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  • Interview Questions in a Post-COVID Pandemic World

    Interview Questions in a Post-COVID Pandemic WorldThe coronavirus pandemic has greatly complicated our lives, and those complications have certainly impacted the hiring process. Employers now ask questions related to your ability to work remotely, often necessary now. And, you need to know how the employer has responded to the situation.

    While some jobs have the potential to permanently transition to work from home, not all jobs will, and not everyone wants to work remotely. In this article, Job Search Expert (and former HR executive) Barbara Schultz offers 9 questions you can expect to be asked and 9 questions you could ask the employer to understand more about how they have handled this situation, part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.


  • Catch Recruiter Attention: LinkedIn Messages That Work

    Catch Recruiter Attention: LinkedIn Messages That Work Most recruiters receive many LinkedIn messages every day from people looking for advice and help with their job searches, resumes, and LinkedIn profiles. Unfortunately, most of these messages are not answered, for various reasons.

    In this article, author and former recruiter Job Search Expert Biron Clark offers advice on 4 basic reasons that messages receive no response. He also provides 4 examples of messages that should work. Following Biron's guidance will very likely increase your response rate from your LinkedIn messages. This article is from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.


  • Great Examples of Coronavirus Pandemic Income Recovery

    /job-search-networking/networking-success-skills.shtml In addition to dramatically changing our daily lives (eaten dinner in a restaurant or attended a crowded sports event lately?), the Coronavirus has dramatically changed effective job search strategies, too -- and likely for quite a while. In-person and face-to-face business discussions at work are greatly limited now.

    In this article, Job Search Expert (and former HR executive) Barbara Schultz shares examples of how job seekers successfully adapted to the new reality of job search and income generation in this new and challenging environment. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.


  • LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers Over 50

    LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers Over 50Today, more than ever before, employers and recruiters expect to find your credentials on LinkedIn, confirming the contents of your resume or application and demonstrating your understanding and skills for business today.

    Done well, your LinkedIn Profile will show you are up-to-date and knowledgeable about today's business world. In this article, Social Media Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx shares the key elements of your LinkedIn Profile to update. This article is the newest in Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide


  • Key Coronavirus Pandemic Network Building Strategies

    Key Coronavirus Pandemic Network Building StrategiesBeing "invisible" is a very bad strategy today. Your network is your best tool to find a new job, and any time is a smart time to network. While networking may feel a little challenging now, devote a portion of every day to nurturing the relationships you already have, from your closest friends to members of your virtual communities.

    In this article, Job Search Networking Expert Beverly E. Jones shares how to maintain a steady pace as you build your professional skill sets, carefully raise your online profile, and strengthen your network for a more effective and successful job search. This article is part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Search Networking.


  • How to Leverage Instagram for Your Job Search

    How to Leverage Instagram for Your Job SearchInstagram is being used by employers and recruiters to promote their organizations as great places to work -- a good site to collect information and connect with the right people. Consider your Instagram account as a visual representation of your personal and professional interests.

    Social Media Job Search Expert Hannah Morgan offers insight and strategies for using Instagram for your job search. She provides details for making effective and relevant posts to attract the interest of the right recruiters in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Social Media and Job Search.


  • Effective Job Search Networking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Effective Job Search Networking During the COVID-19 PandemicWhether you were just laid off or were job searching prior to the epidemic, this is a great time to network online to find a new job. While many things have become more difficult for job seekers, this situation has also created some opportunities for you to succeed.

    One of those opportunities the Coronavirus pandemic has created is online networking. Yes. Really! Job Search Expert Biron Clark shares how to reconnect with past colleagues, ask them how they are doing, or even reach out to new contacts. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.


  • Overcome the 5 Worst Boomer Personal Branding Mistakes

    Today's Boomer Success Requirement: Your Personal BrandMost Boomers are not rip-roaring fans of personal branding. Boomers do not like to brag and are not comfortable with self promotion. If you are Boomer who is leery about personal branding, this article will help you get your personal branding legs.

