New Ways to Find Jobs With Job Boards

Smart job seekers think beyond simply applying for the jobs they find on job boards. The apply-apply-apply method doesn’t work well now. In fact, applying too often without being careful about the jobs you are applying for can backfire. Employers blacklist “resume spammers” who apply for every job regardless of fit with the requirements. While job boards are […]

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Consider Becoming a Boomerang Employee

A  boomerang employee is one who has left (usually quit) an organization to work somewhere else, or to drop out of the workforce for a while. Then, later, they return to work for that employer again, like a boomerang returns to the person who threw it. More than 2% of all employees (nearly 3 million […]

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Avoid These 5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

LinkedIn mistakes are too common and can be very damaging. Those errors make a job search more difficult and career success more challenging than it should be. Avoid being one of these unfortunate people by avoiding these 5 common LinkedIn mistakes. LinkedIn Mistakes Too Many People Make Picture a recruiter, who has the perfect job or opportunity for […]

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Today’s Best Job Search Strategies

Because they don’t understand today’s best job search strategies, many folks are struggling, searching for jobs for many months. The reason? They focus all their efforts on applying for jobs on job boards. My advice: Stop applying for every job you find! Because — Fewer than 15% of jobs are filled through job boards. Job seekers face the most intensive competition on job boards because […]

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Finding a Job Without a Job Board

Finding a job without applying on a job board is very do-able and, in fact, may be the most effective way to connect with a new job. In fact, focusing all of your job search efforts on job boards has some major disadvantages for job seekers. Major Disadvantages of Focusing ONLY on Job Board Postings Among […]

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Bad Job Search Habits That Are Making You Fail

Bad job search habits may be making your job search tougher than it should be. Too often, we do our job hunting based on how we found a job the last time we looked, without considering whether or not those routines are still effective. Habits are the routines we do without much thought, based on how we […]

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Don’t Get Fired for Job Hunting

People do get fired when their employers discover that they are job hunting. While this sounds extreme to most people, this reaction is common for most employers. Quitting your old job before you find a new job is NOT usually smart! Unless your personal safety is at risk or your employer is doing something illegal, continue to work there […]

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Improve Your Job Search Process

If your job search seems to be stalled or moving ahead too slowly, it’s smart to take the time to examine your process. Effective job search has changed, particularly in the last few years. Step back, and take a look now. In this guest post, Patra Frame, HR executive and founder of Strategies for Human […]

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How to Overcome a Gap in Employment

Overcoming a gap in employment is essential today, when many people are out of work for months to years. In research at MIT and the Institute for Career Transitions, we have learned that a gap in employment of six months or more makes a job search more challenging. The reason for the difficulty is that […]

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Successful Informational Interviews for a More Successful Job Search

Successful informational interviews are a great way to learn more about a career you are considering or an employer who interests you. Informational interviews, when done well, can be pure gold for your job search and career! What Is an Informational Interview? An informational interview is a short, one-on-one discussion with someone who works in […]

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