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Now that LinkedIn's Publishing Platform is widely available, you’ve certainly noticed all the new posts popping up on your status feed. However, if you haven’t considered using the platform (also called Long-Form Posts) to promote your own brand as a job-seeker, you’re missing a huge opportunity. There’s no limit to the topics or volume of posts … Continue reading Why You’ll Benefit From Using LinkedIn Publishing for Your Job Search
Not sure why LinkedIn isn't working for your job search? If so, you'll need to check out these strategies used by successful job hunters: Part 1: Build More Connections Part 2: Set Your Groups Strategy Part 3: Analyze Your Competition Part 4: Boost Your Profile's Searchability Here's the last, critical step in getting results from LinkedIn: 5 – … Continue reading What’s The Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 5: Your Follow-Up)
Invariably, when executives try to figure out how to stand out in the job search, the subject of cover letters comes up – followed by confusion. Do you really need a cover letter for each executive job application? How can you be sure that employers are actually reading the letter you’re so carefully crafting? Is … Continue reading Do You Really Need a Cover Letter For Executive Jobs?
Perhaps you’ve decided to reach out to recruiters as a means of accessing potential opportunities at your leadership career level. If so, how do you find the best executive recruiters for your situation? Many recruiters work nationally and globally, making it difficult to pinpoint the best resources. You can get in touch with colleagues for … Continue reading How to Find Recruiters For Your Job Search
Think you have to stop job searching during the holidays because "no one hires" until January? Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, New Year, New Job! How to Use the Holidays to Advance Your Job Search, a 99-cent download on Amazon from Job-Hunt.org, will quickly convince you to accelerate your efforts right now. Getting in front … Continue reading How to Conduct a Holiday Job Search For Fast Results – Downloadable via Amazon
Frequently, I encounter job seekers who are trying to find out what, if anything, might be missing from their resume. Of course, they also ask what I'd do to improve it. These are valid questions, and in such a competitive market, it makes sense for candidates to request this type of feedback. However, I won't do it. Why … Continue reading Why I’ll Never Critique Your Resume
LinkedIn—that all-purpose gathering place for professionals, recruiters, and employers—allows you to converse with like-minded experts in your field, learn about industry-specific topics and events, post resume information, and send private messages to employers in hopes of securing that perfect job. However, if you’re divulging too-personal details, or letting others have uncomfortably close insight into your … Continue reading Are You Over-Sharing On LinkedIn?
Looking forward to your 2012 job hunt – or dreading more of the same old, same old? If you’ve spent time job searching in 2011, or are facing a pending layoff, the start of a New Year might not seem exciting or even particularly inspiring. However, there's good reasons to reconsider what you might have read or … Continue reading 3 Tips to Fire Up Your 2012 Job Search
In the midst of job hunting—but still refusing LinkedIn invites from others you don’t know? You could be hurting your job search (or even your career future) by doing so. Here’s why: LinkedIn is built on the premise that we are each separated by just a connection or two. Nearly every invitation you accept can … Continue reading Reconsider Saying No to LinkedIn Invitations