Your 2008 Job Search Checklist

The days of simply browsing through the Sunday newspaper and sending out a few resumes in order to win your next career opportunity are over. The days of retiring after having worked for just one or two companies are also over. Downsizings, mergers, offshoring, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, consolidation, and other change initiatives have required rapid adaptation of workers, hard career decisions, and frequent transitions. These days, the average worker will hold approximately ten jobs before the age of 36. The average worker will change careers several times during his…


Organizing for Top Results: the Foundation of a Fast, Successful Job Search

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average length of unemployment is about 18 weeks. But this statistic accounts for all industries, sectors, and professional levels. While you may be one of the lucky few, other statistics indicate that the average job search for a professional or mid-manager can take six months (25-26 weeks) or more. Of course, if you are changing careers, your job search may be even longer. And if you are currently employed, your search will often take longer simply because you have less time…


9 Keys to Job Search & Career Success

In recent months, the job market has become increasingly competitive. But even as the economy slows, and there are increasing numbers of job seekers in the job market, there are many professionals who have been incredibly successful in conducting fast, effective job searches. What do they have in common? How are they doing it? Here are nine tips to speed your own job search and drive it to a fast, successful conclusion.

Know what you want and go after it. Starting a job search without knowing what you want will…


Job Search Engines – What are the Best Job Search Engines?


Job Search Engines – What Are The Best Job Search Engines?

Times are definitely tough economically and many of us have either lost our jobs or are in danger of losing them. Looking for new jobs can be a challenge. Local newspapers seem to have smaller and smaller ‘help wanted’ sections and rarely carry listings for opportunities that are beyond your local area. The solution could be job search engines.

What are Job Search Engines/Websites?

Job search websites are massive databases of available job…


Seven Tips for Jump Starting a Stalled Job Search

A growing number of jobseekers find themselves in the midst of a long-term job search. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. jobless rate soared to a four-year high of 5.7% in July 2008 and the average job search took more than four months to net results. However, some critics would put this number and the number of the unemployed much higher.

Helen Kooiman, author of Suddenly Unemployed asserts, “[S]uch statistics are inaccurate indicators. They do not include those whose unemployment benefits have run out or those…


How To Job Search During The Holidays

With the holidays now in full swing, there’s a tendency to want to relax and put your job search activities on the back burner. Many job seekers think that employers have stopped any hiring they might be considering and will ramp up in the New Year. If you buy into that, you’re missing 6-8 valuable weeks of search time. I recently helped a job seeker with interviewing preparation. She beat out 20 other applicants and got her permanent position right before Thanksgiving. She even got paid for the holiday…


7 Ways A More Aggressive Job Search Produces Better Results

 Is your job search producing lackluster results at best? Don’t settle for a job search that just creeps along! Instead, consider taking a more aggressive approach to take fuller advantage of high performing tactics.

You need to know that an aggressive job search techniques are unconventional, often radical, and always strategic. And they work! They outperform traditional job search strategies in 7 key ways:

(1) Make your aggressive tactics proactive: If you have been in the job market very long this is the way it is typically…


New Vertical Indian Job search website

pdftutorials.com has launched their vertical search for jobs in India.Site is using advanced RSS feed parsing technology for indexing jobs from other portals. So job seekers can view all the jobs in their favorite sites instead of checking each Job websites. The job section can be accessed from the url http://www.pdftutorials.com/JOBS/ and no registration is required to access.There is a special category for Freshers Jobs also, which will help freshers to save time from search in each section. Site is updating on daily basis, so its better to do…


Learn How To Job Search The Right Way

If you knew something wasn’t working, would you keep doing it, expecting the results to change? For most people the answer would be no, but for the majority of people looking for jobs, this is exactly what they are doing. They are submitting resumes in the same old fashion and getting no replies. They are attending job fairs and never getting any return calls. Stop this madness now and learn the new approach towards getting a job.

Don’t wait for the human resource department to give…


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