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Making Informational Interviews Work for You

Tweet Informational interviews are an invaluable tool for today’s job search. While you never actually ask for a job during an informational interview, many do lead directly or indirectly to employment opportunities down the road. In part one of our series on information interviews, we look at why you should do informational interviews.

Working With External Recruiters

Job seekers should proactively reach out to recruiters. Understanding how to work with recruiters effective will help with your job search significantly.

Picking the Right Size Target for Your Job Search

Tweet We talked about the problem of having a job search target that is too narrow.  But equally problematic is having a target that is too broad, or a scattershot attempt to land any jobs. Instinct tells you that having a big target gives you a better chance of hitting something. Yet with job search, [...]

Avoiding Job Application Mis-Steps

Tweet You found a job that looks really interesting.  The last thing you want is for a lame mistake to ruin the chance for making a good first impression, or worse, cost you a shot at a job. Here are some classic mis-steps and how you can avoid them:

Are Keywords Overrated?

Tweet There’s a lot of talk about keywords and how they can help your job search. Job seekers are told to load up their resumes with keywords so that applicant tracking systems (ATS) will “find” them.  In fact, some resumes feature a huge block of keywords. The reality is that keywords are just one of [...]

Avoiding LinkedIn Faux Pas

Tweet Job seekers know LinkedIn can be a vital part of a successful job search.  But use it incorrectly and you will alienate people in your network, create bad will and maybe even cost yourself opportunities.  Here are some common LinkedIn mistakes and how to avoid them:

Video Friday: When They Say You Are Overqualified

Tweet It’s not uncommon for a job seeker to be told he or she is overqualified for a position. If this happens to you, it is possible to respond in a way that keeps you in the running for the job.  In today’s video blog, Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger explains what to do when you’re told [...]

Improving Communication During Interviews

Tweet Good communication skills can mean the difference between success and failure in job interviews.  If you are stalling at interviews, communication skills could be the problem. Here are four things to focus on to improve communication skills in interviews:

Action Items to Jump Start 2013

Tweet The New Year brings new hiring, so for job seekers it’s critical to be diligent and strategic about your job search as 2013 begins.  Here are five things you should be doing this month to get the year off to a great start and increase the chances of job search success.

Why the Holidays are a Great Time for Job Search

Tweet There’s a common misconception that “no one gets hired over the holidays”. In fact, this time of year presents some unique opportunities for advancing your job search.  Holiday tunes may be playing in stores, but it’s no time to back off on your search. Here are some easy ways to make the most of [...]

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