Job Search Blog

Feb 22 2013

The following is an excerpt from my new book Job Searching With social media for Dummies: 1. Google Has Replaced the Résumé Recruiters are now using Google and LinkedIn searches to find talent, instead of paying for job-board or talent databases, like they used to do. In fact, many companies are even mandating that every new application go through a
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Feb 01 2013

Originally posted on ERE:  Is Monster becoming a Mini-ster? That’s the kind of question that’s really meant to be a statement. No matter how you answer it, the predicate already tells us it’s going to be bad for the subject. No surprise, then, that Jason Buss posed it last week in the midst of offering “7 Warning Signs For”
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Jan 25 2013

Guest post by By Eric Gaydos Originally posted on June 30, 2011 at It’s the era of the journeyman. With the average baby boomer changing jobs 11 times in the 26 years between ages 18-44 (BLS), it’s clear that the way we think about our careers has fundamentally changed. Even the meaning of the word “career” has shifted. Where
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Dec 19 2012

The reality of today’s job market is that most employers demand an increased level of computer literacy from their workforce, and this is where the effects of the job search digital divide come in. The digital divide is a term used to describe the gulf between two groups; those who have access to, knowledge of, and the resources to use
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Sep 06 2012

Download Simply Hired’s 2011 US Employment Trends Report Here Special Thanks to: Originally posted 2011-05-10 20:09:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Aug 09 2012

I had a great interview with Deborah Shane this week on her Blog Talk Radio show “Train With Shane”. We covered these topics: How I started Career Enlightenment and why I love helping job seekers What’s all this talk about the “Skills Gap” and how you can mind the gap in your own search What Job Searching With Social Media
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Jul 02 2012

In this Infographic I found on UNC’s Online MBA website, several interesting stats stood out for me: – 64% of millennials ask about a company’s social media policy during a job interview. This is funny, b/c many companies have very little clarity around this, or they are unnecessarily strict. – 24% of millennials say that the answer to the previous
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May 03 2012

    Originally posted 2011-08-07 14:12:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Apr 27 2012

According to a study done by Jobvite, 95% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find new talent. But unless you understand the recruiting industry as it is set up today, that statistic doesn’t mean much. Recruiting has two functions; sourcing and screening. In some organizations these two activities are done by the same people. In larger companies, these are separated out.
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Apr 01 2012

Thanks to for sending these along. I quite enjoyed them! The images are about getting a job in a European Union institution as an international civil servant. The ads play on the idea that some 60,000 people apply each year for only 400-600 jobs which are highly regarded and rather well paid. is a private company that provides
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