Secrets to Accessing The Hidden Job Market: Smart Ways To Find Unadvertised Job Openings
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2013
In this internet-dominated society in which we live, there are those who would have you believe that there are no longer any secrets. These people have clearly not engaged in a job search lately. It’s been reported that up to 80 percent of all job openings aren’t advertised or otherwise likely to publicly see the light of day. A hidden job market exists. Finding evidence, however is a challenge, which is particularly t...
Burnt Out From Your Job Search? Tips To Recharge Your Energy & Jumpstart Your Motivation
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2013
It’s said that we spend our lives searching. Searching for meaning, for love, for success, for the best sushi place. Unfortunately, it often seems that much of our time is consumed by a job search as well. Whether it’s looking for work or simply to alter our career path, a job search can be time consuming, frustrating and even soul-sapping, leaving us discouraged, tired and burnt out. No surprise that this impacts our...
4 Ways To Have A Productive Job Search
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Mar, 2013
Many clients complain that they don’t feel as if their job search efforts are getting them anywhere. They have no way to tell if what they are doing is working or not, but they continue doing the same thing day after day. You know the definition of insanity, right? Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein 1. Set Goals The best way to have a productive jo...
Job Search: What’s the magic number
by Abby Locke - Mar, 2013
A client recently asked me “How many job applications would it take to land a new job?” It’s a good question and certainly a valid question, but unfortunately, a successful job search comes down to more than numbers. A job seeker’s successes and outcomes are influenced by so many factors like economic climate, overall industry conditions, level of experience, available opportunities in target market and geographic locations...
Why Executive Recruiters Are Not Returning Your Calls
by Kim Meninger - Mar, 2013
Most professionals and executives recognize the value of working with executive recruiters, but many do not fully understand how the process works. They may be unclear about how to engage executive recruiters, or they may have unrealistic expectations about the level of support they will receive. Here are five reasons executive recruiters are not returning your calls: 1. You are not a fit for a current position C...
7 Key Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search
by Jean Cummings - Mar, 2013
One of the biggest concerns my executive clients have is how to use social media in their job search. They know that it's the new kid on the job search block, but they themselves have rarely gone beyond a bare bones LinkedIn profile (LIP). Facebook evokes shudders of horror, and Twitter is deemed trivial. Some rethinking might be in order. Life calls on us to go out of our comfort zone on occasion - and this may be one of t...
Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile So Your Talents Can Be Discovered
by Linda Dobogai - Feb, 2013
Having a strong profile is only the first step in actively using LinkedIn as part of a strategic job search. Take steps to make it easier for recruiters to find you. Here are some tips that will help: Review your profile to make sure it is optimized for searches. Be sure that: The headline promotes your personal brand. Use up to 120 characters (the limit) to succinctly communicate your career value; incorporate powerfu...
How to get the job: make a good first impression
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
People have short attention spans today, and recruiters and hiring managers are no different from the rest of the population. When it comes to impressing someone who may give you a job, you have less time than ever to make a good impression. For example, while conventional wisdom used to say you had 20 seconds to impress someone with your resume, now, research shows you may have only 6 seconds – and that is only if you make it...
Get a Job! Social Networking vs. Resumes
by Rich Jones - Feb, 2013
Did you know that even with a spotless résumé, you can still end up at the bottom of the candidate pool? There’s a group ahead of you, a group that’s gone the extra step in their search. Who am I talking about? The networkers. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is more than a poignant cliché, especially in today’s market. A good number of the people interviewing for the job you know you’re qualified for found a wa...
Why You Should Always Know Your Worth
by Rich Jones - Feb, 2013
I got a few questions last week on Twitter from folks that did something during an interview that many of us have done before: Blurted out a salary range when asked, did research after the interview, then realize the range they blurted out was way lower than the industry standard. Uncool beans. It’s very easy to get caught offguard by an impromptu call from a recruiter. That’s usually not his or her intention...
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