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In 2018, a successful job search is much more complicated than having a good resume! At, with the help of genuine experts, we help you to be smarter in your job search so you can:

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  • Will LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant Help You Write a Great Resume?

    Should You Use LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant to Write Your Resume?

    This application allows you to shortcut the analysis required to write your resume, gathering Skills and Experience data from LinkedIn Profiles of your professional peers, combined with descriptions from LinkedIn Jobs matching your career level. Perhaps this is a shortcut to a more powerful resume, or perhaps not. In this thoughtful article, Job-Hunt's LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx helps you evaluate this application, part of Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.

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

    The Winning Difference: Pre-Interview Preparation for Your Job InterviewBeing obviously well-prepared for a job interview can make or break your chances at a landing that job. You are demonstrating to the employer that you are genuinely interested in the job. And, 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.
  • 5 Absolute Must-Ask Questions for Your Next Interview

    How to Do Real and Effective Networking for Your Job SearchThe answers to these 5 questions will keep you on track and informed about what is happening on the employer’s side of the situation. They will also help you understand when to move on to the next opportunity. Job-Hunt editor Susan P. Joyce shares the questions to ask to help you understand what is happening on the employer's side in this new article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Successful Interviews.
  • How Top ATS Systems Analyze Resumes

    Answer When Can You StartIf applying for jobs online is part of your job search strategy, you’ve interacted with applicant tracking systems ("ATS") whether you realize it or not. Whenever 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 want in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal SEO.
  • 3 LinkedIn Personal Branding Mistakes

    3 LinkedIn Personal Branding MistakesThere's no place like LinkedIn to build your personal brand for job search, career, and business, but following best practices for your LinkedIn strategy is critical. These 3 mistakes are very common but also not hard to fix, when you take the time and follow this advice by Job-Hunt's Personal Branding with LinkedIn Expert Meg Guiseppi in this post from Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal Branding with LinkedIn.
  • How Your Social Media Reputation Impacts Hiring Decisions

    The Impact of Social Media on Recruiters and Your Next EmployerSmart companies will use as much information as they can find to make a sound hiring decision. They view each hire as an investment. Recruiter Jeff Lipschultz, Job-Hunt's Working with Recruiters Expert, suggests that you leverage social media to provide them with information that convinces them to hire you (versus run away from you) in this updated article from Job-Hunt's Guide to the Working with Recruiters.
  • Land a Federal Government Job by Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes

    Land a Federal Government Job by Avoiding the Most Common MistakesIf your federal resume is not producing results -- scoring “best qualified” ratings, interview opportunities, and job offers, what can you do to change the results?Read this article and make the necessary changes described below and revitalize your process to make you more competitive in the federal job market. Federal Job Search Expert Camille Roberts shares how to avoid the top 3 USAJOBS mistakes, from Job-Hunt's Guide to Federal Government Job Search.
  • 3 Smart Tips to Beat the ATS Systems

    3 Smart Tips to Beat the ATS SystemsInstead of sorting through a stack of printed resumes or a cluttered inbox, recruiters at most companies (including 90% of Fortune 500) use applicant tracking systems (ATS). However, not every resume is seen. Follow these tips to be sure your application is visible in the ATS. Job-Hunt's ATS expert Jon Shields shares these very smart tips for surviving the ATS systems. For more articles, check out Job-Hunt's Guide to Personal SEO.


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Guides to Smarter Job Search

  • Guide to Answering the Common Interview Questions

    How to answer the top job interview questions, including the illegal ones, with sample answers included, plus how to follow up effectively after the interview including sample thank you notes.

  • Guide to Successful Job Interviews

    How to handle the different types of interviews, including telephone and video interviews as well as lunch interviews, plus tips on how to prepare successfully.

  • Guide to LinkedIn for Job Search

    Learn how to develop an effective Profile, leverage LinkedIn Groups and Updates, plus more tips for advancing your job search and your career using LinkedIn.

  • Guide to Working with Recruiters

    These people represent the "buyers" so they are very important to you. Learn how to work with them effectively.

  • Guide to Personal SEO

    Learn how to identify the best keywords for you and use them appropriately in resumes, job applications, and social media.

  • Guide to LinkedIn SEO

    Indentify your best keywords and the best places on LinkedIn to use those keywords so recruiters find you on LinkedIn.

  • Guide to Personal Online Reputation Management

    Yes, you do have an online reputation! It is impacting your job search and your career. Best to pay attention and manage it yourself.

  • Guide to Personal Branding

    Building your personal brand is critical to a successful job search today. Learn how it works.


More Free Guides

  • Guide to Veterans Job Search

    For veterans and those in transition, learn how to successfully execute a civilian job search. Adapt and overcome!

  • Guide to Job Loss Recovery

    Losing a job can be a big blow to your pride and confidence as well as your bank account. Here's how to overcome.

  • Guide to Beating Unemployment

    Regardless of why you are unemployed, being unemployed can make your job search a bit more challenging. These tips will help you regain that regular paycheck.

  • Guide to a Stealth Job Search

    If you are currently employed, your smartest strategy is to conduct a "stealth job search" so you don't lose the job you've got.

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