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Vol. 16, Issue 11 - Week of March 13, 2017

5 Quick tips to land a job faster Abridged: zipjob

NEW YORK, NY -- 1) Network: Spend more time networking. Think about how many people you can reach out to including your friends, family and old colleagues. Each person you reach out to has dozens of people in their network as well. This means reaching out to a handful of people could mean tapping into a network of hundreds.

2) Reach Out Directly to Companies and Hiring Managers: It shows the hiring manager that you have a genuine interest in working for the company. Make a list of companies you want to work at and find the appropriate contacts to reach out to. 3) Optimize and Tailor Your Resume: Make sure your resume is written well for both human review and applicant tracking systems (ATS). Over 75% of resumes submitted are rejected by the ATS. You'll want to ensure you use a standard resume format and avoid fancy fonts, colors and tables.

4) Focus on Achievements: Don't simply list out all your job responsibilities on your resume and cover letter. This won't give you a leg up on the competition. Instead, show the hiring manager why you should get the job over the others. Find quantifiable achievements to include in your resume. 5) Post Your Resume for Employers to Find: Make sure hiring managers can find you. Post your resume on job boards and career sites which many recruiters and hiring managers use to find candidates.

Work smarter and land a job over the competition Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- These days, to land a job over the competition, you have to work smarter. The hard part is to get your resume read by the right people at the right time. Good jobs aren't on the market very long. To succeed your resume has to be available to the employer the moment they decide to fill a position.

One easy way to be found by employers who are looking to hire someone with your skills, is to post your resume on all the top job sites and niche job boards. This is a proven, documented method of successful job searching. While it may take a fair amount of time to find and fill out the forms of all these sites, you will definitely multiply your chances of landing a job.

If you want all the benefits without all the work, you can let a service like Resume Rabbit do it for you. You fill out one simple form and they'll instantly post your resume on up to 85 top job sites like Job.com, CareerBuilder, America's Job Exchange, Dice & more. Then you'll be seen by over 1.5 million employers & recruiters daily. It takes ONLY 5 minutes and saves 60 hours of research and data entry. Instantly post your resume on all the top job sites, to find a job faster.

Have patience during the hiring process Abridged: SHRM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Various labor market reports forecast that hiring will continue to be strong in 2017. But the competition is fierce, making it hard for job seekers to land their choice role. Recruiting software company Jobvite analyzed over 14 million job applications to measure the chances of getting a job by industry, the typical length of the hiring process and the best method to get recruiters' attention.

According to Jobvite's data, the most competitive industries are technology, media, education and e-commerce. Industries like insurance and energy, on the other hand, are substantially less competitive. The data showed that it's especially hard to garner an interview for positions in media, manufacturing and technology. In education, on the other hand, almost 20% of applicants could expect a chance to interview. However, in the less competitive real estate and insurance industries, landing an interview meant your odds of getting the job were more than 1 in 3, according to Jobvite.

The energy and real estate industries were the fastest growing over the last three years in the number of jobs created. The number of jobs in the energy field grew by 193% between 2014 and 2016, and employment in real estate grew by 105%. Engineering and finance enjoyed more modest but still substantial growth, at 45% and 43% respectively. Two of the most in-demand jobs at the world's biggest companies are experts in data science and artificial intelligence .

6 Personal branding tips for job seekers Abridged: Recruiter.com

FARMINGTON, CT -- 1) Be Original:What makes you unique or special? Whatever it is, use it to your advantage. Differentiate yourself to stand out from the pack. Be remarkable and extraordinary to grab attention and get noticed. When you leverage what makes you unique, people will remember your authentic brand. 2) Be Creative: How do you want people to think, feel, act, or react after interacting with you vs. other candidates? What are four words that come to mind when people describe you? Are those words how you want to be described?

3) Be Honest: Companies tend to hire the people they like and trust most. Let your brand be known for speaking the truth, and you'll become the trusted advocate and go-to source for many. 4) Be Relevant: Brands require lots of attention, care, and feeding. The process of creating a brand for yourself includes developing a mission, vision, unique positioning, and so on. Define your brand, communicate it, and review it periodically to ensure that it stays current.

5) Be Consistent: Develop a cohesive message and live it every day. The repetition reinforces your key points, so people will remember them. Make sure you are the same person online and offline, and clean up your digital dirt! 6) Be Passionate: Everyone loves to work with people who are passionate about what they do. Passionate people make life much more fun and interesting. Build your brand around what you enjoy.

Get help finding a recruiter in your industry Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS, ANGELES, CA -- When looking for a job, you may want to consider networking with a recruiter. Recruiters, otherwise known as head hunters or search consultants, are hired by companies to find candidates for them, and often know about unadvertised jobs.

