Job Search 101 – Launching Your Job Search

Career Alley

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). Over the course of this series, we plan to cover the following job search basics to get you started: General Advice. Posting Job Search website links (with brief reviews). Posting headhunter / Executive Search website links. Tools and Templates.

Launching Your Job Search – Job Search 101

Career Alley

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). Over the course of this series, we plan to cover the following job search basics to get you started: General Advice. Posting Job Search website links (with brief reviews). Posting headhunter / Executive Search website links. Tools and Templates. jobs by.

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6 Job Search Board Resources to Focus Your Job Search

Career Alley

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). Indeed.com – Simple interface, lots of jobs. jobs by.

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5 Strategic Job Search Tips

Career Alley

If you are continuously failing in finding the right job, you have to understand that it’s not always about your eligibility and skills. One has to really plan while appearing for interviews and while searching for jobs. This post presents some useful strategies for effective job search. Industries are getting competitive day-by-day and getting a lucrative job has become immensely difficult. Good luck in your search. Jobs by.

2014 284

10 Resources for Intelligent Job Search

Career Alley

You know what they say – “If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well” The same is true with job search. We all think we know how to look for a job (and that is true to a certain extent), but more important is “knowing what you don’t know” about job search. So what exactly is intelligent job search ? Spin Strategy provides a number of resources for job seekers. Good luck in your search.

2014 288

How to Feel Empowered Throughout Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

Much of this uncertainty stems from the inevitable career search, that hunt for stability and purpose. But job searches aren’t just for recent graduates. It is possible to feel empowered as you search for employment, no matter how long that search lasts.

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15 Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job search is a challenging process, but certainly not a difficult one. Job search is much the same. Following is a list of tips to help you improve your job search and focus on what is important. Make a plan – Whether it’s a check list or a list of action items, you should have a job search plan. Kickstart Your Job Search Do Your Research – Do you know where you want to work? The early bird gets the job.

2014 274

6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Which is exactly why you should be looking at some of the other job search alternatives that are available to you. Let’s face it, crowds of job searchers means more competition (which is not what you want when conducting a job search). That being said, where else can you look for a job (and why)? Why go to a job fair?

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Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

There are tons of great ways you can improve your job search experience with little to no effort on your part. Whatever you hold in your mind as your ideal job will be what you gravitate towards, so be careful what you wish for. Sure there are tons of sites all over the web like this Government search site that can offer you jobs in every category you could possibly dream of and even more here but you don’t want just any job, you want the best job.

2014 279

How to Leverage YouTube for Job Search

Career Alley

YouTube is gaining popularity as an alternative to other job search tools. Not only can you view lots of “how to” videos on job search (see some of the topics below), you can use YouTube to promote yourself in a few ways. YouTube is a great tool for building a personal brand as well as creating your video resume (see 5 Resources for Visual Resumes ). YouTube is the perfect tool to help you build your brand. jobs by.

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Finishing Your Job Search Plan Lists – Lesson 2

Career Alley

Job Search Plans are much the same. While you may have all good intentions in launching your search, a poorly executed plan will most likely have you chasing hundreds of leads (like that guy’s coins on the floor) without any real benefit. In Lesson # 1 – Planning for Your Job Search , we discussed the first three steps in starting our plan. Lesson #2 will cover the remaining lists and documents needed to complete your job search plan.

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15 Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job search is a challenging process, but certainly not a difficult one. Job search is much the same. Following is a list of tips to help you improve your job search and focus on what is important. Make a plan – Whether it’s a check list or a list of action items, you should have a job search plan. Kickstart Your Job Search. How to Build a Job Search – Company Research. Smartphone Job Search.

2014 245

12 Resources for College Grad Job Search- Majoring in Employment

Career Alley

But your four years of college may not be enough to land the job of your choice. Graduation does guarantee a job. On the contrary, your college diploma just means you are now qualified to look for a job. Why not get a head start on the job hunting process? Your second major should be Job Search Preparation. Now is the time to explore the types of careers and jobs that use your major.

2014 272

Hired Help – Job Search Made Easy

Career Alley

In those days, job hunting meant that you would go from recruiter to recruiter, sit in their reception area, fill out an application and then sit through an interview with the recruiter. Job search has come a long way since I started working and, while the Internet has made job search so much easier, the shear volume of information and choices can be overwhelming. Everything is at our fingertips, yet job search can and does take a lot of time and effort.

