10 Things You Need to Do In Your Job Search

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Ten Things You Need to Do In Your Job Search

Ten Things You Need to Do In Your Job SearchDo you find yourself looking for a new career opportunity? Has it been a while? Here are ten things you should do in your job search.

1. Set aside time every day to perform your job searching activities.

An active job search requires dedication. How much time will it take? That depends on your situation and your motivation. If you are working, it may be only 30-60 minutes per day; if you are out of work and are motivated to find a job soon, then you should consider your job search a full-time activity.

2. Do Some Self-Assessment.

Take a good hard look at yourself. What are your best attributes? What are your least developed ones? Where do you excel? What do you bring to the table? What are you accomplishments?  Quantify these. This exercise is imperative for re-vamping your resume and preparing for interviews, but more importantly this type of self-assessment should allow you to take a fresh look at the kind of work and industries that you want to pursue. Read more »

Wabi Sabi Job – Hunting for the Perfect Job?

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Wabi Sabi Job SearchWabi-Sabi Job Search

Hunting for the Perfect Job?

By Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications Manager

 

Is there a perfect job? What would and how could it be? What is Wabi Sabi job search?

 

As headhunters, i.e. corporate matchmakers bringing together the right candidate for the right position, you might expect to hear us say that there is a perfect job. But really no job is perfect on its own, no company is perfect in isolation, and no candidate represents the pinnacle of perfection.

 

The Wabi Sabi concept is abstract and hard to pin down but has been boiled down by some as “everything is imperfect, incomplete and impermanent”. This applies to jobs, bosses, companies, products, and, well ‘everything’. Read more »

How to Green Your Job Search & Career Path

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building

Green Job Search graphic

No matter how many water bottles you’ve thrown away or lights you’ve left turned on, it’s never too late to live with eco-enthusiasm, starting with your career. Since you’ve already outfitted your home with eco-friendly solutions like solar thermal systems and panels, why not go green with your full-time job? Now you can live and work with eco-enthusiasm. The following guide can help galvanize your eco-conscious career.

 

Eco-friendly Job Searching Tips

Eco-friendly awareness and making simple, smart choices while job searching can support your green efforts. Here’s how. Read more »

7 Different Ways You Can Be Job Searching Today

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7 Different Ways You Can Be Job Searching Today

A nationally recognized resume expert, Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast and a former human resources manager and recruiter.

http://www.greatresumesfast.com

So you have this great, marketable resume that showcases your potential as an employee. You’re ready to launch your job search and start using your new resume as vigorously as possible. But where do you start and what do you do? I recommend starting with reading one of my most recent articles: I Have A Great Resume, Now What Do I Do With It? It shares advice on how to start social, professional, and in-person networking to jumpstart your job search. But what else can you do besides jumping on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter and networking with people in person?

Here are some additional ideas to really help you diversify your job search and make the most of your job search time Read more »

How to Deal with Job Search Frustration

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How to Deal with Job Search FrustrationCollegeRecruiter.com

By William Frierson, staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com
Author Website: http://www.collegerecruiter.com/

Is your job search getting the best of you?  With so many people competing for jobs, it is understandable that you are frustrated about not having landed some opportunity.  However, you can’t give up on your search.  Instead, learn how to deal with frustration productively.  Remember these tips:

Create a goal list which includes target companies, people you have networked with, and any follow ups with job applications you have completed- By knowing what you want to do and tracking your progress, you will have this information for future reference and a reminder of your goal, which is getting hired.

Have your resume reviewed by a professional recruiter or resume writer and make the adjustments needed- It can’t hurt to have someone else look at your resume for mistakes that could make a difference in getting more interviews.

Take a day off- While you should spend much time on your job search, it might be beneficial to take a day away from it.  Focusing on something else will loosen you up, and release any stress you’re feeling before returning to the job search.

For more tips on dealing with job search frustration, see the source below.

Experiencing job search frustration is a possibility.  How you handle it will factor in to whether or not you land a new job.

Information provided by Paula-Anne Sherron.

-Source-
http://thecareernews.com/newsletter.php?news=2656

 

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

How Jim Got a Job, or The Long and Winding Road to Employment

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How Jim Got a Job, or The Long and Winding Road to Employment

This is a thought provoking info-graphic on today’s hiring process.

It describes a fictional person’s job search starting online and spending a bunch of time filling out forms, only to get an automated email (Ug, yes another one of those – we use them too!) and a long wait. Success at last, someone from the employer he applied to calls about a different job. Next is a lengthy wait, then interview, then another waiting period, then another interview with an on-the-spot offer, followed by a wait and an official offer with a different title, manager and salary than was verbally offered!

While the road to new or re-employment can be long and twisty, does this process ring true for you? What crazy hiring processes have you been subjected to?

Jim Gets a Job - Recruiter.com

Overcoming Relocation Hurdles

Filed under: Employer, Hiring Strategies, Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Retention

Overcoming Relocation Hurdles in Talent Acquisition and Retention

Greg Schreiner

Greg Schreiner

By Greg Schreiner, Executive Recruiter, Clean Tech Talent Manager

Despite the high rate of unemployment, finding the right talent remains an issue. A recent survey by Robert Half reported that just over half the executives reported that it is difficult to find skilled professional talent currently.

When finding the right talent locally doesn’t pan out, relocation is often the only alternative. And while relocation adds to the human resources expense, the majority of firms recognize the importance of this component in attracting the talent they want. The 2010 Atlas Van Lines Corporate Relocation Survey reports that 67% of companies offered incentives to encourage relocations in 2010. Financial and other incentives can overcome the hurdles to relocation. Read more »

Do You Have Your References in Hand? You Should!

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Do You Have Your References in Hand?

You Should!

 

Whether you are an active job seeker or not it is always good to be prepared.

Obviously if you are on an active job search, you want to be prepared. Some hiring processes are lengthy, but sometimes a job offer can come faster than you anticipated. If you have your references together, you demonstrate your professionalism and preparedness to move.

What if you are perfectly happy where you are and haven’t even thought of looking? Read more »

Staffing & Employment News – Redfish Technology Monthly Newsletter

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Staffing & Employment News

Respectively Healthy Improvement

Before the revolutions started driving oil prices up, there was some heady optimism. It persists despite the anticipated impacts of expensive oil. Americans must be feeling optimistic, “auto sales reportedly rose 27% in February”, NPR reported, “as the economic recovery continued and consumers felt more comfortable taking on a car payment.”

The jobs report today showed a “respectively healthy gain” for the month of February, at 192,000, and December and January revisions were up a net 58,000. Professional and business services, health care, transportation & warehousing, construction, mining, and manufacturing all showed increases. ADP estimated yesterday that February’s private payrolls increased by 217,000 (a little higher than today’s report), and the Monster employment index went up 7 points to 129 in February with a sharp pick-up in online job recruitment. Read more »

When is the Best Time to Look for a New Job?

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Beth Cliff

Beth Cliff

When is the Best Time to Look for a New Job?

By Beth Cliff, Executive Recruiter, High Tech Engineering Talent Manager

The old adage follows that the best time to look for a job is when you already have one.  While this may still hold true, the reality of today’s economic climate dictates that many excellent candidates are finding themselves unemployed and in the midst of a job search.  There are pros and cons to both classifications of candidates – those who are employed and those who are not, when it comes to identifying your next career opportunity.  What I have found over the years as a Recruiter is that no matter what your motivation for seeking a new opportunity, preparation and attitude are key. Read more »