The two best ways to find a job all in one
HARTFORD, CT- A recent survey of 200 large employers in the U.S. identified the top two ways they recruited new employees. Number one was referrals; number two was job boards. So how do you find out which job boards employers are using and how do you make referrals work for you?
There are over 100,000 job boards now operating on the Web. Collectively, they post over two million job openings each day. That's a lot of opportunity, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. How do you figure out which job boards will work best for you? Most of us know the largest and most famous of those sites - Monster and CareerBuilder. And then there are tens of thousands of small, niche sites that specialize in a particular occupation, industry, geographic location or affinity.
You have to use a number of sites in order to maximize your opportunities. For this reason, I suggest you use an approach called The 5:1 Method. It looks like this: 2GP + 3N = 1GJ. The 2GP stands for two general purpose sites. They give you the broadest possible access to current job openings. The 3N stands for three niche or specialized sites. They give you the deepest possible access to job postings in the workplace. And finally, the 1GJ stands for one great job. If you pick the right five sites and visit them regularly, you will dramatically increase your chances of finding the one great job for you.
Niche career sites & job boards your resume should be on
CARLSBAD, CA -- While the job market is very competitive right now, there are still millions of jobs being offered by hiring managers who search all of the top career sites and niche job boards. Sure it may take some time, but posting your resume on these career sites will give you better exposure than your competition. Are you ready to think outside the box and update your current job search strategy?
If you want the benefit of maximum exposure, but don't want to spend 60 hours researching and filling out website forms, consider letting a service like Resume Rabbit do the work for you. This useful tool helps you organize your search efforts and saves you time, while allowing you to focus on networking strategies. Just fill out one easy form and in about 15 minutes you'll be posted on all the top career sites like Job.com and CareerBuilder, as well as up to 80 smaller, niche sites matching your skills and industry like DICE and Salesjobs.com.
If confidentiality is a concern, use Resume Rabbit's new confidentiality feature. Your resume can be seen, however, no one will see your name, street address or phone number. Whether you do it by hand or use a service like Resume Rabbit, creating accounts on all the best career sites and niche job boards will give you access to millions of jobs and exposure to 1.5 million employers and recruiters daily. To use the strategy of a successful job seeker and land a job faster, go to: Resume Rabbit.
Hiring surge brings more recruiters to job fairs
BERKELEY, CA -- From startups to government agencies to major corporations, more employers are on the lookout for entry-level and internship candidates. As a result, UC Berkeley's "Just in Time" job fair has reverted to a two-day career fair event. A spike in recruiters at UC Berkeley job fairs reflects a nationwide trend. A recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, for example, found that employers this year expect to hire at least 13% more new college graduates compared to 2010.
"First, employers have greater confidence in the economy, and are now hiring for positions that they had been holding back. Second, employers are recognizing that there is heightened competition to hire the best candidates," said Tom Devlin, director of UC Berkeley's Career Center and president of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Despite signs of an economic turnaround, the job market remains highly competitive. While California is seeing gradual job growth, the state's unemployment rate remains around 12%, the second highest in the nation after Nevada. Graduating seniors are thus advised to consider internships and starter jobs that are not necessarily in their field, just to get a foot in the door.
Keep working your job search plan
NEW YORK, NY -- Like everything else in the universe, your job search will evolve one step at a time. And when people are good and ready and the time is right, you'll get your offer. To help you through this wait-and-see process, here are three ways to sustain yourself:
Target as many jobs as possible...
LOS ANGELES, CA -- If you're considering changing careers or relocating for work, there's a new service that finds 100's of perfectly matched, available jobs & instantly applies to them FOR YOU, every day. It's called MyJobHunter.com and it automatically; searches all the top career sites at once, finds all new jobs matching your criteria, applies with your resume to all matching jobs, personalizes your cover letter for each application & provides a history report of jobs you've been applied to.
