Hidden Job Market – So Secret You Can’t Find It?
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2014
The hidden job market is often described as the jobs that aren’t publicly announced or viewable on a company’s website or listed in other common areas where job opportunities exist. Some experts proclaim that this hidden job market constitutes up to 80% of the available jobs. So how do executives tap into this vast pool of opportunities? Network & Timing. Before a job goes “public” there can be 20 or more people in differen...
Five Words That Scare College Students
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2014
When students graduate from college, they expect to begin a new job, one that will launch their careers and get them started in life. They will have worked their way through college and reached the senior year with the expectation that they are prepared to conduct their senior year job search, will take a few interviews and will receive one or more job offers. Unfortunately, things don't always go the way we all would like t...
Is Your Job Search Strategy Producing The Results You Want?
by Beverly Harvey - May, 2014
A focused job search includes extreme clarity, a concentrated effort, persistence, and out-of-the-box thinking. It also includes a system and methodology including upfront analysis and planning, research and investigation, a due diligence process, organization of multiple concurrent activities, and precise execution. In Bryan Golden’s, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column, Dare to Live Without Limits, his March 4,...
The Things We Say
by Nan S. Russell - May, 2014
A three hour delayed connecting flight in Minneapolis created headaches for me and other business travelers seeking to still reach their destinations that day. All seats in the narrow gate area were filled and briefcases, roller-boards, and more passengers occupied available floor space. Every half hour the gate agent updated us on the status of a part being flown in to fix a rather minor, but important, mechanical issue on ou...
11 concrete ways to use Twitter for networking
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
I don’t know how many job seekers are strategically using Twitter to network and advance their job search, but I do know that it’s a very small percentage. If you already use Twitter, you can easily switch to the more strategic focus I am going to teach you. But if you have never used Twitter before, don’t worry. It is easy to get started. It’s completely free. And once you understand the potential, I know you’ll be eager t...
4 ways to write powerful LinkedIn job descriptions
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
I’ve written before about how to write great LinkedIn headlines and how to create awesome summaries. Now it’s time to talk about job descriptions, because these are a key part of how you present yourself on LinkedIn and most people get them wrong. 1. Don’t cut and paste from your resume LinkedIn is not your resume. Your profile should be less formal than your resume, because web communication in general is informal. That...
Get Your References in a Row
by Carl Savino - May, 2014
Your references are an important component of your job search. They are the people who will vouch for your character, skills and experience, and ultimately help you land the job. Usually the employer asks for references when they are seriously considering you for a position. Therefore it’s important to plan ahead, get your ducks in a row and prepare a robust list of current references who can attest to your abilities and exper...
How Savvy Executives Use Twitter to Land Jobs Faster
by Lisa Rangel - May, 2014
Twitter seems to be a “love it” or “hate it” kind of platform. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on one thing remains certain: Twitter is a powerful tool that can help you build your own personal brand and expertise. It’s also a gold mine of job opportunities. Using Twitter effectively involves a lot more than just sharing random status updates. Use these tips on how savvy executives use Twitter to land jobs fast...
REFERRALS: The New Currency in Job Search
by Louise Garver - May, 2014
It’s common knowledge that about an average of 75-150 executives apply for every job opening. It’s not a surprise that half of the people who apply for a job are not qualified. In the mind of the executive recruiter or hiring manager, a referral is more likely to be a qualified candidate. When it comes to choosing the final five candidates, typically two of those five were referred. In three to five years how many out o...
Email Etiquette Mistakes That Are Costing You The Job Offer: Tips For Emailing During Your Job Search
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2014
Looking for work can itself feel like a full-time job. Gone are the days when one only had to review the classified ads, call for an appointment or simply just drop by the hiring employer and speak to someone about the job (yes, this actually used to happen!). Today there are recruiters, job boards on the Internet, online forums, constant reminders about the importance of networking, and various and sundry other things, a...
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