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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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  • How Top ATS Systems Analyze Resumes

    Answer When Can You StartIf applying for jobs online is part of your job search strategy, you’ve interacted with applicant tracking systems ("ATS") whether you realize it or not. Whenever 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 want in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal SEO.
  • 3 LinkedIn Personal Branding Mistakes

    3 LinkedIn Personal Branding MistakesThere's no place like LinkedIn to build your personal brand for job search, career, and business, but following best practices for your LinkedIn strategy is critical. These 3 mistakes are very common but also not hard to fix, when you take the time and follow this advice by Job-Hunt's Personal Branding with LinkedIn Expert Meg Guiseppi in this post from Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal Branding with LinkedIn.
  • How Your Social Media Reputation Impacts Hiring Decisions

    The Impact of Social Media on Recruiters and Your Next EmployerSmart companies will use as much information as they can find to make a sound hiring decision. They view each hire as an investment. Recruiter Jeff Lipschultz, Job-Hunt's Working with Recruiters Expert, suggests that you leverage social media to provide them with information that convinces them to hire you (versus run away from you) in this updated article from Job-Hunt's Guide to the Working with Recruiters.
  • Land a Federal Government Job by Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes

    Land a Federal Government Job by Avoiding the Most Common MistakesIf your federal resume is not producing results -- scoring “best qualified” ratings, interview opportunities, and job offers, what can you do to change the results?Read this article and make the necessary changes described below and revitalize your process to make you more competitive in the federal job market. Federal Job Search Expert Camille Roberts shares how to avoid the top 3 USAJOBS mistakes, from Job-Hunt's Guide to Federal Government Job Search.
  • 3 Smart Tips to Beat the ATS Systems

    3 Smart Tips to Beat the ATS SystemsInstead of sorting through a stack of printed resumes or a cluttered inbox, recruiters at most companies (including 90% of Fortune 500) use applicant tracking systems (ATS). However, not every resume is seen. Follow these tips to be sure your application is visible in the ATS. Job-Hunt's ATS expert Jon Shields shares these very smart tips for surviving the ATS systems. For more articles, check out Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal SEO.
  • Guide to Personal Branding with LinkedIn

    Guide to Personal Branding with LinkedInWant to build your personal brand, accelerate your job search, and land a good-fit job faster? Get busy on LinkedIn. Recruiters and hiring managers at your target companies rely heavily on LinkedIn when they’re sourcing and assessing job candidates. LinkedIn is a robust site offering many ways to get your personal brand and job search in sync. Learn how in this article by Meg Guiseppi, Job-Hunt's Personal Branding Expert, part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal Branding with LinkedIn.
  • How to Use Facebook to Prepare for an Interview

    How to Use Facebook to Prepare for an InterviewFacebook is one more resource for you to tap into to identify company employees. Because people tend to "tell it like it is" on Facebook, it’s a great resource to use to uncover insights about a company. You may be surprised to discover friends who work there, company reviews or even public posts that provide helpful insight. Job-Hunt's Facebook Job Search Expert Hannah Morgan shares great tips in this new article from in Job-Hunt's Guide to Using Facebook for Job Search.
  • How to Do Real and Effective Networking for Your Job Search

    How to Do Real and Effective Networking for Your Job Search“I connected. Nothing happened.” Too often, this is how job seekers feel when they are trying to grow their networks. It’s worth considering how effective networking works. Going to another cocktail mixer, association meeting, or other event, and just meeting people will sometimes pay off, but not always. Reaching out to a stranger and expecting something immediately in return is unrealistic. Recruiter Linda Tuerk, Job-Hunt's Job Search Mindset Expert, shares effective methods of online networking to be more successful in your job search in this new article from Job-Hunt's Guide to the Best Mindset for a Successful 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.


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