Job hunting continues to be a longstanding challenge for job seekers. And job sourcing has been a long-term challenge for employers. Like most aspects of business, processes for recruiting skilled candidates have been transformed by technology. And so have techniques for job search. That means that job seekers can choose from an array of new and improving tools to use for their job search.
Job hunting techniques continue to evolve in response to the ongoing changes employers make to draw passive and active job seekers into their talent pool and find the best workers. And it’s a new year, so we’re urging job seekers to review advice they’ve received and based on that, update their job-hunting methods and tool kit.
There are many resources about how to write a resume that’s not for a specific position. But how should you write your resume when you’re applying for a specific job vacancy?
If you’re looking for a job and seeking an event that gives diverse professionals a chance to network, socialize and meet with employers, plan to attend the MLK Jr. Holiday Diversity Networking Career Fair. The event will take place on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 20, a federal holiday commemorating the life and achievements of the inspirational American civil rights leader.
Increasingly, career experts are advising job seekers to produce a visual resume to complement (not replace) their traditional resume. This is particularly relevant if you’re looking for work in creative fields such as marketing, advertising and sales or graphic arts or high-tech roles, or client-facing roles such as training.
It’s a new year, and with it comes new opportunities. You’re probably beginning to take action on your new year’s resolutions, such as more networking, improving your elevator pitch, and developing a social media plan.
But there are more things you can do to help boost your job search. Did you know that personnel staffing services and contract firms can be excellent job search resources?
It’s that time of year again: when we make resolutions for the New Year. And most everyone’s doing it too. Some common ones: Save money, manage stress, take a trip, get a better education and exercise. That’s why we weren’t surprised last January to find that the number of people at the gym had grown exponentially from just a few weeks before.
If you’re a job seeker, you’re probably thinking about making resolutions that will help you land that great new job you’ve been looking for.
'Tis the season to be jolly … and to attend holiday parties. And you won’t want to miss them, no matter how introverted you are, if you’re job hunting.
The holiday season presents great networking opportunities to boost your job search. Holiday parties and other events can help you connect with all kinds of people, increasing the likelihood you can link with the right professional contacts, and even your next employer. And contrary to what many job seekers believe, job hunting during the holiday season can be a great time, partly because there is less competition from other job seekers.
Many job seekers are getting ready for the holidays. True, you are probably cutting back on expenses if you're out of work. Still, cooking, baking, decorating and even maybe a little shopping might still be part of your plans. But what about your job search? Some job seekers think that employers don't hire workers in December, so they spend less time actively seeking work or take a break from it all together. And some job seekers trade in an active job search solely for job hunt planning.
In 5 Myths of Holiday Job Search , Rob Taub urges job seekers to continue actively seeking work during this period. He says that executives often make job offers during the holidays and tells why.