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85+ Links of the Best Job Search Info to Help in Your Job Hunt

85+ Links of the Best Job Search Info to Help in Your Job Hunt | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"I’ve been collecting tons of the best articles, videos, and books on job searching, and I’m giving it all to you, right here, in one super long blog post."

 

"You might want bookmark this page so that you can keep coming back at different stages of your job search, and you’ll most definitely want to share it with all your friends!" by Paul Chittenden

 

Read more: http://www.jobkaster.com/blog/help-me-find-a-job-the-most-epic-guide-in-history/

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If you are in the job search, it is worthwhile reviewing this article to see if any of the various sites or resources listed will help you during the job hunt.

 

Paul has provided numerous sites to consider as resources grouped together in a logical fashion.

 

They are broken down by variuos stages of the job hunt. My one nit, too bad navigation is not built into the page to move around by section.

 

Top level phases of the job hunt include:

 

Job Exploration

Picking a Career

Motivation

Assessing Your Experience Level

Finding a job

Networking

Interviewing

Salary Negotiation

 

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Job Search and Resource Sites | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

All articles are focused on helping you find your dream job.

 

*How and Where to Begin. (Tag = Job Resource WebSites)

 

*How to Prepare a Resume. (Tag = Resume)

 

*Entry Level & Internships. (Tag = New Grads/Entry Level)

 

*Top Job Boards for New Postings. (Tag = Job Search Sites)

 

More information on interviewing:

 "Job Seekers" http://www.scoop.it/t/beyond-the-book

 

More information on growing your career:

http://www.scoop.it/t/street-smart-advice-for-career-growth

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Tapping the Hidden Jobs Market During Your Search | NYU

Tapping the Hidden Jobs Market During Your Search | NYU | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"If you attended our seminar last night, you already know that nearly 70% of jobs are found by Tapping the Hidden Job Market."

 

"But in case you missed it, here are some tips and tricks for recent graduates looking for a job, current students searching for an internship, or for experienced professionals who are seeking to advance their career."

 

Read more: http://nyuwassermanblog.career.admin.nyu.edu/2013/06/tapping-the-hidden-job-market/

streetsmartprof's insight:

Quick concise article which touches on all of the major areas to help unlock the hidden job market.

 

Such as balancing your job search time based on the fact many jobs are only located by networking. Which implies one should never spend 100% of the time on job boards only. Make sure to also use some quality time for networking efforts.

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85+ Links of the Best Job Search Info to Help in Your Job Hunt

85+ Links of the Best Job Search Info to Help in Your Job Hunt | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"I’ve been collecting tons of the best articles, videos, and books on job searching, and I’m giving it all to you, right here, in one super long blog post."

 

"You might want bookmark this page so that you can keep coming back at different stages of your job search, and you’ll most definitely want to share it with all your friends!" by Paul Chittenden

 

Read more: http://www.jobkaster.com/blog/help-me-find-a-job-the-most-epic-guide-in-history/

streetsmartprof's insight:

If you are in the job search, it is worthwhile reviewing this article to see if any of the various sites or resources listed will help you during the job hunt.

 

Paul has provided numerous sites to consider as resources grouped together in a logical fashion.

 

They are broken down by variuos stages of the job hunt. My one nit, too bad navigation is not built into the page to move around by section.

 

Top level phases of the job hunt include:

 

Job Exploration

Picking a Career

Motivation

Assessing Your Experience Level

Finding a job

Networking

Interviewing

Salary Negotiation

 

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2013 Top 5 Job Search Sites Readers' Choice Awards

2013 Top 5 Job Search Sites Readers' Choice Awards | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"The winners of the 2013 About.com Job Search Readers' Choice Award for the Best Job site include Glassdoor.com in the top spot, followed by US.jobs, Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com and TweetMyJobs.com."

 

"All of the top job sites provide a variety of resources for job seekers, including job listings, career and company information, career events, and more."  by Alison Doyle

 

Read more: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/rca/tp/best-job-sites-2013.htm

streetsmartprof's insight:

Your dream job has numerous characteristics and matches your skills and capabilities.

 

As you review job search sites, keep your dream job in mind. Every search tool has limitations on how it was designed and where it is pointed. Plus the odds are not any one job search site will be able to meet all of your needs.

 

An example, if you are looking for the top job search site for students, consider www.CollegeTopTalent.com or one of the other top 5 sites of 2013 here: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/rca/tp/best-job-sites-students-2013.htm

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Use LinkedIn to Locate the Hidden Job Market for Your Job Search

Use LinkedIn to Locate the Hidden Job Market for Your Job Search | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"The term hidden job market refers to jobs not advertised and they generally fall into three categories."

