How to Conduct a Job Search During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Ms. Career Girl

For those trying to conduct a job search during the coronavirus pandemic, it may be tempting to throw up your hands and admit defeat — at least until a sense of normalcy returns. Workers in several industries are struggling to just hold on to the jobs they have as the broader population shuns schools, concert venues, sporting events, shopping centers, bars, restaurants — the list goes on and on — causing demand for services (and indeed, the economy) to plummet.

2020 190

Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

Sourcing, how and where you recruit possible candidates is a great way to use small, safe-to-fail experiments. In the late 90’s, with the internet boom, Monster and other job boards started advertising electronically. Suddenly, a job ad could be large and all-encompassing because employers were no longer restricted to some number of inches of newspaper. That gave rise to specific job boards for specific kinds of jobs. (In Sourcing suffers.).

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Six Steps To Make The Job Search Less Lonely

Ms. Career Girl

What could be lonelier than the job search? It’s not often acknowledged, but the process of finding a job is lonely just by virtue of what it is. An autonomous search for one’s own job, based on one’s own passions, drive and aptitudes, is bound to feel isolating at times. Inspired by the recent increase in awareness about the impact of loneliness in several contexts, I’ve come up with six ways to lighten the loneliness burden of the search for your perfect job.

2018 191

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

14 Job Search Resources for 2015

Career Alley

There are four basic categories of job search resources – Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Social Networks and Company Career Sites. You should be allocating your the time you spend on job search across these resource types. But rather than just finding whatever comes up when you do an Internet search, you will have a more efficient search if you focus on a few select resources (you can expand your list as you go). Job Search.

2015 247

5 Resources for Executive Job Search

Career Alley

With that picture in mind, the more senior your role, the more difficult it is to find a new job. So, how long does it take to find a more senior job? that drive the job search process. But don’t think of these factors as negative, think of them as positive and base your approach on how you will overcome or leverage your job search factors. So, if there are fewer senior jobs it stands to reason that there are fewer resources available to executives.

2014 262

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). Another reason to use alternatives is that some jobs posted on job search boards are not real jobs.

2015 241

Fall Fashion Advice and the Usefulness of Path Source’s Job Search App

Competitive Resumes

The second segment features Aaron Michel, co-founder of Path Source home of the job search app of the same name which helps you track your career interests, provides tools for you to find the career and resources for your job search. Aaron Michel is the co-founder and CEO of Path Source , the company whose job search app focuses on career navigation. His app, Path Source is free and is simple to use.

2015 140

How Attitude Can Impact Your Job Search

Career Alley

Whether you are looking to advance your career within the current organization or searching for a job, your attitude will make a lot of difference. It is the job of any employer to understand the attitude of the job searching candidate and analyze whether it will be suitable for the organization. If you are looking for a new job, you need to cultivate a positive approach and improve your chances of getting hired in the next interview.

2013 281

Keep Up The Job Search Wherever You Are

Career Alley

A dedicated job search takes eight hours a day , writes Career Cast. Get out, change the scenery, find a comfortable place and continue your job hunt with these recommended apps. Searching For The Ideal Job. recommends a number of job search apps, including one from a premiere job search engine, Indeed. is an aggregator which means it takes your job search criteria and searches a number of job boards.

2014 293

7 Tips to Starting a Job Search

Hiring Technical People

Do you have a resolution to find a new job this year? Check out these tips for a better, streamlined job search. Even if you are a developer and you normally dress in jeans and a ratty t-shirt, that outfit is not acceptable for job searching. Work on your job search each day. You don’t have to participate in online groups or work on open source projects every day. If you want more help with your job search, read Manage Your Job Search.

2015 200

Top 10 To Do List for College Grad Job Search

Career Alley

Arguably, your job search as a college grad should start long before you graduate, not after you’ve graduated. That being said, if you’ve not done any job search prep during your college years you can’t go back in time but there’s plenty you can do now. Even on the high end, that still means that 87% of college grads have found a job. The question is, have they found a job in their industry/major? The 10 Best Cities to Find a Job.

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

A “Free Floating” Job Search Via The Net

Career Alley

Job search was a simple affair only in old times when people were employed even against their will. In modern times, in a “free floating” job search you can spend a very long time, although its variants have been significantly increased. For example, in recent years more and more of those willing to find a job try to find it through the Internet. Why is job search via the Internet becoming more popular? Source:

2014 274

How to Use for Your Job Search – Part 1

Career Alley

If you’ve followed CareerAlley for long, you will have read some of my posts regarding the “ Four Legs of Job Search “ One of those “legs” is job search sites/engines. Whether you are new to job search or have experience, setting up a job search engine to focus on your search can be frustrating and time consuming. The rest of the fields on the advanced search are self explanatory. Jobs by.

