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job seeking and career development in a technologically and economically uncertain world
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The font that should not be on your résumé—and other tips for job seekers | Articles | Home

The font that should not be on your résumé—and other tips for job seekers | Articles | Home | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
By simply choosing one particular font, you might be conveying to prospective employers that you’re lackluster, lazy, and difficult.
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D. Monique Stefens's curator insight, January 9, 2013 11:24 AM

This is the best overview of contemporary resumes I have seen, complete with suggestions on how to leverage technology while retaining classic elements.

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Effective (and Non-Creepy) Ways to Stalk People on LinkedIn - Forbes

Effective (and Non-Creepy) Ways to Stalk People on LinkedIn - Forbes | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
If you’re a job seeker, you probably already know that you need insider access to the position you’re after. But how do you get this elusive access? Well, by stalking. Don’t worry—it’s totally legal, and it’s not as creepy as it sounds.
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Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2012

Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2012 | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
If you're new to using Social Media in your job search, specifically Twitter, how do you know who to follow for really good advice?

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Should You Be Using Pinterest For Your Job Search?

Should You Be Using Pinterest For Your Job Search? | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
Take a long hard look at yourself before you begin using Pinterest as a job search tool. Here are some questions to ask before you jump in:
Do leaders in your industry use Pinterest or other social technologies to promote themselves?
Would your industry ever accept a blog, video resume/cv, or portfolio as part of an application?
Is your industry picture driven or visual?
If you answered “yes” to the above questions, then maybe you want to consider Pinterest for your job search. Here are a few industries that are a given for possibly considering it:
Public Relations
Social Media/Blogging
Graphic Design
Journalism
Fashion
Tourism/Travel
Culinary
Performing Arts
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Find a Government Job or Internship via Twitter | Resumebear Online Resume

"Job postings on Twitter continue to increase because of Twitter’s huge popularity and also because it is free to post jobs via twitter. Here are a few tips to help you get started"

Also, there is a sizable list of Twitter accounts you can access, listed at the end of this article.

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The End of a Job as We Know It

The End of a Job as We Know It | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
If you are a job seeker, it means that now, more than ever, it is time to focus on your own skills and abilities. Decide what you are truly good at, and focus on building this set of skills in a deeper and more meaningful way. Read everything you can. Take courses to build fundamental skills. Remember that experience drives mastery: get more experience doing different types of projects in your own job today. This makes you more valuable to your own employer as well as to the external job market.
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8 Job Search Tips From the Co-Founder of LinkedIn

8 Job Search Tips From the Co-Founder of LinkedIn | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
Reid Hoffman's new book "The Start-up of You" offers plenty of insights into navigating today's tough job market. We've distilled 8 of his key tips.
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The First Step To Building Your Personal Brand - Forbes

The First Step To Building Your Personal Brand - Forbes | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

"Your first task: Developing your brand mantra."

In this article you will find an activity to develop this mantra by following these steps:
1. Determine Your Emotional Appeal 

2. Determine Your Description

3. Determine Your Function

4. Put it All Together

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Advice - How to Establish Your Brand

Advice - How to Establish Your Brand | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

"A brand sums up a complex worldview into a very simple set of messages or icons. So think for a minute. Just who exactly are you? What do you do? Who are your "consumers"? And why does it matter? In case the answers don't immediately flood to mind, here are a few strategies to help you figure it out.

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D. Monique Stefens's comment, February 14, 2012 12:36 PM
For further reading along this topic, read The NY Times article, "The Start of You," which shares that title with Hoffman's new book. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/opinion/13friedman.html
Brian Davidson's comment, February 15, 2012 11:20 AM
Thanks Monique- Your recommendation has been posted.
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Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2012 | Resumebear Online Resume

Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2012 | Resumebear Online Resume | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

"If you’re new to using Social Media in your job search – specifically Twitter – how do you know who to follow for really good advice?" Here are 100 to start with. 