 

"The first are those that are known to a handful of people including executive search firms."

 

"The second are the jobs that are discussed internally but have not been posted."

 

"The third category is when there is a problem waiting for a solution but no position has been identified."

 

Read more: http://howgetjob.blogspot.com/2013/05/tapping-hidden-job-market-through.html

 

streetsmartprof's insight:

Don provides insight around the 3 categories as defined above to help understand why the hidden job market exist and how to help find them during your job search.

 

HINT: It is easy to say use the right search terms in your profile, but how do you see through the eyes of a bot, go here: http://tagcrowd.com/

 

The second half of the article discusses how to utilize the capabilities within LinkedIn to help locate the hidden jobs within your desired positions and companies.

 

Whether you are a new user or an expert on LinkedIn, Don's ideas will likely have a few nuggets which can be setup and running with a small amount of effort.

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During Job Search Keep an Eye on Your Virtual Resume

During Job Search Keep an Eye on Your Virtual Resume | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it
Your virtual resume is constantly growing, whether it's your Facebook page or your Tweet rants. But don't let your content hurt your job search.
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During Job Search How to Nail The Social Interview

During Job Search How to Nail The Social Interview | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"Job seekers, listen up! Your interview doesn't begin when an employer calls you. It doesn't begin when you walk into an office. And it certainly doesn't begin after you've done all the talking."

 

"It likely begins before you even know it, through a simple online search to check out your presence. Essentially, you’re being “interviewed” online through your social networks — before the background check, before the phone call and before you have any sort of conversation with a potential employer."

 

"So, how can you nail this new sort of social job interview? by Alan Carniolnn

Let’s explore: http://mashable.com/2013/04/20/social-job-interview/

streetsmartprof's insight:

Alan writes an interesting perspective around the typical job interview to remind all of us what is occuring upstream.

 

Our social foot prints are certainly easily discovered and it makes sense for any hiring manager to do a quick google check before spending time seeing anybody.

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The "interview" before the interview is more important than you think... when you are googled - the social presence is a good majority of what they see. What impression are you creating?

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Job Search: How To Focus with Less “What,” More “Why”

Job Search: How To Focus with Less “What,” More “Why” | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"Your job search will be more successful if you focus less on what you'd like to do and more on why you're doing it."

 

"If we started thinking less about what day-to-day tasks we wanted to do while at work (the ‘what’) and reflected more on the things we wanted to achieve, accomplish or bring about (the ‘why’), we’d have a much easier time determining which field/industry we want to enter, companies we’d like to work for and jobs we’d like to apply for." By Rachel McKee

 

Read more: http://talentegg.ca/incubator/2013/04/10/how-to-focus-your-job-search-less-what-more-why/

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Rachel is definetly on the right path. The only small addition I would add is after you've decided on your why. Start looking for companies which match your why.

 

Don't just settle for any job, "if" there are oppertunites in companies which "fit you and your why".

 

Simon Sinek does a great Ted talk around the Why, How, and What. If you haven't seen it before, it is worth the time. It helps define the "why" in the article above as well as the companies you will pursue.

 

http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html

 

During the job search, your skills and capabilities help you pintpoint the types of jobs you can add value. Howevever, if the job and the company is unable to fill your passion in life, your "why", it makes the days that much longer.

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Job Seekers often miss this part: WHY do you want to work and WHY do you want that job and WHY are you doing what you do....???

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Job Search:14 Tips For Staying Calm During An Interview - Forbes

Job Search:14 Tips For Staying Calm During An Interview - Forbes | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"You’re in the hot seat. Your palms are sweaty; voice is shaky; face is flushed; and mouth is dry. Maybe you’re bouncing your knees and talking too fast."

 

"Perhaps your heart is racing or your stomach is turning. You’re nervous."

 

"Why does this happen to so many job candidates?"

 

“When we perceive that we are in a high stakes situation, the brain doesn’t distinguish the high stakes of a job interview–where it would help to be calm, cool and collected–from the high stakes of being under threat from attack (say, from a tiger),” says Dr. Tamar Chansky, author of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety.

