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Vol. 17, Issue 09 - Week of February 26, 2018

Tips to help you in your 2018 job searchAbridged: Career Alley

DENVER, CO -- For those of you fortunate enough to never have had to type your resume on a typewriter, you probably don't realize how difficult and manual job hunting was in the pre-digital days. We (yes, we are now all in the same boat) now have different challenges that the digital age poses. Now the name of the game is leveraging digital tools. And to those who master these skills, the job market is all yours. Here are some tips to help you in your 2018 job search:

Tip #1: Make your current resume accessible online. Upload your resume to company websites, niche career sites, job boards and professional network sites like LinkedIn. Tip #2: Use job search engines. Job search engines have the ability to deliver personalized job search results to your mailbox. The advantage is that you can set up very specific search criteria.

Tip #3: Leverage social media networking sites. You should leverage these to both, cultivate your professional network and to look for jobs. Tip #4: Do your homework and research companies. You need to have a good idea about where you want to work and about the kind of companies you want to target. Tip #5: Know your interviewer -- have you LinkedIn today? -- LinkedIn is not only about your network, you can also use it to find out lots of information on your interviewer. Good luck in your search.

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LOS ANGELES, CA --Many companies are currently searching for qualified candidates to fill their open positions necessary. 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 career sites and niche job boards. As soon as an employer needs someone, this is one of the main places they look. While it's not the only job search activity you should pursue, it is a documented and proven method of more successful job seekers.

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Is it possible to land a job using Facebook? Abridged: The Undercover Recruiter

NEW YORK, NY -- Here are two ways to use Facebook to get hired. 1) Networking: Most of your, friends, family, colleagues and business partners will be on Facebook. We can assume that recruiters, hiring managers and prospective new employers are on Facebook too. This gives you a unique opportunity to network yourself to whoever is hiring at the moment.

Many people expect to get contacted via LinkedIn, but Facebook is not a professional network, and therefore contacting somebody professionally could actually help you stand out from the crowd. As long as you tread carefully, this tactic will work. Let's say you identify a company that's recruiting, now find out who the hiring manager is. Then check for friends or friends of friends in common, in order to get referred to people working for the company. Contact this person with your best spiel and take it from there.

2) Status Updates: Update your Facebook status with your current job situation and what you're looking for. Friends, family, old colleagues, acquaintances are all there to help you. You'll be delighted at how much support you'll get. Bear in mind that another human trait is forgetting, so keep updating your Facebook status and give them the latest on your job hunt efforts. If you're on Facebook anyways, why not turn it into something productive. Add it to your social media job searching strategy along with LinkedIn and Twitter. Another weapon in your job hunting arsenal is not going to hurt.

Social media not your thing? Abridged: Newsday

MELVILLE, NY -- If social media is not your thing, it could be hurting your job search. Allie McCormick left her full-time PR position to be a stay-at-home mom. Once she was ready to get back to work, she posted to Facebook that she was looking for a job. "My status was along the lines of 'Allie McCormick is officially job hunting. I have 10+ years of experience in PR and marketing and am overall awesome [smiley face],'" she recalls. McCormick says she received several messages instantly. "Within four weeks, I had interviewed formally with three companies and had two offers on the table," says McCormick.

Social media, also referred to as social recruiting, is on the rise. And if you're not familiar with it, you had better get to know it soon. Social media is where the employers are and where they're investing their time. In a recent study by Jobvite, an online recruiting website, 55% of employers said they plan to increase their investment in social recruiting. 87% of them are already using LinkedIn for recruiting and 95% hired a new employee from their LinkedIn recruiting efforts alone, not to mention Facebook or Twitter.

Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that up to 85% of career opportunities go unadvertised, which means that you have to use your network. Word of mouth and friend referrals are huge [in a job search]. It is still often who you know, not what you know, and social media helps you to know a lot more people and find those unadvertised job opportunities.

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- One of the first steps towards your job search process is to make a list of resources and people who you can contact to expedite your search. The smarter and better you can network now the faster you will land a job. These days job seekers should spend 60 to 70 percent of their efforts on networking. Let everyone know you're out of a job and available for work. People like to help, but they can't help if they don't know you're looking. On average, 80 percent of job openings aren't advertised at all. Therefore, working with a recruiter and networking may be the only way to hear about them.

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.

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Reasons why it's a good idea to start a business at homeAbridged: Demand Media

HOUSTON, TX -- People choose to start home businesses after retiring, because of a job loss or when they stop enjoying the corporate life. Others want to spend more time with their family. Whatever the case, starting a home-based business can be a good option. It provides the owner with the best of both worlds--being able to balance work and home life.

Starting a home business can be ideal for families with dual incomes and small children. A home business also eliminates lengthy commutes to and from the office. Instead, the owner can spend the extra time managing various aspects of her business. Having a home business can keep expenses down. Instead of paying rent for an office or small shop, many home business owners work out of a spare bedroom or den. Also, home business owners can usually deduct most of the supplies and equipment they purchase on their tax forms.

Home businesses do not require as much capital to get started. The business owner can build his business at a gradual pace, while still earning income from another source. He can then leave his job and become a full-time business owner when sales start taking off. Owning a home business gives a person an opportunity for professional growth, using skills in which they excel while working at something they love. For example, a web designer can acquire additional skills, such as business and marketing skills, that he may not have developed while working for someone.

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Network your way into the job you wantAbridged: JamesWantsToKnowYou

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Today's job market has redefined how companies recruit, requiring top candidates to redefine how they get noticed. As a candidate, it's important to always be mindful of the brand you're displaying and polish that brand regularly in a way that brings positive attention to the skills and attributes you bring to the table.

There's got to be something to this thing called NETWORKING. I've often found candidates with the skills who didn't land the job. It's clear, that just having the right skills doesn't cut it in today's marketplace. Develop a relationship with the hiring manager or recruiter. You should regularly follow-up to make them aware of your continued interest. Always make sure to highlight the area about which you're passionate.

Your objective is to always be seen as a top candidate who just hasn't found the right role. The second step is to connect with the leaders in your industry by locating the top organizations that cater them. Your objective is to be in the places they are without being seen as a stalker. The more you get involved: The more likely you'll increase your network; The more likely you'll run into the hiring managers that said no; The more likely you'll receive a call when the next opportunity presents itself.

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