Did you know that 29% of professionals find networking offline to be the toughest part of the job search? Our recent poll found that: 29% of respondents voted "Networking Offline" to the question "What is the toughest part of your job search?" 22% of respondents voted "Building a strong resume & cover letter" 19% of respondents voted "Understanding what I want & what I need" 19% of respondents voted "Conceptualizing the job search strategy" While 11% of respondents voted "Networking Online"
2013 is a very special year for LinkedIn…the company started the new year off by breaking the 200-million member mark. Now while that’s great news for the company and its shareholders, as well as many of its business-owner members, it can mean a bit of a challenge for you as a job seeker. The good news is that as a member of LinkedIn, you have a HUGE audience. The bad news is, you also face a TON of competition. So how do you [...]
Things used to be a lot simpler. You could stroll into an office, resume in hand, and plop yourself down in front of the boss with a dapper pin-striped suit and winning smile. A well-timed quip about the weather, the slightest hint of earnest determination, and they gave you the keys to the building. Alas, the days of the winning smile are gone. Welcome to the new employment landscape—take a number. Craigslist is a microcosm of this new trend. Postings [...]
Did you know the attention span of recruiters and Human Resources (HR) managers is declining, due to the overwhelming volume of candidates applying for the same job? If you have ever seen the Old Spice commercials, you might understand why it is important to capture their attention in the first 10 seconds. Jokes aside, a hiring authority usually spends around 15 seconds looking at resumes, according to recent studies. “They could take between 15 to 30 seconds, but no more than [...]
Voters suggest cultivating networking, resume writing and interview skills A recent survey done by ResumeTarget.com on LinkedIn confirmed what entry-level professionals already know when looking for a job and going to job interviews: the biggest problem breaking into the market nowadays is a lack of experience. According to the numbers, 61% of the participants believe this to be the biggest issue. “I am going to be a new grad in April 2012, so I have begun my professional job search just [...]