You know you should be using LinkedIn to create your digital footprint – what people know about you online. You signed up and created a profile, but opportunities are not flooding in. Are you making mistakes on LinkedIn or missing something important? Here are four things you can do to use LinkedIn more... Read More »
You're looking for a job and someone tells you, "Speak with Joe Smith. He may be able to help you." But if you're like most people, you don't know how to turn the lead into a job. This plan will maximize your chances:
1. Ask for an introduction. Rather than contacting the lead, ask your referrer if s/he'd be... Read More »
What's the first word that comes to your mind when I say the phrase, "Finding a job?"
Fun? More likely it's something like "long, "hard," or "painful."
Maybe you can avoid that long, hard slog with one or more of these quickie
approaches to landing a job: Read More »
I've been at the career-reinvention wheel for nearly two months now, and I've applied for exactly one job. That's because I'm rethinking my new identity and direction. Last week I made a major leap forward as a result of talking to Karen Kang, a personal-branding guru and author of BrandingPays: The Five-Step... Read More »
Would an outside-of-the-box approach help you land a job interview? The Internet occasionally buzzes with details about how people successfully used unusual, "creative" techniques to get an interview -- and a job. Among some recent tactics:
Renting a billboard -- A Toledo husband rented a billboard to... Read More »
Though Facebook still dominates the social-media landscape, Google Plus is quickly gaining a following among savvy job seekers who view the service a useful tool for job search. In fact, with some 343 million members, Google Plus has surpassed micro-blogging site Twitter and is second only to Facebook in its... Read More »
With now more than 200 million members, LinkedIn has become a social media powerhouse -- and a vehicle for many job hunters. But merely creating a profile and posting your resume on the site won't result in offers of employment suddenly flowing in.
Experts say it's important to take at least one more step... Read More »
Many job seekers are frustrated by the inability to find a job despite sending out dozens, hundreds or even thousands of resumes. To many, it seems like their applications are being sucked into a black hole.
That perception may be truer than they know, because of something called the hidden job market --... Read More »
By Alison Green
You've probably heard the same bits of career advice tossed around over and over from well-meaning friends, relatives, and even bosses. But plenty of the maxims that we hear repeated actually aren't true. Here are six of the most popular career myths that you shouldn't fall for. Read More »
By Amit De
Quit blaming your failed job search on a down economy; it's time to evaluate your efforts instead. While no job seeker likes to hear that his strategies are failing, it's important to know when your practices need revising -- or should be dropped altogether.
So rather than letting job search... Read More »
By Robert Chen
How long has it been since you either became unemployed or began looking for a new job while stuck in one you hate?
If the answer is somewhere between "a while" and "way, way too long," it's worth rolling up your sleeves and asking some uncomfortable questions about why you haven't landed... Read More »
By Casey Dowd
The internet has changed the job-hunting process for all generations. Whether you are a baby boomer, generation Xer or Millennial, online job searching is key. What's surprising is that older workers might be beating out their younger counterparts when it comes to online job searching. Read More »
By Arnie Fertig
Most job hunters are anxious to land their next opportunities. But in case you happen to be one of those rare birds who enjoys being unemployed, here are seven things you can do to make sure you stay that way: Read More »