Job Search Technology

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New Options Helps Ensure Your Resume Doesn’t Go Into a Black Abyss

It’s not easy being a job seeker today. Common technologies like applicant tracking systems (ATS) can make the application process feel robotic. Even if you are highly qualified for a position, you might still get a canned rejection letter. This leaves frustrated candidates wondering what else they can do. Technology has streamlined the hiring process from…

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Eye-Opening Facts You Must Know About Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Job hunters and applicant tracking systems are like vinegar and oil. The two can feel like they’re almost impossible to mix together.

However, with a bit of vigorous shaking, that vinegar and oil can become a nice salad dressing. To shake up a stalled job search, it’s time to stop believing an ATS is your enemy and start understanding how they work so you can use them to your advantage. Getting the facts is a great place to start.

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Technical Interview Tips and Developer Testing Advice

Software developers are in high demand, but to get a job, they first must master the technical interview. Often packed with confusing questions and excruciating tests, it can feel like a lot just to get a job offer. However, if you make it through and impress your future employers, you’ll not only get the offer, but you’ll have a lot of negotiating power because their desire to hire you will be through the roof…

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18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile is an important tool in your job-seeker toolbox, plus it will help you develop your professional brand and boost your networking potential. However, a great profile must be created and maintained. Make it your goal to improve your profile and footprint on LinkedIn. Here are 18 effective ways how: 1. Add a…

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Could Facebook Help You Land a New Job? The Social Media Giant Is Piloting a Work History Feature

Savvy job seekers know LinkedIn is currently the go-to platform for professional networking and job search outreach. Now they may have another social media tool to help them shine online: Facebook. Recently, Facebook has been testing a feature that allows users to upload their resume and build a professional-looking page that highlights their experience and…

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New LinkedIn Features Give Job Seekers an Edge

LinkedIn should already be a big part of your job search. In the social media company’s efforts to better serve its massive network of professionals, it recently released some useful new features. If you’re like many people, these new features often emerge under the radar. To make sure you haven’t missed anything — and have…

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Best-Kept Secret: 14 Tips For Keeping Your Job Search Under Wraps

If you’re employed but dedicating part of your time to seeking a new position, maybe your motto should be: “Loose lips sink ships.”   That’s because it’s perfectly legal for your employer to fire you on the grounds that you’re looking for a new job — whether or not your search is conducted during working hours. Such dismissals are…

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7 Simple Steps to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile

Do you have a LinkedIn profile simply because you’re “supposed” to have one? If so, you could be missing out on your next big career opportunity. A minimal profile with lackluster information is only slightly better than having no profile at all. Instead, you can give yourself an edge by fully filling out information and…

How LinkedIn and The TFC Method Work Hand in Hand

By Chip Conlin, GetFive Certified Coach Before the introduction of social networking sites and apps, job seekers relied on friends, family and colleagues for referrals and networking opportunities. But the rise of LinkedIn adds a new dimension to your job search, accelerating you toward that perfect position. GetFive method teaches that networking and direct contact…

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5 Ways to Use Technology in Your Job Search

These days, technology is everywhere. From smartphones to social networks, there’s no escaping it. Technology can also be a job hunter’s best friend, but only if you use it correctly. The way you use technology shows your skills, style and manners to future employers. The Five O’Clock Club offers their tips on when and how to use your devices to enhance your job search:

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How to Prepare Your Social Media Profiles for Job Search Success

As a job seeker, you’re probably already putting countless hours into refining your resume and cover letters, reaching out to your professional network and applying for open and hidden positions. But in today’s digital age, there’s another important component that can dramatically affect your success: your social media profiles. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ —…