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In 2020, a successful job search is much more complicated than having a good resume!
Helping job seekers since 1993, Job-Hunt.org's genuine experts share solid advice to help you have a shorter job search, even today with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic:
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Beware of LinkedIn. A solid LinkedIn profile is required for most professionals today, from intern to executive. But, as LinkedIn has become more complex, making mistakes has unfortunately become easier, and those mistakes can be costly for you in terms of LinkedIn visibility.
In this article by LinkedIn for Executives Expert Laura Smith-Proulx, learn 6 ways you could be making your LinkedIn Profile difficult to find on LinkedIn, along with corrections to recover and increase the visibility of your profile. This article is the newest in Job-Hunt's LinkedIn for Executives Guide. (Good information for all LinkedIn users.)
SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) is usually applied to business opportunities or military situations. Applying SWOT analysis to your current job and your career will provide benefits from the insights you have gathered and, most importantly, enable you to develop an actionable career plan.
With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing many of us to reconsider our work and, perhaps, re-focus our careers, strategic career planning makes sense. In this article, Career Coach Don Goodman steps you through using SWOT analysis for your career. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.
Most everyone knows about and uses Indeed.com. It is one of the largest sources of job postings, and a good place to check when you are searching for a new job -- or considering a new job.
But, most people do not know about how to find exactly what they want when searching through Indeed's millions of job postings. If you want to find newly-posted jobs with specific job titles (but without certain requirements you want to avoid) and for specific employers (but not for some employers you want to avoid), read this article by Job-Hunt's editor Susan P. Joyce from Job-Hunt's Guide to Finding Jobs Online Today.
In this article, Working with Recruiters Expert Jeff Lipschultz, a top recruiter, shares what to expect in your interactions from recruiters now and how to work with them in this new and evolving situation.
Jeff shares how to maintain your focus and to understand things are tough all over for everyone. He also offers advice on being flexible about your choices right now, and knowing that the world is not judging you. Find some level of normalcy in a business environment within unchartered territory in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.
Most of us are spending much more time at home now, for obvious reasons which can feel like time wasted. A better strategy? Take advantage of this time to get better at all things job-related and start the process by establishing a learning strategy.
Career coach/author Barbara Schultz offers a method to identify and inventory your skills, even your soft skills, and then to match your current skills with the needs of your industry and future job, determining the ROI, and finding the funding needed to cover any costs associated with the training. Then, Barbara provides several good potential sources for that training. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.
COVID-19 has certainly thrown a sucker punch -- and a whole lot of anxiety -- into every single aspect of our everyday lives.
Whether laid off, furloughed, or miserable in your role but feel like you must gut it out for a few more months -- all is not lost.
In this article, Career Change Expert Virginia Franco has outlined seven steps to organize yourself, focus your job search, and maintain momentum to succeed in your job search during this challenging time. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.
A complete LinkedIn profile is the foundation of professional visibility, but, today, when you are in a job search, being active on LinkedIn is also very important. Posts on LinkedIn allow members to communicate with each other, recruiters, and the world -- LinkedIn's version of the Facebook feed.
In this article, recruiter and LinkedIn expert Ed Han shares the benefits of sharing good LinkedIn posts when you are in a job search plus tips for making and sharing posts to appropriately keep your name and headline in front of the people in your network and recruiters. This article is part of Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
The Coronavirus pandemic has greatly complicated our lives, and those complications have certainly impacted the hiring process. Employers now ask questions related to your ability to work remotely, often necessary now. And, you need to know how the employer has responded to the situation.
While some jobs have the potential to permanently transition to work from home, not all jobs will, and not everyone wants to work remotely. In this article, Job Search Expert (and former HR executive) Barbara Schultz offers 9 questions you can expect to be asked and 9 questions you could ask the employer to understand more about how they have handled this situation, part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.
Most recruiters receive many LinkedIn messages every day from people looking for advice and help with their job searches, resumes, and LinkedIn profiles. Unfortunately, most of these messages are not answered, for various reasons.
In this article, author and former recruiter Job Search Expert Biron Clark offers advice on 4 basic reasons that messages receive no response. He also provides 4 examples of messages that should work. Following Biron's guidance will very likely increase your response rate from your LinkedIn messages. This article is from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
With COVID19 disrupting job markets around the world, many typical in-office jobs are being done remotely, at least temporarily. If you have decided to shift your job search to find a remote job, check out these great tips by Remote Job Search Expert Brie Reynolds.
To be successful when looking for a remote job, present yourself a bit differently than in the past, making your remote skills clear in addition to your qualifications for the job. These tips will help you succeed in your job search for a remote job. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Work From Home / Remote Jobs.
We are in a challenging time for hiring on both sides of the hiring desk. The COVID-19 pandemic and attendant quarantines are reshaping how -- and which -- employers hire. Quarantines and
"social distancing" requirements have also eliminated most face-to-face meetings.
Consequently, what job seekers need to do to find their next opportunities under such circumstances has changed, too. This article recruiter Ed Han shares how to find employers who are hiring and how to connect with them, from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.
While working from home is becoming increasingly popular, working outside of an office may be very challenging. This increase in remote work requires the right tools to meet -- or to exceed -- productivity and connectivity expectations.
These tools are essential, not just a luxury, to bring value to your work and the virtual workplace. Work From Home Contributor Mark Anthony Dyson shares 9 essential tools that enable you to work from home successfully and effectively in this new article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Work From Home / Remote Jobs.
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