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Job Search Resources for Alumni

Job Search Resources for Alumni | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

Delivering the Best Entry-level Jobs to Your Computer.

A resource for students and recent graduates.


Web-based tools to efficiently manage your job search of employers seeking entry-level talent.

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8 Ways to Destroy Your Job Search

8 Ways to Destroy Your Job Search | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

If you're searching for a job, you face a hard enough market these days without making things even worse by sabotaging your own efforts.

Here are eight ways that you might derail your job search without realizing it:

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How I Got the Job | Matt Gregor, 25

Did you reach a low point in the job search? If so, how did you overcome it?

Yes. I started looking for a job in 2010, while I was still in college.

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Do's and Don'ts of a Job Interview ...

Do's and Don'ts of a Job Interview ... | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

"It always amazes me to see the same mistakes repeated time and time again.

Sometimes I just want to tell the person sitting in front of me what to say, or what not to say, so I can end the interview.

But I don’t, because I want to give the interviewee a chance." Alon Schwartz

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Hidden Job Search Articles - Go Here

Hidden Job Search Articles - Go Here | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

Helping you determine which part of the hidden job market to pursue and "how" to locate the companies which are hiring the skills and capabilities you bring to the table.

 

All articles are filtered to the best resources we can find. Please suggest others you locate.

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Job Seekers Fail-Safe Guide for Interviewing

Job Seekers Fail-Safe Guide for Interviewing | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

There's no back door or short cut. The best way to feel confident when you walk into your next interview is to practice for it ahead of time.

One of the most common mistakes is failing to prepare.

"A successful job search is like building a house," she says. "It needs a foundation, a vision of what the final product will look like, and blueprints and a plan for getting there." - Judy Perkins, 22 years helping Job Seekers.

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Proof the hidden job market exists

Proof the hidden job market exists | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

If you are looking for work,  you have likely heard of THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET.

You may have even heard TOO MUCH of it. I know in my work, I include the Hidden Job Market.

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Students Offer Job Search Advice to Procrastinators: Crunch Time

Students Offer Job Search Advice to Procrastinators: Crunch Time | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

Seniors are realizing their final year is quickly wrapping up. Some already have jobs or other alternatives to gain more experience to compete in a tough market.

For others, panic is setting in as May 5 commencement approaches. They put off the job search until, well, pretty much the last minute.

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Job Seekers - The Interview Preparation

Do Research: Before the actual interview takes place, it is important to complete as much research as you can about the company, the people, the culture and the actual position. Be ready to answer ...
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Day in the Life of a Successful Job Seeker

Day in the Life of a Successful Job Seeker | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it
When I asked for input on what to write about in this blog, I received the following request from a reader: "I would be interested in hearing about effective uses of time when you are looking for work.
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How being Desperate and Unprepared Killed My Job Interview

How being Desperate and Unprepared Killed My Job Interview | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

“Oh,” he said. “You’re still here?”

 

It was a blunt confirmation of what I already knew: I would get no job offer.

 

And so ended the worst job interview of my career. Even now, some seven years later, to remember it stings a bit.

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8 mistakes to avoid in an online job interview

8 mistakes to avoid in an online job interview | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

Ever had an online video interview as part of a job search?

 

Chances are if you haven't, you will soon. Recruiters are using online tools to save time and money.

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5 Tips for winning job interviews

The first job interview is probably the most stressful of all.

 

Still, whether it's your first job interview or your 21st, careful preparation is a must, career specialists tips:

 

    Clean up your on-line image.

    Do research

    Be professional

    Be confident

    Know your behavior

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4 Job Search Apps for Android

4 Job Search Apps for Android | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

The best job search app is the one that enables you to forget altogether about the job search.

 

The app which helps you land a plum new position with an up and coming firm.

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Volunteer Efforts May Help Job Search Networking

Volunteer Efforts May Help Job Search Networking | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

For those who are having difficulty finding a job or an employer who hires your skills, becoming a volunteer could quickly expand your opportunities.

 

We are all aware that networking offers the best chance of finding employment. As you volunteer, you expand and focus your networking, improving your chances of finding that elusive employer that requires your skills and will hire you.

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5 job interview tips you really need to know

5 job interview tips you really need to know | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

First there were accusations of age discrimination from older workers when, in reality, their kids have far higher rates of unemployment.

Then there was the question of whether it's illegal or not to ask discriminatory questions in a job interview.

Now there's the whole Facebook password controversy.

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Job Seekers Networking Tips

Job Seekers Networking Tips | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

“Networking is not about ‘schmoozing,’ or selling someone on the idea of hiring you.

 

Rather, it’s about purposefully and gracefully asking peers for help, advice, input and contacts – and offering real value in return." says Myers.

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How to Get a Job: An Online Bootcamp

How to Get a Job: An Online Bootcamp | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

In today’s job market, you need to learn fast how to get the job you want and get it before someone else does.

On line course appears to have great value for delivered skills and capabilities at $79.

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Looking for Summer Internships in All the Right Places

Looking for Summer Internships in All the Right Places | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

By now, you’ve likely heard that completing one or more internships during college will help you prepare for life after college.

However, what if you are having trouble finding that summer internship?

The reality is there are plenty of internship opportunities out there. To find them, sometimes you just need to be creative in how you look – and network!

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Expand Your Job Search with Twitter

There are many social networking tools to expand your job search. You can network on LinkedIn, uncover job leads from friends and family on Facebook, or use Twitter to follow specific companies.

Twitter may provide more opportunities for people in some profession, like information technology, marketing, or business.

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Adapting Your Job Search to the Culture & Style of the Company

No two job searches are alike and there is never a one-size-fits-all approach to a job search.

One example of this happened towards the end of the process with one of our sales and marketing executives.

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Cover Letter Formatting For Job Seekers

Cover Letter Formatting For Job Seekers | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

When you have taken the time to write a cover letter that is a perfect pitch for your candidacy for the job, don't stop there. What your letter looks like is as important as what it says.

Cover letter formatting guidelines including setting page margins, choosing a font style and size, paragraph and section spacing, and more tips on how to format cover letters for employment.

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Social networking activity impacts job searches

Social networking activity impacts job searches | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

All panelists acknowledged that LinkedIn (LI) is THE site for professional networking.

 

This week a panel of employers and social media experts shared information about how one's online brand/image is impacting job searches.

 

Employers are using the main three social media sites, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to communicate with applicants who they are and what positions they have.

 

 

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How to Keep your Job Search Secret on LinkedIn

How to Keep your Job Search Secret on LinkedIn | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

One of the biggest fears people have about updating their profile is their employer will see the changes. You don’t want your boss to know you’re looking for a job until you’ve found one.

 

It’s perfectly possible to create a strong profile – one that attracts recruiter attention – without alerting your current employer. Here’s how.

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4 Tools for Finding the Perfect Job - Mashable

4 Tools for Finding the Perfect Job - Mashable | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

Make your job search work for you to find companies looking for what you do best, not molds you should wedge yourself into.

 

Free Tools to find out whether the job you’re applying for suits your skills and work style.

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