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). If you’ve drafted a resume, you know how difficult this can be (and if you haven’t, you know it will be challenging). Is a “fee based” resume writing tool better? jobs by.

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. Ready Your Resume.

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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? With that said, this article’s links focus on Resumes. Job Search.

2015 285

The Latest Resume Tools To Help You Get The Interview

Ms. Career Girl

It’s a good time to be looking for a job. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to break into your first career job or a seasoned professional moving on, you should have little trouble getting a bite on your resume. The fact is, over the past several years technology has drastically changed the way employers evaluate your resume. The latest resume tools use the same technology ATS systems use. But you need to search to find them.

2019 170

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.

Job Search Tools of the Trade

Career Alley

Have you ever gone through the process of filling out a job application online only to find out when you hit submit that you had already completed an application for that job? Or better yet, have you ever received a phone call from a company’s HR department regarding the online application you submitted but you can’t remember which job you applied for (because you’ve submitted so many applications)? Tools: First the tools to help you stay organized.

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How To Complete A Successful Job Search

Career Alley

Searching for a new job can be an exciting prospect, but it can also be very stressful. However, with the correct tools and education, you will be well on your way to finding a job of a lifetime. Job Search Resumes

2017 210

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Resume Building

Career Alley

The most important job search document is, of course, your resume. Having the best resume possible will be the key determining factor as to whether or not you will get an interview. Whether you are brushing up an old resume or starting from a blank piece of paper, you need to spend the time to get it right. Your resume is a living document that will change as your job search progresses. You need to include your skills on your resume.

2015 255

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. However, the best professional resume writers will tell you this isn’t always the case, even if you have a flawless resume.

2018 161

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

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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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. Career advice Interviews Resumes YouTube

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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.

2015 255

New Grads Embracing Social Media as Job Search Tool

Resume Bear

New college graduates are embracing social media as a job search tool, according to a new study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Approximately 41 percent of 2012 college graduates in the market for a job are using social media to help them land one, according to NACE’s 2012 Student Survey. Students are most likely to use social media in the job search to network with employers, according to survey results.

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. Search Millions of Jobs.

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.

2018 177

Best Tips for Leveraging Your Network in your Job Search

Career Alley

Your network of friends, coworkers, business acquaintances and family is one of your most important job search assets. How you leverage your network during your job search is equally as important and can often be the deciding factor in how quickly you land a new job. With tools like LinkedIn , that should not be difficult. Use networking tools to see who you may know from former employers. There are a number of popular networking tools.

2013 267

Overwhelmed with Job Search – Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Job Search Boards, recruiters, company career sites, social sites and so on. How much time should you spend on all of the millions of things you need to do in your job search? Ensure you have a reasonable representation of all of your job search leads (the stuff I listed at the top of this post). Today’s post covers job search boards and the 10′s of thousands of jobs that are posted (and no, this is not a typo).

Wish Upon a Job – Building Your Job Search Part I

Career Alley

What can you do to begin your search immediately while continuing to build out your Job Search Tool Kit? ResumesRead on.

2015 274

My Favorite Job Search and Career Sites

Career Alley

I’ve seen hundreds of career and job search sites over the years that I’ve been writing for CareerAlley. I’ve covered Job Search Sites, Career Advice sites and Career Resource sites. Most of these I’ve stumbled upon during my research on a topic for a post and then have continued to visit the site (or recommend them to job searchers). Job Search Sites : There are hundreds of job search sites (and this estimate is probably low).

2015 245

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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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

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 201

5 Tips to Digitize 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 time-consuming job hunting was in the pre-digital days. We now have different challenges in managing digital job search. “Speed to market” is now the name of the game, along with leveraging digital tools and your professional network. To those who master these skills, the job market is all yours.

2014 255

10 Job Search Strategies Beyond The Resume

Competitive Resumes

Many people want the resume dead – or they at least want to hold a funeral for it. It’s very sexy to proclaim the resume’s demise, and it brings major street cred. 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. Too many job seekers move from job to job.

2017 144

What Is The Best Job Search Tool? Failure

Professional Resume Services

Failure is inevitable in a job search. The likelihood that you will find the perfect job and that you will get that job in your first search is next to none. This means that you will have to search again and again. You will fail at finding a job. You will fail at landing a job. Failure is your greatest tool and I am going to help you understand why. Rethinking: Failure will cause you to rethink the way you go about your search.

2012 144

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

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

Leadership Tools for Executives Seeking New Opportunities

Professional Resume Services

Familiarizing yourself with the common tools executives use to operate at their full potential can make a major difference in your confidence entering the new position. Read more » The post Leadership Tools for Executives Seeking New Opportunities appeared first on Executive Resume Services. Career & Workplace c-level personal branding Career career advancement executive skills Job Search

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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?

2015 239

3 Strategies for a Successful Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Going through an executive job search today is much different than it was a decade ago. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the need for a quality resume. In fact, this is one of the first things anyone should do to help get their job search started correctly.

2018 151

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). These systems help employers filter through resumes easier by identifying specific keywords and phrases and eliminating the ones that don’t have them. This makes utilizing top rated resume writing services even more important, since they can identify ATS terms you need to use and ones you need to avoid.

2018 144

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

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

Reviews – The 5 Job Search Books You Should Read

Career Alley

Resumes are probably the most important document you will ever have in your career (short of a million dollar contract). It’s difficult writing a great resume, and we can all use help creating our resume. Knowing which resume formats to use, leveraging keywords, etc. All of that is very helpful and can help us fast track the job search process. Following are some reviews of the top 5 job search books to help your make your selection.

2015 248

Job Search Tips for 2016

Ms. Career Girl

The post Job Search Tips for 2016 appeared first on Ms. Seeking out a quality position requires much more in 2016 than just sending out a few resumes. With that mindset, we’ve gathered the best tips and tools of the pros to help you search for and find the perfect position. Make Your Resumes Perfect. Gone are the days when you can get by with just one general purpose resume. On a more basic level, be sure to fine tune your resume.

2016 127

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Your Elevator Speech

Career Alley

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! Provides a potential networking contact with the information they need to determine if they should provide recommendation or job lead.

Proven Job Search Blog Grows Into Innovative Online Software Tool

Tim's Strategy

Time To Get Serious About Job Search. Mission Viejo, CA – After personally helping thousands of job seekers with their process, Tim Tyrell-Smith has something significant to share with the job search community. Tyrell-Smith announced today that a new online job search strategy tool has just entered private beta. Why this strategy tool and why now? . “I It’s A New Year. .

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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. 5 Reasons to Update Your Resume.

2014 245

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. Resume Crafting (and more). Job Search Advice. Top Job Boards.

2017 126

Understanding the Importance of Keywords in Your Job Search

Career Alley

If you are like most people, you’ve spent countless hours working on perfecting your resume and building your network. 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. But did you know that there is a LinkedIn tool for recruiters?

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