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Monthly Archives: October 2011

5 Ways to Tweet Your Way to a New Job

Tweet Twitter can be a powerful and useful tool during your job search. With the recent social media recruiting trend showing that 45% of companies use Twitter to find talent in 2011, it shouldn’t be overlooked. Reaching 100 million active users this September, Twitter gives you a channel to make connections with people and companies [...]

Job Search Magic Combination: Optimism and Action

Tweet A positive mindset is critical to job search success.  Optimism and confidence come through in every job search related communication and interaction, from networking to cover letters to interviewing.  The winning combination is optimism coupled with action.

Making the Most of Career Fairs

Tweet As the Fall Career Fairs approach, it is time to think about how to maximize your experience at these fairs. In today’s competitive job market, you want to stand out and be remembered by the recruiters. Having attended a few school fairs myself, I have learned from experience what a huge difference good preparation [...]

Why Social Media Matters

Tweet Job boards may soon become a thing of the past. According to a recent report published by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), only a third of companies used social media to locate passive candidates in 2008, compared to 56% in 2011. In addition, 63% recruiters have successfully hired candidates via social media. [...]

Finding Openings at Small Companies and Start-ups

Tweet After looking at what you can demonstrate about yourself to increase your chances of landing jobs in small companies , let’s see where you can find some of these openings. Unlike large firms, small companies and start-ups do not always have formal job listings. There is no substitute for networking and it becomes all [...]

Making the Most of the Temp Trend

Tweet As the economy slowly recovers, companies are adding temps rather than full time employees, while they wait for things to stabilize. A Wall Street Journal article hints this may be a long term trend.  Job seekers should be very open to temp or contract work and  make the most of it, viewing it as [...]

Video: Making Your Resume Stand Out

Tweet What can you do to make sure your resume is noticed by hiring managers and recruiters? Five ways to make your resume stand out in this short video by Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger.

Little Ways for Jobseekers to Communicate Professionally

Tweet For job seekers, every communication counts. Recruiters and hiring managers are measuring you every time you interact and small details matter. Today, some tips on making each communication shine.

Answering “Why Should We Hire You?”

Tweet On a episode of “America’s Got Talent”, a contestant was asked “Why should America vote for you?” The contestant tearfully replied something along the lines of “Because I want it so much, it would mean so much to me.” While this answer works for a TV talent show, it is NOT the response you [...]

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