From around Twitter and the web, I regularly come across information I love to share! For this week, here are some posts and other links to helpful job search information I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss (especially if you aren’t on Twitter!).
PS: Another way for you to keep up with what I watch and see on Twitter is to check out the “Job Search Guide“. This is a web-based “news paper” and I’ve created it to share the posts of career and job search experts I follow on Twitter (new issues are sent out each Friday). Hope you like it. It’s free and you can have it emailed to you every Friday if you want!
In a fiercely competitive job market, you can’t just show up for an interview. You’ll need to know as much as possible about the company and people you’ll be interviewing with, so here are some pointers.
I Spy: How to Scope Out a Company Before the Interview from the Daily Muse.
ATS (Applicant Tracking System) Getting In Your Way?
If you’ve been submitting resumes and haven’t been contacted…you need to read this post. Miriam Salpeter summarizes key points at the end, but please read the entire post.
- Applicant tracking systems are inevitable.
- Referrals get people jobs.
- Even if companies don’t know what they want, you can still land a job there if you are a little savvy and make a point to educate yourself about how to get a job today.
Why You Are NOT Getting A Job from Keppie Careers
Your Email Signature!
You have one right? Here’s a post I wrote on why having one is so important. Check out these examples and think “I am a company” (as you job search and manage your career)!
(ps: I use WiseStamp and LOVE IT!)
Other Tools Job Seekers Should Check Out
Check out the other tools I recommend or use!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.