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Vol. 13, Issue 47 - Week of November 24, 2014

4 Ways to be more concise in your job search Abridged: USNews Money

NEW YORK, NY -- Job Search: Set up free job alerts on several sites that will email you relevant postings at your specified frequency. Use job search engines to aggregate jobs from many different sites so that you can catch postings from both large job sites and niche job boards. Don't rely exclusively on the Internet for your search. Get out and meet people socially and professionally too.

Resume: Quality wins over quantity. This applies on your cover letters as well. A one-page resume doesn't mean you have less worthy experience than someone with two pages. It usually is a positive sign, because it tells hiring managers you can write concisely and apply only relevant experience. Cover Letter: Brevity doesn't mean ignoring the cover letter. It's still very important, and it's not a retelling of your resume. A way to instantly attract someone to read your cover letter is to use bullets in part of the letter to showcase the accomplishments and qualities you offer.

Interviewing: An interviewer wants to know, "how can you help me/our company?" Make sure you answer this in the interview. As you answer questions, use one or two specific examples to demonstrate a personal quality or situation they've asked about. The key in all these aspects of the job search process is to practice. The more you search, the more you write and the more you talk to other professionals, the better you'll get at creating space and being brief.

Get help posting your resume on all the top job sites Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- You've decided to take the leap and hunt for a new job. But where do you start to search for a job? While the job market is very competitive right now, there are still lots of jobs being offered by hiring managers who search all of the top online job sites and niche job boards. Sure it may take some time, but posting your resume on ALL the top job sites 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 90 top job sites like CareerBuilder,, Net-Temps, Dice and more.

If confidentiality is a concern, use Resume Rabbit's confidentiality feature. Your resume can be seen, however, no one will see your name, street address or phone number. Whether you do it by hand or use a service like Resume Rabbit, creating accounts on all the best job sites will give you access to millions of jobs and exposure to 1.5 million employers and recruiters daily. Instantly post your resume on all the top job sites to find a job online.

Don't stress about your job search Abridged: Business 2 Community

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Searching for a new job can be very stressful. Here are some ways you can manage and mitigate stress. Always take care of yourself. Get some exercise. Devote an hour each day to running or going to the gym. Eat right, too. Don't fall into bad habits, such as the consumption of junk food. When you feel well, you'll be better able to deal with stress and conflicting emotions like feeling run-down or low on energy.

As trivial as it may sound, playing music is a good idea. Music has documented stress-reducing properties, and while you don't want it to become a distraction, you can at least put on some background tunes while you search online job boards or network on LinkedIn. Get organized. Keep a calendar and develop out your job search plan - outline all the steps you need to take and all the tasks on your to-do list. Have a folder where you can keep important documents.

Set small goals for yourself. Your main goal is to get a job, but you might also set more minor, day-to-day or week-to-week goals. Follow up with five employers today, post your resume to eight niche job boards, submit ten new applications by Thursday, and so forth. Finally, leave some room for volunteering or internship work to maintain and grow your skills and experience. Community service is not only great for boosting your morale, but it looks good on your resume!

Finish the year strong! Ramp up your job search now Abridged: AOL Jobs

DENVER, CO -- "No one gets a job around the holidays. It's a good time to take a break and relax until things ramp up in the new year." Are you hearing this advice, or convincing yourself it's true? If so, you could be missing out on an amazing career or job opportunity.

In fact, the holiday season can be the best time to look for a job. It is a big mistake to take a break now. Finish the year strong! Here are some reasons to ramp up your job search at this time of year. Organizations may suddenly realize they have money to spend before year-end. Your competition may be taking a break. When people are on vacation, they may not answer a recruiter or hiring manager's call in a timely way, which could mean you have an opportunity to impress your next boss on the phone before your otherwise more qualified colleague stops to check email.

You want to be prepared and get ahead. Don't sit back and wait to re-enter the pool with everyone else who waited for the holidays to pass and start job searching again in the new year. When people take vacations, you may be able to swoop in. Recruiters and hiring managers appreciate quick responses. Improved networking opportunities. Why? The best people to network with you are the people closest to you and their friends. This is a great time to authentically reach out to your neglected network.

Change your search job strategy before the new year Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Are you tired of going to several job sites every day and searching each one separately? Do you dread submitting your resume & cover letter over and over for every job you apply to? Do you find it difficult to keep track of where you sent your resume for future follow up? To help reduce the time spent searching job ads, try using a job aggregator site to search millions of jobs from thousands of company websites, job boards and newspapers -- all from one place.

