Category Archives: Job Search

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Find Me a Job: How to Score a Job Before Your Friends

We have often said that the process of finding a job or an internship is a full time job! It takes time, careful research, a good support network, and a bit of good luck. To give you a bit of extra help this this holiday season, we’d like to let you know about an online job search course, “Find Me A […]

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Job Search – 7 Career Links Hot off the Presses!

Author: CareerAlley.com
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary” – Donald Kendall

I get a lot of email suggesting websites to review, articles links to post and apps to review. I save most of these suggestions and then periodically dedicate a post to reviewing and listing the links. So, not much to say in today’s post other than I hope you enjoy the following job search resources.

  • Job-Applications.com – This site is an online job application resource site. There are a bunch of companies featured mid page. Clicking any of these leads to a detailed page on the company, along with links to complete an application. On the left hand side of the site is a listing of job categories. Click on these and you will see a list of companies (with associated links) for that particular job category. This site can save lots of time for you, take a look.

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Ready to Build an Effective Job Seeking Network?

Guest Author: Global resume authority Jessica Hernandez of http://www.greatresumesfast.com is a former HR Manager who partners with professional- and executive-level candidates to create authentic, branded resumes and cover letters.
Website: http://www.greatresumesfast.com

There are many important aspects to a job search—and networking is one of them. Knowing the right person who works within—or has strong connections to—a company can work wonders in helping you get your foot in the door.

While many seekers think that networking is a random act that involves telling people they need employment, connecting with the right professionals involves more effort. This is why it’s important to learn the steps of setting up a job seeking network.

Join Online Professional Networks

A great way to get connected to dozens—and sometimes even hundreds—of people is by joining online professional networks. Whether you find them via LinkedIn, Facebook, or any other online resource, they are typically easy to join and filled with people eager and ready to help others find great opportunities.
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7 Resume Tips for New Grads – Prove You’re A Great Hire!

Guest Author: Global resume authority Jessica Hernandez of http://www.greatresumesfast.com is a former HR Manager who partners with professional- and executive-level candidates to create authentic, branded resumes and cover letters.
Website: http://www.greatresumesfast.com

Millions of college students throughout the country recently threw their caps up into the air and are now ready to make a fresh start in the workforce. If you’re a recent college grad, you’re probably excited about your prospects—and you should be!

While it’s no secret that you are entering a tough industry—with fresh ideas and a spirited attitude—you are undoubtedly a great candidate. You just have to prove it by writing a quality resume. Here are tips to get started:

Brand Yourself

As a relatively new candidate seeking employment in the workforce, it’s important that you brand yourself as a top candidate in your field. A good approach is to add a branding statement to your resume that identifies your professional title and offers a few sentences highlighting your accomplishments. It summarizes how valuable you are and entices the hiring manager to learn more about you.

Target Specific Companies

The next step toward creating an amazing resume is tailoring it to the company you are applying with. This requires that you carefully review each job you’re writing a resume for and add skills and accomplishments that tell the employer you are qualified based on your history.

Include All Relevant Experience

As a person who has just graduated, it’s possible that you don’t have a great deal of professional experience. But you still want to list all skills and experiences that are relevant to each job you want, even if it means including clubs, volunteer experience, and coursework.
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