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Job Search Networking

How-to Turn Your LinkedIn Profile Into a Multimedia Career Portfolio

– Posted in: Career Marketing Internet Job Searching Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques Personal Branding

Once upon a time, conducting a job search was relatively straightforward: You'd ask friends and acquaintances if they knew of any openings, peruse the Classified Ads section of the local newspaper, and send resumes along with a nice cover letter.  It was even permissible, if not advisable, to follow up with a telephone call.  No longer.

About.me – Build Your Online Image & Personal Brand

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Personal Branding
About.me - Build Your Online Image & Personal Brand

The marketing of products and services is all about building brand identification.  So, too, is personal marketing, whether you're looking for a job or otherwise advancing your professional career.  Gone are the days when you could rely on just your resume and some good old-fashioned references to get you where you wanted to go.  Today, building

Job Searching and Social Media: How Online Networking Can Help Your Virtual Self Get The Job You Want

– Posted in: Internet Job Searching Job Search Networking
Job Searching and Social Media: How Online Networking Can Help Your Virtual Self Get The Job You Want 2

Conventional business wisdom holds that without a comprehensive online strategy, your business is like a shark that stops swimming:  It sinks slowly and lifelessly to the bottom of the sea.  Online presence is critical to commercial success. Interestingly, the same can be said for your job search.  If you don't engage in online networking (e.g.,

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want…”: How To Get The Most Value From An Informational Interview

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Interviewing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques
"You Can't Always Get What You Want...": How To Get The Most Value From An Informational Interview 2

With apologies to Mick Jagger, while an informational interview may not get you the job you want, you just might find you get what you need:  Useful, insightful information about a job, a career or an industry;  information that has the potential of yielding both short and long-term benefits, not only with respect to any job search

Turbo Charge Your Networking Results & Get Hired Faster With These 5 Tips

– Posted in: Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques
Turbo Charge Your Networking Results & Get Hired Faster With These 5 Tips 2

// // Networking can be the difference between a successful job search and one that remains stagnant. Networking can give you a leg up on your competitors and get you hired faster, even when jobs are scarce and competition is at all-time highs. So how do you turbo charge your networking results to get hired?

Networking Tips From The Experts: How To Network Your Way To A New Job

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

You check the newspaper or online listings, see a position that could be great for you, and you apply to it – never to hear from that organization. Does this scenario sound familiar? With fewer jobs in the marketplace, competition is extremely fierce. But if this single, traditional method of finding new employment isn’t working

Job Searching at Job Fairs: Key Tips For Success

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

Whether you're looking for a new job or a different one, for part-time employment, extra income or a complete career makeover, job searching is serious business, one that requires diligence, focus, creativity, drive, ingenuity and imagination.  It also requires you to be honest with yourself.  Honest about your work habits, your strengths and weaknesses, your

How To Access The Hidden Job Market: Action Steps You Can Take Now That Really Work!

– Posted in: Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

The most recent reports show the rate of new hires barely surpasses the rate of job separations. There was a 3.3% increase in new hires offset by 3.2% in employee turnover. So, while there are job openings out there, the situation is basically static. Companies claim they are not creating new jobs and hiring, and that may

Not Just “Who You Know,” But How Well You Know Them – A Simple Guide to Building Your Job Search Professional Network

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

Technology has altered the landscape of job searching in many ways.  We're able to access job market information regardless of location and share files/data/information on demand, as needed, without regard to where the prospective employer may be.  There is one component of looking for work that hasn't changed, however:  Networking.  However, the old adage of

Success: How to Silence Shyness in Your Job Search

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Interviewing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques
How to Silence Shyness in Your Job Search

Are you shy?  Do you feel awkward in social settings that involve people you don't know, or perhaps even people you do?  If so, then a job search is probably not your favorite project, requiring as it does networking, cold-calling, follow up with strangers and telephone or in-person interviews where you're required to talk about

6 Expert Tips On How-To Ask For & Get Great Job References

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques
6 Expert Tips On How-To Ask For & Get Great Job References 2

Job references.  Yes, we know.  We can almost hear you groaning.  Probably because, as much as you dislike having to make the necessary arrangements to get them, you know that it is "difficult" (i.e., virtually impossible) to get a job without good, if not great, job references.   We say "make the necessary arrangements" because there's

7 Job Search Networking Mistakes You Don’t Know You Are Making

– Posted in: Job Search Networking

Professional networking isn't for amateurs.  Or the faint of heart.  In fact, if mismanaged, your professional networking efforts may actually hinder, rather than advance, your career.   People are often unaware that they are making job search networking mistakes and that's assuming they even know such mistakes are possible. You can engage in various levels of

How Volunteering Can Help You Ready for a Career Change

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques
How Volunteering Can Help You Ready for a Career Change

You feel like you’re stuck in your job, doing the same ol’ same ol’, day in and day out. You were excited when you first started out, upgraded your skills, and advanced in your position. When you needed a change, you changed organizations, met new people, learned new processes. But after years doing the same

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