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Job-Seeker, How Much Abuse Will You Take?
** Look at the comments. Almost to a person – at least, last time I looked – everyone is agreeing with Liz. And something that I noted in the comments: I don’t see, as yet, a single defense of “the way things are”.
TOP OF THE FOLD
30 Reasons Your Job Search is Taking Way Too Long
** Do you recognize yourself in any of these?
Job hunting in a recession – new tactics revealed
** Adapt what you do, or die.
How to Look For a Job If It’s Been 10+ Years Since You’ve Had To
** If you’ve been out of the job-search mix for a while and you’re just now looking… it’s a whole new world
20 Most Common Job Search Mistakes
** Solid compilation with a lot of links.
Absolutely Abby is on a mission to inspire & educate one million job seekers via a cross county tour
** An interesting campaign that, IMHO, sounds worthwhile.
What to Do if Your Major Has a High Unemployment Rate
** Good for everyone, but especially new grads.
FOR OLDER WORKERS
Tips for Job Seekers 40+
Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow
** Leverage this; odds are you have a house, family, ties to the community… and therefore offer stability.
Over 50? Personal Branding Is for Boomers, Too!
** A must-read.
Job Search: 5 Ways to Turn Your Age Into an Asset
** Job-search judo.
How you can network smarter at conferences
** I understand structured networking; it has benefits. But an APP?
The Best and Worst Times to Reach Out to Your Network
** The time to dig your well is before you are thirsty.
5 Ways To Make Networking Work For YOU!
** Good advice.
Networking for what you want, or settling with job boards
Mining Mom’s Network for Your New Grad Job Search
** Family and friends are an excellent networking source… and very underutilized.
The No. 1 Thing That Will Improve Your LinkedIn Networking
** I am occasionally guilty; I try to customize each connection request.
5 Tips For Effective Phone Networking
** One addition: Repeat your phone number.
Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes?
** I agree; take time to identify a potential hiring manager.
Cover Letter Help That Gets the Job
** A cover letter can help clarify; it can also be a place to explain and entice.
Are Cover Letters a Waste of Time?
** If you’re submitting to an ATS, they’re secondary. If you can write to a human, they’re necessary.
Your Resume Is A Sales Document
** Exactly right!
Resume Writing: Your Opening
** I keep saying this: a resume is a marketing document, nothing more. That’s not to say I recommend falsehoods – of course not. But it needs to catch attention.
What About That Gap On Your Resume?
** The only issue: finding the name of that hiring manager that has the pain. This is not always simple.
Resume Mistakes Job Seekers Make
** Solid advice.
The Keyword Mistakes that Send Your Resumes into the Black Hole
** Insights into beating the ATS.
45 Power Adverbs to Sprinkle in Your Resume
** Interesting, but why do I have the feeling we’re going from steak to sizzle?
7 ways to manage your nerves during an interview
** Very much a factor.
How to Tell Your Story in Job Interviews
** Facts inform; stories engage. If you understand that difference you’re a huge step up.
Interviewing? Do Your Homework!
** NO question you need to be aware of what the company does.
Ace Your Next Behavioral Job Interview
** There’s a fine line. Prepare, certainly, but you can come across as “canned”.
Job Candidates: Here’s What to Ask in Interviews
** I agree – asking questions is good. But in my experience you don’t get that much of a chance to do so.
Job Interview- Ways to Stand Out.
** It’s all about differentiation.
Invited To A Job Interview? Read This First!
** Be shrewd.
BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA
Is Google Ruining Your Job Opportunities?
** They don’t even bother to check that something “objectionable” is YOU? IMHO this disproves, utterly, the claim of a “shortage”.
How to Land a Face-to-Face Interview
** Consistency, I agree. However, once can get so bogged down in this that you never do the other things you need to do.
5 Ways to Visually Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile using Professional Portfolio
** At what point does sizzle replace steak?
What are the best ways to score a job interview using social media?
** LinkedIn is the 800-pound gorilla; the rest are, IMHO, small fry as far as being found by employers.
How To Get and Use Your Own Domain Name
** I really need to look into this.
Attending Job Fairs – Secrets from a Recruiter
** I don’t typically go to job fairs. IMHO they’re a waste of time… from the standpoint of getting your resume to someone in a company. Even if you’re there in person you’re still one of a gazillion. No, the reason to go to them is to meet other people standing in line, at the lunch area, etc.
5 Websites Job Seekers Should Know About
** Not sure about some of these, but I definitely endorse alumni sites (and meetings).
5 Ways to Separate Yourself as a Job Seeker
** Nothing overly new.
10 Powerful Body Language Tips for the New Year
** I agree with a lot, but I still think the “power posing” thing is, well, silly.
Breaking the rules in your job search
** There are advantages to being a maverick. And… disadvantages. I’m a big believer in straight-forward candor, not being rude, but telling things straight and giving my honest opinion and advice. It’s surprising how often being a straight-shooter puts people off.
People Just Want a Shot…An Opportunity
** People want a shot, and to be treated fairly.
How To Deal With Rejection
** Remember, in the words of Saint Gretzky: “One hundred percent of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.”
How Impressive Is Your Elevator Pitch?
** An elevator pitch is a hook, not a novel. Leave ’em wanting more.
Your Unique Value Proposition – the key to landing your next job
** What differentiates you from everyone else – whether in networking, in an interview, in a conversation, etc.
Job Search Do’s and Don’ts for the Modern Job Hopper
** If you have a “cover company”, or just a series of contracts while looking for full-time work, lump them together.
UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE
Off-the-wall interview questions this CEO asks every job candidate
** Some penetrating questions from hiring managers.
How to Identify and Secure Top Talent Before Your Competitors Grab ‘Em!
** Think like a fisherman if you want to be caught.
Could You Answer These 9 Unique Job Interview Questions?
Salary Negotiation Tips for Every Age Group
** In my – limited – experience, salary.com tends to give high numbers.
Managing candidates’ salary expectations
** And a perspective from the other side of the table.
Negotiating for the Compensation You Deserve
** It’s a black art. Just remember that it’s an employer’s market, so your leverage is not as good as in a boom time.
The Art of Salary Negotiation During the Job Interview
** Good advice, but… 1% unemployment? In what industry???
Find Out How Much You’re Worth To Employers
** Ultimately, you’re worth what you accept. There IS NO impartial value.