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Vol. 16, Issue 8 - Week of February 20, 2017

The job hunting tips no one tells you about Abridged: The Guardian

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- It's a numbers game. Applying for several jobs at once, and getting your resume in front of as many hiring managers as possible, will maximize your chances. You still need to be selective about the roles you apply for, but scout out as many suitable opportunities as you can. Set a daily or weekly application target, track the vacancies, and make timely follow-ups.

Always tailor your resume. Sending a tailored covered letter is a well-known job hunting tip, but are you doing this with your resume? Relevance is crucial when applying for any job. Whenever you apply for a role, take a few minutes to check your resume against the job ad and look for any potential improvements you can make.

Don't rely solely on job websites. Job boards and career websites are obviously a great place to start when job hunting. Online networks are also a great source for searching for your next opportunity. Millions of recruiters actively search for candidates on LinkedIn, so you can't afford not to have a presence on there. As well as connecting with prospective employers on the professional networking site, you can obtain recommendations from previous managers, giving recruiters the confidence to trust you. It is also worth getting on the radar of reputable recruiters in your industry, as you never know when they might have a suitable opportunity.

Maximize your exposure and land more interviews Staff Writer, The Career Digest

LOS ANGELES, CA -- These days, to land a job over the competition, you have to work smarter. The hard part is to get your resume read by the right people at the right time. Good jobs aren't on the market very long. To succeed your resume has to be available to the employer the moment they decide to fill a position.

One easy way to be found by employers who are looking to hire someone with your skills, is to post your resume on all the top job sites and niche job boards. This is a proven, documented method of successful job searching. While it may take a fair amount of time to find and fill out the forms of all these sites, you will definitely multiply your chances of landing a job.

If you want all the benefits without all the work, you can let a service like Resume Rabbit do it for you. You fill out one simple form and they'll instantly post your resume on 86 top job sites like Job.com, CareerBuilder, America's Job Exchange, Dice & more. Then you'll be seen by over 1.5 million employers & recruiters daily. It takes ONLY 5 minutes and saves 60 hours of research and data entry. To maximize your exposure and land more interviews, get your resume posted on all the top job sites.

4 Ways to manage your anxiety while job hunting Bill Topaz, Glassdoor

NEW YORK, NY -- Get Moving: It might be tempting to spend all day lounging on the couch in your pajamas, but you'll benefit from physical activity. Research has shown consistent exercise can reduce the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. Workouts cause the body to release endorphins, adrenaline and serotonin, triggering positive mood changes and lessening depressive thoughts.

Lean on Your Support System: In addition to being a great song and film, "Lean on Me" should serve as a personal motto for anyone who's unemployed. Spend time with family, friends and other unemployed individuals - unless they're sources of stress, of course. It will give you a chance to vent in a nonjudgmental environment. This focus on networking will also increase your chances of getting hired by learning about job opportunities and others' job-hunting experiences.

Help Yourself: There are plenty of self-help treatments that can control your anxiety. These include yoga and meditation, whose daily practice has been shown to provide relief from anxiety and depression. Just make sure you're using the proper techniques. For example, stress causes most people to breathe in a shallow manner. Focusing on slow, controlled breathing can help you get the most out of these mindfulness-based therapies. Be Prepared: Job interviews can create a lot of anxiety, but proper preparation is the best treatment. Spend time researching your prospective employer, combing through interview tips online, anticipating questions and rehearsing your responses.

A short guide to killer cover letters Abridged: Kaplan Business School

DENVER, CO Be Brief: Keep in mind, you're really trying to get employers to take a closer look at your skills, qualifications and educational background, just long enough so they think it's worth interviewing you. Employers are busy people. They don't have time to peruse through a 3 page Cover Letter. Keeping it brief is the first rule to getting noticed.

Be Professional: Most professional organizations prefer to interview prospective candidates that "seem professional". A Cover Letter written in multi-colored fonts, with excessive use of bold and capitalized letters, and containing embedded graphics, is likely to immediately put you at the top of the "unfortunate 90%" pile. Be Relevant: Take time to study the job advertisement carefully - it reveals a lot about the type of candidate the employer wants to hire. For instance, if the posting gives you a sense that the company is looking for someone to ease a particular "pain point", then make sure all of your education and experience relevant to that "pain point" is clearly articulated.

Be Confident: Cover Letters provide employers a glimpse of the applicant's personality. If your letter ends with a statement such as, "I shall try my very best to support you in any way possible..." Is more likely a candidate for the 90% pile; while a statement like, "I have all of the skills, education and background to help you accomplish your goals..." will probably land you an interview.

[Video] Easily crank out a perfectly-written cover letter Staff Writer, The Career Digest

LOS ANGELES, CA -- A perfectly-written cover letter can be more important to your job search than your resume! A cover letter is really a sales letter. It's your personal advertisement, your first impression, your grand introduction. A brilliantly worded cover letter is the easiest way to assure your resume is the one, amongst a stack of resumes, that actually gets read. The best part is, few people understand this fact. So having a great cover letter is almost like having an unfair advantage.

