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In 2018, a successful job search is much more complicated than having a good resume! At, with the help of genuine experts, we help you to be smarter in your job search so you can:

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  • Guide to Personal Branding with LinkedIn

    Guide to Personal Branding with LinkedInWant to build your personal brand, accelerate your job search, and land a good-fit job faster? Get busy on LinkedIn. Recruiters and hiring managers at your target companies rely heavily on LinkedIn when they’re sourcing and assessing job candidates. LinkedIn is a robust site offering many ways to get your personal brand and job search in sync. Learn how in this article by Meg Guiseppi, Job-Hunt's Personal Branding Expert, part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal Branding with LinkedIn.
  • How to Use Facebook to Prepare for an Interview

    How to Use Facebook to Prepare for an InterviewFacebook is one more resource for you to tap into to identify company employees. Because people tend to "tell it like it is" on Facebook, it’s a great resource to use to uncover insights about a company. You may be surprised to discover friends who work there, company reviews or even public posts that provide helpful insight. Job-Hunt's Facebook Job Search Expert Hannah Morgan shares great tips in this new article from in Job-Hunt's Guide to Using Facebook for Job Search.
  • How to Do Real and Effective Networking for Your Job Search

    How to Do Real and Effective Networking for Your Job Search“I connected. Nothing happened.” Too often, this is how job seekers feel when they are trying to grow their networks. It’s worth considering how effective networking works. Going to another cocktail mixer, association meeting, or other event, and just meeting people will sometimes pay off, but not always. Reaching out to a stranger and expecting something immediately in return is unrealistic. Recruiter Linda Tuerk, Job-Hunt's Job Search Mindset Expert, shares effective methods of online networking to be more successful in your job search in this new article from Job-Hunt's Guide to the Best Mindset for a Successful Job Search.
  • Answer This Interview Question: When Can You Start? (Plus Sample Answers)

    Answer When Can You StartThis can feel like an exciting and very promising question to be asked in a job interview. Unfortunately, it's no guarantee of a job offer. Be prepared so you can avoid giving a bad answer or making a commitment you can't keep (if you DO eventually get a job offer). Online Job Search Expert Susan P. Joyce offers tips to understand how to respond appropriately in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to the Most Common Interview Questions with Answers.
  • 10 Success Tips for Reluctant Networkers

    10 Success Tips for Reluctant NetworkersIf you hate face-to-face networking, you're not alone. If the top-of-the-list most-feared activity is speaking in front of people, how can launching a conversation with a stranger be far behind? Networking with strangers can be lively and fun, or it can be a shoot-me-now experience. Here are some tips for easing the strain. Job-Hunt Job Search Networking contributor Liz Ryan offers 10 great tips for making networking easier -- even enjoyable in this post in Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Search Networking.
  • Successfully Fighting the "Overqualified" Label

    Successfully Fighting the Overqualified LabelMany older job seekers are struggling with the most difficult job search of their lives. The reason may be because they have the "overqualified" label attached to them. Showing too much experience or constructing your your resume or cover letter the wrong way can give recruiters the impression you are old and overqualified. But, recruiter Linda Tuerk, Job-Hunt's Job Search Mindset Expert, offers 20+ ways to avoid those labels in this new article from Job-Hunt's Guide to the Best Mindset for a Successful Job Search.
  • Top 10 Tips for Successful Informational Interviews

    Top 10 Tips for Successful Informational InterviewsInformational interviews are an excellent method for job seekers to learn "insider information" about a job or employer before committing to a major change. Done right, using these tips, they can provide the information to make an informed decision and increase the size of your professional network. Online Job Search Expert Susan P. Joyce shares the top 10 tips for a successful informational interview from Job-Hunt's Guide to Informational Interviews.
  • Staying on Track and Optimistic in Your Job Search

    Staying on Track and Optimistic in Your Job SearchA job search is hard for most people. Rejection happens often. There is no denying that. For every job opening, there are many pursuing it. The irony is this process requires continual optimism -- a positive attitude, as hard as that can be sometimes, is essential. Working with Recruiters Expert, Jeff Lipschultz, a recruiter, shares four stories about typical job search rejection and how to handle them. For more articles, check out Job-Hunt's Guide to Working with Recruiters.


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Guides to Smarter Job Search

  • Guide to Answering the Common Interview Questions

    How to answer the top job interview questions, including the illegal ones, with sample answers included, plus how to follow up effectively after the interview including sample thank you notes.

  • Guide to Successful Job Interviews

    How to handle the different types of interviews, including telephone and video interviews as well as lunch interviews, plus tips on how to prepare successfully.

  • Guide to LinkedIn for Job Search

    Learn how to develop an effective Profile, leverage LinkedIn Groups and Updates, plus more tips for advancing your job search and your career using LinkedIn.

  • Guide to Working with Recruiters

    These people represent the "buyers" so they are very important to you. Learn how to work with them effectively.

  • Guide to Personal SEO

    Learn how to identify the best keywords for you and use them appropriately in resumes, job applications, and social media.

  • Guide to LinkedIn SEO

    Indentify your best keywords and the best places on LinkedIn to use those keywords so recruiters find you on LinkedIn.

  • Guide to Personal Online Reputation Management

    Yes, you do have an online reputation! It is impacting your job search and your career. Best to pay attention and manage it yourself.

  • Guide to Personal Branding

    Building your personal brand is critical to a successful job search today. Learn how it works.


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  • Guide to Beating Unemployment

    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.

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