2014 253

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. They don’t seem to realize that LinkedIn is a primary destination for people who are sourcing and assessing good-fit job candidates and people to do business with. Whether or not you’re looking for a new job, are you doing all these things? Build your connections to at least 500, to boost your LinkedIn search ranking.

2016 219

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

These tricks are ineffectual now that personal information exists about each of us online (whether or not we’ve put it there), and people sourcing and assessing job seekers are Googling potential candidates’ names before reaching out to them. Numerous aggregator sites pull information about us from various sources. Anyone can easily find your age within the first several search pages, unless you have a very strong, far-reaching online presence.

2016 172

Job Search Tips from a Recruiter


Your resume looks great and you’ve been applying to all the major job boards. Automate Your Search Let the job […] Source. HR Effective job search networking job search tips personal brandingYou get some calls with recruiters, but it’s not really leading to anything. You know there are probably other opportunities out there but you’re not sure how to access them. What else can you try?

2018 82

Tips for Job Search After 50

Career Alley

There is nothing like experienced job candidates for employers, but that doesn’t mean looking for a job when you are 50 years old (or older) will be a piece of cake. Whatever the bias (and there are many), there are 10 times as many good reasons for hiring managers to hire older job search candidates. The trick is to find the right opportunities for you and to convince the hiring manager that you are the best person for the job. Managing Debt Between Jobs.

2013 212

Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers is a post from: Executive Career Brand. For a successful executive job search campaign, plan to spend some time researching – unless you already have plenty of in depth company and industry information. Google Search.

2011 260

10 Links to Finding Your Job Search Recruiter

Career Alley

I don’t know if this happens to you, but sometimes I get calls from recruiters asking if I know someone with specific job experience. Recruiters are another great resource for your job search and while you just might get lucky and they find you, I would not place any hopes on that happening (even if it does happen to me every so often). On the main page, click “find” and the recruiter search screen comes up. Click on any job to see the details. Job Search.

2015 247

Top Tips for Leveraging Your Smartphone for Your Job Search – Part 3

Career Alley

So if you followed Parts 1 and 2, your job search docs are ready for prime time and can be sent at a moment’s notice. Emailing your job search docs should be the easy part, but even this simple task can sometimes be quirky. Part 3 – Sending Your Job Search Documents from Your Smartphone: Some key points to consider: This article assumes you have the basics: a smartphone and a wifi or cellular connection. Good luck in your search.

2013 270

5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

Executive Career Brand

In job search, there are many potential pitfalls that sabotage or prolong the search. Here are 5 challenges facing many executive job seekers, and ways to overcome them: 1. Anyone can easily find your age within the first several pages of search results for “your name”, now that such personal information exists about each of us online, on numerous aggregator sites. Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs.

2017 113

5 Tips for Leveraging Social Media in Your Job Search

Career Alley

One of the well-known ways to land a new job is to network. Here are 5 tips to leverage social media to get that next job. Better yet, this is an excellent source of information for your company research prior to interviewing or applying for a job. Getting your name “out there” on the Internet will help (assuming you use social media in a positive way) so that it will show up in searches (which all companies do on job candidates). jobs by.

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.

Holiday Executive Job Search Tips

Executive Career Brand

Holiday Executive Job Search Tips is a post from: Executive Career Brand. So many executive job seekers think that November and December are dead months for job search. But this is a great time to lay some groundwork, make connections and possibly get a foot in the door, ahead of your competitors in the job market who are doing nothing right now and waiting for the new year to roll around. There are always things to do when you’re looking for a job.

Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Some of them understand that, when recruiters and hiring managers source and assess talent, they’re more apt to reach out to candidates that have strong online presence. I’ve written two previous posts in this series of Executive Job Search FAQs: LinkedIn FAQs. Executive Job Search FAQs in general. whether or not you need to keep your search confidential because you’re currently employed. Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Help.

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

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. There are many sources you have come across while pursuing your studies. Job Search.

2013 236

8 Job Source Myths – Busted

Resume Help Blog

Actually, it’s the best candidate who gets the job. Job boards are the best source of leads. Your network is the best source of leads. Most jobs are never posted. It’s nearly impossible to find those hidden jobs. Make sure people know about your search.