 

"Plenty of job candidates get nervous in the hot seat--but you'll want to try your hardest to remain cool, calm and collected. Here are 14 ways to do that." by Jacquelyn Smith - Forbes

 

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/03/26/14-tips-for-staying-calm-during-a-job-interview/

 

Prefer slide show view, go here: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efkk45ehgee/how-to-stay-calm-during-a-job-interview/#gallerycontent

streetsmartprof's insight:

You have already seen most of the 14 ways to stay calm by Dr. Tamar Chansky in your own research around the job hunt. Such as the first 5, Be Prepared, Plan, Rehearse, Eliminate the Unknown and Arrive Early.

 

The twist behind the article is Dr Chansky is helping us understand many of the normal ways our brains are wired for "Flight" or "Fight".

 

Knowing this is where most of the anxiety is coming from helps figure out how to deal with an upcoming interview as well as what to do the day of and during the interview to stay "calmer".

 

However, as a friend of mine says: "If you ever find yourself sitting back in the chair, it is time to get nervous." So don't be too relaxed during a job interview or the job search. Our body language is much more powerful in speaking than our own words. Both to ourselves as well as the hiring manager.

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The Summer Job Search: An 8 Step Checklist for Now | Savvy Intern

The Summer Job Search: An 8 Step Checklist for Now | Savvy Intern | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"...lazy summers are a thing of the past."

 

"If you intend to spend the summer job hunting, start getting ready now."

 

"One challenge you’ll face: you will lack the structure, accountability and timelines that academics provide. You’ll have to create your own energy and momentum for your job search. It will take a little more boost to get going, but you can do it."

 

"Consider this checklist to get you in the flow now…" by Lea McLeod

 

Read more: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/03/21/the-summer-job-search-an-8-sttep-checklist-for-now/

streetsmartprof's insight:

A fast easy read with a decent road map to provide ideas, whether you are looking for an internership, your 1st job, or a career move.

 

A job search as most say "is a job". Might as well listen to those who have been there and done it to provide ideas around what will work the best for your job search.

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Use Google During Job Search to Track You, Prefered Companies and Industry News

Use Google During Job Search to Track You, Prefered Companies and Industry News | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"For a job seeker, Google Alerts’ powers are three-fold."

 

"You can use it to monitor your online reputation, get notified of new positions that become open, and stay abreast of news from your target companies."

 

"Once you set alerts up, they come to you automatically... You just set it and forget it... You can always go back and refine them, or set up additional searches." - Kristin Johnson

 

Read more: http://www.careerealism.com/job-search-google-alerts/

 

How to setup: http://www.google.com/alerts

streetsmartprof's insight:

Even though we all use Google, and other, search engines every day. It is the small details Kristin discusses in the article which helps you shine during the job search.

 

In addition, the use of Google, or other search engines, is highly recommended before you finish up your resume.

 

Many of the job search sites forget to mention different regions of the US actually use different titles for the same position. Plus, it does not stop there, the keywords will also change by region based on job descriptions used.

 

Some dedicated time on Google upfront will save you time down the road if you plan on applying for jobs which are outside the region where you grew up. Odds are you know the lingo in your own back yard. However, be carefull if you are trying to relocate to a location which you are sure holds your dream job.

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During the Job Search | You Will Be Googled

During the Job Search | You Will Be Googled | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"Chances are high that a recruiter or hiring manager will Google you online before offering you an interview or job."

 

"Search insiders tell me that non-celebrity people searches account for more than 10% of Google’s search volume."

 

"Here are five easy things you can do to manage your online reputation."

 

Kevin Nakao is a guest contributor for Mashable and CEO of Meritshare. You can follow him on @knakao.

1. Google Your Name

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/03/09/you-will-be-googled/

 

streetsmartprof's insight:

It is scary to consider 10% of all Google searches are folks trying to find out about other folks. This is good and bad.

 

Good, if the tracks in the virtual sand are the ones you made. Bad if the tracks are the ones your friends did for you.

 

Not sure about which tracks are showing up during your job search. Read the article before appling to a bunch of jobs and wondering why nobody ever calls back...

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During the Job Search | A Degree Doesn’t Mean an Offer | You Need a Career Plan

During the Job Search | A Degree Doesn’t Mean an Offer | You Need a Career Plan | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

“All I have to do is survive college. My degree will make me employable.”

 

Wrong. Dead wrong.

 

"Don’t believe me? Ask the millions of recent graduates who are unemployed and living with their parents… their degrees are not helping."