    To help you stay on track with effective branding, Boomer Personal Branding Expert Wendy Marx shares the 5 personal branding mistakes she sees Boomers making most often. Then, she offers what to do instead for a successful and comfortable personal brand. This article is part of Job-Hunt's Guide Job Search for Those Over 50.


  • How to Job Search Effectively for Remote Jobs

    How to Job Search Effectively for Remote JobsWith COVID19 disrupting job markets around the world, many typical in-office jobs are being done remotely, at least temporarily. If you have decided to shift your job search to find a remote job, check out these great tips by Remote Job Search Expert Brie Reynolds.

    To be successful when looking for a remote job, present yourself a bit differently than in the past, making your remote skills clear in addition to your qualifications for the job. These tips will help you succeed in your job search for a remote job. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Work From Home / Remote Jobs.


  • How Hiring Happens During This Pandemic Quarantine

    Today's Boomer Success Requirement: Your Personal BrandWe are in a challenging time for hiring on both sides of the hiring desk. The COVID-19 pandemic and attendant quarantines are reshaping how -- and which -- employers hire. Quarantines and "social distancing" requirements have also eliminated most face-to-face meetings.

    Consequently, what job seekers need to do to find their next opportunities under such circumstances has changed, too. This article recruiter Ed Han shares how to find employers who are hiring and how to connect with them, from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.


  • 5 Steps to Successful Job Search During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Hot Resume Trends for 2020: What the Experts Say The impact of the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) pandemic has been astonishing -- not the best of times and definitely not the worst (although it feels that way). Sitting around and waiting for a job to land in your lap – or for the economy to rebound – is not an option. No one knows how long this will last.

    To find your next opportunity in this environment, you need to create more opportunities by first focusing on the process and then thinking outside the box. Job Search Expert Stacey Hawley shares 5 great tips in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Job Search.


  • Hot Job Interview Trends for 2020: What the Experts Say

    Hot Job Interview Trends for 2020: What the Experts SayWhile the hiring process might be painfully slow, you still must shine in the interview. A job interview does not only consist of the meeting between interviewers and you. There is a before, middle, and end. Make sure you have all the bases covered.

    In this article, Job Search Expert Bob McIntosh shares the advice he gathered from 5 job interview experts on how to be successful in your job interviews in 2020 and beyond. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Interviews.


  • Increase Your Work-From-Home Efficiency: 9 Handy Tools for Remote Workers

    9 Handy Tools for the Modern Remote Worker While working from home is becoming increasingly popular, working outside of an office may be very challenging. This increase in remote work requires the right tools to meet -- or to exceed -- productivity and connectivity expectations.

    These tools are essential, not just a luxury, to bring value to your work and the virtual workplace. Work From Home Contributor Mark Anthony Dyson shares 9 essential tools that enable you to work from home successfully and effectively in this new article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Work From Home / Remote Jobs.


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  • Guide to Layoffs and Layoff Recovery

    Guide to Layoffs and Layoff Recovery Millions of Americans have registered for unemployment compensation as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. Unfortunately, layoffs are common even without a pandemic. Fortunately, people survive and move on to have great careers and excellent incomes.

    However, going through the process of losing your job and recovering from being laid off can be painful and complicated. In this article, Job-Hunt's Editor Susan P. Joyce, who has been laid off twice in her career, describes how to prepare, manage, and recover from this experience in this Guide.


  • Guide to Work From Home Jobs in 2020

    Guide to Work From Home Jobs in 2020

    Working from home is a goal for an increasing number of people. Technology is changing the economy and how we earn our incomes. Both employers and employees can benefit from this popular option.

    Learn about your options, as an employee working "remotely" or as an independent worker running your own business in this Guide with articles by Working from Home Expert Nancy Collamer.


  • Search Smarter: 7 Great Ways to Leverage Google's Power for Your Job Search

    Search Smarter: 7 Great Ways to Leverage Google's Power for Your Job Search Use Google to help you find and research potential employers (location, open jobs, financial stability, competitors, etc.) and to separate the good opportunities from the fake and not-so-good ones.

