hotjobs Finance – I’m sure you’ve heard of Hotjobs. CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Special Guest Post – 4 Essentials For Your Job Search Travel Bag On the Ledge – Job Search Have You Feeling Down?

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10 Things Every Jobseeker Should Be Doing to Find their Next Position

Resume Bear

Post your resume everywhere possible (Monster, Dice, HotJobs, CareerBuilder, Craig’s List, etc.), There’s lots of great advice out there for jobseekers, but if I were job seeking, these are the 10 things that I would do. Hope this info is helpful for you! Submit your resume directly to the target companies where you’d like to work (via their website, public email address, snail mail and/or drop it off in person).

2011 209

Job Hunting Secrets From A Top Recruiter

Resume Bear

The post’s author Eilene Zimmerman writes: Forget CareerBuilder , HotJobs , and all the other mass job sites. As BNET’s sister site MoneyWatch pointed out recently, in a climate where it takes the average job hunter more than seven months to find their next position, big job boards like Monster and CareerBuilder are of only limited use. While these boards seem like a good place to start, how many people do you know who actually found a job that way?

2011 184

Career Mentor Cheryl Palmer – insights from a leading executive coach

Call to Career

She has been featured on the Wall Street Journal, CNN, MarketWatch, The Ladders, ExecuNet, and Yahoo HotJobs. Cheryl Palmer is a certified executive career coach and a certified professional resume writer and is President of Call to Career, a career coaching and resume writing firm. Cheryl was also a guest on a radio show entitled How to Find a Job Fast hosted by Chris Russell of Secrets of the Job Hunt where she discussed tips for finding employment more quickly in this economic downturn.

Job Search Tips, Tricks and Treats

Career Alley

This article, from Monster/Hotjobs , lists a few tricks that you should know about. 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. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it.

2010 231

Incredibly Obvious Job Search

Career Alley

Get Your Resume Noticed - Now that you’ve spruced up your cover letter, you need to get your resume in shape and this article from Yahoo’s HotJobs provides some useful tips. 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?

2010 207

How To Answer ‘Why Should We Hire You?’

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Every time you interview, your main purpose is to convince them to hire you. The job search is a sales process. The hiring manager (your future boss) is the ‘customer,’ and you are both the sales rep and the product. Why should they choose you over all the other ‘products’ out there? Related: How To Answer 7 Of The Most Common Interview Questions. This question is actually a fantastic opportunity for you to summarize why you’d be a great hire.

2015 87

How To Answer The Interview Question ‘Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?’

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. ‘ Where do you see yourself in five years? ’ is a popular job interview question, and a tough one. Who can predict the future? What do they want you to say? RELATED : Need some job interview advice? Watch these tutorials! Many job seekers think that ‘ I see myself in your job’ or ‘ I want to move into managemen t’ are good answers because they show that you are ambitious and want to grow and move up. However, this isn’t always the best answer to give.

2015 87

30-60-90-Day Plan: Your Key To Getting The Job Offer

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Are you getting interviews but not job offers? As a career coach, every week I speak to job seekers like you…they are amazing, talented people with resumes good enough to secure interviews—but they don’t stand out enough in the interview to get the offer. This is a problem for everyone, from brand-new graduates to seasoned executives. RELATED: Need some job search advice? Watch these tutorials!

2015 87

7 Ways To Prepare For A Phone Interview

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. If you're like most people, you either (a) hate phone interviews or (b) don't take it as seriously as a face-to-face interview. The truth is that phone interviews are incredibly important because, without doing well there, you'll never get the chance to interview in person. With the right preparation, you can learn to hate them a little less and practically guarantee yourself the invitation to interview on-site.

7 Ways To Prepare For A Phone Interview

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. If you're like most people, you either (a) hate phone interviews or (b) don't take it as seriously as a face-to-face interview. The truth is that phone interviews are incredibly important because, without doing well there, you'll never get the chance to interview in person. With the right preparation, you can learn to hate them a little less and practically guarantee yourself the invitation to interview on-site.

