Employers are often flexible when it
comes to hiring practices and policies
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How to conduct your job search online
The article describes many ways in which you can conduct an online job
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Almost 75% of jobs are never
advertised -- how can you tap into this hidden job market
Given that almost three-fourths of job openings are filled without
relying on the open market, it is very important to add networking to
your mix of job search strategies.
Step out of your comfort zone to
shorten job search time
While continuing to focus on traditional
job search strategies, it
is very important for job seekers to keep their antennae alert to job
opportunities that may present themselves serendipitously.
I am concerned about my privacy;
should I avoid using online job boards?
Several experts blatantly discourage the use of online job boards, often citing privacy
concerns or a low success rate. While I am a very strong proponent of
using a portfolio of
job search strategies, I
don’t see any reason to leave out online job boards. My response to privacy
and other issues would be as follows:
Job Search Strategies and Tips
some, the very word “job search” triggers nostalgic
memories from a distant past. The days of freelancing, budgeting,
room-sharing, and once-a-day meals paint an unpleasant picture of a
"best-if-forgotten" period, a past that you would rather not re-visit.
Yet, the undesirable has happened and you find yourself in a situation
where you have no option but to go job searching. You suddenly find
yourself glued to the desk, desperately responding to help wanted ads
and frantically posting your resume on every online job board you can
think of. After weeks of slogging, the job search campaign has not
yielded the desired results and you -- like most job seekers -- ask
yourself “what else can I do?”
| Online Job Search: Job Searching In The Digital Age
The Internet has become a virtual home for many of us.
From dating to groceries, virtually everything is now done online,
often with a much higher level of precision, efficiency, and
convenience. With its web cast far and wide, the employment world has
not been spared by the Internet's omnipresent reach. Job seekers are
very thankful for this advancement, though; from networking to working through the net, you
can do it all online.
Job search chores that
once required many office visits can now be done from the convenience
of one's own home or office.
| Common Job Search Mistakes
After spending countless hours in the pursuit of
employment, most candidates do not achieve the desired results -- a
direct consequence of an improperly executed search strategy. The
gaffes, it appears, are not restricted to a few. In my experience as a
career coach, I have come across some common job search mistakes.
| E-mail Etiquette: E-mail Bloopers To Avoid
E-mail has revolutionized the way we communicate with
each other; from professional to personal, the medium powers it all.
Despite its suitability for both professional and personal
communications, the two must be approached very differently. While you
may be at liberty to communicate informally with your friends and loved
ones, corporate culture does not appreciate such liberties.
Professionalism is absolutely important, even more so when you are job hunting. The written word is considered
to be a reflection of the writer’s personality, and you certainly
do not want to come across as being unprofessional.
Tips For Identifying Corporate
Culture And Your Fit
All of us are unique, they say, and so
are organizations. Every company, though comprised of diverse
individuals, adheres to a certain common pattern for conducting routine
business activities and for making internal decisions. While experts
differ on the exact definition of corporate culture, this general
behavioral thread running through the company is probably the simplest
indicator of its corporate culture, a culture that is uniquely its own.
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