Tag Archives: Networking

Job Search Advice for the Long-Term Jobless

June will mark the four-year anniversary of the official end of the Great Recession and, unless there is a significant shock to the economy, it will be the 40th consecutive month of private-sector payroll gains.  Yet, millions of chronically unemployed … Continue reading

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Cold calling companies and executives

In addition to networking with established contacts, it is necessary to take a proactive and aggressive approach to uncovering the hidden job market by finding and reaching out to companies and people beyond the scope of your existing network. As … Continue reading

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Looking for a job in a new town

The national economy is slowly improving, but there are areas of the country that are faring particularly well in this recovery.  While the deflated housing market and the likelihood of one’s home value being “underwater” is likely to prevent many … Continue reading

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New study confirms ineffectiveness of online job boards

As we have noted time and again in this blog, a passive strategy of sitting at one’s computer and responding to online help-wanted ads is among the most ineffective ways to find employment in any job market, but especially one … Continue reading

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Using social media to your advantage

Over the past decade, the Internet has revolutionized the job search in many ways.  One of those ways is by making it easier for people and groups to find each other and communicate.  The rapid growth of social media tools … Continue reading

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Which companies are hiring?

This is a common question and the answer can vary greatly, depending on where you are as well as what skills and experience you possess.  A common mistake job seekers make is to assume that the jobs listed in the … Continue reading

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Can you take a look at my resume?

We get a lot of requests to review resumes.  Job seekers want to know if they should use chronological or functional.  Should it be just one page or is it okay to have two or more pages?  How should long … Continue reading

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