Job Search

The “Clicking and Applying” Job Search doesn’t work – you need an employee referral

‚ÄúClicking and Applying‚Äù for jobs, be it from a job board, or corporate career site, is not a very effective job search strategy. There are a lot of reasons this doesn’t work. I’ll dive into those reasons at another time. The most important thing to know is this. Employee Referrals are the #1 source of new hires in the US.* This fact has been proven time and time...

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ICANN victory for .Jobs Charter Compliance Coalition and HRSEO.

ICANN Decision Supports .JOBS Charter Compliance Coalition, stating that .JOBS Domain Cannot be Used to Operate Job Boards, which means universe.jobs must be shut down. Congratulations to the .JOBS Charter Compliance Coalition! This is a big win for the IAEWS, employers, HRSEO advocates, and vendors. SPECIAL BULLETIN • ICANN Issues Notice for Employ Media to Cease Operation of “Dot...

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What Can You Learn From A Mayonnaise Jar And Coffee

I recently received the below story from a friend. My friend has had a tough year like many of us. In the last 18 months, he lost his business, got divorced, and then lost his house. If anyone has the right to be depressed, he’s got my vote. But he’s not like that. He doesn’t give up. He’s an optimist. Just read the story that he sent me… When things in your life...

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Build Relationships ‚Äì Don’t just ‚Äúcollect connections‚Äù on LinkedIn

One of the biggest issues I see, and hear, and read about everyday, is “network building”, or building “connections” on LinkedIn, or getting more “Friends” on Facebook, or more ‚Äúfollowers‚Äù on Twitter. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to build your personal brand, look for a job, or sell or market your products or...

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The tipping point for social recruiting… Adecco slashes spending on paid job boards.

If you are currently looking for a job or considering a career change, please consider the news below… On September 24th, 2010, Addecco, the U.S. arm of staffing giant Adecco SA, announced that it slashed it’s spending on online job boards by from $6 Milllion to $2 Million between 2007-2009. Addecco is the first major company, in my knowledge, who has publicly stated they have been...

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How to fill in Employment Gaps on your resume!

I get a lot of questions from job seekers asking “How do I fill in employment gaps on my resume?” Here is a strategy that I encourage you to adopt, no matter if you are trying to describe what you have been doing while you were out of work, or if you are trying to network into a new industry. Being considered a Subject Matter Expert or Market Leader will give you a big upper hand in...

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