 

"Succeeding in today’s ultra-competitive job market requires a comprehensive career plan...." - Mark Babbitt

 

Read more:

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/01/24/a-degree-doesnt-mean-a-job-you-need-a-career-plan/

 

streetsmartprof's insight:

One of the hardest things to do in life is to plan ahead. Most things sound so easy, we just wait for the day to arrive.

 

Mark points out in the article the items listed are fairly straight forward.  The issues is not getting them done, it is the time it takes. When all of the items are placed on top of each other, it will take weeks to accomplish.

 

The best advice is what he recommends. Get started as early as possible. Or you might be the one living in your folks house. While looking for a job to pay off all the loans for the degree which was supposed to land you a job.

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Do You Have a Job Search Strategy?

Do You Have a Job Search Strategy? | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"In my conversations with job seekers... They’re pretty clear on the tactical elements involved in recruitment."

 

"What is often missing is a conscious job search strategy... think of a job search as a process that should be thought out and optimized..."

 

"...I often start with this question: “Why should I hire you?” Understanding and being able to answer this question means knowing your worth and how to communicate it."

 

by Victorio Milian

 

Read more:

http://www.monsterworking.com/2013/09/05/do-you-have-a-job-search-strategy/

streetsmartprof's insight:

Being prepared to answer the question above helps you jump off the resume and become a memorable person during an interview.

 

Yet more important, if all of your personal branding helps support this question.

 

It is that much easier for others, including hiring managers, to see your strengths, skills and competence when they are looking to fill open positions.

 

The job search is not about filling in the blanks. It is about telling your story about why you are the best employee for the job you desire.

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College Graduates Can Use MOOCs to Help Land A First Job

College Graduates Can Use MOOCs to Help Land A First Job | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"With the competitive nature of the job market in general, recent college  graduates may have an experience deficit that shrinks their opportunity to  compete with experienced job seekers."

 

"Employers aren’t looking just for a degree. They want to know you are going to  succeed in the job and that they won’t have to be hunting for your replacement  in a few months."

 

"How can MOOCs, (massive open online courses), help new college grads land a job?" by Dianna Sadlouskos

 

Read more: http://moocnewsandreviews.com/back-to-school-how-recent-college-graduates-can-use-moocs-to-land-a-first-job/

streetsmartprof's insight:

Your dream job is based on skill sets you can bring to the table. Yet as a college grad, your skills are mostly around the "what and why". Not much has been provided in terms of "how" businesses use your skill sets.

 

Dianna provides numerous sites which provide online classes and the price is definetly right, "free".

 

If you have gaps in some of your skill sets, (which we all do), perhaps a few on line classes will provide the edge you need to raise above the noise during the job search.

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2013 Best Job Search Site for Students

2013 Best Job Search Site for Students | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it
2013 About.com Readers Choice Awards - Best Job Site for Students.
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From their website:

 

CollegeTopTalent.com is a new, game-changing website dedicated to helping college students and recent grads find entry-level jobs and internships. Students can easily create a profile with a resume, personal pitch and optional 60-second video, allowing them to stand out to employers.

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Check out the 2013 Best Job Site for Students. If you have other sites that you would like to share with us...please do!

 

Make it a great day!

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Rise to the Top by Being Unique in the Job Search

Rise to the Top by Being Unique in the Job Search | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

“Who are you?”

 

"It’s what most hiring decision-makers want to know when screening resumes or planning an interview."

 

"The question seems reasonable, even obvious, but during a job search, it’s easy to overlook."

 

"The answer to this question is what sets you apart from  candidates who could have the same credentials and background. These are your soft skills." by Kim Thompson

streetsmartprof's insight:

With north of 50% of companies using software to screen resumes, keywords to even land on a hiring managers desk are critical.

 

Good news, you get this far based on a resume with the right keywords. Now what? Why would a hiring manager stop and read, not scan, your resume?

 

In a group of job seekers when Kim asked to describe yourself, their words were: "a loyal worker, team player, dedicated, good ethics, trustworthy and dependable".

 

It is not easy, but some way, some how, you need to descibe in concise words "why" you are these words and "how" you demonstrate these soft skills.

 

A great Ted Video around "why" is by Simon Sinek, may provide you with some ideas. Granted it is around companies "why", but you are your own marketing department when it comes down to getting a job. http://youtu.be/qp0HIF3SfI4

 

The answers to your "why" will recide in your life lessons both on and off the job. Think about major projects and/or accomplishments in your life. Use these to demonstrate why you are unique. Both in your resume and at job interviews.

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During Job Search Know Where to Find Hidden Job Openings

During Job Search Know Where to Find Hidden Job Openings | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"Job seekers are struggling to find positions because so many job openings are never even advertised online."

