Job Search Article Aggregate (November 23, 2014)

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I THOUGHT THIS WAS VERY INTERESTING

 

Job-Seeker, How Much Abuse Will You Take?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141121140748-52594-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”.

 

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TOP OF THE FOLD

 

30 Reasons Your Job Search is Taking Way Too Long

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/09/18/30-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

http://40pluscareerguru.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/job-hunting-in-recession-new-tactics.html

** Adapt what you do, or die.

How to Look For a Job If It’s Been 10+ Years Since You’ve Had To

http://chameleonresumes.com/2014/05/18/how-to-look-for-a-job-if-its-been-10-years-since-youve-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

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2014/08/20-most-common-job-search-mistakes.html

** 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

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/absolutely-abby-s-job-search-success-tour-2015/

** An interesting campaign that, IMHO, sounds worthwhile.

What to Do if Your Major Has a High Unemployment Rate

http://www.job-hunt.org/job-search-for-new-grads/high-unemployment-major.shtml

** Good for everyone, but especially new grads.

 

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FOR OLDER WORKERS

 

Tips for Job Seekers 40+

http://www.careerealism.com/tips-for-job-seekers-over-40/

** Video.

Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow

http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534357837

** 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!

http://www.job-hunt.org/personal-branding/boomer-senior-branding.shtml

** A must-read.

Job Search: 5 Ways to Turn Your Age Into an Asset

http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2014-11/job-search-5-ways-turn-your-age-asset

** Job-search judo.

 

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NETWORKING

 

How you can network smarter at conferences

http://www.dzone.com/articles/how-you-can-network-smarter

** I understand structured networking; it has benefits. But an APP?

The Best and Worst Times to Reach Out to Your Network

http://www.newyork.com/articles/jobs/the-best-and-worst-times-to-reach-out-to-your-network-95749/

** The time to dig your well is before you are thirsty.

5 Ways To Make Networking Work For YOU!

http://www.careerealism.com/ways-networking-work-you/

** Good advice.

Networking for what you want, or settling with job boards

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2014/09/networking-for-what-you-want-or.html

** Amen.

Mining Mom’s Network for Your New Grad Job Search

http://www.job-hunt.org/job-search-for-new-grads/family-networking-for-job-search.shtml

** Family and friends are an excellent networking source… and very underutilized.

The No. 1 Thing That Will Improve Your LinkedIn Networking

http://www.winningimpression.com/linkedin-networking/

** I am occasionally guilty; I try to customize each connection request.

5 Tips For Effective Phone Networking

http://www.careerealism.com/phone-networking-tips/

** One addition: Repeat your phone number.

 

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COVER LETTERS

 

Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes?

http://www.careerealism.com/cover-letter-mistakes/

** I agree; take time to identify a potential hiring manager.

Cover Letter Help That Gets the Job

http://careersdonewrite.com/blog/cover-letter-help-that-gets-the-job.html

** A cover letter can help clarify; it can also be a place to explain and entice.

Are Cover Letters a Waste of Time?

http://www.job-hunt.org/resumes/cover-letters-waste-time.shtml

** If you’re submitting to an ATS, they’re secondary. If you can write to a human, they’re necessary.

 

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RESUMES

 

Your Resume Is A Sales Document

http://www.careerealism.com/resume-sales-document/

** Exactly right!

Resume Writing: Your Opening

http://www.gotthejob.com/blog/resume-writing-your-opening.php

** 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?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141118162111-52594-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

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5630&newsletter_id=1354&archive=1#axzz3JW3t73KB

** Solid advice.

The Keyword Mistakes that Send Your Resumes into the Black Hole

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140909142818-780585-climbing-out-of-the-resume-black-hole

** Insights into beating the ATS.

45 Power Adverbs to Sprinkle in Your Resume

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/power-adverbs-sprinkle-your-resume-make-it-stand-out/

** Interesting, but why do I have the feeling we’re going from steak to sizzle?

 

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INTERVIEWING

 

7 ways to manage your nerves during an interview

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141116191741-7069348-7-ways-to-manage-your-nerves-during-an-interview

** Very much a factor.

How to Tell Your Story in Job Interviews

http://mashable.com/2013/01/06/tips-job-interviews/

** Facts inform; stories engage. If you understand that difference you’re a huge step up.

Interviewing? Do Your Homework!

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141115191215-35872482-interviewing-do-your-homework

** NO question you need to be aware of what the company does.

Ace Your Next Behavioral Job Interview

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5631&newsletter_id=1354&archive=1#axzz3JW3t73KB

** There’s a fine line. Prepare, certainly, but you can come across as “canned”.

Job Candidates: Here’s What to Ask in Interviews

http://theinstitute.ieee.org/career-and-education/career-guidance/job-candidates-heres-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.

http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2014/10/15/job-interview-ways-stand/

** It’s all about differentiation.

Invited To A Job Interview? Read This First!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2014/11/21/invited-to-a-job-interview-read-this-first/

** Be shrewd.

 

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BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Is Google Ruining Your Job Opportunities?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141119140448-780585-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

http://forwardmotioncareers.com/blog/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

http://sociallysorted.com.au/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?

http://mashable.com/2014/11/17/social-media-job-interview/

** 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

https://jobmob.co.il/blog/get-domain-name/

** I really need to look into this.

 

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GENERAL

 

Attending Job Fairs – Secrets from a Recruiter

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141118194254-49567064-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

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/10/23/5-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

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/separate-yourself-as-job-seeker/

** Nothing overly new.

10 Powerful Body Language Tips for the New Year

http://www.amanet.org/training/articles/10-Powerful-Body-Language-Tips-for-the-New-Year.aspx

** I agree with a lot, but I still think the “power posing” thing is, well, silly.

Breaking the rules in your job search

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2013/08/breaking-rules-in-your-job-search.html

** 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

http://www.social-hire.com/social-recruiting-advice/4840/people-just-want-a-shotan-opportunity

** People want a shot, and to be treated fairly.

How To Deal With Rejection

http://www.careerealism.com/rejection-deal/

** 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?

http://www.careerealism.com/how-impressive-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

http://40pluscareerguru.blogspot.com/2013/03/your-unique-value-proposition-key-to.html

** 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

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/11/22/job-search-dos-and-donts-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.

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE

 

Off-the-wall interview questions this CEO asks every job candidate

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/how-to/human-resources/2014/11/off-the-wall-interview-questions-this-ceo-asks.html?page=all

** Some penetrating questions from hiring managers.

How to Identify and Secure Top Talent Before Your Competitors Grab ‘Em!

http://www.social-hire.com/social-recruiting-advice/4247/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?

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/11/20/could-you-answer-these-9-unique-job-interview-questions/

** Hmmmm.

 

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SALARY

 

Salary Negotiation Tips for Every Age Group

http://salary.com/salary-negotiation-tips-for-every-age-group/

** In my – limited – experience, salary.com tends to give high numbers.

Managing candidates’ salary expectations

http://gregsavage.com.au/2010/09/28/managing-candidates-salary-expectations/

** And a perspective from the other side of the table.

Negotiating for the Compensation You Deserve

https://www.bluesteps.com/blog/negotiating-for-the-compensation-you-deserve.aspx

** 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

http://www.smartrecruiters.com/blog/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

http://www.careerealism.com/find-worth-employers/

** Ultimately, you’re worth what you accept. There IS NO impartial value.

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