6 Tips for Expanding Your Job Search Network

Career Alley

” (see 6 Links to Networking for Job Search – It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You). While it’s crucial to have the proper experience and knowledge on how to do the job, take a step back and think about the sheer number of resumes that an average employer receives along with yours. So, even if your resume is in tip-top shape and you have the perfect qualifications for the job, there’s a chance that your resume may never even get looked at. Job Search.

2015 281

The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Understandably, many job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” when they’re building their online footprint by using social media. whether or not they must keep their search confidential because they’re currently employed. Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers source candidates online, via LinkedIn mostly, but also elsewhere. On the other hand, job seekers need to be careful about what they put out there.

2015 175

5 actions to take before starting your job search

Cube Rules

Once you make a decision to go find another job, many people immediately start applying for new jobs. And the answer has to be better than “I hate my boss” even though that may be true (one of the biggest reasons for leaving a job is because your boss becomes unbearable…). Add to your job skills? A job that will eliminate a two-hour one-way commute? Knowing the answer helps you frame what type of job or company you’ll go after in your job search.

2014 211

Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

I hope it goes without saying that typos, misspellings and grammatical errors in your job search personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.) People assume they’ll be better communicators and leaders on the job. All of your job search content should be error-free. Beyond failing the human eyeball test, these errors can keep people from finding you online by mucking up your Personal SEO, a key element in today’s executive job search.

2016 194

Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

If they’re employed, they worry that their employer, or someone at work, will see their activity and know they’re looking for a new job. They need a fully fleshed out profile for passive job search — to be found by executive recruiters and the hiring decision makers at their target companies. As an undercover job seeker, they may not be able to be as proactive as those who are not employed. LinkedIn has a kind of safeguard for undercover job seekers.

2012 179

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit

Executive Career Brand

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit is a post from: Executive Career Brand. If you haven’t been in a job search for more than 2 or 3 years, you may think that all you need to do to land a job these days is dust off your executive resume, insert any updates, post it to as many job boards as possible, then sit back and wait for the interview offers to come flooding in. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs are filled through job boards.

2011 175

Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

How would you like to get free advice from job search experts. On topics ranging from personal branding, targeting and working with executive recruiters, to best job networking and interviewing strategies, and so much more. . Job Search Focus. Includes career assessments (formal and informal), personal branding, informational interviews (for career focus), job shadowing, mentor relationships, internship, or volunteering. Finding Jobs: Networking.

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 250

Executive Job Search: How Blogging Makes You Smarter

Executive Career Brand

For years I’ve been recommending blogging to my job-seeking c-suite and senior-level executive clients, to help them become highly visible, build credibility as industry thought leaders, and showcase their unique value to target employers (i.e., I’ve blogged about blogging many times, comparing the way it impacts my own business marketing efforts to the way it will benefit job seekers’ personal and career marketing. Best of Blogging Your Personal Brand for C-level Executive Jobs.

2013 186

How Strong is Your Executive Brand Online for Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Aside from your LinkedIn profile – if you have one – how many relevant search results will executive recruiters and hiring decision makers find when they Google “your name”? If you have no compelling search results supporting your executive brand, or your online footprint consists only of your LinkedIn profile, you may be sabotaging your chances of being noticed and qualified as a good-fit candidate. Best of Blogging Your Personal Brand for C-level Executive Jobs.

2013 178

Executives Have to Eat too – Resources for Executive Job Search

Career Alley

With that picture in mind, the more senior your role, the more difficult it is to find a new job. So, how long does it take to find a more senior job? that drive the job search process. But don’t think of these factors as negative, think of them as positive and base your approach on how you will overcome or leverage your job search factors. So, if there are fewer senior jobs it stands to reason that there are fewer resources available to executives.

2011 221

5 Tips for Job Searching In Print Media

Career Alley

Local newspapers and trade magazines are one of the best sources for finding jobs in your area. Newspapers are published daily so this gives you a chance to find jobs on a daily basis. If you would like to find jobs using print media, there are a few things that you should know before hand. Here are some tips to help you find the job that you want using your local print media. The best way to get up to date knowledge is use an up to date source.

2011 241

3 sources to get business results on your resume

Cube Rules

Some of the goals are personal improvement goals — perhaps increasing your job skills for good ones or “watch me self-actualize” for the bad ones — but these goals are what your manager considers THE most important items to get done over the course of the year. If you are looking for business results in your position, these goals are a primary source. Job Search Performance Review; Resume Tips SMART Goals