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how to outsmart online job application systems

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 early to start applying for jobs out of state and in state

How Early To Apply For Jobs (Out of State and In State)

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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Applying For Jobs Out Of State? This Resume Tip Can Help

Your resume is extremely important in finding a job and is the biggest factor in whether you get the interview or not. Living in one state (or country) and applying for jobs out of state makes it even more vital. And one of the biggest hurdles is how to list your location on your resume when applying for […]

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The Best Subject Line for Job Applications

I previously wrote this article about the best email subject lines for followup emails. A couple of people asked me specifically about subject lines for initial job applications, so I wanted to write a brief post to address this. If you read my first article, the same general advice applies for job applications- get specific. Generic subject […]

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Job Searching While Employed- 5 Tips

Job searching while you’re currently employed can be a great career move if you’ve hit a glass ceiling in your current company, or if you simply think you’re ready for a new challenge or new environment. In a previous article, I wrote about why the best time to look for a job is when you […]

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