50 Hottest Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers

Resume Bear

hotjobs : Hot jobs call for a hot hashtag. Twitter is like a window into the soul of America. It shows us faster and more accurately what is on our collective minds than any other medium currently in use. So it was only a matter of time, in a bad economy and a worse job market, that Twitter would be flooded with both job seekers and job offerers.

3 Surprising Phone Interview Tips

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. 3 Surprising Phone Interview Tips. CAREEREALISM. Phone interviews are so important—they are your gateway to get to the face-to-face. Companies really try to screen candidates out with these interviews, because they need to narrow down their list to bring on site. So you need to do everything you can to give yourself the edge and ace that interview so you can move forward. Related: How To Ace A Phone Interview.

How To Answer Interview Questions About Your Pet Peeves

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. How To Answer Interview Questions About Your Pet Peeves. CAREEREALISM. In any job interview, you will be asked about your weaknesses, your failures, and in some cases, your pet peeves. Why pet peeves? Your answer will tell them something about your personality, how you will be to work with, if you fit into the company culture, and so on. Related: Answering Behavioral Interview Questions Regarding High-Stress Situations.

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How To Ace A Phone Interview

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. What’s the biggest obstacle to getting a job interview? The phone interview. Related: How To Answer 5 Important Phone Interview Questions. Phone interviews are also known as phone screens, for a good reason: When a company interviews you on the phone, they have more people on the phone list than they can interview in person. They are looking for reasons to weed you out of the list to get to a few good candidates.

Boost Your Resume With A Great Cover Letter

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Picture this: Someone hands you a resume without saying anything, and a few seconds later, someone else hands you a resume, saying, “This person seems like just what we’re looking for and he is really interested in the job!” Which resume do you think you will favor? Naturally, you will favor the one with the great introduction. This is part of what a great cover letter does for you in your job search. Related: 3 Tips For Writing A Successful Cover Letter.

Supercharge Your Job Interview With A 30-60-90-Day Plan

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Who can use a 30-60-90-Day Plan for a stronger, more successful job interview? Everyone. Related: 30-60-90-Day Plan: Your Key To Getting The Job Offer.

2015 63

How NOT to get the job you really, really want | Resumebear Online.

Resume Bear

AlfredStateCareerDev said: RT @HotJobs_editor: Are you thinking of renting a billboard to try to get a job? ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips How NOT to get the job you really, really want 30.

2010 219

How To Successfully Talk About Failure In A Job Interview

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. We all want to talk about our successes in a job interview, but employers persist in asking us about our failures. Related: How To Answer, ‘Have You Ever Been Fired?’. They’ll say, “Tell me about a time when you failed,” or “Tell us about a failed project.” These are important behavioral interview questions. Everyone fails at some point, and we all make mistakes. Potential employers want to know how we handle situations that don’t go our way.

2015 87

5 Questions You Should Be Asking In Your Job Interviews

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Asking questions in a job interview signals many positive things to a potential employer: that you’re intelligent, that you really are interested in this job, that you are motivated, and that you think critically. And, asking questions gives you information that helps you deliver better answers yourself. It’s also a good idea to ask questions for the simple reason that you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you.

2015 87

How To Answer 5 Important Phone Interview Questions

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Phone interviews are really phone screens. Employers are looking for reasons to cut you from the list of people they’re interested in (because it cuts time and expense from their interviewing process). Related: 6 Tips To Ace Your Phone Interview. No matter what career field you’re in, there are several common phone interview questions employers like to ask to get a feel for you as a candidate.

How To Answer Interview Questions About Your Weaknesses

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Who else hates interview questions about your greatest weaknesses? We all know not to say anything bad about ourselves in job interviews, so many job seekers answer this question in a way that’s obviously fake…have you ever said, “I’m a perfectionist,” or “I work too hard?” Interviewers will see right through this and probably come back to ask it in another way later (if they don’t lose interest in you immediately from that answer).

