6 Tools to Help Launch Your Job Search

Career Alley

There are eight or so key items you need to launch a successful job search (see Why You Need a Job Search Marketing Toolkit ). This includes a few key documents you will need to draft (such as your resume, cover letters and thank you letters). There are tools you can use that will help you create most (if not all) of you documents and lists. Resume Writing Tools : There are lots of resume writing tools out there, some are free and some are not.

2014 282

Preparing for the Job Search Post Covid-19

Ms. Career Girl

Either way, with many companies looking to trim staff or even unlikely to survive the pandemic at all, there will likely be countless workers starting a job search in the coming months. If you’re amongst the ranks of those unemployed by the coronavirus and unlikely to get your job back, here are some job search tips to help you stand out against the competition once you get back into the action. Tailor Your Tools. Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Job Search.

2020 195

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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.

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Overview

Career Alley

Okay, so I admit it – I’m a fanatic with job search (and, therefore, this blog). When I’m looking for a job I’m obsessed. I use a tried and true process which enables me to more quickly find the right job for me. We are going to provide everything you need to organize and build you job search toolkit over the next few posts. Your “plan” is essentially to create the lists you will need to get your job search started.

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Wish Upon a Job – Building Your Job Search

Career Alley

What can you do to begin your search immediately while continuing to build out your Job Search Tool Kit? Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter ResumesRead on.

2019 182

Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Building Your Resume

Career Alley

For those of you who have followed my blog, you will know that I continually compare a job search to a marketing campaign (see “ Job Search Marketing 101 ” – Battling for Prime Shelf Space”) with you as the product. Great marketing campaigns yield great sales (in this case, you finding the job of your dreams). So how does this compare to a job search? Cover letters. Thank you letters. Good luck in your search, Joey.

2015 285

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.

2018 167

How to Create a Job Search Plan

Professional Resume Services

One of the most under-appreciated aspects of a job search is creating a comprehensive plan and sticking to it. The mistake many professionals make is thinking they can put in a significant amount of time and effort for a couple of weeks and their efforts will be rewarded with their desired job shortly afterward. Here are some steps to take to create a solid job search plan. Treat Your Job Search Like A Job. A job search is a job on its own.

2018 161

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

As noted in the first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) which focuses on personal branding , I’ve compiled several of the questions/topics that most often come up with my clients. Beyond personal branding and this post on LinkedIn FAQs, I’ll be writing posts on the FAQs that represent the major road blocks and/or job search strategies they have told me they need help understanding, across these topics: Executive resumes.

2016 202

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

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.

2014 303

Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

Executive Career Brand

I’m very flattered and grateful to be included among such heavy hitters in Career Sherpa’s (Hannah Morgan) “ 50+ Best Websites For Job Search 2017 “ WOW! Hannah is a nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, with a weekly column in U.S. You’ll find websites focusing on these critical job search issues: Salary Research. Job Search Advice. Social Media Job Search. Tools.

2017 127

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

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

5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

” – Theodore Roosevelt As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Students should develop a proactive strategy for their job search to gain an advantage. Here are a few tips for prospective graduates looking to get the most out of their job search: 1. Starting the job search will give students a good indication of what the market is doing and what companies may be hiring.

2014 207

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. Your cover letter and resume should top the list. Remember, you can have multiple resumes (and you should already have multiple cover letters). CareerBliss.com – “Find a Happier Job&# is the tag line for this site.

Executive Job Search Must Haves

Professional Resume Services

There are many different tools you need to have as an executive looking for a new job. Using these strategies will keep you on par with your competition, and your job search strategies can put you over the top. Whether it’s updating your LinkedIn profile or optimizing your resume, there are certain things you must have with your job search. Your executive resume biography tells a story and is more conversational than a resume or cover letter.

2017 126

Reviews – The 5 Job Search Books You Should Read

Career Alley

All of that is very helpful and can help us fast track the job search process. And once you get that resume gets you an interview, do you have the right book to help you nail the interview (and get the job)? Following are some reviews of the top 5 job search books to help your make your selection. Guide to Rethinking Resumes: Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter and Land Your Dream Interview – First time writing a resume? jobs by.

2015 248

Top Tips for Leveraging Your Smartphone for Your Job Search – Part 1

Career Alley

Job search is often driven by “time is of the essence” (as in those who apply later in the process will not get an interview). For every job opening there are potentially thousands of individuals who are qualified. Waiting until you get home from work (or whatever activity is keeping you away from your computer) will most likely keep you from getting the job. Give yourself the tools to send your resume “on the fly” from your Smartphone.

2013 320

5 Tips to Help Maximize Your Job Search

Career Alley

So many resumes, so few jobs. Let’s face it, job search sucks. Tons of competition, ads for jobs that don’t exist and endless “ rabbit holes “ If you’ve leveraged any of the countless online job search sites and submitted your resume for a specific job you are not alone. In fact, there are upwards of several hundred applications for each job posted on a job search site (this is not a misprint).

2013 283

Job Search Support – Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Career Alley

If it’s not one thing (European debt worries) , it’s another (companies imploding), all of which leads to reduced hiring and a prolonged “lack of recovery” Heading into the holiday season, the stress of looking for a job can be even more overwhelming, further compounded by a natural annual slowdown in hiring as most companies are focused on completing next year’s budgets. Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: Good luck in your search.

