Hiding your job search from your current boss
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It is a known fact that job candidates that are currently employed are more desirable than those who are not. Employers seem to believe you are more qualified if you are employed, (it's true that you can argue this). Here are the insider-tips and secrets to job hunting and employment searches without your current employer finding out.
Career advice and employment opinions strongly agree about keeping your job search objectives from your current employer, especially during the early stages. You should not inform your employer that you are looking for a new job. Doing so may place both of you in a difficult position. If your employer finds a replacement before you've found a job, then you could find yourself unemployed, especially if you give notice prematurely. Besides, telling your employer about your job search might burn your bridges if you decide to stay. Any way you look at it, it's wise to keep your job search a secret until you are successful in finding another job.
As practical advice, if you don't want your employer to find out that you are looking for a new job, then it's wise not to use your work email or phone number for the search. On that same note, do not search for jobs while you are on the clock. When posting your resume on career sites and job banks, make sure to utilize available confidentiality features to protect your identity and personal information. The added benefit is that it prevents your current employer from being able to easily find your resume online.
Keep your job search private - Confidential resume posting
SAN DIEGO, 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. Sure it may take some time, but posting your resume on all the top career sites and niche job boards will give you better exposure than your competition.
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 85 top career sites like Job.com, CareerBuilder, Net-Temps, Dice and more.
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 will give you access to millions of jobs and exposure to 1.5 million employers and recruiters daily. To confidentially distribute your resume to all the top career sites and niche job boards, go to Resume Rabbit.
What is an elevator pitch?
CHICAGO, IL -- Your elevator pitch is your quick personal selling/request statement. It is used on things like cover letters, email introductions, mentor requests and introductions at career fairs. The elevator pitch is so important because it is the first thing that people ever know about you. Even before your resume gets in their hands, your elevator pitch sets the stage for why they would spend the time to look at your resume, which leads to the interview, which leads to the job offer.
So how do you structure an elevator pitch so that it works so well in all of these different forms? Think of your elevator pitch as a foundation on which all of the communications mentioned above are built. The key to your elevator pitch is to get the foundation right. The pitch should be short. The base of your pitch should take no more than one (1) minute to recite. The pitch should include the following:
1) Who you are plus a credential: Think of your credential as something that differentiates you from your peers. 2) A specific objective: Get to the point quickly about what you are looking for or how that person can help. 3) How you have demonstrated your interest: Give examples of things that you have already completed that illustrates this interest. 4) Why you are qualified: Communicate what makes you someone that your audience should consider helping. 5) Two options on how the person can assist you: A person will often flatly turn you down if you give them only one option.
Hiring in 2011: Job market warming up
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- Downsizing has dropped and the temperature of 2011's job market is beginning to rise. The outlook for hiring in 2011 is hotter than it's been in the last two years. According to a recent Job Market report, there's been moderate improvement in the labor market. Consumer spending has picked up, but job growth is needed to keep consumers spending and ensure recovery of the world's largest economy. And with the slight uptick in consumer spending, retailers and automakers are hiring.
Manufacturing hires are also up. Other job postings on the increase lately include accounting, health care and telecommunications. Area recruiters and hiring managers are, well, as they all put it: "cautiously optimistic." "The last two years were tough but we're seeing more activity lately," said Ed Freeman of Employment Atlanta. "We're definitely busier, but employers are still very cautious. They're looking for that perfect candidate." Freeman said companies have jobs posted and they're getting tons of resumes in response, but they're dragging their feet on making decisions.
Companies that cut back over the last few years are once again beginning to experience profits and they're getting ready to grow. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that some companies were increasing their recruiting staffs in response to the gradual uptick in hiring needs recently - and the anticipation of further hiring next year. "Nationally, the staffing industry has added 500,000 jobs over the last 15 months," said John Neff, CFO of Hire Dynamics. "But there's been a big shift. There's clearly a trend of hiring temporary workers before moving to full-time - a 'try it before you buy it' mentality."
Search for part-time & full-time jobs from one place
LOS ANGELES, CA -- With a new service called MyJobHunter, you can search all top career sites at once & apply to all matching jobs with one click. Just enter your search criteria, review the matching jobs and select the ones you want. Then, click a single button and you'll instantly apply to all selected jobs with your resume and cover letter (without having to log into each job site separately).
Click another button and you can automate the whole process! MyJobHunter can remember what you searched for, search for it again each day, and AUTOMATICALLY APPLY FOR YOU to new jobs matching your criteria. Review jobs in advance or put searching & applying on auto-pilot. The choice is yours.
You'll also get an application history report that makes follow-up a breeze! It shows the jobs you were applied to, full job descriptions, employer contact info, and application dates. You can even add personal notes to each job! This service is proven to reduce hours of job searching and resume submitting to just minutes. Simply upload your resume, enter your job search criteria and let MyJobHunter take it from there. To search for part-time and full-time jobs all from one place, try MyJobHunter job search engine today.
Job hunting tips for job seeking college grads
CHICAGO, IL -- Here are some tips from the staff at a university career center offering this advice to graduating college seniors looking for jobs:
Hot interview tips that get you hired faster
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Did you know that when the job market was booming it took an average of 3 interviews to get 1 job offer? Now it takes 17! When you finally land the job interview of your dreams will you have what it takes to land the job offer? You must stand out during the job interview or you might as well be playing the lottery.
Most job seekers spend hours creating their resumes and cover letters, searching through job postings, reviewing classified ads and networking--all in order to land the job interview. Yet 99% of them don't have a clue what to do when they get one.
There's a little known "secret career document" you can quickly and easily customize for your next important job interview that literally forces the interviewer to picture you filling the position. This powerful technique was created by one of California's top marketing professionals. His method guarantees you'll automatically stand out from the crowd and shoot straight to the top of the "must hire" list for any position you seek. To ace your next interview and get hired faster visit: The Job Interview Secret.
Time to reinvigorate your job search
NEW YORK, NY -- Spring time marks a time of renewal. It's time for job seekers to take a fresh look at their job search activities, and to make some changes. Now is the time to fix what's not working, and to try something new.
If you want to jump-start your job search, it may be time to change your resume. Think spring cleaning -- get rid of the clutter and polish what's left. A common mistake that many job seekers make is writing their resume in the "obituary style" -- a boring recital of job duties from every job they've ever had. Remember that a resume is not a job application; it's an advertisement, a promotional piece about you. Highlight only the skills, accomplishments and experiences that are relevant to the particular position or type of job that you are applying for.
Try something new. If you don't yet have a LinkedIn profile, create one. Many employers will look at your LinkedIn profile rather than or in addition to your resume. Additionally, if you've been using the same old job sites, try some new ones. Mix it up a little. If you have been avoiding job fairs, don't. Get dressed in your interviewing clothes, bring some copies of your resume, and figure out which employers you most want to meet. A job fair can be a great opportunity to practice your self-presentation skills, as you can meet a number of recruiters, all within a few hours.
Career Tools Highlighted in This Issue:
- Resume Rabbit - Confidential Resume Posting Securely post your resume on 85 career sites and niche job boards - instantly.
- MyJobHunter - Job Search Tool Search all job sites at once. Apply to matching jobs with one click.
- Interview Secrets: Turn interviews to jobs Little known interview secret that practically forces them to hire you.