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Vol. 16, Issue 43 - Week of October 23, 2017

Tips for beating the competition and getting hired Abridged: AllStaff Services

TUCSON, AZ -- Are you aiming for your dream job but missing the target? Getting hired is a full-time job but not everyone realizes it. Competition can seem stifling and work opportunities can seem scarce. Here are some valuable tips on how you can make yourself stand out from the competition:

Research the company. Get to know their goals, their work, and their CEO. The more knowledge you have, the better. The care you put into researching the company will reflect upon the care you'll put into the job. Dress up. Unless they specifically state otherwise, dressing more professionally than their typical day in the office will give you a more serious consideration.

Bring a portfolio (if applicable). If you're a creative, bring some examples of the work you do. Don't think you can get away with, "Well they've seen my work already and that's why I got the interview in the first place." Always bring your work with you. If you walk in without anything to show them and the other candidate brings an impressive, laminated portfolio... guess who'll get the edge there. Get interview coaching. Maybe you're someone who lands the interview but can't quite seem to land the job. Getting coaching goes a long way. If the idea of getting coached on your interviewing skills is scary then that's all the more reason to do it! Make this part of the process a comfortable one!

Work smarter and land a job over the competition 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 to85 top job sites like CareerBuilder, ZipRecruiter, Job.com, 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.

3 Winning tips for landing your next job Abridged: Huffington Post

NEW YORK, NY -- 1) Make certain your skills are current. There is no way an applicant can be successful without the requisite skills to do the job. This is especially true for mature job-seekers - the popular perception being that older candidates lack the technical skills to compete with younger applicants. The good news is that there are several low-fee and free websites that will supply you with these necessary skills.

2) Power-up your resume. Today's technology has made the art of writing a compelling, attention-grabbing resume even more critical to your success. And considering the level of competition out there for each and every job, your resume needs to be topnotch. To make certain your resume will make the cut, be sure to ask yourself the following questions: Is my resume easy to scan so that my key selling points catch the eye of the reviewer? Am I highlighting the results I've achieved and quantifying them whenever possible? Am I targeting my resume to each position for which I apply?

3) Network proactively. Any savvy job-seeker knows that people get people jobs. You're far more likely to land your next position by way of networking than by any other means. So, rather than waste your contacts' valuable time, make certain you're using your network in a way that will move your search forward. Before you reach out to contacts beyond your immediate circle of friends and acquaintances, determine your primary goal(s) for the interaction.

5 reasons why you need to use LinkedIn Abridged: Social-Hire

ORLANDO, FL -- 1) Build your network: LinkedIn's primary function is to help you build and grow your professional network. Your profile is your online business card that makes it easy to stay on top of the career comings and goings of contacts.

2) Proof building: One of the best features of LinkedIn is the ability to showcase recommendations. Recommendations are the reviews on your profile and can give someone the confidence they need to bring you in for an interview. 3) Stay in the know: LinkedIn's news feed is tailored to your interests. It also offers the ability to follow influencers in your field and join groups in your niche. Stay ahead of the curve by scanning your feed each morning for trending topics, business happenings, and company updates.

4) More referrals: People turn to their networks when they need to hire someone. Referrals are the easiest way to go. LinkedIn makes it simple for friends to send business your way and keep you top of mind should something perfect for your skills cross their inbox. 5) Reputation management: No matter what, someone is looking you up online. LinkedIn is part of those search results and it is 100% put together by you. Your profile can set the tone for how you want to be seen. Don't miss this opportunity to control your perception and lead with your best foot.

Update and optimize your LinkedIn Profile to get noticed Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Two hundred million users can't be wrong. LinkedIn has exploded onto the employment search scene and is now used across 200 different countries. It has sparked a recruiting revolution of sorts, as many hiring managers search its massive database of prospective employees before even announcing a job opening. 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 land more interviews, get your LinkedIn Profile makeover today.

6 tips to land a job interview Abridged: Steps Employment Solutions

NEW YORK, NY -- 1) Write a brief resume and cover letter. Personalize each resume for the position you're applying for. Try to be brief but convincing, highlight your strengths, capabilities and achievements in short, help the employer to see why you're the best person for the job. 2) Organize your job references. Ask people who can provide you with a positive recommendation and so they are prepared, let them know about the job you're going for before you share their details with potential employers.

3) Make a list of job openings that suit your skill set. Read the job description carefully and make sure you meet the criteria - note down each position that's suitable. 4) Keep your personal life private. While you're job hunting it's a good idea to apply privacy settings to personal social media accounts. It's now pretty standard for prospective employers to look up job candidates on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. So don't let your social media activity lessen your chances of being hired.

5) Start applying for jobs. Concentrate on applying for the roles you most want and are qualified for, and tailor and target your resume to those positions. 6) Stay connected. Make sure you can be easily contacted. You may need to keep your phone with you during regular business hours and regularly check your junk email to ensure no emails slip past.

[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.

Didn't get hired? Don't take it personally Abridged: USNews Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When you don't land a job that you wanted, it's easy to feel a sense of personal failure, or even shame, about your performance. You might think that maybe you could have answered that last interview question in a different way, or that you should have made better eye contact with the interviewers. You might start second-guessing any number of details, from what you wore to your meetings to whether you should have hired a professional to revamp your resume.

But the fact is, there are a number of factors that go into a company's hiring decisions that may not have much to do with you at all. Some things are simply out of your control. Even if you ace your interview performance and have the seemingly perfect work history for the position, it doesn't mean that you're destined to get it. It all may come down to perceived fit.

It's important to grasp the big picture. While it may be discouraging to recognize that no matter how well you do in your interviews, you still might not get offered the job, this information can also help you put rejection into perspective. A healthy approach is this: Do what you can to be the best candidate you can be. But at the end of the day, if you don't reach your goal of landing the job, don't be too hard on yourself.

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