    Job-Hunt's editor and online job search expert Susan P. Joyce shares 7 Google functions which can help you find exactly what you want and need in your next Google search in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Using Google for Job Search.


  • Smart Strategies to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions

    Smart Strategies to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions Behavioral interview questions can be scary! They typically start with, "Tell me about a time when you..." or "Describe how you have handled..." or "Give me an example of..." or even "Walk me through..."

    Top recruiter Jeff Lipschultz shares strategies for successfully answering these questions, including sample answers so you can see how to implement the strategies in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.


  • Smart Answers for 21 Common Interview Questions


    Smart Answers to 21 Common Interview Questions Who understands how to give smart answers to job interview questions better than a recruiter? Nobody!

    So, recruiter Jeff Lipschultz, Job-Hunt's Working with Recruiters Expert, offers his wisdom to help you give great answers to the most commonly asked job interview questions. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.


  • 5 Steps to Shorter Job Search with LinkedIn

    5 Steps to Shorter Job Search with LinkedIn Today, recruiters often first try to find their ideal candidates and, then, to approach those individuals directly to be interviewed. Often that's without the job ever having been advertised at all.

    Social Media Expert Tony Restell shares how to measure your LinkedIn visibility and how to increase that visibility so that your next job will find you in this article from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.


  • Build Your Personal SEO: The 25 Best Keywords for You in Your Job Search

    Build Your Personal SEO: The 25 Best Keywords for You in Your Job Search Want your next job to find you? Then, being find-able online today is NOT optional. Knowing the "right keywords" for you is the core of effective SEO (search engine optimization).

    Discover your 25 best keywords in this article by Job-Hunt's Editor Susan P. Joyce part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal SEO.


  • 12 Steps to Outrank Your Competitors in LinkedIn Search in 2020 (Personal LinkedIn SEO)

    12 Steps to Outrank Your Competitors in LinkedIn Search in 2020 (Personal LinkedIn SEO) Having your personal Profile found in LinkedIn requires paying attention to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your Profile is visible in search results for the right terms for you. This is not difficult to accomplish, when you focus on the right elements.

    Online Job Search Expert, Susan P. Joyce shares 12 steps for finding and leveraging those elements on LinkedIn to increase your visibility in search results. For more articles on LinkedIn visibility, check out Job-Hunt's Guide to LinkedIn SEO.


  • How Top ATS Systems Analyze Resumes

    How 3 Top ATS Systems Analyze ResumesWhenever you upload a resume to an online form or fill out a questionnaire during a job application, an ATS is tasked with making your information visible to employers -- or not.

    Job-Hunt's ATS expert Jon Shields helps you understand what 3 of the top ATS need to find in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal SEO.


  • 7 Signs It Is Time for a Career Change

    7 Signs It Is Time for a Career Change While it would be great to wake up thrilled at the prospect of going to work every day, it’s NOT OK to wake up every day dreading going to work.

    Career Change Expert Virginia Franco shares 7 signs it might be time for a career change (and 3 signs it's not), in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.


  • Sample Job Interview Thank You Email

    Sample Job Interview Thank You Email Recent surveys by both CareerBuilder and Accountemps have indicated that an emailed thank you note is acceptable to most employers in the USA, except the most conservative.

    Online Job Search Expert Susan P. Joyce provides a sample email template that you can modify for your own use. For more sample interview thank you notes, check out Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Job Interviews.


  • The Winning Difference: Pre-Interview Preparation for Your Job Interview

    The Winning Difference: Pre-Interview Preparation for Your Job Interview Being obviously well-prepared for a job interview can make or break your chances at a landing that job. You demonstrate to the employer that you are genuinely interested in the job.

    That preparation is often viewed by the employer as an example of the quality of your work. Job-Hunt's editor Susan P. Joyce shares 10 types of interview preparation in this article in Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.

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