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Job Search Advice

Be Found to Be Hired: The 20 Best Keywords for Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Without the right keywords, your profiles (and you) are invisible, regardless of how well-qualified you might be for the job you want, because your resume may never be seen by a recruiter.

A Shorter Job Search in 9 Steps

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Have a VERY GOOD answer for the question, "What are you looking for?"

5 Ways You Look Out-Of-Date In Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Fortunately for most of us, a job search is NOT something we do often enough to be really skilled at it. So, when the time comes to find a new job, we must look at what is effective now -- not what worked when we last hunted for a job 2, 5, or 10 years ago.

5 Things You Should Know About Job Recruiters

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and immediately understand where you would fit into their organization or to suggest which career path you should choose. They don't know you well enough, and they aren't mind readers (fortunately!).

To Land a Job, Know How Employers Use Technology to Hire

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

In the last few years, the widespread use of search engines and the growth of social media have changed recruiting in ways that are transparent to most job seekers. Not understanding those technological changes makes job hunting more challenging (and discouraging).

How A Smart Misspelling Can Lead To LinkedIn Success

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Some names are spelled many different ways, and someone looking for you may not remember exactly which version of your name to use. LinkedIn's search function, now, is not adept at offering all the different variations of a way a name could be spelled.

5 Ways To Work A Room Like You Own The Place

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Despite dramatic changes in job searching due to today's technology, one thing remains the same: people get people jobs! Studies remain fairly consistent showing that a minimum of 75 percent of positions is obtained by way of personal referral.

Knock Their Socks Off in 3 Steps With Your Job Application

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Can you follow directions? Can you communicate clearly?

Before You Apply, Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Conserve your "A game" energy and efforts for jobs that are a good fit for you. Carefully read the job description, and then, ask yourself these four questions.

Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To succeed on LinkedIn, devote some attention to understanding the rules, described below. The penalties associated with breaking them can negatively impact your visibility and ability to use LinkedIn successfully.

What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.03.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today's job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time. You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn't. I think this could be why...

5 Amazing Ways to Brand Yourself For Job Success

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

There is no way around it: To land a job today, you have to consider yourself a product to be sold in the marketplace. Successful products require successful branding. There are five power-packed branding techniques that, used correctly, are certain to distinguish you as the product of choice.

Smart Job Search Strategy: Defensive Googling

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

The actions of someone else -- who has the same name you use in your job search -- could be sabotaging your job search.

This Can Make Or Break Your Chance At Job Search Success

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers know that there are several ways to prepare for the job interview. Applicants must thoroughly research the company, understand the competition, and be knowledgeable as to the current conditions of the industry/field.

How to Stay Competitive and Relevant While Unemployed

David DiGregorio | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
David DiGregorio

You may think being unemployed is license to sit around all day watching marathons of House Hunters and Pawn Stars -- and who could blame you? The problem is that watching TV doesn't give you much to talk about with others.

3 New Year's Resolutions to Make for Your Final College Semester

Amanda Augustine | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

By pledging to fulfill a few final semester resolutions, you'll position yourself for a successful career right out of the gates. It's never too late to get started.

Land Your Next Job Now! 3 Winning Resolutions to Position Yourself for Success

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Take pride in your skills, your unique personal strengths and qualities and your value as a potential employee.

5 Reasons The Holidays Are The BEST Time To Look For Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Job-seekers over 50 are savvy to the ways of the world... but this might come as a surprise. Believe it or not the holidays are, without question, the best time of year to look for work!

3 Powerful Keys For Moving Your Job Search Forward

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Want to find work fast? Even more, do you want to land a position that pays well and you will actually enjoy? You're likely thinking that achieving the above is next to impossible. After all, older job-seekers hear more than their share of discouraging news. But the statistics cited in these pieces are generalities. In truth, there's a lot you can do to maximize your own chances for success.

Younger Job Interviewer? Blast Away Their Age-Related Objections!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you're a job-seeker in your 50s or 60s, you're already well aware that you face a number of age-related roadblocks to landing your next position. One of the biggest is successfully navigating the interview with a younger hiring manager. Assumptions on both sides of the generation gap can cause problems. However you can prevail!

3 Keys To Crafting A Standout Resume

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a post-50 job-seeker, your best bet to land an interview -- and ultimately the job -- is through people you know, i.e. networking. Nevertheless, your resume still needs to be top-notch; your contacts will generally recommend you by providing perspective employers with a copy of this vital document.

3 Steps To Creating A Powerful First Impression

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a post-50 job-seeker, you're likely to encounter a number of preconceptions regarding your energy, enthusiasm and commitment to a new position and to your career in general. Many younger employers will hold the opinion that you're feeling burnt out, no longer flexible and open to new ideas, and are basically just putting in time until retirement.

12 Killer Ways To Prep For Your Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

The success of your job interview is contingent upon several factors: the impact of your first impression, your ability to handle yourself well and speak to your strengths, how well your skills and experience match with the general requirements of the position, your personality and your overall professionalism. This all-important conversation is your moment to shine.

Your Jobless Friend or Child

Roger Wright | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

There was a time when expert advice on finding work meant self assessment, presentation and networking with a handshake. Those times are gone.

Use These 3 Powerful Phrases To Network With The Best Of Them

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

So network smart and use these three powerful phrases to build and maintain your list of contacts. People do get people jobs and, with the right referrals, you just might land one before you know it. After all, securing a new position is the very best way to work your network!