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Using Mobile Devices to Become a More Effective Job Seeker

Used to be job seekers seeking information were stuck until the Sunday paper came out, or there were a new batch of help wanted ads on just a few specialized websites such as Monster.com. But the smarter, more forward-thinking companies … Continue reading

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Thinking Beyond the Traditional Resume

It wasn’t long ago that job seekers would sink huge amounts of time and effort into polishing a resume. If they didn’t have the time or energy themselves, or if they didn’t have the verbal skills, they would spend hundreds … Continue reading

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Hope for the Long-Term Unemployed

If you’ve been out of work for 6 months or more, and you’ve gotten discouraged by the constant rejections, and have all but given up, take heart: The economy is showing signs of improvement. First, the overall unemployment rate has … Continue reading

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Unemployment Takes Physical Toll on Workers

In my last post, we took a look at the psychological toll that extended periods of unemployment can have on those who are out-of work. So the last post concentrated on the mind. This one concentrates on the body: Research … Continue reading

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5 Tips on How to Find a Reliable Headhunter

We all need a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to job searches. One of the best people to approach when you need broader career options and more job opportunities is a headhunter. Here are five tips to know … Continue reading

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6 Steps on How to Get Your Job Back

For some reason, your new job is not working too well for you, and you are feeling that tinge of regret why you decided to leave your previous one in the first place. Then you start to wonder, “Is there … Continue reading

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How to Get Referrals: A Step-By-Step Guide for the Job Seeker

Chances are good that your next job isn’t going to come via a classified ad. Few people hire unknown quantities. Your next job, most likely, is going to come, directly or indirectly, via someone you know. If it’s direct, that’s … Continue reading

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Being Like Ike: How To Make an Ally Out of the Receptionist

When Jana Eggers, the Ironman-competing CEO of Spreadshirt, interviews a potential new hire, she looks for a solid history of accomplishment and a passion for what you do. But in the process of making her assessment, she also consults one … Continue reading

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How the Recent U.S. Credit Downgrade Can Affect Job Hiring

Just like that, the United States’ credit rating has dropped from AAA to AA+, according to Standard and Poor’s. Though AA+ isn’t bad at all, since it means that the country still has a strong capability to meet its financial … Continue reading

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Google+: What’s In It for the Job Seeker?

We’re all about new ways to connect. And the more ways you have to get feelers out there, the better. If you’re living under a rock and you don’t know about Google+, here it is in a nutshell: Google+ is … Continue reading

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How To Use Google Alerts for a Live Job Search

Another excellent article comes from TheUndercoverRecruiter written by Jorgen Sundberg, known professional in social media, personal branding, blogging, online engagement and digital PR. Google Alerts is a fine tool provided free by Google for monitoring your online presence. It is … Continue reading

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Andrew Hudson: The Best Job Search Tips Ever… a Comprehensive List

Here’s another great post that comes from AndrewHudsonsJobsBlog. Marketing, communication professional and career expert Andrew Hudson offers this long list of what he considers most effective career advice. Over the past several years, I’ve collected a lot of advice and … Continue reading

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Jobseekers: How to Handle Rejection

According to the 2010 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, there will be, at the very least, 5 to 6 people fighting for one vacant position. This means more than 80% of the applicants will be rejected — … Continue reading

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Job Seeking: To Search or Not To Search Online?

Check the different job ads on newspapers, magazines, posters, radio, and TV. Only a few isn’t it? During the 1990s, these media became the haven of job seekers. However, with the advent of the Internet, job seeking took a 360-degree … Continue reading

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Jobseekers, Beware: How to Prevent Working on Scams

You can blame it on the weak economy and intense competition. The bottom line is, jobs are scarce these days. Thus, jobseekers are forced to be less picky when it comes to employment. The bad news is, some of them … Continue reading

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Opportunity with an Ice Cream Truck

This great and very touching story comes from ReThinkHR written by Benjamin McCall, an HR practitioner with specializations in Business Strategy, P&L, Change Management, OD, and Learning & Development. I read an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Saturday about … Continue reading

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The Art of Real Engagement Through Social Media

Social media seems to have taken the work out of networking, but making meaningful and valuable connections still takes effort.  At an industry conference or job fair, it all starts with an introduction and a handshake but how do you … Continue reading

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4 Must Have Social Media Profiles for Career Advancers

Where does a jobseeker need to be online to get maximum exposure? There used to be a troika of applications you should be on, this has now turned in to a quartet with Google Profiles joining in on the fun. … Continue reading

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