2015 88

How To Answer Interview Questions About Salary

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Two job interview questions that cause job seekers a lot of anxiety are: 1. How much money did you make in your last job? (Or, Or, How much are you currently making?). What are your salary expectations for this role? RELATED: Need some job interview advice? Watch these tutorials! You know that any money-focused questions (past or present) are a gauge for employers to know if they can afford you and how much they can get you for.

How To Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. ‘Tell me about yourself’ is a common question employers use to start job interviews. Answered well, this is a prime opportunity to impress them, set the tone for the entire interview, and sell yourself for the job. Answered badly and you’ve wasted the opportunity and possibly even caused them to doubt that you are the person they’re looking for. RELATED : Need some job interview advice? Watch these tutorials! How NOT To Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’.

2015 88

How To Close The Job Interview To Get The Offer

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Many job candidates make a huge mistake in their interviews—and you need to make sure it isn’t happening in yours. RELATED : Need some job interview advice? Watch these tutorials!

2015 88

How To Write The Best Job Interview Thank You Note

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. A surprisingly easy way to stand out from others competing for the job is to send a thank you note after the interview. Many job seekers don’t send a note—maybe because they believe it isn’t necessary (it is), or maybe because they don’t know what to say. RELATED : Need some interview advice? Watch these tutorials!

2015 88

Answering Behavioral Interview Questions Regarding High-Stress Situations

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Have you ever had an extra-heavy workload? Of course. We all have—and we will again. That’s why interviewers want to know how we handle situations like that. RELATED : Need some interview advice? Watch these tutorials! When we’re asked how we handle extra-heavy, high-stress workloads, a knee-jerk reaction for a lot of us is, “I stayed until the work was done.”

How To Answer ‘Why Are You Interested In This Job?’

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. A hot-button question for employers is, ‘Why do you want to work here, for us?’ They want to know that you’re interested specifically in this job—and not that you just need a paycheck. RELATED : Need advice for the job interview? Watch these tutorials! Knowing how to answer interview questions well is always important, especially with this question.

2015 88

6 Vital Resume Tips For Job Seekers Over 40

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Are you in your 40s or 50s and having trouble getting interviews? You may assume it’s your age—but the problem is almost certainly your resume. RELATED: Need to write a resume? Watch these resume tutorials! Follow these six tips to writing a resume that will get you interviews no matter what your age: Limit Your Resume Length To Two Pages Or Less. By the time you reach your 40s and 50s, you probably have a lot of experience.

2015 88

5 Truths You Must Know For Your Executive Job Search

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. With 15 years of executive recruiting and over five years of coaching job seekers around the world, I’ve worked with executives at all levels, in all kinds of industries—from big bank CEOs, CTOs of companies with hundreds of thousands of SKUs, VPs, Directors, and all kinds of executives in every area of the company (finance, operations, sales, marketing, customer support, IT, etc.). RELATED : Need job search tips? Watch these tutorials!

2015 87

9 Great Ways To Answer A ‘Stupid’ Interview Question

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Why do interviewers ask strange interview questions like, “What animal would you be?” They want to throw you off your game and get candid answers (they know you’ve practiced good answers to interview questions ) and they really want a peek into your personality and thought process. Hiring you is a risk, and they want to make sure they make the right choice. Related: 5 Strategies For Overcoming Interview Nerves.

2015 87

Job Interview: 3 Ways To Answer ‘What Makes You Unique?’

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. For some, the job interview question ‘What makes you unique?’ can stop you in your tracks. You know you have the qualifications and the skills to do the job, but how are you supposed to know how you’re different than anyone else? The answer is: you don’t have to know, and you don’t have to be Superman to deliver a job-winning answer to this question. Related: Impressive! How To Wow An Interviewer.

2015 88

5 Places To Find Information For Your 30-60-90-Day Plan

Career Realism

HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. A 30-60-90-Day Plan has a powerful impact on the success of your job interview—IF it is specific to the job and the company. Related: How To Write A 30-60-90-Day Plan That Gets You The Job Offer. It can be difficult to know the information you need to create a company-specific 30-60-90-Day Plan because you haven’t worked there before, but you must be as specific as possible. Here are 5 places to find the information you need for your 30-60-90-Day Plan: 1.

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