The Career News recommends a service called MyJobHunter. With this service, you can search all top career sites at once AND apply to all matching jobs with one click. First, MyJobHunter will instantly search all major job sites for jobs matching your criteria. You'll review a list of job matches and put check marks next to the ones you like. Then, press a single button and your resume is sent to the jobs you selected. It's that simple! They'll even personalize your cover letter with each job application. Login any time to review jobs applied to and even add follow-up notes on each one.

Check out these other great features. Don't want to forget keywords that generated perfect jobs? Try the "Saved Search" feature. Want MyJobHunter to find & apply to jobs for you? Turn on "Auto-Apply" and your resume is automatically sent to new job matches every day. You'll never miss an opportunity and your resume gets there first! Supercharge your job search and beat the competition with this job search and apply tool.

Reasons why you can't land an interview Rosa Elizabeth Vargas, Careerealism

CHICAGO, IL -- Your Resume Does Not Out-distance Others: It must be visually enticing, and the content so compelling it ignites action and quickly. There should be something about your resume that captures interest over the competition. The Jobs Are Wrong For You: Part of a successful job search is perusing job ads and identifying which you are an ideal match for. Take the time to study the job ads, review the requirements, match their needs with your skill set, and launch a strategic job search.

You're Not Searching In The Right Place: Don't limit your search to just online job boards. Launch an integrated job search campaign that leverages job boards, social sites like LinkedIn, networking in person, and prospecting offline. Your Expectations Are Too High: We all deserve to land the job of our dreams. But, does it have to be at this very moment? Why not accept employment that may pay you less than you expected but perhaps the possibility for growth is immense? How about employment in which the benefits package is more attractive than the annual salary?

You're Not Asking For Help: There's no shame in needing a job. You will never know who can step up and assist you. You don't have to give others a sob story; simply mailing your resume and job target with an upbeat message can help you communicate your need without worrying everyone around you. It's all in the presentation.

[VIDEO] Sneaky job interview 'trick' for job seekers 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, check out this free video.

5 Ways to turn your age into an asset Abridged: Forbes

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 1) Show that you bring not just experience, but wisdom. There are plenty of candidates just coasting through their careers, never learning new things, making hard decisions or solving hard challenges. That's why you need to prove yourself, by offering up examples. Tell stories of interesting projects you worked on where wisdom, process and great assessment skills were necessary to reach the positive results.

2) Make a strong impression in the interview. Instead of saying "I have many years to go in my career," consider saying: "I have many things I would like to accomplish to call my professional life a success" and then list some. You need to be as ambitious as you were when you first entered the workforce and project this during interviews. 3.) Don't worry about being too expensive. There is typically a salary range already budgeted for job openings. As long as the position fits your budget, you shouldn't have to worry about younger applicants stealing the job away by accepting a lesser salary. Justify the higher salary by conveying the value you bring.

4) Play up your network of relationships. Your network is your key advantage in a job search. The longer you've been in the workforce, the more people you know. Do your homework before the interview. 5) Make yourself more likely to be found online. Complete your profile on LinkedIn, have a blog or post articles to the web. Doing so helps validate your credibility.

Send your resume to 1000's of hiring managers Staff Writer, The Career News

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- There's nothing easy about job searching. What's especially frustrating for many job seekers is a disappointing response rate. However, it's important to note that a job search is based on a numbers game. For example: If you get your resume in front of 1000 hiring managers, you should get 10-50 quality responses leading up to 5 interviews. If you don't pay attention to 'how' you are sending your resumes, your actions might only serve to put your resume in a pile with hundreds of others - if it even makes it to the pile at all.

Consider a more focused approach to your job search. A search that increases the number and quality of responses by using a targeted list of industries and decision makers who are looking for people with your skills. This new type of search also employs an affordable delivery system that ensures your resume will be seen by the right person. Impossible?

Not at all! We recommend using a service called JobsByFax. This service is simple to use, effective and an affordable way to ensure a more focused and satisfying job search. JobsByFax combines quality and quantity by faxing your resume to potential employers and recruiters. In fact, it's been statistically proven that sending 1000 resumes using JobsByFax can yield from 10 to 50 quality responses. JobsByFax will revitalize your job search and produce quality responses that lead to interviews and even job offers! Take control of your job search and land more interviews by going to JobsByFax.

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