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Posted January 16, 2014 by

Are You Taking Advantage of Resources for Your Entry Level Job Search?

If you haven’t found success in your entry level job search, think about whether or not you are taking advantage of all the resources around you.  Learn more in the following post.

Job search resources are more plentiful than you know. Actually the whole world is at your fingertips if you can train yourself to think like a library operates. That’s right… a library…

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Posted March 14, 2013 by

3 of the Most Popular Online Student Resources for Job Search

Online job search with a blue background

Online job search with a blue background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Today the Internet is the ideal portal for students looking to make additional money while earning a degree. Most online temporary work opportunities do not have the demanding schedules of regular jobs and allow job seekers to hone skills that will come in handy after graduating from college or university. Here are a few top online student resources to look at when searching for extra income opportunities. (more…)

Posted December 24, 2012 by

Securing Government Employment – Part 1: How Do I Find Government Jobs?

CollegeRecruiter.comHow can military veterans find jobs in the federal government?  The following post includes information and resources to get you started.

The government is the single largest employer in the United States, with more than 20 million employees. Working in the public sector can be a good choice if you are a transitioning military member, as you have first-hand experience with the culture and how the federal government operates.


Securing Government Employment – Part 1: How Do I Find Government Jobs?

Posted August 22, 2012 by

Emergency Exit Only – Finding a New Job

Fortune favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

Career AlleySometimes, against all odds and due to no fault of your own, you find yourself either out of work or about to be out of work. Maybe your company has gone out of business or is taken over by another company. Sometimes a product line is eliminated or some other catastrophe has occurred.  Whatever the reason you are (or will be) out of work is really not important. What is important is that this unfortunate turn of events took you by surprise. You don’t have a “Plan B”. You are not ready to look for a job because you had no plans to make a career move. Your whole world has been turned upside down, now what? (more…)

Posted June 05, 2012 by

Job Search – 7 Career Links Hot off the Presses!

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary” – Donald Kendall

Career AlleyI get a lot of email suggesting websites to review, articles links to post and apps to review. I save most of these suggestions and then periodically dedicate a post to reviewing and listing the links. So, not much to say in today’s post other than I hope you enjoy the following job search resources. (more…)

Posted June 05, 2012 by

The Right Stuff – The Gear You Need For Job Search – Part 1

I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.”John Glenn

Career AlleyI was watching some clips about the amazing John Glenn who was not only a WWII and Korea War hero, piloted the first manned orbital mission for the US but then returned to fly on the Space Shuttle 36 years later at the age of 77! Talk about the “right stuff”. So I got to thinking, what is the “right stuff” required for job search? If you had the perfect package (all the right tools in your job search toolkit), what would it include? As I thought it through, I realized that this is too big of a topic to cover in one post. So today’s topic is a “multi parter”. Today’s installment will focus on some job search  and document management apps for your smartphone while future installments will will focus on other gadgets, resume, interview skills, etc.

Now while you won’t need anything as complicated as the Space Shuttle for your job search, the shear volume of tools available can be overwhelming. Following are a few apps to help you get started. (more…)

Posted June 05, 2012 by

Resume-Writing Secrets: Target Employers Using These Little-Known Tools

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

One major component of an effective job search is writing a resume that successfully targets the employer you’re applying with. This involves researching the employer’s goals for the position you want—as well as its overall mission as a company—to determine how you can make a difference.

There are a number of tools available that can help job seekers to research companies. Some common tools are the company website, the Google search engine, LinkedIn, and Twitter. But there are other options many seekers don’t know about. As you conduct your research, consider utilizing the following tools: (more…)

Posted June 04, 2012 by

You Can’t Always Get What You Want in Job Search

You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need ” – M. Jagger/K. Richards

Career AlleyIf you are a member of that very rare group that is already working in their “dream job”, then there is no need to read on (although you would probably not be reading CareerAlley in the first place).  In your deepest darkest secrets, if you could have anything you wanted, what would be your “dream job”? This is the job that you may (or probably have not) expressed to others (but certainly have thought about). I know what mine is. It’s changed over the years based on prior experiences and, if you are anything like me, you probably have varying “degrees” of the dream job. Maybe it starts with being a movie star (your dream job) and slowly works its way down to working in the Accounting Department of a movie studio. But just because your dream job may seem unattainable does not mean that it is unattainable. So, just like today’s quote, while you might not always get your dream job, you should get a job that meets your needs. (more…)

Posted May 31, 2012 by

The Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Job Seekers

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Do you ever wonder why other candidates are bombarded with calls for interviews and are fielding offers for jobs left and right … while you’re struggling to garner any attention at all from hiring managers? It could be as simple as the resources these candidates have available to them and how they utilize them.

When you need your taxes done you hire a tax preparer, and when your car is broken you take it to a mechanic, right? So when your job search is busted and isn’t working right who do you go to? (more…)

Posted May 30, 2012 by

Reader’s Choice – Job Search Resources

Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time” – David Bowie

Career AlleyEvery so often I cover suggestions/recommendations from CareerAlley readers. The following are resources &/or articles recommended via email. Enjoy and please keep the recommendations coming. (more…)