You can effectively use internet job boards. You can get hired. First though, you have to understand the weaknesses of job boards. Then you can use these 4 weaknesses to your advantage.
Let’s say you have a choice between hiring someone you worked with for 3 years or a stranger. The person you know is [...]
I know it is not Hallowe’en. Humor me.
Tips for job seekers and Halloween trick or treaters are just about the same. Think about how each of these directly applies to looking for a job.
If you are scared, get your dad (a coach) to help on a few doors. Dress for success. Look the [...]
How do you get people to pay attention to your resume when there are 100 others just like it?
You can’t. You have to be different.
The best way to be different is to be obviously well qualified. Another great way is to prove, not just say, that you have a great attitude. You [...]
When I put an ad on a job board I often get 100 replies, but only 1 or 2 candidates are viable. Since people have to go through 100 terrible resumes to find one or two good ones, electronic filters have been employed. Some of those filters are pretty good. Most of the filters are [...]
Putting out an ad for a job that doesn’t exist is called “trolling” in the recruiting business.
When you troll for fish you drag a bait or lure behind your boat as you putter around the lake. Eventually a fish grabs it, and you reel in the fish. When you troll for candidates you [...]
On Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, or even Indeed .com. Look for a job in your specialty. Did you carefully read the ads and find that the vast majority are put there by recruiting agencies? Amazing, isn’t it?
The problem is not that corporations no longer have job openings, they have lots of them. The problem is [...]
Here are 5 ways to get free career intelligence. This can help you find and land a job.
1. Every day I give away useful business intelligence. I am an expert in a few job markets. I’m a recruiter. Every time you talk to a recruiter, grill them. If a recruiter calls you out of [...]
People are NOT finding most jobs at Monster, Career Builder and other job boards.
A survey was done in 2013 of companies with over 5000 employees. These are companies that keep great records of where they find people. These companies employ every possible method of finding new employees. The details are at
The biggest [...]
There are two types of resume spreading services. One sends your resume to many job search websites like Monster and CareerBuilder.com. The other sends your resume to hundreds of recruiters and companies like ResumeRabbit, indeed.com, and simplyhired.com.
If you are employed, your resume may be sent to your current boss, or to a [...]