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Vol. 16, Issue 29 - Week of July 17, 2017

4 Ways to save time searching for a new job Abridged: Kanika Tolver

BOULDER, CO -- Over the last 5 years, many job seekers have started utilizing their smartphone, essential job board options and setting aside 1 hour a day for applying to new jobs. Here are some quick tips:

1) Download Job Board Mobile Apps. Download both the LinkedIn and the Indeed mobile apps. The Indeed mobile app makes it extremely easy to search and apply to jobs from your smartphone. With the LinkedIn mobile app, you can communicate with recruiters, professionals and industry leaders anytime. 2) Utilize the Easy Apply Options. One great feature on Indeed. is the "Easy Apply". With one click you can apply to jobs just using your Indeed profile and resume. This makes it easy to apply to over 20 jobs in an hour.

3) Create Job Search Alerts. The easiest way to receive notifications for your job search via email or mobile app is to create job search alerts. Job search alerts can be created on the job sites and mobile apps. Be sure to use relevant keywords and job titles when you create your job search alerts. Then you will be notified daily when new jobs are posted. 4) Make a List of Job Titles. Create a job title cheat sheet. Research your career interests by using Google to search for various job titles. One job type can have many similar job titles, because each company may refer to the same job type by different job titles.

Update your job search strategy and save time! Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- These days, to land a job over the competition, you have to work smarter. The hard part is to get your resume read by the right people at the right time. Good jobs aren't on the market very long. To succeed your resume has to be available to the employer the moment they decide to fill a position.

One easy way to be found by employers who are looking to hire someone with your skills, is to post your resume on all the top job sites and niche job boards. This is a proven, documented method of successful job searching. While it may take a fair amount of time to find and fill out the forms of all these sites, you will definitely multiply your chances of landing a job.

If you want all the benefits without all the work, you can let a service like Resume Rabbit do it for you. You fill out one simple form and they'll instantly post your resume on up to 92 top job sites like Job.com, CareerBuilder, Careercast, Dice & more. Then you'll be seen by over 1.5 million employers & recruiters daily. It takes ONLY 5 minutes and saves 60 hours of research and data entry. Instantly post your resume on all the top job sites, to find a job faster.

How to follow up during your job search Abridged: Gilbert Gazette

MIAMI, FL -- Set the expectation. At the end of every meeting, clarify the next step and the expectation for follow-up. "Great, I'll look forward to your call on Friday. If I don't hear from you, may I check in on Monday?" With this approach, you'll feel confident on Monday that your call won't be viewed as intrusive.

Keep the ball in your court. Take the initiative to pursue a contact or expedite a process. Busy executives will appreciate it. For example, if a network contact promises to pass your resume on to a colleague, you might say, "I know you're busy, so I'll be glad to save you a step and get in touch directly. May I use your name?" Don't be demanding. No matter how impatient, frustrated, or angry at a lack of response, never let negative emotions show in a voicemail, email, or person-to-person message. If your contacts feel uncomfortable when hearing from you, they'll be less and less inclined to take your calls.

Follow up with a purpose. You can simply call to follow up, but why not find a better reason to get in touch with your contact. Can you supply a bit of information on a topic you discussed? Share a news story or an idea? Refer him or her to someone who can help with a specific problem? With this approach, you'll call with confidence.

Refine your job search with research Abridged: TwinCities Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL, MN -- General Research. If you don't have a clue about what your next work will be, you can start by visiting sites that are organized around helping you translate your skills into job titles. Or, if you have some job titles in mind, you can check out what the government says about the conditions and prospects for that work. Plugging job titles into general search engines can also be very helpful. You will likely find a selection of articles from a variety of publications, as well as a link to one or more professional associations for the field. Job board listings and college classes will also appear, which might be helpful later in your process.

Person-to-person Inquiry. Commonly called informational interviews, these conversations are frequently 30-60 minutes of question-and-answer with the job seeker leading the discussion. To make best use of your time, prepare your questions and come ready with the industry information you gathered online. One of the most common ways of finding prospects for these sessions are by connecting with people through LinkedIn.

