Posts tagged “career strategies”

How to really use the apply with LinkedIn button

The usual – and often correct – assumption is that visibility is credibility.  On LinkedIn this is still true to some extent, but…and that is a very large BUT, only if you have optimized your profile. Make sure you have done enough networking online to populate your profile with sufficient connections and recommendations to prove your credibility. LinkedIn has reached a point where you may be considered unprofessional if you don’t have a profile.  It’s easy to create – you’re visible [...]

How to get a job on Craigslist – The 4 steps to combat internet anonymity

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 [...]

Will creativity get you the job?

What steps do you take to make yourself stand out from the masses? It’s clear, times are changing, people are becoming more tech savvy, and millions of social media networks are popping up everywhere. In this new age, even job hunting requires exceptional social media skills. Putting together a really good resume takes a lot of work and a lot of time, and that's just for a run of the mill resume. Have you ever come across a crazy, wacky resume [...]

Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)

Have you been promised a promotion or salary increase?  Have you been told that the fresh challenge you’ve been craving – and worked hard for - is just around the corner?  More importantly, is it now six months or a year since those opportunities were outlined – but they have yet to materialize? Many employees find themselves in a situation where their company has repeatedly promised to take care of them, however after months of waiting, it can begin to [...]

Survey: Lack of experience is the biggest issue entry-level professionals have

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 [...]