The New Rules for Successful Job Search Today

The new rules for a successful job search are not difficult to understand or to follow. But, these rules have changed substantially from those in the past. Most of the reason for these changes is that employers recruit in new ways. Those changes in recruiting, largely focused on new and increased use of technology, have dramatically changed […]

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Privacy vs. Visibility for Successful Job Search

Appropriate online visibility is required for successful job search today. Unfortunately, too many job seekers are avoiding any and all online visibility in an effort to protect their privacy. Very bad idea! Today, this lack of good, positive visibility makes a job search much longer for too many people. Visibility Is NOT Optional for Job Search Today We […]

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Smart Job Search Goes Beyond Job Postings

Smart job search means finding and applying for as many jobs as possible, right? NO! The major problem with this strategy is its popularity with job seekers. When you focus all of your efforts on job postings, you face the greatest competition in the job market. Smart Job Search Leverages Current Recruiting Methods Recruiters are in a […]

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Successful Job Search Requires Research – Know the Enemy

For many job seekers, a successful job search means winning the war for employment. “Know the enemy” is one of the foundation elements in winning a war. This idea was first expressed by Chinese general (and philosopher) Sun Tzu many, many centuries ago. In business, we apply that principle to many aspects of what we do. We translate […]

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Volunteering for Job Search Success

If you do quality work in a role that is related in some way to what you want to do as a job, volunteering can be very helpful for your job search and career in many ways. How Volunteering Benefits Your Job Search You help an organization or cause which you support, and… Expand your network to […]

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Advantages of Job Search Over 50

If you are over 50 (or over 40), you have more options in your job search and a much better network of colleagues and friends to help you succeed than younger workers do. Personal networking is still the best way to get a job! Anyone over 50 has built up a network of people who know and respect […]

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Happy Holiday Hiring!

Although most job seekers tend to shut down, or at least slow down, their job search activities during the holidays, that’s not actually a smart thing to do. Yes, some employees may be on vacation, but most employers have jobs they want filled before January 1. No Hiring During “the Holidays”?? “Everyone knows” that employers […]

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Who Is the “Real” Bill?

I had a very interesting, and somewhat unsettling, experience this week meeting a stranger who could — if genuine — greatly help a project that is very important to me. The problem: this stranger, while apparently an “important” person, is very nearly invisible online. Opportunity: Meet “Bill Jones” Via email and telephone, trusted colleagues introduced me […]

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Make the Sale to Land That New Job

Too many job seekers approach their job search from the perspective of “What’s in it for me?” (“WIIFM”) — what they need from the employer. Hopefully, the job market will improve to the point that what the job seeker wants is important to the employer. But, we’re not there yet. Currently, for most (but not all) jobs, […]

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To Be Hired: Be Found Where Recruiters Look

Today, if you aren’t easy for recruiters to find and obviously qualified for the job they are trying to fill, you are not visible to them. If you aren’t visible, you won’t be hired for the job you want. Understand two important facts: Recruiters today are in a hurry to fill their jobs. The reason they […]

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