4 Ways to Effectively Network (and Land a Job)

Entry-level jobs are disappearing — at least it certainly seems that way. Even those listings that claim to offer full-time positions often ask for a laundry list of previous experience that few applicants can offer. But what is the cause of this shift in approach? David Adams David Adams is the founder of HomeSuite , an online marketplace for temporary furnished housing that uses technology, data, and customer service to provide the best possible experience for tenants and landlords. Connect with David on Twitter . Homepage Gallery Pager item text:  Network to Work Slide text:  The traditional entry-level job is going by the wayside. The best way to get your foot in the door today is by leveraging your existing skills, and your network, to find the best position. Image:  070716-headilne.jpg

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10-Year-Old Twitter Has Helped Change Job Searches

Twitter launched 10 years to the day of this writing. Who could have guessed a tool so simple, limiting users to interactions 140 characters at a time, could revolutionize both media and interaction in the manner it has?  Pay attention to news long enough, and you are bound to stumble onto horror stories of Twitter’s negative impact on people in the workforce. Its reach and immediacy can quickly turn an inappropriate joke, like that which spawned the infamous “Has Justine Landed?” hashtag, into a pink slip.  CareerCast.com Homepage Gallery Pager item text:  Twitter At 10 Slide text:  On its 10th anniversary, CareerCast.com spotlights the almost limitless career advancement potential Twitter serves up in 140 characters or less. Image:  twitter-headline-032116.png

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Alternatives to Self-Promotion

One of the hardest parts about looking for a new job is the need to promote yourself – especially since people often feel they have to brag, when in most other social encounters we’re taught not to brag. The standard job search advice tells you that “you’ve got to sell yourself” and “you have to toot your own horn.” One job seeker spoke for a lot of us when she said, “What are you supposed to do when you don’t want to sound like you think you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread?” Here are three answers to that question. Wendy Gelberg Wendy Gelberg is the founder of Gentle Job Search/Advantage Resumes and author of The Successful Introvert: How to Enhance Your Job Search and Advance Your Career. She is a certified career coach and resume writer whose expertise is in helping people who are uncomfortable “tooting their own horn.” Wendy gives workshops, coaches individuals, and writes articles and blogs on all aspects of the job search process. Samples of her resumes and career advice appear in over 20 books. Wendy has owned her business for over 15 years. She has been an introvert her whole life. Contact Wendy at wendy@gentlejobsearch.com . Homepage Gallery Pager item text:  Self-Promotion Slide text:  If you're not comfortable with bragging, try some of these alternatives to self-promotion in your next interview. Image:  self-promo-headline.jpg

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Building Relationships With Recruiters

When searching for a new job, relationships are the most important piece of the puzzle. How you manage your interactions with people has a direct impact on the value of the relationship. This logic holds true for working with recruiters, too.   When engaging recruiters in your job search, realize there are many nuances to a successful relationship. It is advantageous to know the Good, Better, and Best ways to engage a recruiter and maintain the connection long term. Getting Started Jeff Lipschultz Job-Hunt’s Working with Recruiters Expert Jeff Lipschultz is a 20+ year veteran in management, hiring, and recruiting of all types of business and technical professionals. He has worked in industries ranging from telecom to transportation to dotcom. Jeff is a founding partner of A-List Solutions, a Dallas-based recruiting and employment consulting company. He is a unique recruiter with Lean Engineering experience and a Six Sigma Blackbelt. Learn more about him through his company site alistsolutions.com . Follow Jeff on Twitter (@JLipschultz) and on GooglePlus . Homepage Gallery Pager item text:  Recruiters Slide text:  Building and maintaining relationships with recruiters is a great way to power your job search. Here's how to get started. Image:  ccheadline-021015.jpg

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Boost Your Job Search With A Custom LinkedIn URL

If you are using the default URL that LinkedIn assigned your profile when you create it, you don’t look like a member of the “In crowd” because the default URL is full of numbers. The In crowd members have URL’s that look like this: linkedin.com/in/their-name Rather than a URL like this: linkedin.com/pub/yourname/29/890/2b9/ You will look like a much more savvy LinkedIn user, and the URL will look better whenever and where every you post it. Here’s how to make this change: It’s easy to do: Susan P. Joyce Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce  has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. Since 1998, Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt.org. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg  and on  Google+ . Homepage Gallery Pager item text:  LinkedIn URLs Slide text:  A personalized LinkedIn URL can help you stand out from the crowd. Setting up yours is fast and easy. Image:  012915-headline.png

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The Underestimated Importance of Personal Networking

The Underestimated Importance of Personal Networking CareerCast.com Fri, 08/02/2013 – 08:49 Author Georgina Stamp Searching for jobs is an arduous task that can take a lot of time, however there are ways of shortening that effort. The majority of job hunters underestimate how useful their network of contacts can be and how they can use this network to extend their search to increase the chances of finding a job. With the development of online social networks, your personal collection of contacts is considerably larger than those of job hunters 10 years ago and should be fully utilized in your search for work. Understanding Your Network More Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; Georgina Stamp works in the executive recruitment industry, specifically at Marble Hill Partners, where she searches for and analyses potential candidates for executive roles at credible companies. Career Topics Networking

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How to Find High-Value Networking Contacts with Google and Bing

How to Find High-Value Networking Contacts with Google and Bing CareerCast.com Wed, 11/28/2012 – 14:08 Author Martin Yate, CPC   Supercharge Your Job Search A winning job search focuses on getting into conversations with hiring managers – and the people who know them – as quickly and as often as you can. Who are these people? They hold: More Martin Yate, CPC, author of Knock ’em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World, is a New York Times and international bestseller of job search and career management books. He is the author of 11 job search and career management books published throughout the English speaking world and in over 50 foreign language editions. Over thirty years in career management, including stints as an international technology headhunter, head of HR for a publicly traded company and Director of Training and Development for an international employment services organization.  Career Topics Networking

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Resumes Win Interviews, but References Win Job Offers

Resumes Win Interviews, but References Win Job Offers CareerCast.com Mon, 08/20/2012 – 14:57 Author Martin Yate, CPC Resumes win interviews, so like most people your job search has probably focused on writing your and tweaking your resume and landing job interviews. You probably haven’t given your references much thought, but in a tough job market references win job offers . You must be certain that your references will seal the deal, not blow it away. More Martin Yate, CPC, author of Knock ’em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World, is a New York Times and international bestseller of job search and career management books. He is the author of 11 job search and career management books published throughout the English speaking world and in over 50 foreign language editions. Over thirty years in career management, including stints as an international technology headhunter, head of HR for a publicly traded company and Director of Training and Development for an international employment services organization. Career Topics Networking

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How to Rock a Virtual Job Fair

How to Rock a Virtual Job Fair CareerCast.com Mon, 06/11/2012 – 16:03 Author CareerCast.com What if you could guarantee yourself an initial interview with a recruiter without ever leaving the comfort of your couch? What if you could get your resume in front of 5, 10 or even 20 hiring managers–all in the same day? It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it is true, thanks to virtual job fairs. More Career Topics Networking

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