HOW TO GET BEYOND THE GATEKEEPERS WHILE JOB HUNTING
by Teena Rose - Jun, 2011
Getting beyond the gatekeepers can be one of the most challenging for jobseekers. Gatekeepers can be those most obvious, such as administrative or personal assistants to the company’s hiring managers, department heads, and executives. But, gatekeepers can be those in less obvious roles as well, such as assistant managers, supervisors, engineers, and so on. Your first thought might be that only those within some sort of sup...
Why Your Email Address Matters
by Caitlin McNally - Jun, 2011
You may have just updated your resume, fine-tuned your cover letter and discovered that the job of your dreams was recently posted online. You plan to reply to this job with the perfect email that will present yourself as a true professional. To accomplish this, you double and triple-check your email message, resume, and cover letter for spelling and grammar mistakes. No doubt, perfecting every last detail in your email res...
Executive Job Hunting? You'll Need more Than a Resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jun, 2011
If you’re an executive planning your next career move, it might intrigue you to learn that you’ll be judged by more than just your resume during your job search. In other words, a full resume is not necessarily the best fit for each interviewer or contact. Surprised? You’ll find that recruiters, company owners, Boards of Directors, and other hiring decision-makers often look at your experience through a series of interv...
Prepare in advance for the job that may come knocking
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2011
Last week, a prospective client contacted me. He was thinking about solidifying his “personal brand” and thought he could use some help firming up his job search plans. We spoke briefly, I explained how I could help him identify the stories that would relate and appeal to his target audience and how I could teach him to propagate those stories via social media. I agreed to outline a strategy/proposal while he interviewed other...
The Future of Recruiting 2015-2020: Six Key Major Trends to Consider
by Lou Adler - Jun, 2011
Technology, especially the use of advanced business networking tools, in combination with state-of-the-art Internet marketing techniques, are fundamentally changing the face of recruiting as we once knew it. Surprisingly, most major U.S. corporations are still moving too slowly to take full advantage of these important changes. Worse, many are actually fighting or are oblivious to these changes. As you know, we’re now work...
LinkedIn Letting Users Apply for Jobs Through Their Profiles
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2011
LinkedIn recently announced that they were adding an “Apply With LinkedIn” button to job postings, allowing users to send their profiles directly to potential employers with the click of a link. Job seekers will be able to streamline the job application process tremendously, making it easier than ever to manage their job search. By filling out their profile in a detailed manner one time, they can then avoid having to complete...
How to Get a New Job Using Social Media
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2011
Did you know that 85% of available jobs are never advertised? Yes, it’s true. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 15% of today’s career opportunities ever make it to the job boards. And – when they do get advertised, the competition is fierce. So why do so many job seekers spend so much time searching job boards for work? My guess is that it is the path of least resistance. It is easier to sit back and wai...
My Physical Response to Job Loss
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2011
Loosing 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 later. 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 who doesn’t get sidetracked by the emotional aspects of life. There is some truth in th...
What LinkedIn’s “apply” button may mean for job seekers
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2011
There’s been a lot of buzz in the past week or so about LinkedIn’s “apply” button. Mashable reported LinkedIn will launch a button to allow users to easily apply for jobs using their LinkedIn profiles as an effective “resume” later this month. Dan Schawbel called for this being one more nail in the resume’s coffin and asserted job boards are on their way out as a result. There’s lots of push back from the recruiting community...
Key Actionable Items for Getting Back to Work: The Job Search Process
by Sherri Edwards - Jun, 2011
The job search process can be a mystery for people returning to work after a long absence from the work place or for those who have found themselves in the middle of a stalled search. The following is a quick outline of steps to help guide you if you are wondering where to begin or have gotten off track. 1. Determine which skills you prefer to use, are current, you are good at, and are marketable or competitive, based o...
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