Be a Magnet for Employers and Recruiters
by Louise Garver - Jul, 2012
You can do all the right things to get the attention of recruiters with a professionally written resume, bio, LinkedIn profile, answering job listings, networking, the works! And all those things are important and do get noticed by hiring managers. Yet, there are still a few lesser-known strategies that seem to draw the recruiters to you like a magnet. Blog That’s right. Blog! I know you are an executive with little time...
You Need a Hook Before You Can Fish for a New Job
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2012
Imagine you are a busy hiring manager. Your recruiter staff doesn’t seem to give you any good candidates. So you go off on your own to do some research. Because you have no budget, you’ll probably end up on a social media site such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. You’ll stumble around for a little while until you find a profile that catches your eye. At this point, you’ll probably decide to reach out, test the waters, an...
Does Your Job Search Outcome Matter To You?
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2012
With regard to your college years, what matters to you? This is a simple question that has a very important impact on each student’s likelihood of finding employment success. Like the rest of us, students cannot do everything. They have to select the things that matter most and do their best to make those things have positive outcomes. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the...
Digital Stress and Your Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2012
It seems that stress of one kind or another is part of our everyday lives now. It certainly plays a role–good or bad–in job searching, as well as on-the-job activities. But are you familiar with current views about the role of stress in conjunction with multitasking? I recently received an email link from OnlineUniversities.com regarding Digital Stress and Your Brain that gave me a lot to think about. I highly recommend that y...
How to avoid being overwhelmed by your job hunt
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2012
EmailShare The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain, in The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield It seems obvious – you can’t be successful until you get started. You can’t get started on everything at once, so break it down and work on one thing at a t...
10 Differences Between the Job Search of Today and of Yesterday
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2012
1) Google Has Replaced the Resume Recruiters are now using Google and LinkedIn searches to find talent, instead of paying for job-board or talent databases, like they used to do. In fact, many companies are even mandating that every new application go through a Google screening process. So that means the first page of your Google results matter much more than they ever did before. 2) A Summary is Enough Today, the ...
How to Boost Your Self Confidence During a Job Search
by Heather Mundell - Jun, 2012
It's ironic when during a job search, just at the time when you need to feel your most confident, you're feeling your most deflated. Earlier this year I met with a client who had been searching for a new job for over five months. Although she had a full-time job, she was looking for a different one because she had been underemployed and underpaid for several years. She didn't have a supportive manager, the organization's c...
Leverage Your Added Value as a “Job Hopper”
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2012
I was recently coaching a job seeker who was lamenting the fact that she has had multiple job changes over a course of five years. She attempted to minimize attention to this fact by combining positions on her résumé, not revealing that she had recently ended one job and begun another. She attempted to direct the employer’s attention to what she labeled “Summary of Qualifications”, although nowhere on the résumé did she answer...
My Physical Response to Job Loss
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2012
Losing a job is quite an emotional experience – looking for your next opportunity leans more toward the cerebral. Until you can come to terms with the first, it is difficult to tackle the latter. I recall my last job loss more than 10 years ago as if it were yesterday. I have always had the reputation of being the logical, analytical one that doesn’t get sidetracked by the emotional aspects of life. There is some truth in ...
I Just Got Hired for a Role that Never Existed
by Nimish Thakkar - Jun, 2012
The Hidden Job Market refers to over 75% job openings that are never advertised. Yes, the employment ads (online and offline) account for just a small fraction of openings that actually exist. As a career coach and resume writer, I have observed that most of these jobs are filled through networking and other internal channels that job seekers rarely care to exploit. The Hidden Job Market is powerful, but the strategy that I...
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