Job-Hunt.org: For a Shorter, Smarter, and Safer Job Search
In 2020, a successful job search is much more complicated than having a good resume!
Helping job seekers since 1993, Job-Hunt.org's genuine experts share solid advice to help you have a shorter job search, including the Guide to the Coronavirus Pandemic Job Search.
Stay up-to-date! Subscribe to our newsletter: Job-Hunt Intelligence! Get weekly updates from Job-Hunt so you have a shorter, smarter, and safer 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 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.
While 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.
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 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.
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 unchartered territory in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.
Most 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.
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, 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.
The 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.
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.
With COVID19 disrupting job markets around the world, many typical in-office jobs are being done remotely, at least temporarily. If you have decided to shift your job search to find a remote job, check out these great tips by Remote Job Search Expert Brie Reynolds.
To be successful when looking for a remote job, present yourself a bit differently than in the past, making your remote skills clear in addition to your qualifications for the job. These tips will help you succeed in your job search for a remote job. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Work From Home / Remote Jobs.
Most Popular Articles
Stay up-to-date with today's requirements for a successful job search. Subscribe to the weekly Job-Hunt Newsletter. New articles and tips -- solid actionable information -- delivered to your inbox every week (and NO spam!).