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Posted May 22, 2015 by

Searching for Employment? Consider Using These Tools to Find Your Next Position

Job search concept: man using a laptop with job application on the screen

Job search concept: man using a laptop with job application on the screen. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In the digital world we live in, many recent graduates and students will find themselves searching for a job online. Gone are the days when you mailed or faxed a paper resume to a perspective employer. Thanks to the Internet and social media, the way candidates search for jobs has changed. According to a recent article in Inc., “79 percent of job seekers use social media in their job search.” With the array of information on the Internet, how do you determine the best tools to find your next position? Here are a few tips to keep in mind when searching for a job online: (more…)

Posted June 18, 2012 by

Bored with Job Boards – How to Find the Best

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

Career AlleySo how many job search boards do you think there are? 50? 200? Thousands? This is, of course a rhetorical question because I’m not sure that anyone knows the answer (but I am willing to be proved wrong). It is safe to say that there are way too many and that the number is well north of 100 but (hopefully), falls short of 1,000. Like so many things on the Internet, many job search boards are a waste of time. Many of old information or wrong information. But the good news is that there are many really good job search boards. The challenge is to both, access only the best sites and to ensure you balance your time with other job search methods. (more…)

Posted June 18, 2012 by

Patience is a Virtue (but a job would be better) – Wish Upon a Job Part III

The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.” – Charles Dickens

Career AlleyA friend of mine found out that their job would be ending in 6 to 12 months. That sounded like more than enough time to find a great job with time to spare. Plenty of time to be patient and pick the best opportunity. Of course, that was 5 months ago and now it looks like their job will end in another 2 to 3 months. Where did all of that time go? Well I can tell you it was not spent looking for a job. When I asked her how many of her target companies has she contacted, she looked like I was speaking in tongues (“target companies?” her eyes seemed to say).  We’ve all been in that situation where we had lots of time to get something done and we squandered it, and then we scramble to make up for lost time. If you are serious about finding a new job, you must treat each day as if it was your last day employed. And if you are already out of work . . . (more…)