As has become tradition on my blog, I’m sharing a great annual collection of job search articles put together by a colleague. From interviews, to resumes, to LinkedIn profiles, to personal branding. Take a look at these if you’re going to be searching for a new job in 2017.
Article: The Top Job Search Articles of 2016
The latest edition of this journal was guest edited by the Editor of job-hunt.org, Susan Joyce. So naturally, she asked me to be a contributor, along with a large slate of experts in job search. Access to the Journal is free to you below. Enjoy.
As discussed in the past on this blog, LinkedIn serves as one of the most important networking tools on the Web. It allows us to connect with all types of people for advice, insights on company activity, and of course, job search assistance. However, LinkedIn is not Facebook. There is a bit more protocol and professionalism required while interacting in this community. One way to keep things focused on work-related topics and also make a good impression is to interact with others within the thousands of LinkedIn Groups. My latest article for job-hunt.org shares some tips on how to approach this.
One of my colleagues asked six experts and prolific bloggers in the career resource/recruiting industry a simple question:
“What are your top 3 useful tips that a job seeker would need in 2014 to land a job?”
Here’s what he collected:
When conducting a job search, your #1 Goal is to present yourself as an ideal candidate for as many job openings as possible. You always should present yourself in a positive way. Common sense, I know. So it is a bit shocking at times to see how many job seekers can do the opposite. Often they are not even aware it is happening and they may never find out. In my latest article for Job-Hunt.org (who just revamped their Web site by the way), I discuss several ways you can unintentionally scare off recruiters (and hiring managers/HR personnel) including:
- A Horrible Resume
- Job Hopping
- Bad Social Media Image
- Lack of Professionalism
- Personal Agendas
- Ignoring Advice or Not Following Directions
Article: How to Scare Recruiters Away
June 24, 2013 Posted by jefflipschultz | General Musings, Interviewing 101, Job Search, Job-Hunt.org article, Personal Branding, Resume Writing, Social Media, Working with Recruiters | Leave a comment
A few years ago, I wrote about the important role LinkedIn plays in your job search and connecting you to recruiters and hiring managers. LinkedIn has changed its format a bit recently, but the message to you is still the same: be easily found by recruiters if you want them to connect with you on LinkedIn and share their job openings. Take a look at this latest article I wrote for Job-Hunt.org for my thoughts on the subject.
Every year-end, one of my fellow colleagues on Twitter, Jacob Share, likes to share popular blog posts on the topic of Job Search. Typically, the authors include many of the folks I befriended and have respected since I started tweeting in 2009. Take a look if the topic interests you–lots of advice on many different perspectives and topics.
Link to article: 56 Best Job Search Blog Posts of 2012
I was recently interviewed regarding Social Media/Job Search by U.S. News and World Report for the How To Make Money Now 2013 Edition. One observation I shared was on how differently job seekers view Social Media than non-job seekers.
An obvious fact, I know. But in today’s economy, do you know when you might be starting a job search? It’s usually a good idea to manage your Social Media profile before this happens. Certainly, you don’t have to put the effort into overdrive until necessary, but establishing a professional presence early in the game is a good strategy. I have many other tips on this within the Social Media subject on this blog if you’re looking for more advice on the topic.
Other tips you may need to think about are also included in the U.S. News article.
Every smart job seeker knows the value of networking to help the process along. Not every job seeker realizes their network has a life of its own. It can be what cinches the deal or sends you packing, too. My latest article for job-hunt.org has a story to illustrate this, and also pointers on “cleansing your network reputation.” As always, if you have thoughts on the subject, share them within this post.
Article: Networking Since Grade School? Yes!
Self Magazine interviewed me a little while ago for thoughts on Twitter and the Job Search. They picked the most salient point of our discussion and included it in the August 2012 article. My quote:
Keep your Tweets 80 percent positive, suggests Jeff Lipschultz, cofounder of recruiting firm A-List Solutions in Southlake, Texas. “You’re allowed to complain about a bad restaurant experience or the terrible weather every once in a while, but hiring managers want someone who will enhance a company’s culture,” Lipschultz says. “Complainers don’t.”
For the online version of this article, click this link.
Jeff Lipschultz is a founding partner of A-List Solutions, a premier recruiting firm in Dallas-Fort Worth. He enjoys blogging about the challenges of the candidate search process from all perspectives. Jeff also blogs about career tips, employment trends, and sometimes, quirky observations of society. He has been a blogger on AOL and is a featured contributor to www.job-hunt.org. Click Bio above for more background information on Jeff.
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