Job Search

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 change industries during a job search?

In a recent Tim’s Strategy Group, on LinkedIn, a job seeker asked one of the most common questions during a job search: “How do you deal with changing industries during a job search?” There are loads of related themes, but the biggest one is something along the lines of “you have many years of experience in one industry, got laid off, or the business went under, or in...

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Is Is Facebook affecting your job search? You’d better believe it!

I recently polled my Free Job Tips Newsletter members to understand how job seekers were using social and professional networking tools like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. I also wanted to understand what job seekers were doing with social networking sites; including, what was working during their job search, and what wasn’t. The results of the poll, suggest that job seekers don’t...

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The Google Adwords job search!

This has to be one of my favorite job search strategies… It’s simple, inexpensive, and highly successful. It worked because it was Highly Targeted! It might work for you too… if you specifically target your job search. Alec didn’t find his job while searching through job boards. He researched and found the 5 people that could offer him a job doing what he wanted to do. He...

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