Become a LinkedIn Job Search Power User

February 8, 2009

LinkedIn Opens a World of Discovery and Opportunity

Often referred to as a social networking site (like Facebook), LinkedIn is really a professional networking resource with some of the same personal connectivity features that social networks offer.  However you choose to term it, LinkedIn has become one of the most effective “find and be found” job search resources in the [...]

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“7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media” by Dan Schawbel

January 23, 2009

I have a lot to say on the value of social networking and social media tools in searching for your next job.  I plan to share my thoughts in future postings.  Meanwhile, I recommend giving this article a critical read. 
“7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media” by Dan Schawbel, blogger and author of [...]

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Job Search Tips

January 10, 2009

Maggie Mistal offers advice on finding the job you want in her blog post titled “7.2 percent unemployment: How You Can Still Find a Job“.

Maggie’s advice boils down to 3 basics:

Target your search
Revise your resume to clearly demonstrate results
Don’t be afraid to go after what you want

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The News on the Job Front Isn’t ALL Bad

January 2, 2009

The Bad News
The holidays have drawn to a close.  You already know that the economic news is likely to get a whole lot worse before it gets better as we roll across Q1 fiscal 2009.  The financial crisis has wrought havoc with world markets and consumer confidence.  The economic storm has been identified, measured and named.  It’s still intensifying [...]

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Best Careers in 2009

December 15, 2008

U.S. News & World Report takes an in-depth look at 13 cutting edge careers, 30 best careers, and 13 overrated careers for 2009.

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Your Resume is Your “Killer App” for Winning Interviews

December 12, 2008

As a recruiter, I’m acutely aware that many job seekers approach one of their most important economic responsibilities (securing gainful employment) without really understanding how important their resume will be to landing that new job.  

Your resume is your killer application.  It’s the most important single material representation of your economic value.  Your resume is your primary career experience summary, your [...]

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What Color is Your Parachute?

December 1, 2008

“In 1991, the Library of Congress surveyed more than 2,000 readers and crafted a list that it grandly called “25 books that have shaped readers’ lives.” The list included many of the usual suspects: The Bible, of course. “Don Quixote.” “The Catcher in the Rye.” But there at the bottom, lodged alphabetically between “War and [...]

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Your Resume May Be Your Greatest Job Application Obstacle

November 29, 2008

You’ve uploaded your resume via the online application page of multiple career websites.  You’ve followed the processes.  You believe you’re the right candidate for a number of the positions you’ve applied for.  It’s been weeks or even months and you’re getting little or no response.  You’re frustrated.
Let’s take a ”behind the scenes” look at a few of [...]

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