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  • Successful COVID-19 Pandemic Career Change

    Successful COVID-19 Pandemic Career ChangeThe 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.


  • 5 Powerful Ways to Stand Out in the Pandemic Job Market

    How to Job Search Effectively for Remote JobsWith 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.


  • 2 Smart Keys to Easy and Successful Networking

    2 Smart Keys to Easy and Successful Networking 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.


  • The Secret to Building Credibility with Recruiters: Gather Solid LinkedIn Recommendations

    The Secret to Building Credibility with Recruiters: Gather Solid LinkedIn RecommendationsLinkedIn 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 useful examples of messages you can send to current and former bosses, colleagues, and clients requesting a recommendation from them. This article from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.


  • How Boomers Can Shore Up Their Personal Brand During the Pandemic

    How Boomers Can Shore Up Their Personal Brand During the PandemicWhile COVID-19 has not been kind to boomers, the pandemic actually gives boomers a chance to shore up our 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.


  • SWOT - Strategic Planning for Your Career

    SWOT - Strategic Planning for Your Career 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.


  • How to Quickly Find the Right Jobs on Indeed.com

    How to Quickly Find the Right Jobs on Indeed.comMost 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.


  • 5 Keys to Successfully Working with Recruiters During Your Coronavirus Pandemic Job Search

    Hot Job Interview Trends for 2020: What the Experts SayIn 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.


  • Smart Upskilling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Smart Upskilling During the COVID-19 PandemicMost 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.


  • 7 Steps to Maintain Job Search Momentum During the Pandemic

    7 Steps to Maintain Job Search Momentum During the Pandemic 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.


  • How to Leverage LinkedIn Posts for Your Job Search

    How to Leverage LinkedIn Posts for Your Job SearchA 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.


  • Interview Questions in a Post-COVID Pandemic World

    Interview Questions in a Post-COVID Pandemic WorldThe 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.


  • Catch Recruiter Attention: LinkedIn Messages That Work

    Catch Recruiter Attention: LinkedIn Messages That Work 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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  • Guide to Layoffs and Layoff Recovery

    Guide to Layoffs and Layoff Recovery Millions of Americans have registered for unemployment compensation as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. Unfortunately, layoffs are common even without a pandemic. Fortunately, people survive and move on to have great careers and excellent incomes.

    However, going through the process of losing your job and recovering from being laid off can be painful and complicated. In this article, Job-Hunt's Editor Susan P. Joyce, who has been laid off twice in her career, describes how to prepare, manage, and recover from this experience in this Guide.


  • Guide to Work From Home Jobs in 2020

    Guide to Work From Home Jobs in 2020

    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.


  • Search Smarter: 7 Great Ways to Leverage Google's Power for Your Job Search

    Search Smarter: 7 Great Ways to Leverage Google's Power for Your Job Search Use Google to help you find and research potential employers (location, open jobs, 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.


  • Smart Strategies to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions

    Smart Strategies to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions 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.


  • Smart Answers for 21 Common Interview Questions


    Smart Answers to 21 Common Interview Questions 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.


  • 5 Steps to Shorter Job Search with LinkedIn

    5 Steps to Shorter Job Search with LinkedIn 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.


  • Build Your Personal SEO: The 25 Best Keywords for You in Your Job Search

    Build Your Personal SEO: The 25 Best Keywords for You in Your Job Search 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.


  • 12 Steps to Outrank Your Competitors in LinkedIn Search in 2020 (Personal LinkedIn SEO)

    12 Steps to Outrank Your Competitors in LinkedIn Search in 2020 (Personal LinkedIn SEO) 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.


  • How Top ATS Systems Analyze Resumes

    How 3 Top ATS Systems Analyze ResumesWhenever 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.


  • 7 Signs It Is Time for a Career Change

    7 Signs It Is Time for a Career Change 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.


  • Sample Job Interview Thank You Email

    Sample Job Interview Thank You Email 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.


  • The Winning Difference: Pre-Interview Preparation for Your Job Interview

    The Winning Difference: Pre-Interview Preparation for Your Job Interview 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.

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