Most employers find qualified applicants within the first group of resumes they receive. That's why MyJobHunter really works. It gets your resume in the hands of interested employers immediately after their jobs are advertised - and long before your competition. Many of their customers get immediate feedback and interviews within 2 days.
Finally, MyJobHunter helps you win at the job search numbers game. It's simple. Apply to as many targeted jobs as possible, in a timely fashion, and you'll increase your chances of landing one. That's why MyJobHunter searches the major career sites in North America daily, and instantly applies to new jobs matching your criteria. Try it for yourself at MyJobHunter.com.
Finding the next best opportunity...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- I interviewed several job seekers recently and asked them how they were coping with their job search. If there's an award for making lemonade from lemons, Rebecca Hall, a senior sociology major at UT wins. "So far my job search effort has led me to jobs I would normally never want," she says. But when she starts listing the less-than-glamorous jobs she's already held, the next words out of her mouth are how she made the best of them and what she's learned.
She credits her two telemarketing jobs for improving her communication skills and her ability to handle rejection well. When asked how she keeps her positive attitude, Rebecca says that she has learned to stay open-minded, look for the good in the situation, and always keep an eye out for new skills she can develop. Recognizing that she needed stronger computer skills, she signed up for online computer classes. In addition to building her computer skills, she developed greater confidence and creativity with the computer.
She has also taken career classes, joined networking groups, registered with temp placement agencies, created a LinkedIn profile, all in her ongoing effort to find the next best opportunity. She credits these actions with improving her ability to make new connections and present herself professionally to employers. What's next? Rebecca says that if she can't find a traditional job, she's going to look into running her own business. But as she says, she keeps networking and meeting people, "knowing that the next person I meet might be able to help."
Update your job skills & increase your marketability!
NEW YORK, NY -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau the difference in lifetime earnings between a high school diploma and bachelor's degree is a million dollars. Add on a master's degree and you can expect to earn an additional half a million dollars in earnings. Those with professional degrees earn much more - about 4.4 million dollars during their working life.
Jennifer Day, Chief of the Education and Social Stratification Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau says, "In 1999, average annual earnings ranged from $19,000 for high school dropouts, to $26,000 for high school graduates, $45,000 for college graduates and $99,000 for the holders of professional degrees. That includes medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians and lawyers.
If you think that the only way to earn a degree is to spend gobs of money and traverse across a complicated college campus, taking anywhere from two to eight years to get your Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's or even doctorate degree...think again. With advances in technology, you can now get your degree online, from an accredited university in your spare time and from the comfort of your own home. Learn more about available schools & classes, and request free course catalogs today.
The real purpose of a networking business card
AUSTIN, TX -- Everyone knows that they ought to have one but do they really aid in a job search? According to the experts, a networking business card is an integral part of any solid career plan. Of course, you can't expect a business card to tell the whole story about you. That said, the real purpose of a networking business card is to present a professional image or impression so that people will remember who you are after they meet you.
It goes without saying that a business card can make or break a person's first impression of you. In fact, it's likely that this little card makes as much of an impression as your personal appearance, the clothes you wear or the blackberry model that you carry! With this in mind, I offer the following suggestions regarding creation of networking business cards for personal or corporate use.
Information On the Card: You must include your name, preferred title or industry of interest, your address, phone number, e-mail and online professional profile or website. After all, if someone wants to contact you after receiving your card, your contact information better be on it!
Make sure they remember you! Get free-business cards
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Are business cards important in a job search? You better believe they are! There is simply no substitute for getting out there and networking during your job search. Handing out your business card is a great way to keep them remembering you.
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Make sure your business cards include all of your current contact information, phone numbers and email. Most importantly, make sure you carry them with you at ALL times! You never know who you might meet and where you might meet them. Always collect the business cards of the people you meet and get their contact information too. Make a note on the back of the business cards you collect to remind you about your conversation with the person, who they are, what they can do for you or what you can do for them. Get your free-networking business cards today.
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