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The Job Search Strategy, Reconsidered

While monitoring a lot of chatter on Twitter recently regarding the usage by companies of social networking to fill jobs, something struck me that I had not processed previously: not everyone is doing it!
But what does this mean for you as a possible job candidate? For one, don’t exclusively use social networking to find your next position. Yes, social networking is important to get you in contact with the right person/people within organizations. However, you still need to continue to use more traditional job searching tools.

Chris Perry: 10 Twitter Job Search Don’ts

If you search for tips on using Twitter in your job hunt, you will come across a lot of great resources for using this social medium and the plethora of complimentary tools and applications available to create your personal brand and connect with potential employers.

However, while there is a lot of information out there about what you can do on Twitter to advance yourself and your job search, I think it is important to be reminded of what not to do on Twitter, for it doesn’t take much to undo everything you have worked so hard to build.

Job Search Tips with Career Expert Katy Piotrowski

Piotrowski, who is the founder of Career Solutions Group, has more than 15 years in the industry. She recommends that new industry transition should start with a job seeker’s strengths. Research the industry and look for opportunitites that you might enjoy based on the job seekers likes and interests. From there, she recommends the job seeker laying out a clear plan prior to moving to a new industry. It can be overwhelming and devoting just five minutes to the future and focusing on one area to help staying or becoming more competitive.

Effective Immediately-How to Prepare for Your Entry Level Job

College prepares us for a lot of things. How to live on a tight budget, clean vomit out of a rug, rig up a beer pong table using everyday household items like MacGyver, oh, and even perform feats of math with no apparent real world applications and other questionably useful academic niceties.

Yeah, being a fresh college grad, I can tell you firsthand that this is what $200K in tuition buys these days. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to go work for Daddy Co. after graduation, this isn’t really a problem. Party on. However, if you are like most kids, you’ll be graduating into a corporate hierarchy in which you are an unknown, unproven, assumed-to-be-worthless entity. There will be expectations regarding how to interact, how to work, how to dress, how to cope with problems, and your diploma will not be able to help you here. Not an enviable position by any standards.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this issue, and it comes in paperback form courtesy of co-authors Skip Lineberg and Emily Bennington.

Government Job Search: Your Federal Resume Profile on

Thinking of applying for a government job, but you don’t have a clue about how to navigate the daunting process and wonder how (or if) you can get your brand into your application?

Federal/government jobs entice job seekers at all levels – from entry level to C-level/senior executives. Many seasoned executives want to transition away from the instability of the corporate world. Government jobs may be their ticket to career fulfillment.