 

"The “hidden job market” is very real, and it’s causing frustration among job  seekers. You can find these jobs by determining what a company needs."

 

"Here are five ways to uncover those hidden job openings:"

 

Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/05/17/knowing-where-to-look-5-tips-to-find-hidden-job-openings/

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Action Plan for Job Seekers Who Need a Job Now

Action Plan for Job Seekers Who Need a Job Now | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

If you've grown frustrated with your job search and have reached a point of desperation, don't lose hope. Here is a brief action plan that can get you back on track to finding a job ASAP.

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Frustrated Searching Job Boards with No Responses - Try Informational Interviews

Frustrated Searching Job Boards with No Responses - Try Informational Interviews | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

New research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired through referral are hired 55% faster than those who come from a career site.” 

"If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employers, the “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you."

 

"What exactly is The Alumni Networking Solution?" by John Muscarello

 

Read more: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/04/16/the-key-to-more-job-leads-the-alumni-networking-solution/

streetsmartprof's insight:

John covers all 5 steps in the article in a concise fashion allowing you to consider the various ideas and whether they will work for you or not. No need to sign up for anything and/or navigate all over trying to find the steps.

 

The 5 step method looks to be a very solid way to get infront of Alumni from your school for informational interviews. Also recall LinkedIn already has a standard search setup to help you pinpoint who you might want to reach out to by location, by company, and by functional job area.

 

The LinkedIn alumni search is located here: http://www.linkedin.com/college/alumni

 

Note: For the search to work, remember to setup your college in LinkedIn first. (Log on, in main header bar, look under contacts drop down to find the link for your school once setup.)

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Informational interviews are a great way to build a network... and potentially get you a job.

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The Social Media Job Search: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

The Social Media Job Search: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"Okay, so everybody knows we’re using social media more than ever to job search. But how many are doing it right?"

 

"In order to use online social networking to effectively find a job, there are several tools and tricks to abide by during the online job search..."

 

"First, ask yourself a few questions about your social media presence and your online social networking habits and practices." by Jackalope Jobs

 

Read more: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/03/16/the-social-media-job-search-3-questions-to-ask-yourself/

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The article covers 3 main questions to consider. Providing input on how you are currently engaging with your social connections around the job hunt.

 

1- Have I Clearly Indicated My Interest in Finding a Job?

 

 

2 - Do I Paint a Clear and Professional Picture of My Skills?

 

 

3 - Which Social Media Platform Works the Best For Me?

 

 

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3 Tips to Optimize Your Job Search on Twitter | The Savvy Intern by ...

3 Tips to Optimize Your Job Search on Twitter | The Savvy Intern by ... | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"By this point, we all know that social networking should be involved in our job search."

 

"In fact, 42 percent of recruiters use Twitter to find job seekers, while 98 percent now use LinkedIn and 33 percent use Facebook."

 

"Your presence online is being noticed and the tools and techniques available to focus your job search using tools like Twitter are becoming increasingly important."

 

"If you’re not really sure how to use Twitter specifically in your job search, here’s how to get started:" by ComeRecommended

 

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/03/24/3-tips-to-optimize-your-job-search-on-twitter/

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If you already have your profile and followers are lined up, jump to point 3 to read about some of the free tools available to help hunt down your dream job on Twitter.

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Myths (And Truths) About Social Media And Job Search ...

Myths (And Truths) About Social Media And Job Search ... | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

There is a lot of discussion about how, where, and why one must use social media in today’s digital economy. It can be a bit overwhelming for some. The following myths and truths are intended to demystify some of the ways in which you can utilize social media as a job search resource.

Myth: You Must Use Social Media To Find A Job

Read more: http://www.careerealism.com/social-media-job-search-myths/ ;

streetsmartprof's insight:

Straight forward advice around the use of social media as a "requirement to go find a job". And as they point out, not every job seeker requires the use of social media to land a job. Might it help, of course, required, only you can say based on where you want to work. 

 

Every thing has a place and the questions being raised will help you decide how much effort to put forward in terms of using social media to land your dream job.

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During the Job Search Look for Your Dream Job | The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

During the Job Search Look for Your Dream Job | The 10 Happiest Jobs In America | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"What are the happiest jobs in America? According to a recent survey, the happiest jobs are.."

 

"For one thing, employee happiness is not dependent on how much they make, but rather the quality of their relationships and the amount of control they have."