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Untethered Job Search

Career Alley

“ Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. ” – Louis Gerstner. It would be so easy to spend every minute of your job search sitting in front of a computer, searching and applying for jobs. While there should be some balance between the two, I’ve not really focused too much on the people side of the search.

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. So while you are cleaning your attic (or closet), also take a look at your tools of the job search trade. CareerBliss.com – “Find a Happier Job&# is the tag line for this site.

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Networking

Career Alley

Network, Network, Network – the most important three words in job search. According to a report from ABC News, 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking. You know that old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”and this could not be more true for finding your next job. Successfully leveraging your social networks in job search requires that you focus on those individuals who know first hand about you and what you’ve accomplished in your career.

2015 185

How to Use Facebook as a Job Search Tool

Career Solvers

Many people use Facebook on a regular basis to stay in touch with friends and family, but few recognize the value Facebook can play in a job search. Most people find their jobs through people they know, and the affinities on Facebook are perhaps the strongest of any social networking platform. Completing the work and education section on Facebook makes it much easier for people to understand your experience should you reach out to them for job opportunities.

Targeted Job Search – Who’s Hiring in Technology Vol 5

Career Alley

There is no reason not to follow your heart. &# – Steve Jobs. Back to basics with one of my more popular topics – targeted job search. Specifically, job search leads for specific industries. An the most popular of my popular posts is of course jobs in technology. So at first glance you might wonder why anyone would have to tell a technologist how or where to look for jobs on the Internet. Good luck in your search.

4 Ways to Use Video Tools Like #Blab & Periscope in Your Job Search

Workology

7 Ways to Land a Job with Social Media. Video is changing the world, y’all, and it has a use case in most every life situation and scenario including looking for a job. Like any social media platform or tool, it’s about connections, building rapport and relationships that are the differentiator in any business including how you look for a job. Job Seekers are 14 Times More Likely to Land a Job With a Referral.

2015 122

Bright Lights: Tips on Breaking into the Entertainment Industry

Ms. Career Girl

The allure of the entertainment industry is one-of-a-kind. But behind the red carpets and glitz are millions of hard-working people, whose passion for their work far outweighs the bright lights and glamour of the industry. You think you want to work in the entertainment industry?

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Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Resume Building

Career Alley

The most important job search document is, of course, your resume. There are tools that can help you quickly build the framework for what will become a great resume, but your personal time and effort is what will set your resume apart from the everyone else. Your resume is a living document that will change as your job search progresses. And, as if all that work writing one resume isn’t enough, many people have multiple resumes each geared to specific jobs.

2015 255

Understanding the Importance of Keywords in Your Job Search

Career Alley

We all know that your resume is the most important document in your job search and your network is one of your most valuable job search tools. The bad news is that your resume and network are only half of a successful job search. As I’m sure you are well aware, the Internet has enabled job hunters to easily flood the market with their resume. But did you know that there is a LinkedIn tool for recruiters? Jobs by.

2014 264

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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Cover Letter Debate: Are They Necessary in Executive Job Search?

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?

15 Job Search and Career Articles to Get Your Job Search Started

Career Alley

15 of the best career and job search articles just for you from your CareerAlley fellow readers. The Secrets to Staying Optimistic While Unemployed – Job search is not easy, especially when you are unemployed. Why You Should Make a Job Change: 10 Hidden Reasons Why You Might Hate Your Job – Think maybe you don’t like your job? 10 Industries Most in Need of Skilled Workers – Job search where the jobs are.

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Majoring in Employment – College Job Search

Career Alley

But your four years of college may not be enough to land the job of your choice. Graduation does guarantee a job. On the contrary, your college diploma just means you are now qualified to look for a job. Why not get a head start on the job hunting process? Your second major should be Job Search Preparation. Now is the time to explore the types of careers and jobs that use your major. Good luck in your search.

5 Secrets for Using Industry Groups in Job Search

Tim's Strategy

Industry associations are a job seeker’s best friend—or at least they should be. There are thousands of associations that cater to professionals in virtually every industry, from the American Society of Civil Engineers to the American Marketing Association. I’m busy looking for a job!” There are usually job ads, as well, but the rest of the content is equally valuable. It’s also good to stay current on your industry.).

2013 84

COTJ Reviews Gulpfish: Social Job Search Tool

Corn on the Job

The problem: Applying for jobs on Monster, CareerBuilder, and other large sites can sometimes have us feeling like we just aren’t getting our personality through. Job Search Organization. Television job search application (first of it’s kind).

