Category Archives: Job Search

Job Seeker Advantage: Applying for Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist

Hidden-Jobs

USA TODAY reports employers added an average of 246,000 jobs each month in 2014, the best year for job growth since 1999. Finally, for the first time in 15 years, it seems companies have started to hire in a meaningful way.

Welcome back, economy!

But all this hiring is happening the way it used to…   

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Beyond the Resume: 11 Ways to Grab an Employer’s Attention

RIP Resume

Many smaller firms and start-ups are learning that a resume isn’t the best away to determine talent, potential or culture fit. So we started thinking: what would happen if the resume no longer existed? And we asked our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: If resumes are dead (or dying), how does a potential employee get your undivided attention? Here are some of the answers sure to make you think twice about relying on a resume to find your next gig:   Make Specific Suggestions I am always impressed by people who come to us with specific ideas   

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How to Create a Wildly-Effective Career Portfolio

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It wasn’t too long ago that only a few career fields – graphic design and fashion, for example – required a portfolio.

In the Social Age, however, when online resumes, LinkedIn profiles and visual content (think Pinterest and Instagram) are the norm… career portfolios aren’t just making a comeback… they becoming a prerequisite to landing your dream job…   

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9 Old-School Job Search Tips You Can’t Ignore Today

Old School

We recently came across a post on YouTern written by Dawn Rasmussen way back in 2011… well before we relied on social media so heavily for personal branding, establishing expertise and, ultimately, finding a job or internship.

And it occurred to us: every single suggestion Dawn made way back then still works today…   

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What Soft Skills are Listed Most on LinkedIn? [Infographic]

LinkedIn Skills on the Rise

So what skills are job seekers listing in LinkedIn profiles faster than any others?

With the world’s emphasis on social and digital – not to mention gaming and mobile – you may guess that technical skills would top the list. And you might be surprised to see skills like CPR, Zumba instruction and barista among the most listed… yet there they are…   

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The One Job Interview Question That Blows Recruiters Away

The One Job Interview Question

Simple. Straightforward. Non-specific. Not particularly exciting.

And yet this is the one question that blows recruiters away during a job interview…   

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