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In 2018, a successful job search is much more complicated than having a good resume! At, with the help of genuine experts, we help you to be smarter in your job search so you can:

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  • 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. An employer alumni connection can be a better connection than a school. People who share a former employer can be great connections for finding that next job. 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.
  • The Absolute Best Practices for Building Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn

    The Absolute Best Practices for Building Your Personal Brand with LinkedInLinkedIn is probably the most powerful site for most people to build their personal brand, but people often ignore the importance of creating, managing, and growing their brand using it. Being clear, consistent, and focused "on message" for your brand using LinkedIn will make your brand more powerful and highly visible. Follow these 10 steps, described in this article by Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Personal Branding Expert Meg Guiseppi. to succeed, part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal Branding with LinkedIn.
  • 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.
  • Launch Your Legal Career Via Management Consulting

    Launch Your Legal Career Via Management ConsultingHaving a tough time landing that first job after law school or not enjoying your career as a lawyer, attorney Shauna C Bryce, Job-Hunt's Attorney Job Search Expert, offers management consulting firms as options to consider. In this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Attorney Job Search, Shauna shares the benefits of working for a consulting firm which can be the start of a legal career or a great way to leverage (and pay for) law school.
  • Managing Your LinkedIn Settings for a Stealth Job Search

    Managing Your LinkedIn Settings for a Stealth Job Search By default, LinkedIn is set to broadcast mode. But, being in broadcast mode isn't always desirable -- sometimes discretion is the better part of valor and of job search. Because employers tend to be very unhappy to discover than an employee is job hunting, being in "stealth mode" can be a very good idea if you are currently employed. This article by recruiter Ed Han, Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Contributor, is from Job-Hunt's Guide to LinkedIn for Job Search.

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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.

  • Guide to Freelancing and Contracting

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

  • Guide to the Temporary Work Option

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


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    If you are currently employed, your smartest strategy is to conduct a "stealth job search" so you don't lose the job you've got.

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