Tips From the Job Search Trenches

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By Alison Doyle, Job Searching Guide I appreciate the responses I got when I asked for some job search success stories recently. The blog comments, LinkedIn answers, tweets, and Facebook messages I received showed how resiliency and determination, as well as being hopeful, can all help with your job search. As does paying attention to the details. It… Read more »

Most Unusual Job Search Tactics-Do They Work?

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Published: Monday, 17 May 2010 | By: Phil Stott Executive Careers-CNBC.com The news for job seekers has been something of a mixed bag recently: while the economy added almost half a million jobs in the last two months, the encouraging signs have tempted more people back into an active job search, driving the official unemployment… Read more »

10 New Rules for Today’s Job Hunt

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By Karen Burns Posted: May 5, 2010 on USNews/Money If you are mid-career, out of work and looking, you’ve probably already figured this one out: The tried-and-true job-hunting techniques that served you so well in the past no longer fill the bill. [See 15 essentials to getting hired.] While you were faithfully toiling away for… Read more »

5 Ways to Kickstart Your Own Job Recovery

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By Liz Wolgemuth Posted: April 14, 2010 US News At TalentDrive, a three-year-old Chicago software start-up that allows recruiters to search thousands of databases for résumés that best match job openings, there’s something called a “purple squirrel.” A biochemist who speaks Portuguese and lives in Dubuque, Iowa, for example, is a purple squirrel—a candidate who… Read more »

Bad Idea: Balk at Giving References

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Posted by Nikole Tutton on April 2, 2010 at 5:01pm on RecruitingBlogs.com  This would seem like a no-brainer. You are right in the middle of the candidate process for a great job at a company that you admire and the inevitable question comes up, “can you provide professional references and written permission to check them?”… Read more »