Setting Job Search Goals For 2016

Posted: 12.08.2015
As a new year approaches, what plans are you making to land the job you want in 2016? Career experts recommend setting job searching jgoals to achieve success in the shortest possible time. Making a commitment to consistently include the five daily goals outlined in the following article will  definitely improve the effectiveness of your search.

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Common Job Search Mistakes

Posted: 11.04.2015
Many jobseekers undermine their efforts and add weeks or months to their search by committing these key mistakes:
 

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Proactive vs Reactive Job Search

Posted: 10.05.2015
A typical job board based search is reactive, not proactive
Searching for job openings by visiting the same job boards, day in and day out, is not an effective strategy for getting hired based on the opinions of 15 top career experts. You can read their thoughts on this subject here.

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Resumes and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Posted: 09.16.2015
Have you wondered why you you are not getting responses to the resume you submit for jobs? It could well be due to the formatting and content. Click on the title to learn about how to create a resume that increases your chances of getting selected by an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) instead of being screened out.

Consider a staggering 72% of resumes by some estimates are never seen by employers, so it is important to start the process right. An ATS typically screens candidates based on information provided in the application such as location and level of experience. Make sure to answer all the questions on the application, because when a question is left blank, the ATS may discard your resume. Completing all the information asked in an online application will improve your chances of your resume being seen by a person (Lisa Rangel-linkedin.com).

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Social Media in the Job Search

Posted: 08.19.2015
As you have probably noticed, social media is an ever increasing presence in the job search process for both employers and job seekers. In our digital world mastering the use of social media has become a necessary skill. The following link provides an infographic on how job seekers are using social media to connect with employers:

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S Tips For Professional E-Mail for Job Seekers

Posted: 08.10.2015
Have you done an audit on your e-mail address lately? I don’t mean opening up your account and looking for messages. I mean, taking a closer look at the actual e-mail address you are using – It might be sabotaging your job search
Follow this link for more information.
http://www.careerealism.com/job-search-email-address/

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Creating your Reference Page

Posted: 04.17.2015
What are professional references?
A professional reference is someone that can provide information about your past job performance and your suitability for the position you are applying for. It is important to choose your references carefully, as what they say will have a large impact on whether or not you are chosen for the position.

 

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