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Tips for Landing Jobs in Small Companies

Tweet The numbers show smaller companies may be a good channel for job seekers so you want to pay attention to them in your job search. But getting hired at a smaller company requires different techniques. Here are some tips to improve your chances of getting in the door at a small company or start-up.

How To Get And Give Recommendations On LinkedIn

Tweet LinkedIn is a job seeker’s best friend and there’s a lot you can do to optimize use of LinkedIn in your job search. One important action item is to add recommendations to your profile. Some job seekers feel hesitant to ask for these recommendations.  If done right, they can greatly enhance your LinkedIn profile [...]

Video Friday: Targeting Small Companies

Advice and tips on landing a job at small companies in today’s economy.

Making the Most of the August Slowdown

Tweet Many job seekers notice a slowdown in openings, interviews, and hires during the warm weeks of August. Hiring managers and recruiters may be on vacation and it can feel like not much is happening. If you’ve noticed this, don’t let it discourage you and do not put your job search on hold.

Getting the Most Out of Your Internship: Goal Setting

Tweet Internships are an increasingly important way for job seekers to gain experience, master new skills and position themselves in the job market.  To optimize your internship, it’s important to have specific goals and a plan for meeting them.  At the highest level, your goals are: gaining valuable experience and growing your network.  But once [...]

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 [...]

Jump-start Your Digital Job Search

Tweet I just came across an interesting article on College Aftermath about some best tactics for the modern job search.  The article is right on about today’s job search – in the digital age, your job search is completely different than even ten years ago and it should absolutely begin online.  The tips for applying to jobs [...]

Optimizing the Jobless Interval in Your Life

Tweet Jobseekers sometimes worry they may be passed over for a job because they’ve been unemployed “too long”.  A six month job search is not uncommon yet that gap may create a negative image for some hiring managers.  To strengthen your resume and your position with the interviewer you will need a viable story that [...]

Turn Your Resume Straw Into Gold

Tweet I’ve just been handed a list of six terms that no one is interested in seeing on your resume.  When you see them on your resume here are some reminders of ways to revise them to your advantage.  Keep in mind: Get to the point quickly. 1)      Responsible for Doesn’t every job come with [...]

Are You A SMART Job Seeker?

Tweet If you want the qualities of a successful job seeker, consider: 1)      Strategy:  Most job seekers have none, or poor strategies for approaching job search.  There are hundreds of applicants per job via electronic listing and many looking for work still use this method as their main approach when only 15% of jobs are [...]

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