Guide to a Shorter and Smarter Job Search
In 2019, a successful job search is much more complicated than having a good resume! Helping job seekers since 1994, Job-Hunt.org's genuine experts share solid advice to help you to have a shorter job search.
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Because LinkedIn has exceeded 645 million members and a record number of recruiters are using it to find talent, most executives are ramping up their LinkedIn efforts.
LinkedIn for Executives Expert Laura Smith-Proulx shares 5 steps to effective LinkedIn visibility. It’s never too late to update your Profile and start gaining attention on LinkedIn, even if you are only beginning to think about leaving your present position. For more, check out Guide to LinkedIn for Executives.
Many work-at-home (WAH) professionals feel challenged to keep up with trends and to learn the new skills necessary to stay employed and well-paid.
Like your work, you can also do this important learning at home. Work From Home Expert Mark Anthony Dyson offers 12 ways to stay up-to-date in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Work From Home / Remote Jobs.
Sometimes, the career change you want seems like a change that is too far to actually achieve -- not possible from where you are today. But, maybe not!
Before you give up on that "dream" career, check out this article by Career Change Expert Virginia Franco offering 7 ways to navigate to that new career and really enjoy your worklife. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.
Your resume's first impression needs to pack a punch -- it needs to show your leadership style and your command of the roles you have held.
Stand out in the crowd of standard (boring) resumes received every day. Make it clear that your resume is not "average" by following the 5 steps in this article by Executive Job Search Expert Erin Kennedy, in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Executive Job Search.
When the employer calls to schedule a job interview, take advantage of this great opportunity to collect information about both the job and the interview by asking these 20 questions.
These questions include asking how long the job has been open, why it is open, and the salary grade. For 17 more questions, read this article by Job-Hunt's editor Susan P. Joyce, and know as much as you can before your next interview from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
Don't see your job interview as a test you must pass to receive a job offer. Instead, view it as a business discussion among equals. Turn the job interview into a two-way conversation.
In this article, Job Interviews Expert Biron Clark, a recruiter, shares the 4 steps you can take to turn your next job interview into a conversation, impress the interviewers, and win the job offer, in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
Humans are social beings with a deep need to stay connected. The more widely connected you are, the more you will grow as a professional, attract career opportunities, and help other people as well.
Networking is critical to your job search and your career. Job Search Networking Expert Beverly Jones defines effective networking and shares the major impact networking will have on your career from Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Search Networking.
The real question the interviewers are asking --
What is the greatest achievement you have had that our company can leverage, too?
Analyze the job description and research the company to determine which of your achievements are the best fit for this job using the process described by Job-Hunt's Editor Susan P. Joyce and Working with Recruiters Expert Jeff Lipschultz. in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Smart Answers to Interview Questions.
If you still have an objective statement floating at the top of your resume, highlight it and then tap “delete.” Truth be told, that objective statement was a waste of valuable resume real estate.
A summary, on the other hand, addresses a company’s needs and how you can fulfill them, highlighting the skills you bring to the table. Although a summary will only run two to three lines, it’s important to pack it with a punch. Follow the 5 steps in this process by Resume Contributor Carson Kohler to succeed in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Effective Resumes and Cover Letters.
Today, recruiters often first try to find their ideal candidates and, then, to approach those individuals directly to be interviewed. Often that's without the job ever having been advertised at all.
Social Media Expert Tony Restell shares how to measure your LinkedIn visibility and how to increase that visibility so that your next job will find you in this article from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.
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