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Finding the Best Ways to Conduct a Job Search Online

Career Alley

Maybe you’re on the job market for the first time or you’ve been on the job hunt for awhile but are looking for strategies to shake up your approach. Here are 5 things every job searcher can do to make their process easier and dramatically increase their chances for success. This can be the hub of an effective job search. But there are passive aspects of job sites as well that can streamline your search. more – Job Search Sites.

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5 More Tips for Leveraging Your Social Networks in Your Job Search

Career Alley

Successfully leveraging your social networks in job search requires that you focus on those individuals who know first hand about you and what you’ve accomplished in your career. These connections should be at the top of your list and you should leverage them to help find jobs. There are tools you can use to organize your connections (although sometimes using Word or Excel might work best). The Ultimate LinkedIn Guide for Job Seekers. Jobs by.

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.

The Last Spring Break – Tips for College Grad Job Search

Career Alley

Now it’s time to pay the price – time to go out into the real world and get a job. If you are really lucky, you already have a job lined up (not very likely these days). And, if you’ve been following the advice of this blog, you’ve been spending part of your college days priming the pumps of your job search. Review your top 5 job search sites. Check jobs on LinkedIn. Register on 3-5 job search sites.

Shorten Your Long Distance Job Search

Careers Done Write

A long-distance job search requires more planning and dedication than a local job search. You have the hurdle of breaking into to a new job market in addition to logistical challenges. Follow these tips for shortening your long distance job search. Every job search campaign begins with research and is sustained by research. Dig deep into industry sites, local government sites, and other research tools.

2014 149

4 Hot Careers in the Automotive Industry

Career Alley

The automotive industry is one of the biggest in the entire world. Under its umbrella are a slew of jobs that employ a wide variety of people ranging from mechanics to designers. Whether you’re a grease monkey or a salesman, odds are there’s an automotive job that suits you. Depending on your particular background, there are many options to choose from, but if you need a little guidance, here are some of the best jobs the industry has to offer: 1. Vehicle Manufacturer.

5 Tips to Digitalize your Job Search

Career Alley

For those of you fortunate enough to never have had to type your resume on a typewriter, you don’t realize how difficult and manual job hunting was in the pre-digital days. “Speed to market&# is now the name of the game, along with leveraging digital tools. And to those who master these skills, the job market is all yours. Second, upload your resume to company career sites and job search sites. Good luck in your search.

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16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

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? They easily slid into new jobs.

2010 271

10 Job Search Strategies Beyond The Resume

Competitive Resumes

But the truth is the resume is still an essential part of your job search. Job descriptions still tell you where to send or upload it. Resumes still matter, but they are not your primary tool for the job search anymore. And get this: You can start your job search without a perfect resume. What job search tactics provide more value than a resume alone? Too many job seekers move from job to job.

2017 144

5 Steps to Elevate Your IT Job Search

Career Alley

Every year thousands of students complete their degrees and become a job aspirant after crossing their college gate. But the question is, the candidates who have been selected, has they got their ideal job, which they have dreamt of? Being a fresher or intern, if you are not getting the type of job you wants; it means there are some loopholes left behind in your searching. To get your foot into the industry, you first need to know and understand about it.

2013 234

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 2

Executive Career Brand

Job seekers who take the time to reflect and dig deep will have the tools to excel beyond their competitors. Targeting and Company/Industry Research. Determine what kind of work you want to do (type of position and industry), and which companies and organizations will afford you the opportunity to work your passion. Search your job title on LinkedIn to find others who do the same kind of work. Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Help.

2017 152

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.

2011 207

Hot Button Executive Job Search FAQs

Executive Career Brand

Because today’s executive job search doesn’t look or work the way it did even 5 or so years ago, I advise executive job seekers to first learn about the new executive job search landscape , before diving in. To help you, I’ve compiled some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from my executive job seeking clients, along with winning strategies I offered them to deal with the various challenges and issues they faced. But don’t give up entirely on job boards.

2016 108

Stalled Job Search? Try A New Industry

Tim's Strategy

It may be time to try something different – like a new field or a new industry. Take advantage of online, print and social media resources to learn as much as possible about your new industry, top companies and the type of positions that match your background and expertise. Get insiders’ perspectives, in-depth industry details and other corporate information from websites like wetfeet.com and vault.com. In addition, get yourself ready for a multifaceted job search.

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