Finding Work After Job Loss

Millions of people lose their jobs every month. If you are the one who has just lost your job, knowing you aren’t alone isn’t much consolation. The good news is that millions of people also land new jobs every month, and you will join that group, too! Land Your New Job in 3 Simple Steps Whether you […]

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Win that New Job: Find the Newest Job Postings

Being among the earliest applicants for a job is very important for your visibility as an applicant. Applying quickly — and very carefully — for newly posted jobs is often a hard-to-beat advantage, although nothing is guaranteed, of course. Guest contributor Don Goodman offers smart strategies for becoming one of those early applicants. Don is […]

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Why Did They Take Down That Job Posting?

Perhaps you applied for the job and are anxiously awaiting a response from the employer. But the posting disappeared. One day the job was visible, and the next day (or that evening), it’s gone. What happened? Did they fill it? Did they kill it? Why is it no longer visible? Don’t Panic or Get Discouraged If […]

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Why Your Job Search May Be Taking So Long

If you’ve been job hunting for a while, you know that job hunting today is a long, hard slog. A job search today is so challenging that nearly 3 million people have been unemployed for over 6 months. An unfortunate side effect of that difficult and extended experience is that you have probably concluded that you’re just […]

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5 Essential Components of a Successful LinkedIn Profile

I see and hear many complaints about how LinkedIn “doesn’t work” or “is a waste of time.” Usually, when I look at the profile of the person making the complaint, the reason they are struggling is fairly obvious. LinkedIn Is Not a “Quick Fix” for Your Job Search I doubt that there is a quick fix […]

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After You Start that New Job: Smart Network Management

Once the new job is landed, most of us breathe an enormous sigh of relief, and jump into focusing all our energy and time on succeeding in that new job. Moving on with our career. Finally! YES! However… [MORE: Great! They Want to Hire You, Now What?] Reality: No Job Is Really “Permanent” As we all really know, but […]

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Don’t Blow Your Job Auditions

View your LinkedIn Profile, LinkedIn Group participation, and ALL of your other online activities as auditions for a new job, even if you are not job hunting, because you are being watched — and judged — by what you do. You look very unappealing as a prospective employee when you are too casual in your […]

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Job Search and Job Networking in a New Location

A job seeker recently described a problem that many of us have had, finding a job in a new location far from “home” and her network. Not too surprisingly, she was having difficulty even landing job interviews, much less a new job. Problem: No Local Network Whether you have just graduated from college, followed your […]

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Winning the Job Search Numbers Game

A successful job search is not a simple “numbers game” that you can win by endlessly applying for jobs. Simply submitting as many resumes as possible does not work. A different version of the numbers game provides greater opportunities for success, however. The Job Application Numbers Game Does NOT Work Just keep clicking on that […]

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To Be Hired: Be Focused and Clear About the Job You Want

Yet again, in the Job-Hunt Help LinkedIn Group, a job seeker has posted an announcement about his availability with a description of himself as a “fast-learning, analytical problem-solver.” That’s all. Let the job offers roll in! Nope, didn’t happen. Not a single job offer appeared… The issue: No one knew what kind of problems he solved. Employers […]

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