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Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Grads: Survive and Thrive in 2012 Job Market

Tweet The job marketing is looking better for college graduates this year than in 2011. According to a recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers responding to the 2012 Job Outlook Spring Update say they expect to hire 10.2 percent more new college graduates from the college Class of 2012 than [...]

Video Friday: Are You Coming Across as Old?

Tweet Are you sabotaging your job search with behaviors and traits that make you look like an undesirable hire? Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger looks at how some job seekers simply come across as old, and what you can do to avoid this problem.

How Job Search has Changed and Ways to Keep Up

Tweet One of the most baffling things about job search is that we are not trained for it. If you’re new to the job market, you don’t really know the process. If you’ve job searched before, things have probably changed a lot since the last time you were looking for a job.  Here are some [...]

Job Search: Why Referrals Work

Tweet Job seekers know that networking is an important part of a job search. But just how important is it? The Salary Reporter and Jobvite, published this month, clearly demonstrates that networking is vital to your job search – and highlights some interesting networking possibilities you might not be fully taking advantage of.

Book Review: The Start-Up of You (Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha)

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition.  Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling.  You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist. This [...]

Googling Yourself: How Google Can Change Your Job Search

Tweet Google may play a more important role in your pre-employment screening than you realize. Your background check might come back clean, but that’s not the only kind of “background check” employers are doing these days.  It’s increasingly common for hiring managers to Google prospective hires. It’s important for job seekers to not only be [...]

Danger of Unstructured Job Search

Tweet Job search is a complex process and – unfortunately in today’s market, most likely – a longer-than-you-thought process, too.  A typical job search process has many phases.  Roughly speaking, they include assessing, planning, preparing, marketing, interviewing, and negotiating. Job search process is complex because these phases are more iterative than linear.  You will be [...]

Use Your Connections for Job Applications

Tweet Don’t just send in a job application online without finding help from your network. An insider’s introduction or referral helps greatly to make you stand out. When you’re interested in a job, find people in your network that can help with your application.

Three Ways To Present Temp Jobs On Your Resume

Tweet Much of the cautionary advice about presenting temporary employment on your resume suggests that it may raise a red flag to employers, or brand you as unreliable. However, freelancing, contracting and other short-term work do not have to show you in an unfavorable light.

Networking for Introverts

Introverts can be a good networker, too! Here are suggestions for introverts on how to get ready to network.

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