As a matter of fact, the vast majority of your competition simply "throws" together any old cover letter just so they have something to attach to their average resume. As a result, most cover letters do nothing to land the job interview. In fact, hiring managers often make a decision to interview from a well written cover letter alone -- before even reading a resume.

Wouldn't you love to have a cover letter written with the flair of an advertising executive? If so, we recommend a simple program that helps you quickly and easily crank out a killer cover letter. With a click-of-a-button, fill in the blanks and in just 3.5 minutes out pops a brilliantly worded and perfectly crafted cover letter - 100% customized for you. Why not get your phone ringing with job interviews and employment offers, just go to The Amazing Cover Letter Creator.

5 Tips for starting a successful business Abridged: Entrepreneur Media

IRVINE, CA -- Begin with a detailed plan.Develop an in-depth plan that fully details how you'll attack the challenge ahead. Your plan should define any opportunities you've identified, clearly state your mission, describe your target, establish measurable goals, and set deadlines for each milestone along the way.

Get out there and network.Until you've established your business, you'll need to create your own word-of-mouth. Be your own brand ambassador, touting the benefits of working with your business and showing why people should give you a chance. Surround yourself with the right people.The right mentors and strategic partners aren't the only people with whom you'll need to align. Surrounding yourself with a great team is equally important. Build your staff with smart, talented, and driven employees who share your vision.

Stay ahead of the curve.It's crucial to keep one eye focused on the future, including upcoming movement in your industry. Successful business owners study trends and anticipate what's coming around the bend. This allows them to nimbly adapt and evolve. Stay current on emerging issues in your field by faithfully reading trade magazines and websites. Find a healthy work-life balance.Running a successful business requires an inordinate amount of time and energy. It's paramount to find a healthy work-life balance. It's easy to let work dominate your life. Don't. It's also crucial to take care of your own health and well-being. Your business can't run without you.

Easiest way to start your own business: Free Consultation Staff Writer, The Career Digest

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Have you dreamed of owning your own business or running a side gig, but don't know where to start? Franchises are becoming more and more popular as a way for people to buy and own their own business. Here are 4 main advantages to owning a franchise.

First, you're able to operate your own business with the security of working with a large company. Second, the start-up, operations and general business plans are laid out for you with training and support from the franchisor. Third, you reduce your risk due to the success of the franchisor's reputation & experience. Fourth, it may be easier to borrow money to start a franchise than an independent business. If you've been thinking about starting your own business, we recommend a complimentary consultation with FranChoice, the premier "matchmaker" of the franchising industry.

During your consultation, the consultants from FranChoice will help you identify franchise businesses that meet your criteria based on your goals, skills and preferences. Then they'll guide you through the franchise investigation process and answer all your questions. FranChoice is paid by the various companies offering franchises to help them find suitable matches. So it's free to you and there's no commitment or pressure to buy. Instantly sign up for a consultation with a franchise expert .

5 Steps to making sure you land that job interview Abridged: Forbes

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Step 1: Make Sure Your Profile Fits the Job Requirements. Do you honestly have all the necessary skills? Do you understand what the job title entails in terms of responsibilities and expertise? Give the job title a good thorough search on Google, and find out whether there are aspects to this type of position that you were unaware of.

Step 2: Tailor Your Resume to the Job Description. Rearrange your resume in such a way that the most important information (which, conveniently, meets the position's key requirements perfectly) can be instantly noticed by the reader. Your goal is to have your resume moved from the "to check" stack into the "potential candidates" stack, and not the trash bin.

Step 3: Give Your Resume a Creative, Descriptive Title. A great resume gets you the job interview, but what gets your resume actually looked at? The answer is the title of the document. Too many times I've seen people send out their resumes without paying attention to the title they gave the file. Step 4: Do Some Research on the Hiring Manager. In order to get yourself noticed (and your resume read), you need to ensure that your email ends up in the right inbox. To get ahead of the other candidates find a direct work email address of the hiring manager in charge, which is actually pretty easy.

Search smarter with this job search engine Staff Writer, The Career Digest

LOS ANGELES, CA -- If you've been recently searching online for a job, you realize there are literally thousands of different websites all listing potential job matches for you. Amazingly enough, even the biggest employment sites have less than 10% of available jobs listed online. Yet finding and then searching through thousands of different job boards and company websites is nearly impossible. Conversely, overlooking any one of these sites could cause you to miss out on the job of your dreams.

Wouldn't it be great if you could search all online job listings from just one website? Well you finally can, with a new job search engine at JobsWanted.com. This site works just like Google, Yahoo or Bing, except it searches only for targeted job listings from sites like: CareerBuilder, Beyond.com, Job.com, SimplyHired, Jobs2Careers, and more.

You simply plug in your job title and desired location, and in seconds you can review all your best job matches pulled from all the top job sites -- and all in one place. Now instead of spending endless hours bouncing around to countless different job sites, the jobs are brought right to you in seconds. The best part is there's no charge for this service, no sign up required, and you can try it right now. Just go to: JobsWanted.com for--free.

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