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Facebook is probably not the first place you think of to look for a job. Time to reconsider. Facebook is the largest social network in the world, used by many more U.S. adults than LinkedIn. Recruiters have noticed that popularity.
Using Facebook for job search requires some analysis and attention. Social Media Job Search Expert Hannah Morgan shares 10 steps to making your Facebook presence appealing to recruiters. Check out Hannah's other new article, How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook for Job Search Success.
Avoid the painful disaster of starting a job which turns out to be different than you expected. Before you leave your old job to start your new job, be sure that the new job is what you expect and believe you negotiated.
In this article, Salary and Compensation Expert Stacey Hawley shares 5 reasons you should only accept a written job offer and what that job offer should contain to ensure that your new job matches the commitments the employer made before you accepted the offer. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Salary and Compensation.
Because people tend to "tell it like it is" on Facebook, Facebook is a great resource to use to uncover insights about a company. The more you learn about a company and its employees before an interview, the better prepared you will be for your conversation.
In this article, Job Search Expert Hannah Morgan shares five ways you can use Facebook to gather information that will help you be better prepared for your job interview. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Using Facebook for Job Search.
Smart employers take advantage the opportunity provided by LinkedIn Company pages by publishing great information. LinkedIn adds more value to these pages by connecting and analyzing the employees who have LinkedIn profiles.
Savvy job seekers can leverage the information provided by the employers and by LinkedIn. In this article, former recruiter Job Search Expert Biron Clark offers 6 very smart ways for job seekers to find and use the information provided. This article is from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
Millions of people have lost their jobs because of the pandemic, and millions have also found new jobs. Here are the stories of 3 such mid-career job seekers who refused to throw in the towel, jumped over major hurdles, and prevailed in the face of enormous obstacles.
In this article, Mid-Career Expert Barbara Schultz shares how these 3 job seekers made great recoveries in spite of the pandemic, including one who actually quit her job and made a major career change. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Job Search.
In this article, LinkedIn expert Kenneth Lang shares strategies and sample messages for you to use to invite other members to connect with you, expanding your LinkedIn network and making the process of sending invitations much easier and more effective for you.
Your LinkedIn network serves as an important part of your professional network, valuable throughout your career, when you are employed as well as when you are unemployed. A 500+ network makes you more visible in LinkedIn and adds to your professional credibility. But, comfortably and effectively sending invitations to connect can be challenging for many of us. This article is part of Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
Your professional accomplishments are proof of your skills and your value to your employer, and your Career Accomplishments Portfolio is a catalog of those accomplishments. It enables you to build a strong LinkedIn profile, tailor your resume for each opportunity, and share your value to employers in your job interviews.
In this article, career coach and staffing manager Allyn Gardner shares how to build your Career Accomplishments Portfolio, starting from scratch, choosing your skills and then describing them using the S-O-A-R method. This article is from Job-Hunt's Advanced Job Search.
For many people, working from home will be a career highlight and a powerful experience. Possibly permanent. Undoubtedly, as usual, successful transition to your new job will likely not be seamless.
Your new employer may have a process and tools ready for you to use, or you may need to do your own setup. In this article, job search coach and award-winning podcaster Mark Anthony Dyson offers important tips for successfully joining the new organization and remotely building relationships with your new boss and co-workers. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Work From Home/Remote Jobs.
The pandemic has turned many employers and careers upside down. While some careers may never recover, others are becoming more popular and important. If your career is one of the casualties of this situation, you are probably interested in changing your career because you need to continue earning your income.
In this article, Career Change Expert Virginia Franco shares 7 steps to find a new career that will be a good fit for you and will, hopefully, keep you happily and successfully employed for many years. This article is the newest in Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change and also part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Job Search.
With so much competition in today's job market, you must stand out from the crowd to succeed. Job Search Expert (and former HR executive) Barbara Schultz compares the pandemic job search to competing for investors on the TV show "Shark Tank."
Learn how successful “Shark Tank” contestants win the attention and investments of the "Sharks." Barbara shares how you can apply 5 of those powerful tactics to be more successful in today's job market. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Job Search.
Networking is intimidating and uncomfortable for most of us -- not something we typically do easily or enthusiastically. Unfortunately, networking is essential for most careers. So, time for a change to network more comfortably and effectively!
In this article, Job Search Networking Expert Beverly E. Jones shares very interesting analysis of networking that identified 3 types of networkers. Beverly shares the two keys to success for
the most successful networkers and also shares 5 steps to increase your networking success. This article is the newest in Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Search Networking.
LinkedIn places Recommendations near the bottom of your Profile, below the Skills & Endorsements section. But, do not be fooled by that placement into thinking that Recommendations are not important. A Profile lacking Recommendations usually has less credibility with recruiters and hiring managers. They want to see "proof" that the claims in your About and Experience sections are true.
In this article, LinkedIn Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx provides useful examples of messages you can send to current and former bosses, colleagues, and clients requesting a recommendation from them. This article is from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
While COVID-19 has not been kind to Boomers, the pandemic actually gives Boomers a chance to shore up their personal brands by blazing a virtual trail online to prove we are up-to-date and good job candidates.
A strong personal brand is an essential part of our careers and successful job search today. Boomer Job Search Contributor Wendy Marx shares 5 ways Boomers can leverage the pandemic to improve their personal brands and visibility. This article is part of Job-Hunt's Guide Job Search for Those Over 50.
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 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 uncharted territory in this article 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. 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.
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.
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