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  • LinkedIn Basics for Successful Job Search (and Career)

    12 Keys to One-Way Video Interview SuccessFor most professions, LinkedIn is unavoidable for successful careers (and job search) today. But, it is not a set-it-and-forget-it magic carpet ride. Regardless of your job search or career goals, these 5 elements of an effective LinkedIn presence are essential to your success on LinkedIn. Job-Hunt's editor Susan P. Joyce describes how to leverage those 5 elements in this article, part of Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
  • 3 Strategies to Improve Your GPA (Even After Graduation)

    3 Strategies to Improve Your GPA (Even After Graduation) If you are a student or new graduate, employers may look at one variable that can override any work experience you have -- your grade point average (GPA). Sometimes, success is hidden in the details. There are ways to bring this out. In this article, Job-Hunt's New Grads Job Search Expert, Chandlee Bryan, offers strategies to pass the GPA screen (typically 3.0), even if your official GPA is lower. This article is part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Search for New Grads.
  • How to Manage Your References to Close - NOT Kill - Job Opportunities

    How to Manage Your References to Close - NOT Kill - Job OpportunitieWhen you get to the stage in the interviewing process where the hiring company asks for references, all that stands between you and a job offer may be a couple of good references. Unfortunately, many job offers are killed at this stage of the hiring process. Working with Recruiters Expert, recruiter Jeff Lipschultz, offers a process avoiding catastrophe in this article from Job-Hunt's Gude to Working With Recruiters.
  • 3 Steps to a Killer Elevator Pitch

    3 Steps to a Killer Elevator Pitch An elevator pitch is an incredibly useful tool for you as you look for a new job, explore opportunities in a new industry, or just consider your next move. Too often, when meeting someone new, we waste the opportunity by babbling about our history. In this article, Jodi Glickman describes how to put together an effective elevator speech using 3 key elements. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Search Networking.
  • Secret Networking Powerhouse: Employer "Alumni"

    Secret Networking Powerhouse: Employer Alumni"Alumni" aren't only former students. They are also former employees of companies, the military, government, education, and nonprofit organizations. People who share a former employer can be great connections for finding that next job, better connections than a school. Susan P. Joyce, Job-Hunt's editor, shows you how to find and benefit from your corporate alumni network in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Search Networking.
  • 10 Smart and Simple Steps to Start Your Career Transition

    How to Answer: What Is Your Greatest Strength?It's important that you determine what you want to do before you start doing it. All too often individuals seek change before they know what they really want to do with their lives. So, one of the best ways to start your transition is to focus on a passion of yours. Beginning with the end in mind, Job-Hunt's Career Change Expert Randi Bussin describes 10 steps to get you from your current career to your next career in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.


  • How to Leverage Body Language in Interviews

    9 Federal Resume Myths to IgnoreEveryone constantly gathers information from visual clues in all interactions, both consciously and unconsciously. The interviewer may or may not be aware of what is causing his or her concerns, but you should recognize that the messages your body sends have real impact on your candidacy. Famous author Martin Yate offers his expert advice in managing the messages you send. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
  • 12 Common - Deadly - Federal Job Search Application Mistakes

    14 Worst Federal Job Search Application MistakesThe federal job hiring process is very formal and well-documented. Not understanding the difference between the government and the private sector hiring processes is the reason many qualified job candidates are ignored. Job-Hunt's Federal Job Search expert Nancy Segal shares the 12 most common (and deadly) mistakes in your search for a job with the US federal government in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Federal Government Job Search.
  • LinkedIn Networking Power Tool: Education

    Hidden LinkedIn Networking Power Tool: Education

    LinkedIn's Education section is one of the site's hidden gems that can make your networking activity much easier and more effective. Having something in common with a stranger, like a school, can ease the stress of reaching out, providing "common ground" and starting the conversation. Job-Hunt's editor Susan P. Joyce offers tips for using Education plus sample messages for reaching out. This article is from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.


  • 12 Keys to One-Way Video Interview Success

    12 Keys to One-Way Video Interview SuccessIn a one-way video interview, the job candidate does not interact with a member of the employer's staff. Instead, they answer a set of questions presented by the video system, and their answers are recorded to be viewed later by the employer's staff. Typically, these are used at the start of the hiring process. Job interviewing expert Laura DeCarlo shares tips on how to succeed with these videos, part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
  • 3 Steps to Interview Success: Build Your Interview Checklist

    Answer When Can You StartWhen it comes to interviewing, you should know -- in advance -- what you want to share with the hiring company before you start an interview. This checklist will include all the essential items to convince the interviewer you have the proper skill set for the job. Job-Hunt Expert recruiter Jeff Lipschultz shares the 3 steps to building your checklist and then using it in your next job interview. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Working with Recruiters.
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Guides to Smarter Job Search

  • 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.

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    Freelancing or contract jobs can be a temporary gap filler that provides a good income for a set period of time (weeks or months).

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    Temporary employment can be a short-term fix (days or weeks), paying the bills while you fill an employment gap.

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