 

"According to Heidi Golledge, CEO of CareerBliss, although "salary is always an important component of every job ...the research shows that money is not enough to keep good employees happy."

 

Read on: http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/03/04/the-10-happiest-jobs-in-america//


Via Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach
streetsmartprof's insight:

While reading the article, think in terms of "industries and sub-industries", not positions. Many of which are growing the fastest.

 

The number 1 ranked for happiness is biotech. "In biotech, the people that they work with, and more specifically the person that they work for, tends to rank higher in terms of importance, and employees are overwhelmingly happy with those conditions," says Golledge.

 

If your dream job is within one of these industries based on your desires, capabilities and skills. The next questions is likely where would you like to live. Each industry has "hot spots" across the US where the best odds of landing a job exist.

 

As you build up your resume consider the industry you are pursuing as well as the location you want to end up in. A job search site like www.indeed.com has a wealth of information to begun building the write key words by industry and location.

 

Which do change by job titles and areas main regions in the US. If you are pursuing different Industries, the odds are you'll need at least 2 different base resumes to tweak for your job search as you pursue your dream job at different companies.

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200,000 independent employees from 70,000 jobs all over the country were surveyed based on three main criteria:

 

  1. The specific tasks their job entails on a day-to-day basis
  2. How much control they have over his or her daily tasks
  3. Their relationships with co-workers and customers, including supervisors and colleagues

 

Take a look and tell me what you think? 

 

 

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, March 15, 2013 8:25 AM
Thank you Streetsmartpro for your outstanding advice!!!
streetsmartprof's comment, March 15, 2013 10:19 AM
You did all the heavy lifting Patricia, I'm just riding on your shoulders. Thanks for finding this one!
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During the Job Search if You Only Have 6 Seconds | What Should Your Resume Look Like?

During the Job Search if You Only Have 6 Seconds | What Should Your Resume Look Like? | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

The amount of time a recruiter spends looking at your resume is roughly six seconds — the length of a Vine video."

 

 

"For people who are unemployed or underemployed, figuring out how to stand out in the job search is crucial."

 

"Visual design is a great way to differentiate yourself from other job candidates," says Dodd Caldwell, cofounder of Loft Resumes. "Design in general is increasingly important in the business world."

 

Read on for visual ways to improve your resume:

http://mashable.com/2013/03/02/resume-design/

streetsmartprof's insight:

A different way to look at your resume is through the eyes of the hiring manager and/or a recuiter. My advice is to focus more on the hiring manager. 

 

However, whether you focus on hiring mangers and/or recruiters, both are only going to spend ~6 seconds to place your resume in the pile to consider or the "not now" bucket.

 

During the job search, give your resume the 6 second test and what do you see?

 

Here are numerous other articles on getting your resume opened. Such as the 6 and 15 second resume test as one example.

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/street-smart-advice-for-job-sites?tag=resume

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Finally the Job Search May be Over - Or is It?

Finally the Job Search May be Over - Or is It? | Job Search & Resource Sites | Scoop.it

"You got called in for an interview... the job search may be coming to an end. Before you say yes..."

 

"Will you be happy working there?"

 

"Your answer depends on many factors, including the company’s culture."

 

"Cultures vary from organization to organization... good company cultures share some basic traits: communication, cooperation and trust, to name a few." - Luke Roney

 

Read on for the warning signs to watch for during the interview:

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/02/05/before-saying-yes-use-job-interviews-to-determine-company-culture/

streetsmartprof's insight:

In the article Luke discusses 5 areas to be on the lookout for symptoms around company culture which may raise the hair on the back of your neck.

 

Regardless how well it feels during the interview, if you are offered a job on the spot. The best advice is not to accept the offer unless the stars are aligned. Ask how long you have to consider the offer and commit to get back to them within the required time.

 

Your first task is to expand the research you completed before the interview. The odds are you learned things during the interview which you did not know walking in about the company culture. Now you can research these additional areas.

 

In terms of further reviews, here are 3 sites to consider around Company x Location x Job Titles. If these don't work, use Google and/or your prefered search engine, hit up LinkedIn to review the company, and determine if this is the type of company you want on your resume long term. 

 

* http://www.careerbliss.com/reviews/ (In article)

 

* http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/index.htm

 

* http://www.indeed.com/Best-Places-to-Work

 

As Luke mentions, company culture can have a major impact on your productivity and career grow. It is a great feeling to have the job search coming to an end, just make sure you are not settling for less than you deserve.

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