Archive for the Category ◊ Job Search Strategies ◊

• Wednesday, January 09th, 2013

We’re seeing more and more recruiters use the web as a place to search for talent and conduct employment background searches. This trend is set to increase year over year and I’ve been predicting that an “online presence search” will become as common as a drug test since 2007. Your online presence should consist of […]

• Monday, October 15th, 2012

Join Relevant LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn groups are great forums for career-related discussions — members often share articles, ask questions and start online conversations with each other. Do a quick group search on LinkedIn, and you’re likely to get a long list of niche groups within your field. That said, do your research to make sure […]

• Monday, October 15th, 2012

By Skip Freeman At what point during her new job search do you suppose Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo, advised her boss at Google that she was “looking”? (The answer to this question, which may very well surprise you, is at the end of this blog.) The truth of the matter is, if you are like most people, […]

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• Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

If you want to remain relevant and advance your career in today’s global marketplace, you need to serve as an enabler of business growth and innovation. One of the best ways to do this is to adopt an “immigrant mindset.” The immigrant mentality has proven time and again to accelerate careers and build enterprise. A study in 1996 […]

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• Monday, August 27th, 2012

Savvy job seekers have turned to digital and social media tools to help them in their job searches, and now recruiters are on board with the power of social media as a recruiting tool. LinkedIn isn’t the only social network that helps in the job search process — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ have all been used by people to land jobs in […]

• Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The rules haven’t changed, but as we enter the era of mobile communication, it is important to consider email etiquette more than ever. There are several reasons why appropriate email etiquette should be important to you: Respecting others time Presenting yourself and your affiliations in a professional manner Portray yourself as being technically astute (*whether […]

• Friday, August 17th, 2012

Your average job seeker just doesn’t “get” what a recruiter does. This is apparent to anyone that’s ever heard a friend or relative complain about a recruiter “not finding them a job.” If you’re planning on working with recruiters or with a staffing firm, here are a few things to keep in mind. Tips for Working with […]

• Friday, August 17th, 2012

by John Lees  |  11:00 AM August 15, 2012 Why do some job hunters give up when they are just in sight of their goals? I’ve just seen Simon, a client who has been looking for a job for 6 months. Like many people on the market, he started out optimistically but has given up — not […]

• Monday, January 09th, 2012

Finding a job during these difficult times can be hard for almost every type of professional, so you want to give yourself every advantage possible. The social networking age has changed the way that we get jobs and make career connections. One of the best ways to attract potential employers is by having a strong […]

• Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

If you’ve recently lost your job, it’s time to get your finances in order. Here are a few tips from the experts to help you address your financial commitments — and keep your credit score intact — while you work to get back on your feet. 1. Don’t burn bridges. It’s tempting to take out your […]