En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Job Search

Are You Using LinkedIn? You Should Be

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: July 5, 2013 at 2:00 am

There’s a very impressive infographic on MarketingProfs that shows LinkedIn‘s value when it comes to a candidate being recognized and contacted by recruiters and hiring managers. LinkedIn has approximately 200 users from 200 countries. Clearly, its reach is wide. (Photo credit: marketingprofs.com) And that’s what every professional needs, whether they’re looking for a job or... » Read Full Article

Why Passive Job Seekers are in Demand

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: July 2, 2013 at 10:08 am

First, you might ask – what in the world is a passive job seeker? According to an article on Mashable.com, a passive job seeker is one who “currently has a job but would be open to taking a better one.” As we’re all painfully aware, many employers are now putting these dreaded words in their... » Read Full Article

3 Tips for Job-Seeking Grads

AUTHOR: Don Fornes
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POSTED: June 14, 2013 at 2:00 am

It’s become widely understood that many recent college graduates are having a hard time finding a job right out of school. Unfortunately, eagerness, while a critical attribute to have, can only get you so far. The website Software Advice has been hiring like crazy recently. And as their company has grown, they’ve interviewed thousands of recent grads.... » Read Full Article

Five misconceptions that keep new grads from finding employment

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: June 7, 2013 at 8:40 am

With scores of graduates flooding the job market this month, some will begin with high hopes about working in their chosen careers. Others will be a bit less optimistic as to their employment search, while quite a few will become downright disenchanted. They’ve done everything they were supposed to, which includes getting a degree, excelling... » Read Full Article

5 Ways to Tell if an Entrepreneurial Job Is Right for You

AUTHOR: Haley Heieck
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POSTED: May 14, 2013 at 2:00 am

Has the thought of being an entrepreneur and running your own business—to create and drive success by managing and growing a team—crossed your mind as something you’ve always wanted to do? If your answer is ”yes”, then a job in which you’re being micro-managed daily is never going to work for you. If you possess... » Read Full Article

A new twist on finding the right job AND the right company for you

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

Read an interesting PandoDaily article the other day that featured Good.co. What is Good.co? According to the site, they help you to “easily figure out your best fit” when it comes to the company you’re targeting for a job. (Logo: Good.co) Why is this important? An article in Forbes advises that we must hire for attitude, not only for... » Read Full Article

Five Ways to Energize Your Job Search

AUTHOR: Evan Roth
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POSTED: April 5, 2013 at 2:00 am

How much would you pay to kickstart your job search?  What would it be worth to increase your job opportunities and decrease the time spent on your search?  What if you didn’t need to pay anything to get these results? We all have a resource that we can tap into – our own personal energy. ... » Read Full Article

Navigating a Career Transition

AUTHOR: Lou H.
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POSTED: April 2, 2013 at 8:39 am

by Lou Huskey, ResumeEdge Certified Writer - When your career is no longer satisfying, a transition to a new profession is possible but can be challenging. What Steps Are Needed to Make Certain You Succeed? In order to be prepared, ask yourself the following questions: Do I have the necessary training and education that will... » Read Full Article

Returning to Work After Having Your Children?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: March 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

According to an abcnews.com article, a Census Bureau report states that the majority of  new mothers are returning to work within a year of giving birth. The piece continues: “Of the 3.6 million women who gave birth from July 1997 through June 1998, about 59 percent returned to the work force within a year of having... » Read Full Article

Follow Up is Essential for a Successful Job Search

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: March 12, 2013 at 8:14 am

In a competitive job search, when everyone is equally qualified, most candidates won’t get scores of invites to interview. However, common sense tells us someone will be hired. How do you become that person? What Can You Do to Improve Your Chances? Follow up is essential. It’s not enough to submit your resume for hundreds of openings,... » Read Full Article

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