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Your personal brand is your reputation. Today, you cannot avoid having a personal brand -- even if you do not want one. Genuine personal branding is not telling people how terrific you are, but showing them through your expertise and generosity.
To succeed, communicate a clear, consistent, and coherent personal brand. In this article by Boomer Personal Branding Expert Wendy Marx, learn how to find and define your personal brand. This article is part of Job-Hunt's Guide Job Search for Those Over 50.
Most people think the biggest negotiating mistake they make is NOT negotiating. But, that simply is not true. Yes, potentially leaving money on the table might be a "big mistake," but it is not the worst mistake you could make.
Job-Hunt's Salary and Compensation Expert Stacey Hawley shares 3 big mistakes you could be making. Consistently, these are 3 clear tactics that result in poor outcomes for you: no additional adjustments to the offer, a delayed offer because the company decides to keep interviewing, or (yikes!) a rescinded offer. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Salary and Compensation.
Want to take on a leadership role but have yet to hold a manager title? Eager to apply for a job when the job description describes you to a T -- except for the management experience part?
When it comes to jumping into a management role, your resume is a very important foundational document. Career Change Expert Virginia Franco shows how you can leverage it to demonstrate your readiness for a manager job in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.
To land a job in 2020, you will need to have a strong LinkedIn profile. And, that profile needs to clearly brand you. But, a strong profile is not sufficient.
Job Search Expert Bob McIntosh, one of ten LinkedIn "Top Voices for Job Search and Careers," asked 4 well-respected LinkedIn experts what trends they see becoming important for success in LinkedIn. This article is from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
While standing out in LinkedIn is not easy with 675 million other members, you do have some excellent opportunities to set yourself apart (that most job seekers do not know about and do not leverage).
As a former recruiter and one of ten LinkedIn "Top Voices for Job Search and Careers," Job Search Expert Biron Clark knows some great secret ways to gain recruiter attention with your LinkedIn profile. This article is part of Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
Already active on Instagram? Consider using it for your job search, too. According to Pew Research, Facebook is the most widely used social network. But, Instagram is second (LinkedIn is fourth). So, employers are using it, too.
To add Instagram to your social media job search weapons, apply these tips from Social Media Job Search Expert Hannah Morgan, one of ten LinkedIn "Top Voices for Job Search and Careers," to help you put your best foot forward on Instagram, from Job-Hunt's Guide to Social Media and Job Search.
The introductory section of your LinkedIn Profile is now called About, and the value of that content has increased.
LinkedIn Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx shares 3 tips to make your About section even more powerful. Do not miss this golden opportunity to educate employers, colleagues, recruiters, team members, bosses, boards of directors, and others with the tips in this article from Job-Hunt's
LinkedIn for Executives Guide.
Effective networking means talking with folks wherever you go, learning from a wider range of people, finding more ways to connect, and nurturing a variety of relationships. As your network becomes more open, you will find new friends, ideas, and opportunities.
Career opportunity is just one of the many benefits of having a strong circle of connections. Read how to overcome 4 common excuses for avoiding networking in this article by Job-Hunt's editor Beverly E. Jones from Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Search Networking.
When it comes to working in retirement, flexibility is the name of the game. The top flexible work option desired by professionals at all levels is remote work. Because remote work has grown so much, there are more opportunities than ever to continue your career from the comfort of home.
But how, exactly, does one go about starting to work from home? In this article, Freelancing Expert Brie Weiler Reynolds breaks down the options since there are so many ways to approach remote work in retirement. This article is part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Gigs and Freelance Jobs.
Having your personal Profile found in LinkedIn requires paying attention to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your Profile is visible in search results for the right terms for you. This is not difficult to accomplish, when you focus on the right elements.
Online Job Search Expert, Susan P. Joyce shares 12 steps for finding and leveraging those elements on LinkedIn to increase your visibility in search results. For more articles on LinkedIn visibility, check out Job-Hunt's Guide to LinkedIn SEO.
Working from home is a goal for an increasing number of people. Technology is changing the economy and how we earn our incomes. Both employers and employees can benefit from this popular option.
Learn about your options, as an employee working "remotely" or as an independent worker running your own business in this Guide with articles by Working from Home Expert Nancy Collamer.
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Behavioral interview questions can be scary! They typically start with, "Tell me about a time when you..." or "Describe how you have handled..." or "Give me an example of..." or even "Walk me through..."
Top recruiter Jeff Lipschultz shares strategies for successfully answering these questions, including sample answers so you can see how to implement the strategies in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
Who understands how to give smart answers to job interview questions better than a recruiter? Nobody!
So, recruiter Jeff Lipschultz, Job-Hunt's Working with Recruiters Expert, offers his wisdom to help you give great answers to the most commonly asked job interview questions. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
Today, recruiters often first try to find their ideal candidates and, then, to approach those individuals directly to be interviewed. Often that's without the job ever having been advertised at all.
Social Media Expert Tony Restell shares how to measure your LinkedIn visibility and how to increase that visibility so that your next job will find you in this article from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
Want your next job to find you? Then, being find-able online today is NOT optional. Knowing the "right keywords" for you is the core of effective SEO (search engine optimization).
Discover your 25 best keywords in this article by Job-Hunt's Editor Susan P. Joyce part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal SEO.
Whenever you upload a resume to an online form or fill out a questionnaire during a job application, an ATS is tasked with making your information visible to employers -- or not.
Job-Hunt's ATS expert Jon Shields helps you understand what 3 of the top ATS need to find in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal SEO.
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 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.
While it would be great to wake up thrilled at the prospect of going to work every day, it’s NOT OK to wake up every day dreading going to work.
Career Change Expert Virginia Franco shares 7 signs it might be time for a career change (and 3 signs it's not), in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.
Recent surveys by both CareerBuilder and Accountemps have indicated that an emailed thank you note is acceptable to most employers in the USA, except the most conservative.
Online Job Search Expert Susan P. Joyce provides a sample email template that you can modify for your own use. For more sample interview thank you notes, check out Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Job Interviews.
Being obviously well-prepared for a job interview can make or break your chances at a landing that job. You demonstrate to the employer that you are genuinely interested in the job.
That preparation is often viewed by the employer as an example of the quality of your work. Job-Hunt's editor Susan P. Joyce shares 10 types of interview preparation in this article in Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
Use Google to help you research potential employers (financial stability, competitors, etc.) and to separate the good opportunities from the fake and not-so-good ones.
Job-Hunt's editor and online job search expert Susan P. Joyce shares 7 Google functions which can help you find exactly what you want and need in your next Google search in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Using Google for Job Search.
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