January 25, 2010 The Career News Vol. 10, Issue 04

The Latest News, Tips and Tools For Your Career

Job search engines help streamline your job search
Abridged: NetMaxx

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Most economists believe the economy will begin generating jobs within the next few months. Revised figures showed that the economy added 4,000 jobs in November - the first month of job gains since the recession began. The economy has been growing since the middle of 2009, and the fact that job losses have continued for so long points to a tepid recovery in the labor market according to many analysts.

If you are one of the millions of unemployed workers, finding a job in the current tough economic times is no easy task. The good news is that many new job search engines now offer advanced features to make your job search easier. Each of these job search engines offer unique features and can streamline your job search efforts.

Unlike many of the popular job boards such as Monster, CareerBuilder, etc, these search engines spider company job sites, career boards and the web on a regular basis and provide you with a list of results. Most job search engines provide advanced search features such as job alerts, advanced filters and employment trends. There are also job search engines that charge you a small fee so that you can apply to the job directly from their service - saving you time and organizing your applications and submissions.

Job search engine helps you find a job faster!
Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Are you tired of going to several job sites every day and having to search each one separately? Do you dread submitting your resume & cover letter over and over for every job you apply to? Do you find it difficult to keep track of where you sent your resume for future follow up? Now a new service called MyJobHunter.com solves all that!

First, MyJobHunter will instantly search all major job sites at once for jobs matching your requirements. Next, you'll review a list of job matches and put check marks next to the ones you like. Then, press a single button and your resume is sent to the jobs you selected. It's that simple! They'll even personalize your cover letter with each job application. Login any time to review jobs applied to and even add follow-up notes on each one.

Check out these other great features. Don't want to forget keywords that generated perfect jobs? Try the "Saved Search" feature. Want MyJobHunter to find & apply to jobs for you? Turn on "Auto-Apply" and your resume is automatically sent to new job matches every day. You'll never miss an opportunity and your resume gets there before the competition! Try it now at MyJobHunter.com.

Tips on stimulating your search for a new job
Abridged: The Modesto Bee

MODESTO, CA -- The pace of job cuts has slowed. We're beginning to see some hiring across many industries and professions, not just health care. Year-end data showed there isn't net job creation yet, but disillusioned job hunters should reinvigorate their searches. Here are some useful tips:

If you were downsized from a company that has started to hire again, pursue your rehire opportunity. Be sure they're hiring people to do the kind of work you did. And be extra sure you left on great terms. Spend time finding and attending professional or industry association meetings. Go to general business meetings, such as those sponsored by the Chambers of Commerce. You need to network and meet people who might need you. Tell everyone you know what you're looking for.

Get the whine or anger out of your voice. It's not easy after months of job hunting, but it's essential if you want potential employers to consider you. Recognize that some jobs will never come back. You must realistically evaluate the odds of continuing to do what you've done in the past. Visit your state work force development office or a community career office at a community college for guidance. You might even be eligible for career retraining funds.

Protecting your identity while job hunting online
Abridged: Monster

CULVER CITY, CA -- Posting your resume online is the 21st century version of pounding the pavement in search of a job. Monster.com has more than 50 million resumes in its database and gets 50,000 new ones every day. Privacy experts say that makes it a magnet for identity thieves. The likelihood of a job site being victimized by fraudsters is almost 100 percent. There is just so much information that a job site has access to that a fraudster would be interested in.

Online resumes offer names, addresses, phone numbers and sometimes birth dates, and eager job hunters are often all too willing to provide driver's license and Social Security numbers and more. It's everything an identity thief needs to steal from you. Fortunately Monster.com says it now screens every job order that comes to its site. Any job requiring check cashing or bank payments is routinely deleted.

Job hunters need to stay a step ahead as well! Beware of employers who ask for background checks before offering you a job. Verify an employer's legitimacy. And most importantly, consider posting your resume online with limited personal information to keep it confidential. Job hunters should think about using a resume posting service and take advantage of their confidentiality feature which protects your identity across all job boards and niche sites while still allowing employers and hiring managers to contact you.

Post your resume online safely & confidentially
Staff Writer, The Career News

Many companies are currently searching for qualified candidates to fill their open positions necessary to achieve their 2010 business plans. And while posting your resume on several career websites may help you land one of these jobs, many people are afraid of who may see their resume along with other concerns of confidentiality.

