Category Archives for Getting Job Interviews

should i use a recruiter to find a job

Should I Use a Recruiter in My Job Search?

You need a new job and you want it to be as painless as possible. So you’re wondering… “Should I use a recruiter in my job search?” The answer is “it depends.” I’m going to show you how to decide for yourself if you should use a recruiter. First things first… we need to separate the two […]

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The One Tool You Need to Find the Perfect Job

Trying to find the perfect job is stressful. If you choose a well-fitted role, you can set yourself up for an enjoyable and productive work life. However, if you end up in a role you aren’t well suited for, you could end up spending years unfulfilled. To make this important decision, most recruiting processes today […]

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why cant i find a job

Why Can’t I Find a Job? 16 Common Reasons

If you’ve been job searching for more than a month and haven’t gotten the results you want, this article is going to help you answer “Why can’t I find a job?” Go through the scenarios below, decide which one describes your situation best, and read what you need to do to fix it and get hired! “Why Can’t I […]

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How to Outsmart Online Job Application Systems

I received an email last week from a Boston University Graduate, Amanda Wilks, with a really great idea of a topic to cover: How to outsmart online job application systems. She was open to writing the full article to teach you everything you need to know. So I’ll let her take it from here… How to Create a […]

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How One Of My Readers Got 3 Interviews – And a Job Offer – In Less Than 1 Hour on LinkedIn (Case Study)

The brutal truth of job searching is this: If you want to find a job fast, you need to apply a LOT. It doesn’t matter how good your resume is. Why? Companies post job openings and then change their mind. Or they change the requirements. Or they decide to “hold off” for a month, which turns into three months or forever. […]

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How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

LinkedIn Job Search Secrets: Find a Job Quickly and Easily (VIDEO)

Here’s the biggest problem with job searching online: Sending out more than a few applications takes FOREVER. It’s a pain in the ass. Creating a login and password on multiple sites. Uploading a resume and then having to fill the exact same info into a form. And after all this you might not even hear back. There […]

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How to Get Organized and Start a Job Search – 5 Steps

So I sent out an email a few days ago mentioning that January is probably the best time to look for jobs all year. I got a couple responses from readers looking for steps they could take to prepare for an upcoming job search (this was written in December, so they want to be ready when […]

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Tips for Changing Careers at 30, 40 or 50+

Changing careers isn’t easy, but if you’re unhappy with your current line of work, it’s an option to consider. It doesn’t matter if you’re changing careers at 30, 40, 50, or really any age. The amount of time you’ve invested in your current career is a sunk cost either way. You’re never going to get it back. Spending […]

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how to find your dream job

The Secret Strategy for Finding Your Dream Job

The hardest part about job searching these days is cutting through the noise and getting noticed. Good postings receive 50 or 100 applicants. How can you stand out and even be considered with this many people in the mix? I recently sat down with my colleague, Ryan Mulvihill, to discuss his new book Startup Idea Action Plan. His […]

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The 2 Best Times of Year to Apply for Jobs (And When to Avoid)

Note: If you’re looking for the best days or times of the week to apply for jobs, you can read it in this article. The article below is about which times of year and specific months are best. What is the Best Time to Look for Jobs? There are certain times in the year that are far better than […]

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How Hard is it to Get a Job at Google? (Infographic)

Working at Google is a career goal for many people. It takes a lot to get there though. Landing any job at Google is tough because they hire the best of the best. It doesn’t matter if you’re a software engineer or an accountant, or receptionist. But exactly how hard is it to get a job at […]

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how far in advance should i apply for a job

How Early To Apply For Jobs (When Moving And Other Scenarios)

I received the following message from a reader about how far in advance to apply for jobs when moving (personal details changed): I am a Registered Nurse and plan on moving from New York to Austin TX in June 2015. When should I start applying for jobs in Texas? My friend says I should start applying now in January but I’m […]

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