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    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).To avoid invisibility, know your keywords (for your target job, target employers, and target career) and include them in the "right places" (LinkedIn, resumes, applications, and other online visibility and social media). Find your 25 best keywords in this article by Job-Hunt's Editor Susan P. Joyce part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal SEO.


  • What to Expect in a Job Offer

    What to Expect in a Job Offer A job offer – specifically, a GOOD job offer – contains several key components you should see and discuss before accepting it. Several terms I recommend having included in all offers (the "must-have’s"). Other elements of the offer will depend on the employer (for profit, nonprofit, private, etc.), industry, and the level of the position (the "nice-to-have’s"). Salary and Compensation Expert, Stacey Hawley, helps you overcome the excitement of receiving the job offer understand the details in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Salary and Compensation.
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    Guide to LinkedIn for ExecutivesIf you’ve long neglected LinkedIn during a busy executive career, you’re hardly alone. Now that LinkedIn has exceeded 610 million members and a record number of recruiters are using it to find talent, most executives are ramping up their LinkedIn efforts. No matter the reason, it’s never too late to get started. LinkedIn remains the place to heighten your visibility. LinkedIn for Executives Expert Laura Smith-Proulx explains how to get started with effective LinkedIn visibility. This article is from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn for Executives Guide.
  • Answering Behavioral Interview Questions: Tell Me About a Time When You Had to Motivate Someone (Plus Sample Answer!)

    4 Techniques to Build Rapport with the Interviewer to Ace Your Next Job InterviewBehavioral questions are used to understand how you work -- your style and your effectivness plus your ability to handle tough questions. Being able to motivate others can be critical for many jobs and organizations. When an interviewer asks this question, s/he wants to know: Can you keep a project moving, and successfully lead coworkers and colleagues? Job Interviewing Expert Bob McIntosh shares how to prepare for this question, including a sample answer, in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
  • How to Navigate Career Change at a Crossroads

    How to Use Your New Degree to Make a Career ChangeWe all experience "crossroads" in our lives when a career change is the best idea. Career Change Expert Virginia Franco shares the 4 parts of the career change roadmap, sharing her own transition as an example. Since the "great recession" Virginia navigated a complex path from corporate communications and training to running her own business as a career coach and professional resume writer. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.
  • Interview Success Secret: Smart Listening!

    Interview Success Secret: Smart Listening! During your job interviews, you must demonstrate that you are a good listener, an essential part of the "good communicator" skills we all claim. Working with Recruiters Expert Jeff Lipschultz shares tips for showing you are listening well and engaged in the discussion plus 2 critical times in every interview when you must listen very carefully in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
  • 10 Keys to a Rewarding Second Act Career

    10 Keys to a Rewarding Second Act CareerYou have retired, and you're supposed to be relaxing and enjoying life. But, perhaps your finances are getting too tight, or you don't know what to do with all of this "spare time" you have now. Time has arrived for your Second Act Career. What are some of the key things you should think about when creating your Second Act Career? Lifestyle-Friendly Careers Expert Nancy Collamer provides a framework for determining your Second Act Career in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.
  • Answering Behavioral Interview Questions: Tell Me About a Time When You Convinced Your Boss to Agree with Your Proposal (with Sample Answer!)

    Essential Tools for Today's Advanced Job SearchBehavioral questions require a job candidate to recall a time when they performed a skill successfully, or unsuccessfully, and then tell a story about performing that skill. With your answer to this question, demonstrate your knowledge and skills, your judgement, and your ability to negotiate successfully with someone senior to you. Job Interviews Expert Contributor Bob McIntosh shares how to successfully answer this question, one of the many job interview questions covered in Job-Hunt's Guide to Smart Answers to Interview Questions.
  • LinkedIn for Career Changers

    LinkedIn for New Graduate Career Changers

    It is never too late to pursue a new career. Many have a dream role in mind but struggle with how to position themselves, and their new degree, on LinkedIn. Career Change Expert Virginia Franco steps you through your LinkedIn Profile from top to bottom to make your career change effectively visible, the newest article in Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.


  • Answering Behavioral Interview Questions: Tell Me About a Time When You Failed (with Sample Answer!)

    Answering Behavioral Interview Questions: Tell Me About a Time When Your Boss Criticized You with Sample AnswerTough interview questions can raise the hair on the back of your neck, and behavioral-based job questions usually fall into that category. One behavioral-based question my clients say catches them off guard is, "Tell me about a time when you failed in your job." Job-Hunt's Job Interviews Expert Contributor, Bob McIntosh, describes how to respond well to this question part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Smart Answers to Interview Questions.

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