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Career Tipster – Career Development & Education » Job Search 3.0 [Video]

Career Tipster – Career Development & Education » Job Search 3.0 [Video] | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

The Modern Job seeker must adopt new methods to stay relevent. Here is a 25 min video that should shake people up and show them why it is time to adapt. 

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Jim Jolly's comment, December 9, 2011 1:04 PM
Timely and relevant information for modern job seekers! Thanks for sharing this. I'm sending this page out to others today.

Nice work Brian!
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25 Live Networking Tips

25 Live Networking Tips | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

Networking is not just social media. It is still an important face to face activity. Here are some tips, slightly updated for the modern job seeker.

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New Facebook Cover Photo Provides Creative Options for Job Seekers

New Facebook Cover Photo Provides Creative Options for Job Seekers | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

Facebook Cover Photos For Job Seekers

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Starting Your Career: Use Social Media for Job Interview Prep | CareerBliss.com

Starting Your Career: Use Social Media for Job Interview Prep | CareerBliss.com | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

You are responsible for doing research on companies you apply to to strengthen your cover letter ("Viewing your website further excited me about this position because..."), for targeting your resume, and for preparing for your interview.  Read more to find out how.


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Trapped in Unemployment

Trapped in Unemployment | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

As the context for the modern job seeker changes, the seeker must also change. More importantly perhaps, those that assist our communities with such a transition must make the most dramatic changes. This short video examines this concept with real people and real programs. 

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YouTern’s Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists

YouTern’s Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
There's a lot of noise in the career space. Thousands of experts. Tons of contradictory advice.
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Your Focus on Social Media Should Be? | Resumebear Online Resume

Here are 21 tips to help you hone in on social media use. While some of this information may be for business, as a modern job seekerjust remember who your target audience is. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Recruiters Aren't Using Facebook And Twitter

INFOGRAPHIC: Recruiters Aren't Using Facebook And Twitter | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
You'll find them on LinkedIn....
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7 Cool Resumes We Found On Pinterest

7 Cool Resumes We Found On Pinterest | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
Today everyone is using social media in their job search.
People make connections and share their work on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter — and with the recent explosion of Pinterest, there's a new player in the game.

 

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The Start-Up of You

The Start-Up of You | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

This conceptually solid piece explores change and what it means to be a modern job seeker. Here is a preview:

 

"“The old paradigm of climb up a stable career ladder is dead and gone. No career is a sure thing anymore."

 

"Whatever you may be thinking when you apply for a job today, you can be sure the employer is asking this: Can this person add value every hour, every day — more than a worker in India, a robot or a computer? Can he or she help my company adapt by not only doing the job today but also reinventing the job for tomorrow? And can he or she adapt with all the change, so my company can adapt and export more into the fastest-growing global markets? In today’s hyperconnected world, more and more companies cannot and will not hire people who don’t fulfill those criteria."

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twitter_report.pdf

Clear and useful, this report delivers concise observations and recomendations on tweeting in Higher Ed. 

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Standing Out in Your Job Search

Standing Out in Your Job Search | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

This post explores the minutia of your online branding and memes. I believe that this is a powerful point that I rarely consider. Memes create heuristics which are difficult to change. A powerful branded meme will last, but so will a negative one. I wounder in this social-digital age who gets to create your meme if you do not.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] How an Applicant Tracking System Reads Your Resume

[INFOGRAPHIC] How an Applicant Tracking System Reads Your Resume | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it

"Have you ever wondered what happens to your resume when you apply online?"

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INFOGRAPHIC: Can Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin Really Get You a Job?

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin Really Get You a Job? | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
Be a 'Super Social Seeker.'...
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How to Get a Job in America

How to Get a Job in America | the modern jobseeker | Scoop.it
Job boards and Craigslist don't work because everybody's already there. Here's where to look, and how to look good, in the (still incredibly rough) job market.
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