Today, a successful job search is more complicated than having a good resume! You MUST use the right keywords for you in your resumes and LinkedIn Profile (a.k.a. Personal SEO) to be found by recruiters, regardless of how well qualified you are.
Being professionally and positively visible in social media, particularly LinkedIn, is essential now. Resumes are still very important and effective (when they contain the right keywords for that job and for you).
If your personal online reputation is good, your LinkedIn Profile and resume get you in the door for the job interview. Prepare well, meeting today's high standards, and you might receive a job offer. To understand what recruiters want and how they are thinking, read the Guide to Working with Recruiters, written by a recruiter, for insight.
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How to answer the top job interview questions, handle telephone and video interviews, interviews at lunch, plus sample thank you notes/email.
Learn how to identify the best keywords for you and use them appropriately in resumes, job applications, and LinkedIn Profile.
Learn how to develop an effective Profile, leverage LinkedIn Groups, plus more tips for advancing your job search and your career using LinkedIn.
Yes, you do have an online reputation! It is impacting your job search and your career. Best to pay attention and manage it yourself.
From the best resume format for you to sample resumes for a range of people (mothers returning to work, laid off, and more), plus cover letters.
These people represent the "buyers" so they are very important to you. Learn how to work with them effectively.
Freelancing or contract jobs can be a temporary gap filler that provides a good income for a set period of time (weeks or months).
Temporary employment can be a short-term fix (days or weeks), paying the bills while you fill an employment gap.
Building your personal brand is critical to a successful job search today. Learn how it works.
Start here to decide your next career, and move forward to make that change happen.
For veterans and those in transition, learn how to successfully execute a civilian job search. Adapt and overcome!
How to use USAJOBS.gov most effectively, avoiding mistakes, and creating a resume that works in this job market.
Losing a job can be a big blow to your pride and confidence as well as your bank account. Here's how to overcome.
Regardless of why you are unemployed, being unemployed can make your job search a bit more challenging. These tips will help you regain that regular paycheck.
If you are currently employed, your smartest strategy is to conduct a "stealth job search" so you don't lose the job you've got.
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Susan P. Joyce, Online Job Search Expert
Martin Yate, Resumes and Cover Letters Expert
Hannah Morgan, Job Search Navigation Expert
Jeff Lipschultz, Working with Recruiters Expert
Arnie Fertig, Social Media and Job Search Expert
Meg Guiseppi, Personal Branding Expert
Debra Wheatman, Building a Successful Career Expert
Phyllis Mufson, Boomer Job Search Expert
Patra Frame, Veterans' Job Search Expert