Experiential Discovery. Not everyone will need this stage. That said, some careers really must be experienced to be understood. A classic example is teaching. Better to visit a variety of classrooms and volunteer to lead after-school tutorials before you sign up for training. Then you'll know if the work suits you, and you'll have a better idea of how to prepare for the career.

Get your LinkedIn profile optimized by a professional Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA - Currently 88% of U.S. recruiters now tap into LinkedIn to find qualified job candidates, according to a recent report conducted by the site. In short, LinkedIn has become the first, and top, platform that recruiters and HR pros access to do job searches and build their candidate pool. Is your profile being found?

If the content within your profile is a simple copy-and-paste from your resume, you could be damaging your chances of landing that dream job. The Career News recommends having your profile overhauled by "LinkedIn Builder", the professional writing service with a rapidly growing list of happy clients. The company will turn your LinkedIn content from passive to powerful in 72 short hours. Here's how: Precise, targeted headline; Conversational summary section with a perfectly social tone; Optimized job descriptions crafted to ensure maximum visibility; 100% profile completeness; Fast, email delivery with easy upload instructions; Downloadable DIY Guide loaded with best practices, LinkedIn insights and how-to tips.

LinkedIn Builder's writers specialize in structuring your online professional profile to effectively chronicle your career, achievements and key skills. Their writers possess the knowledge and cross-industry expertise to link your career aspirations with a smashing online presence. Opportunity is waiting. To get noticed and land more interviews, get help with your LinkedIn profile today.

3 Tips on how to up your job interview game Abridged: Pedestrian TV

NEW YORK, NY -- Go the extra mile with your research. We are sure you would have heard the whole 'research where you're applying' spiel, but to really make an impression, you've got to take that to a whole new level. Large-scale organization release earning reports, CEOs write blog posts, small businesses send out weekly email updates. Get familiar with them, and drop your all-knowingness in the interview.

Try to pencil in the sweet spot. Some industry experts believe that 10:30AM on a Tuesday is prime interview real estate. Given their seniority, who ever is hiring you most likely has stacks on. Their focus is shifted on Mondays trying to get the week started, and by Wednesday, they behave like regular humans and just want the week to be over. That's why Tuesdays at 10:30AM yield good results - it's the time slot where they'll be able to dedicate their full attention to you as a candidate.

Say something with your outfit. We are way too quick to take the whole 'dressing professionally' to an extreme. Sure, don't rock up to an interview wearing trackies, but introducing a subtle statement piece into your outfit will help the interviewer remember who you are. FYI: landing a job kinda hinges on them remembering who you are. Additionally, it can be used as a talking point; an avenue to share more of your background.

[VIDEO] The secret to nailing 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.

There's a little known "secret career document" you can quickly and easily customize for your next important job interview that literally forces the interviewer to picture you filling the position. This powerful technique was created by one of California's top marketing professionals. His method guarantees you'll automatically stand out from the crowd and shoot straight to the top of the "must hire" list for any position you seek. To ace your next interview and get hired faster visit: The Job Interview Secret.

Things to know about finding a job after 40 Abridged: CheatSheet

ASHEVILLE, NC -- You might be approaching your peak earnings. By the time you hit your 40s, you're likely to be making as much money as you ever will, regardless of gender. In fact, Business Insider reports men's salaries peak at 48, and women's salaries top off at 39. This is due to two things: job choice and family responsibility.

The interviewer or boss might be younger than you. Younger interviewers are in that job because they earned it, and you want to show that you respect their experience and position and that you're excited to be on their team. The standard rules of interviews still stand regardless of age. Be excited about the role, exhaust all resources to learn about the company, and don't be afraid to create a conversation.

Volunteering is looked at with admiration. As the job market gets increasingly competitive, the over-40 crowd can differentiate themselves with extracurricular endeavors. These altruistic efforts will be looked on with envy even more than net worth. That is all the more reason to leave that volunteering section on your resume and LinkedIn profile. Capitalize on your earnings. Fidelity Investments suggests people in their 40s should have three times their annual income saved for retirement and six times their annual income by age 50. Smart adults will capitalize on this time and search for employer incentives that allow them to max out savings opportunities, such as 401(k) contributions.

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