If you want the exposure, but don't want to fear being the victim of identity theft, consider using the Confidentiality feature of Resume Rabbit, to post your resume on all of the top job boards and career websites at once. With this service, you fill out one easy form and in about 5 minutes you'll be posted on 85 top career sites.

And while your resume qualifications can be seen and you can be contacted via email, no one will see your name, street address or phone number and their forms don't accept your Social Security number or ask for your birth date. To top it all off you'll save over 60 hours of work in the process. Give yourself instant access to millions of jobs and maximize your exposure to 1.5 million employers and recruiters by following this link.

Watch these pitfalls when writing your resume
Abridged: People's Daily Online

DENVER, CO -- A solid resume is a necessary stepping-stone to starting your career, and all it takes is some good old-fashioned self-promotion, confidence and style to raise an eyebrow or two in HR. But if you're not getting the interviews and still out of a job, your resume most likely needs a makeover, and chances are it suffers from one of these common resume writing faux-pas.

Padding problems: Employers are well aware of this practice, and will not hesitate to ask specific enough questions to expose your tales of former employment if they have any suspicions. Too much information: Employers want you to cut to the chase and tell them not only "what," but how hiring you will benefit them. Employers not only want to see your experience, but what you achieved during that experience.

Lack of focus: One of the most common problems job seekers have is keeping their resume focused and job specific. Although many crowd their CVs with both unimportant and irrelevant information, quantity does not equal quality. Instead of cramming your resume with a ton of information, pick the most closely related information to make different 'slimmer' resume versions targeting different jobs or positions

Get expert feedback on your resume and land a new job!
Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Does your resume showcase your skills and talents or just tell your story? Do you feel confident about sending it out for your dream job? A winning resume can open the door to more interviews. Why not let an expert writer provide you with a complimentary resume critique (a $75 value) to determine if your resume is a winner or a killer.

It may be hard to believe, but there's a good chance your resume is the reason you are not getting interviews. With the average employer spending less than 30 seconds scanning each resume they receive, your resume needs "The Right Stuff" to grab attention and get the interview. What is the "Right Stuff"? According to Alesia Benedict, CEO of GetInterviews.com, the country's leading resume writing firm, "In this economy, you have to know what potential employers look for on a resume. What buzz words do they like? What is the best way to showcase your skills and achievements? "

To stand out from the crowd you not only need a professional quality resume -- but also one that instantly establishes your credibility and gets you noticed." To help you find out if your resume is a winner or a killer, The Career News has arranged for its subscribers to obtain a free resume critique from an experienced Resume Expert.

Now's a good time to revitalize your job search
Abridged: The Earth Times

NEW YORK, NY -- Psychologically the beginning of the year is often looked upon as a fresh start -- it's an ideal time for job seekers to devise a strategy and prepare themselves for job openings. Job hunters should take the opportunity to revamp their resumes, to network, and to update their profiles on social networking sites and job boards.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January is the strongest hiring month of the year. Companies want to get their staff in place for the remainder of the year so it's important to pursue job openings, continue networking and making connections in January. Here are some tips for pursuing careers in the New Year:

Update your resume by reviewing and strengthening it. Network and expand your contact list. Join and participate in industry associations. Always make sure to carry your networking business cards with you. Make sure employers and recruiters can find you on social networking web sites such as LinkedIn and on job boards, including CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.

Network your way to a new job in the New Year
Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Are business cards really necessary in this information age? You better believe they are! There is simply no substitute for getting out there and networking during your job search. Handing out your business card is a great way to keep them remembering you.

The Career News highly recommends creating your own business cards for networking - for free. VistaPrint has many templates from which you can choose - from wild and colorful to simple and sophisticated. Pick the template you prefer, type in your information, preview your new card and order it. It's so simple to use.

Make sure your business cards include all of your current contact information, phone numbers and email. Most importantly, make sure you carry them with you at ALL times! You never know who you might meet and where you might meet them. Always collect the business cards of the people you meet and get their contact information too. Make a note on the back of the business cards you collect to remind you about your conversation with the person. To get your free business cards today, follow this link.

Career Tools Highlighted in This Issue:

MyJobHunter - Job Search Engine
Search all top job sites at once & apply to jobs with one click.

Confidentially post your resume online
Safe Resume Distribution on over 85 job boards & niche career sites

Free Resume Critique & Price Quote
Get your resume critiqued by a professional writer

Get Your Free--Professional Business Cards
250 premium quality, full color complimentary business cards

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