We’ve all seen the same statistic that approximately 80% of jobs are unadvertised. Some refer to this as the hidden job market. Alternatively, we’ve also seen the statistic that approximately 80% of employers advertise job opportunities online either through their own website, a mainstream job board or a niche industry site. So, while those two statistics refer to separate measurements, they are somewhat intertwined and intriguing.
I frequently encounter content directed at…Continue
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If you have a candidate that you cannot place, give them a gift they can use. Why? It gives the impression that you care and that can easily translate into more referrals. When I was running a full desk, I gave out an ebook of job search strategies to everyone I met with and encouraged them to pass it on. What happened? A significant increase in referrals. (It works!) All that being said, please consider my (now) free ebook, "How To Find a Job Now (...and never have to look again!) and…Continue
I stumbled across a gem today! While searching for something else, I discovered the video resume of Lamia Gouda. Curiosity took the better of me and I watched a VERY funny and engaging pitch of a very talented woman: Actress, Translator, Video Editor, Voice Over Talent and Stylist. She speaks multiple languages (Arabic, French and English) and not only that, she is also quite the entrepreneur. Check out…Continue
LinkedIn is of my favourite things about the Internet. Period. I love what it does, I love the way it does it, and I really hope they don't mess it up like some other large social networks have recently. I'm not alone in my love for LinkedIn, and with 160 million users there's a lot of LinkedIn love going around, but while some users quantify their LinkedIn love with the number of connections they have, they're missing the point - it's not how many connections you have - it's quality of your…Continue
Added by Jonathan on June 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
LinkedIn is one of the most important tools a job hunter can use to market their talents and meet hiring managers. As a relationship-building portal, new grads, adults in career transition, and seasoned professionals can research companies, identify new careers, meet decision makers, and participate in professional…Continue
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Answer: It depends.
Scenario: You're a mid-career job seeker and have been applying for jobs left and right. Due to the competitive market, you have expanded your initial local search to include 5-7 key markets throughout the US. You start to make headway, and after gaining momentum, are invited…Continue
Added by Maisha Cannon on May 29, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
There is an adage that says, "Desperate times call for desperate measures."
Please do not apply that adage to your job search.
A job seeker who I met via Twitter some months ago recently asked me if there was such a thing as being overly eager/aggressive when using social…Continue
Last month, I encouraged job seekers to step away from the job boards and step outside to get some fresh air, network,…Continue
I've lost count of the number of frustrated job seekers I've spoken with over the past month. From the California coast to the suburbs of London, these seekers' full-fledged job search efforts, which span between 3 and 18 months, have…Continue
This final installment of Job Search 3.0 will highlight your digital footprint and it's affect on your job search, salary negotiations, my favorite sites for seekers, and how to finish your search strong.
Imagine you have been gifted $20,000 towards the purchase of a new car. You begin to make your mental wish list. You narrow it down to 2 or 3 brands, a particular dealership, a top choice of color, your must have accessories, and a price range. If you didn't take these…Continue
Yesterday afternoon, I was consulting a job seeker via phone who reached out to me through LinkedIn. She's a two time college graduate working on a Ph.D to be finished in 2013. Brains, check. Decent work history, check. Yet one thing became apparent. She had no concrete job search strategy. Two…Continue
I was browsing my LinkedIn Groups this morning, and a colleague shared this 60 Minutes segment in which she was spotlighted. I'm sure each of you knows someone who is talented, college-educated, life-experienced, and willing to work, but unable to secure employment.
What can we do - as advocates and stakeholders in the community of recruiting - to help? Even if it…Continue
Added by Maisha Cannon on March 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
So you have been looking for a new gig for a while and finally you find one that is worth checking out. You get on LinkedIn and see if you know anyone in your network working there now or even in the past. You find out the company is indeed a place you could see yourself in the future and continue to take the next steps. You ask your colleague to make an introduction for you with the hiring…Continue
JobSearchAssistant.com (JSA) - is a Free on-line virtual employment assistant that reveals 'Real-Time' job postings from across thousands of network…Continue
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I’m often asked how important a cover letter is when submitting a resume for a position, or if one is even necessary at all. My answer is: “It depends.”
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