It's important to note, that recruiters do not charge the job seeker. The company pays a fee, typically when a candidate is hired. When contacting a recruiter send a resume and cover letter just as though you were applying for a job. If a recruiter calls you, always call back - even if you are not currently job hunting. You never know when circumstances might change and you might need job search assistance.

If you don't know of any good recruiters and/or want to instantly have your resume sent to 1000's of recruiters that specialize in people with your skills, we have a suggestion for you! One service, Resume Mailman, can email your resume to 1000's of targeted recruiters. Resume Mailman asks you to fill out some general information and input your resume. Then, your information is delivered to recruiters who specialize in finding jobs for people with your skills, in your area! Get your resume delivered to recruiters in your industry today.

These signs show you're ready to start your own business Abridged: Entrepreneur

IRVINE, CA -- You can explain your idea succinctly. If you can explain your idea clearly and with confidence over and over again and see that your audience understands your vision, then you're probably ready to start your business. It all comes down to focus. A focused idea that has a clear "beginning, middle and end" is much more likely to get off the ground.

You have emotional maturity. Before starting a business, every entrepreneur needs to ask themselves some tough questions, starting with whether they are mature enough to run a business. Be honest. Are you ready to lead? Are you ready to be a responsible boss and business partner? If you waiver on these questions, then the time may not be right.

You have sufficient experience. The majority of those who build successful companies have spent years observing its inner workings - mistakes, wins, and the character traits of those who succeed. This, coupled with the hands-on experience is what usually gives the older entrepreneur a distinct advantage. You have a history of getting results. Whatever the field, if you have a long history being the best at what you do, then there's a good chance that trend will continue once you're running your own business. If you have a history of success behind you, you can use that mentality and self-belief to drive your business to success.

Easiest way to start your own business - Free Consultation Staff Writer, The Career News

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Have you dreamed of owning your own business or running a side gig, but don't know where to start? Franchises are becoming more and more popular as a way for people to buy and own their own business. Here are 4 main advantages to owning a franchise.

First, you're able to operate your own business with the security of working with a large successful company. Second, the start-up, operations and general business plans are laid out for you with training and support from the franchisor. Third, you reduce your risk due to the success of the franchisor's reputation & experience. Fourth, it may be easier to borrow money to start a franchise than an independent business. If you've been thinking about starting your own business, we recommend a complimentary consultation with FranChoice, the premier "matchmaker" of the franchising industry.

During your consultation, the consultants from FranChoice will help you identify franchise businesses that meet your criteria based on your goals, skills and preferences. Then they'll guide you through the franchise investigation process and answer all your questions. FranChoice is paid by the various companies offering franchises to help them find suitable matches. So it's free to you and there's no commitment or pressure to buy. Instantly sign up for your free consultation with a franchise expert.

Use online job search portals to save time Abridged: JobStreet

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In this digital age that we live in, many people think that all job seekers are using their computers and mobile phones to look for new job opportunities. Sadly, that is not the case. While online job search continues to grow, there is still a huge chunk of the job seeking population that prefers to painstakingly march their way in and around offices to look for job openings.

While such hard work and dedication is admirable, there is a much easier way of doing it and that is to take your job search online. Using online job portals like Indeed or JobsWanted.com will help you make your job search more efficient and effective because of two important reasons.

First, online job search saves you certain costs (e.g. travel and food expenses) and more often than not, you're better off allocating such resources to something else like attending job interviews. This is especially true if you are going on a long-distance job search a.k.a. traveling to another city or country to look for jobs. The second reason why online job search is more efficient and effective is because it makes you stay competitive in today's marketplace. There are more job opportunities online than ever before. Use it to your advantage by taking your job search online.

Have you tried this powerful job search engine yet? Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- If you've recently been searching online for a job, you realize there are literally thousands of different websites all listing potential job matches for you. Amazingly enough, even the biggest employment sites have less than 10% of available jobs listed online. Yet finding and then searching through thousands of different job boards and company websites is nearly impossible. Conversely, overlooking any one of these sites could cause you to miss out on the job of your dreams.

Wouldn't it be great if you could search all online job listings from just one website? Well you finally can, with a new job search engine at JobsWanted.com. This site works just like Google, Yahoo or Bing, except it searches only for targeted job listings from sites like: CareerBuilder, Beyond.com, Job.com, SimplyHired, Jobs2Careers, and more.

You simply plug in your job title and desired location, and in seconds you can review all your best job matches pulled from all the top job sites -- and all in one place. Now instead of spending endless hours bouncing around to countless different job sites, the jobs are brought right to you in seconds. The best part is there's no charge for this service, no sign up required, and you can try it right now. Just go to: JobsWanted.com for free.

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