Secretly (?) Using LinkedIn for a Job Search

If you are currently employed and looking for confidentiality in a search for another job, you may have a tough task ahead of you — especially if you use LinkedIn during the search. With this dilemma in mind, LinkedIn has recently introduced Open Candidates. As LinkedIn’s Dan Shapero writes: “The secret to career happiness is […]

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Be on Your BEST Behavior When Interviewing

You probably know that first impressions matter; that’s why you learned to look people in the eye and firmly shake their hands. But the art of successfully interviewing for a job is probably not something that you discussed over the dinner table. Just because you got in the door to interview for a job opportunity […]

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A Graduating B School Student Talks About Her Job Search

Guest Blogger Alyson Guarino, Hofstra University _______________________________________________ In a detailed commentary about the post “Are You Ready for a Months-Long Job Interview?”, Alyson Guarino, a graduating Zarb School of Business BBA student [and President of the Student Government Association at Hofstra] wrote the following about her job search. There are many lessons for job and […]

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Are You Ready for a Months-Long Job Interview?

We know that the job hiring process is much tougher today than in the past — due to companies’ use of key-word computer software to pre-screen resumes, the downsizing of several major companies, and the number of applicants for each good job. But, another disheartening trend for job seekers is the longer hiring process used […]

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A CareerHMO Video Series for Seasoned Workers’ Job Search

CareerHMO is a career development firm. It offers a number of free resources, as well as paid career coaching. It not only offers advice for  those just embarking on a career after college, it also serves those with a lot of job experience. For example, it provides a FREE nine-video series called “ 9 Ways […]

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Looking for a New Job? Consider These Questions

Do you ask yourself several relevant questions BEFORE starting a job search? You should. We’ve written about this before as part of our personal SWOT analysis. Consider these observations from Tai Goodwin, writing for Careerealism: “The perfect time to start your job search is before you begin feeling a desperate need to get out of […]

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Can You Pass the “8-Second Resume Test?”

Many times, resumes are processed by computer software looking for key words — or busy executives inundated with job applicants. So, we have to make sure that OUR resume is the one that is read and liked! As Don Goodman writes for Careerealism: “Skimming – that’s what hiring managers are doing when they are going […]

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What Are Employers Looking for in Job Candidates?

Are you doing all that you can to excite potential employers? As Tracey Parsons, CEO of  CredHive (a job-credentialing firm), writes for Careerealism, there are several things that employers seek in candidates: Follow instructions — “At my company, we require you to join our database. We only use our own tool to identify talent for […]

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Is Your Job Search Strategy Out of Date?

We’ve talked a lot about career planning over the life of this blog. One theme that has been constant is that job search strategies must adapt to the times. Companies have adopted many new techniques. And so must you!! Ariella Coombs, writing for Careerealism, presents a good short quiz on “Is Your Job Search Strategy […]

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Tips for Getting Your Dream Job

We’ve made many posts on career planning and development. In fact, we have a full category on this topic — with about 200 posts. We’d like to add to this library with a good multimedia presentation by Fortune related to “9 tips to land your dream job.” As Erika Frey writes: “Ah, the dream job. […]

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