Saturday, December 25, 2010

Use Job Alerts

Tired of endlessly going back to the same job boards or company websites?  Most allow you to set up job alerts using criteria you set.  What does this mean?  When a job that matches your criteria is open these alerts will notify you by email.  This is easy, convenient and keeps you from the boredom of constantly checking certain websites.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Get Your Resume in Front of the Hiring Manager

Seek out the hiring manager for the position you are applying for.  With so many people applying for the same job most resumes are overlooked.  Instead of sending off your resume blindly see if you can find out who the hiring manager is through people you know at that company, through LinkedIn or basic networking.  This will help your resume get to the top of that pile and to the eyes of that important hiring manager.  This will give you a huge advantage.  This is easier said than done but if you can find a way to do it, it will pay off.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Riley Guide - Free Career and Employment Information

Check out the Riley Guide.  This site provides a wealth of free career and employment information.  They have resources including how to search for a job, resumes and cover letters, networking, salary guides and much more.  Take some time and look around this website.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Job Keyword Trends

Times and jobs are always changing but current trends point towards social marketing and technology., a search engine that pulls job listings from thousands of places recently listed the ten most frequent keywords found in these job listings.  Here is what they found below in no particular order.

-Social media
-Cloud computing
-Certified nurse assistant
-Patient care technician

Try your own keyword searches while job hunting and compare the number of jobs that show up for each keyword.  Follow the trends, add keywords to your resume and show that your up to date with technology.  Remember don't lie here if you don't have certain experience.