As a job seeker you probably are well aware of the many obstacles on the road to landing a new job successfully. Knowing the best approach to the process will help your job hunting efforts be fruitful and productive. Whether you are just starting the journey to a new position or you've been beating the path
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An upcoming networking event can cause anxiety for even the most outgoing job hunter. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” While this old saying (seriously old - it was used in a New York Tribune article in 1918) is usually thrown about negatively when someone's complaining about not getting that job or
So you've finally been called to interview for that job you're dying to get. Or maybe you have an informational interview lined up or will be attending a networking event next week. You've researched the industry, the company, confirmed that your references will provide glowing recommendations, and prepared a list of questions you'll ask when given the
Networking throughout your career is essential, and no more so than when you are job searching. The exact percentage varies depending on the source, survey after survey shows that the vast majority of newly employed individuals found their new job via word of mouth and networking. The simple facts are: if you are serious about
You have heard it over and over: the Internet provides you with an extremely efficient and effective way to job search. When your goal is to land a new job, taking advantage of the social media networking opportunities available to you will speed up your job search, help you promote your personal brand, and ultimately
Mid-career professionals make their own luck when it comes time to search for a job. Even in the worst of economic times, you need to stay ahead of your own career path. For example, if you have been enjoying (if you are lucky!) a 3 to 4% pay increase in each of the last few
If you do not yet see the value of career and job search networking, this article is not for you. If you do not like job search networking, that is poor excuse for avoiding the key to your future career success. Developing, strengthening, and sustaining professional network relationships is at the center of your growth - or
Social media can help a lot with your job searching, especially with online networking and generating leads and referrals for job opportunities. The infographic below provides tips for online networking during your job search.
Networking can give you a distinct competitive advantage when jobs are scarce, generating you more leads and getting you hired faster. We hope you enjoy this infographic which includes a list of tips to turbo charge and strengthen your results from networking.
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
// // 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?
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
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
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
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
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