2011 221

5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Whether you foresee a layoff coming, have decided to move to another company, or you’re pursuing a career transition, chances are you’ll be conducting a stealth job search. You want to hang on to your existing job, while you’re looking for another one. If your search is found out by your employer, you may find yourself ushered out the door, before you’re ready. Maintaining confidentiality in a job search is a delicate thing.

2013 193

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

The Hitchhikers Guide to Job Search

Career Alley

Unless, of course, you are looking for a job and don’t have a clue (meant in only the nicest way). Even for those who have looked for jobs in the recent past, job search can seem daunting at best and lifestyle threatening at worst. Overwhelming as it may seem, your approach will be most influenced by the driver (do you have a job and are looking to make a change or are you already unemployed). Job search planning – steps, tips and tricks.

2011 215

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?

2010 248

Your Email Signature: Another Personal Branding Tool

Executive Career Brand

I estimate that more than half of the emails I receive from executive job seekers have only one line in their email signatures. Sometimes their signature is the default they use in doing business through their employers, which may not be appropriate to use in their job search. When communicating with potential employers via email, your email cover letters need to include a potent, branded email signature. Related posts: When Job Search Email Goes Missing.

2013 218

Top Five List for Job Search Repairs and Maintenance

Career Alley

Speaking of Top Lists, today’s post focuses on repairs and maintenance required to keep your job search on the road. So while you may think that your job search is in good shape, it’s always a good idea to get an oil change every few thousand miles or so. Review Your Job Search Marketing Plan: If there were no commercials for products, how would you know they existed? So what, exactly, is a job search marketing plan?

2011 238

3 Keys To A Successful Job Search

Career Realism

It can be very demanding looking for another job when your current one is continually stressing you out. Unfortunately, most new jobs don't just fall into your lap—you have to go out and get them. Approaching your job search as strategically and as systematically as you would approach your next business deal can help keep the process manageable. A lot of planning and preparation go into any major project, and your job search should be no different.

2019 61

ATS Myths You Shouldn’t Believe When Job Searching

Professional Resume Services

If it’s been a while since your last job search, you may have been introduced to a new tool to look out for called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Most of the newer Applicant Tracking Systems can read resumes and cover letters in various formats. Incorporating a mix of keywords into your resumes and cover letters is more effective than having a high density of one particular keyword. For assistance at any point in your job search, don’t hesitate to contact us.

2018 144

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.

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 107

7 Job Search Apps You Don’t Want to Miss

Career Alley

Finding a job has never been is harder with recent job cuts, lay-offs and mass redundancies. Competition has increased with the Internet – it has never been easier to conduct a job search and submit your resume. You have to be more competitive to get an interview and land a job in a good company. The seven apps listed below will help provide a competitive advantage to finding a job. SEARCHING FOR A JOB VACANCY. Search Millions of Jobs.

2014 255

6 Executive Job Search Email Content Blunders

Executive Career Brand

Think of an email message in the same way you would a snail-mailed job search (or business) letter. Having a solid command of the English language will be important for most any job you may be seeking. Your Email Signature: Another Personal Branding Tool. These things don’t belong in your job search documents anyway. If, at some point in the job search process, you must send sensitive information via email, use an encrypted PDF document.

2016 113

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.

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).

2011 106

Is Your Online Reputation Ruining Your Job Search?

Career Makeover Coach

It’s no longer just your resume and references you have to worry about during your job search. You may have a dozen letters that give you a glowing recommendation, but one less than favorable item from a social networking account or Google search could create a roadblock in your job search. Job Search Personal Branding Resources, Tools, and Tips branding online reputation social media tag1

2011 171

Job Loss – A Day in the Life of a Job Search Fanatic

Career Alley

Okay, so you lost your job. However you got here, the truth is you are out of work and it’s time to start your job search. If you’re thinking you need a break before you begin your job search in earnest, take two or three days (no more) and then get to work on your job search (because your current jo is to find a job). You feel incredibly stressed, how long will it take to find a job? LIST OF 100+ JOB BOARDS.

2015 250

Wish Upon a Job – Building Your Job Search Part I

Career Alley

Wishing for a job, that is. Wishing is nice from a “positive thinking” point of view but it won’t get you a job without putting in the time. If you are first starting your job search, you have a lot of homework to do before you can effectively start the job search process. The good news is that once you are all set-up, the bulk of your job search time can be spent on looking for opportunities. Introduction to Cover Letters.

2012 207

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

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

Are You Prepared for an Executive Job Search?

Professional Resume Services

One of the worst things anyone can do when searching for a new job is sending in resumes randomly. Not only will the chances of landing an interview at one of those companies be very low, but it’s only going to prolong the job search process. Taking the time to prepare for a job search is well worth your time. Here are some tips for preparing for your job search.

2018 116

Evolutionary Job Search – Survival of the Fittest

Career Alley

If you’ve been working for 10 or more years, no doubt you’ve seen the dramatic change in the approach to job search. It wasn’t all that long ago when looking for a job meant researching companies at the library (remember those?), While we still do some of these things in our job search (except for the library bit), the primary method for job search has become the Internet. and online job search activities will occur.

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