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Vol. 16, Issue 15 - Week of April 10, 2017

Tips for job searching where employers are recruiting Abridged: The Balance

NEW YORK CITY, NY -- Use Niche and Local Job Boards: Focus your efforts on the same job sites that companies are using to recruit. Many companies use niche job boards that focus on an industry or local job sites that focus on a specific geographic location. There are a couple of reasons why hiring managers target their recruiting efforts. First of all, there will be fewer applicants. In addition, those candidates are typically more focused, because they're job searching on a niche site relevant to their skills. From the location perspective, it's easier and less expensive to interview and hire local candidates.

Get Your Resume Noticed: More and more companies are using talent management technology to screen applicants. Take advantage of the trend and target your resume to make it more competitive. Prioritize content so that your most important and relevant experience is listed first, with key accomplishments listed at the top. Take a look at your resume, then at job postings that match your interests.

Use Professional Networking Sites: LinkedIn is at the top of the networking sites listed for many companies who are recruiting. The main reason that companies are using LinkedIn is to find passive job candidates. Another reason why companies are using LinkedIn, is because referrals from their employees are highly valued because they typically have a higher success rate. LinkedIn helps companies leverage the networks of their employees.

Cover all your bases and find a job faster Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- While the job market is very competitive right now, there are still millions of jobs being offered by recruiters and hiring managers who search all of the top career sites and niche job boards. Sure it may take some time, but posting your resume on these websites will give you better exposure than your competition!

If you want the benefit of maximum exposure, but don't want to spend 60 hours researching and filling out website forms, consider letting a service like Resume Rabbit do the work for you. With this service, you fill out one easy form and in about 15 minutes you'll be posted on over 85 career websites like CareerBuilder, ZipRecruiter, Job.com, Dice and more! A comprehensive list of all the sites they post to is on their home page.

If confidentiality is a concern, use Resume Rabbit's new confidentiality feature. Your resume can be seen, however, no one will see your name, street address, phone number or even your current company name. Whether you do it by hand or use a service like Resume Rabbit, creating accounts on all the best career websites will give you access to millions of jobs and exposure to 1.5 million employers and recruiters daily. Cast your net wide and maximize your exposure to find a job faster.

Job seeker tips for working with a recruiter Abridged: Nelson Jobs

SONOMA, CA -- Be prepared to answer interview questions for the recruiter. Think of an interview with a recruiter in the same way as you would a regular job interview. Be ready to share your resume and your experience and demonstrate why you are a good fit in the meeting with your recruiter.

Recruiters may ask you tough questions because it's their job to qualify candidates for employers. Do your research beforehand and take all the steps to prepare for an interview and show that you are knowledgeable about the hiring firm and your industry. A good preparation step is to write down responses to common interview questions and practice delivering your answers with confidence before your meeting.

Stay personable and get to know your recruiter. Why? In order to perform their jobs well, many recruiters maintain important connections with top hiring managers. It's definitely in your best interest to establish a friendly working relationship with recruiters in your field. By creating and maintaining this relationship, you can learn important information such as an employer's company culture or work environment. Recruiters may even know about available jobs before they're advertised. So if you've made a good impression with a recruiter, you could rise to the top of their candidate list and be one of the first they call when a new job opens. In all cases, developing this strong relationship starts with congeniality and respect.

Interview tips to help you stand out Abridged: Essential Personnel

GRAND ISLAND, NE -- As a job seeker you're marketing yourself to the business world. There are many ways to stand out among the span of resumes, the online applications and the endless emails. On paper you can present yourself as you want to be seen. But when you get the interview, how do you dazzle? Three simple improvements that you can make to yourself are to dress well, display good body language and listen.

Dress not for the position in which you are applying, but for the position overseeing the one you applied for. A professional outfit will give you a boost in confidence and in yourself while naturally helping you with your body language. Carry yourself well and sit or stand with poise. Sixty-five percent of communication is nonverbal. So always make your body language work for you. Sit up straight, do not slouch, smile and remain confident throughout the interview. Also, making the right amount of eye contact in an interview can make the difference in whether you successfully snag the job.

Listen intently to the interviewer. Understand what is said before you respond. In an interview it's important to listen intently, comprehend fully and respond accordingly. If a question is confusing, restate what you understand to have been said, then ask for more clarification before you respond. Take your time to prepare your answers. These three tips will make sure you stand out during your next interview.

The secret to acing your next job interview Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Did you know that when the job market was booming it took an average of 3 interviews to get 1 job offer? Now it takes 17! When you finally land the job interview of your dreams will you have what it takes to land the job offer? You must stand out during the job interview or you might as well be playing the lottery.

Most job seekers spend hours creating their resumes and cover letters, searching through job postings, reviewing classified ads and networking--all in order to land the job interview. Yet 99% of them don't have a clue what to do when they get one.

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5 Things you should know about job recruiters Abridged: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 1) Recruiters are not career counselors. Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and immediately understand where you would fit into their organization or to suggest which career path you should choose. It's your job to know what you want to do and to tell the recruiter where you fit into an organization.

2) Recruiters are not for hire by job seekers. They work for the employer who pays them. Many will go out of their way to help you, if they can, but do not expect them to guide you in your job search. 3) There are many different kinds of recruiters, but they all fall into one of two major categories: Internal recruiters, which are employees of the employer they represent, paid a salary by that employer. And External recruiters, who are employees of staffing firms or recruiting agencies that help many different employers find employees.

4) Recruiters are seldom the decision-maker determining whether or not you get a job offer. They often have input into the decision, depending on the organization, and they are often the person who delivers the good or bad news to the job seeker. But, someone else, makes the hiring decision. 5) Recruiters are seldom in control of the hiring process. Their job is to find good job candidates, and they try to keep the process flowing smoothly.

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.

Tips on using a job search engine to find a job Abridged: US News & World Report

CHICAGO, IL -- Find your favorite: Searching many job search engines at once for a new opportunity can be overwhelming. After checking out some of the top job search engines like Indeed or JobsWanted.com, select one or two of your favorites to use for your search efforts. Perhaps you will focus on a niche job search engine or one that has a useful "advanced search" option. Limiting the number of job search engines you use will keep you from getting overwhelmed.

Use the advanced search: Most job search engines have an advanced job search option. This is a great way to narrow down the many job listings on a job search engine. You can typically search by keyword or phrase, company, industry, or location. You can also search by salary. This is a helpful way to make sure you only look for jobs that are a good fit.

Create an account: If you find a job search engine you really like, consider registering for an account. Most job search engines allow you to register and upload a resume and cover letter. You can also typically bookmark jobs and request daily email alerts with the latest job listings.Watch out for multiple listings: One drawback to job search engines is that, because there are so many listings from multiple places, repeated listings are common. Be careful to avoid repeat listings, as well as expired job listings.

Search all online job listings from just one website Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- If you've been recently 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, Juju, 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 for free.

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