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In 2017, 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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  • Successfully Fighting the "Overqualified" Label

    Successfully Fighting the Overqualified LabelMany older job seekers are struggling with the most difficult job search of their lives. The reason may be because they have the "overqualified" label attached to them. Showing too much experience or constructing your your resume or cover letter the wrong way can give recruiters the impression you are old and overqualified. But, recruiter Linda Tuerk, Job-Hunt's Job Search Mindset Expert, offers 20+ ways to avoid those labels in this new article from Job-Hunt's Guide to the Best Mindset for a Successful Job Search column.
  • Top 10 Tips for Successful Informational Interviews

    Top 10 Tips for Successful Informational InterviewsInformational interviews are an excellent method for job seekers to learn "insider information" about a job or employer before committing to a major change. Done right, using these tips, they can provide the information to make an informed decision and increase the size of your professional network. Online Job Search Expert Susan P. Joyce shares the top 10 tips for a successful informational interview from Job-Hunt's Guide to Informational Interviews.
  • Staying on Track and Optimistic in Your Job Search

    Staying on Track and Optimistic in Your Job SearchA job search is hard for most people. Rejection happens often. There is no denying that. For every job opening, there are many pursuing it. The irony is this process requires continual optimism -- a positive attitude, as hard as that can be sometimes, is essential. Working with Recruiters Expert, Jeff Lipschultz, a recruiter, shares four stories about typical job search rejection and how to handle them. For more articles, check out Job-Hunt's Guide to Working with Recruiters.
  • 9 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd in Your Job Search

    Fast, Smart Personal Branding Hacks

    These days, it's too easy to get lost in the crowd of job seekers. You apply, and hear nothing. The problem? If you are qualified for the job, but don't hear back, the problem is usually too much competition. Employers are inundated with applications, mostly from unqualified people. The key to success: Differentiate yourself from everyone else who wants the same job that you want. Learn how in this article by Susan P. Joyce, Job-Hunt's Online Job Search Expert, part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Finding Jobs Online Today.

  • The Appropriate Length for an Attorney Resume

    The Appropriate Length for an Attorney ResumeThe only resume writing rule you need to know is this: Your resume should be a long as it takes (and no longer) to tell your story to your audience for your particular purpose. If the resume or CV is compelling, then hiring managers will read it regardless of page length. Shauna Bryce, Job-Hunt's Attorney Job Search Expert, provides guidance in Job-Hunt's Guide to Attorney Job Search.

  • The Job Scams Self-Defense Sniff Test

    The Job Scams Self-Defense Sniff TestJob scams are everywhere. Many come to you via email, but scam jobs are also posted on big name job boards and social networks to a small local employer or recruiter's website. Learn how to avoid job scams in this article by Online Job Search Expert Susan P. Joyce, part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Avoiding Online Job Scams.
  • Be Easy to Hire!

    Be Easy to Hire!

    Smart and successful job seekers focus on positioning themselves to be easy to hire! They don't make recruiters work hard to determine that they are the best candidatest. They carefully follow directions, and clearly connect the dots between their accomplishments and the requirements, as described by Online Job Search Expert Susan P. Joyce. This article is part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Finding Jobs Online Today.

  • How to Escape the Resume "Black Hole"

    How to Escape the USAJOBS Resume Black Hole When you apply for a job with the US Federal Government, is the usual job board. However, if you've applied many times, and heard nothing back, your resume went to the USAJOBS "black hole." This post by Federal Job Search Expert Camille Roberts, describes how to avoid that result. This post is part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Federal Government Job Search.


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Guides to Smarter Job Search

  • Guide to Answering the Common Interview Questions

    How to answer the top job interview questions, including the illegal ones, with sample answers included, plus how to follow up effectively after the interview including sample thank you notes.

  • 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 Personal SEO

    Learn how to identify the best keywords for you and use them appropriately in resumes, job applications, and social media.

  • Guide to LinkedIn SEO

    Indentify your best keywords and the best places on LinkedIn to use those keywords so recruiters find you on LinkedIn.

  • Guide to Personal Online Reputation Management

    Yes, you do have an online reputation! It is impacting your job search and your career. Best to pay attention and manage it yourself.

  • Guide to Personal Branding

    Building your personal brand is critical to a successful job search today. Learn how it works.


More Free Guides

  • Guide to Veterans Job Search

    For veterans and those in transition, learn how to successfully execute a civilian job search. Adapt and overcome!

  • Guide to Job Loss Recovery

    Losing a job can be a big blow to your pride and confidence as well as your bank account. Here's how to overcome.

  • Guide to Beating Unemployment

    Regardless of why you are unemployed, being unemployed can make your job search a bit more challenging. These tips will help you regain that regular paycheck.

  • Guide to a Stealth Job Search

    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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