What Other Experts Are Saying – Refocus Your Job Search, Cover Letter Secrets & Recruiters’ Methods

In this week’s Friday Feature – “What Other Experts Are Saying”… How to re-energize your job hunt; are you smarter than a 6-yr old?; and recruiters are finding candidates differently these days….

What Other Experts Are Saying – Using Social Media for Your Job Search

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I’ve decided to launch a regular Friday Feature – “What Other Experts Are Saying” – and this week I’m featuring the topic of Using Social Media for Your Job Search. Check out these articles and videos that I found out there on the world wide web. “How To Write a LinkedIn Invitation to…

7 Great LinkedIn Tips from Recruiter and Career Strategist Gary O’Neal

I think Gary O’Neal is a LinkedIn guru. He really knows his stuff and proved it during his presentation to the Austin Career Developers Network on Tuesday. As a recruiter, Gary seems to pretty much live on planet Linkedin. He said that 60% of the hires he’s made in the last year or so have started and ended on LinkedIn. As a career strategist, he provides an excellent perspective for job seekers. He helps you see how to leverage this helpful tool so recruiters can find you. When it comes to LinkedIn, here’s what Gary says…

What Happened?!?!

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Always….ALWAYS have a backup plan. Whether you are looking for a new career, a new job, or you have a pretty good job right now. ALWAYS have a short-list of companies you’d be proud to work with. There will come a day when you decide to leave your company (or the company decides to leave you). It will be far easier to get a new job if you’ve been making contact with your target company.

How To Use Social Media To Get A Job

Great 5 and a 1/2 minute video on how to use social media to get a job. Advice given by a social media expert and a recruiter… with a cute little sock puppet thrown in for fun. I know, it sounds weird, but, hey, it’s Friday. Enjoy!…

The Basics of Blogging, An Advanced Job Search Strategy

If you enjoy “talking” shop about your field or craft and if you’re a pretty decent writer, then you might want to give blogging a try. It’s a great strategy for career development in general, and it could be an excellent strategy to increase your online presence during your career transition. My favorite blogger who has combined his passion for his profession with his observations about…

Age Discrimination: Job Search Advice For Those At Age 60+

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There is a growing segment of those at age 60+ who are making the concept of retirement outdated. They either have no desire to stop working or they don’t have the luxury of retiring because they tied up their retirement money in 401Ks that went south with the stock market during the recession. Among the key issues that seem to be challenging this group include: worries about age discrimination; concerns about privacy in building an online presence…

Avoid Becoming A Stalker and Other Useful Networking Tips

A client is using LinkedIn for her online networking, and she is doing a lot of in-person networking as well. She says she is having a “heck of a time” keeping track of all the people she is networking with and hoping to network with. She also wants to be sure she is following up without bugging them, especially when they haven’t responded to her initial outreach. Does this sound familiar? Are you feeling overwhelmed by…

The Value of Seizing the Moment

Carol Gibson was just trying to get back home to Austin after the Christmas holidays. Hanging out during a layover at the airport, she wasn’t focused on trying to find a job, but, somehow, a job found her. Here’s her story. It involves crazy weather, Twitter, the media, an inspired moment and serendipity…

Top 10 Tips For Building A Strong LinkedIn Profile

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The Compass Group – the career networking group at Unity Church of the Hills hosted a panel discussion with Recruiters from Dell, HP, and Google, and LinkedIn to provide an insider’s perspective on how LinkedIn is used to fill positions. The #1 piece of advice was to have a strong profile. Here are the top 10 tips from LinkedIn on building a strong profile: