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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