Social Media & Online Identity

Jump Start Your Job Search Now!

Sounds too fantastic? Take a look at the following resources, develop a game plan, and then launch a stronger job search campaign. In no time, you’ll be thankful and excited about new job opportunities that seemed to have come from nowhere!


Resume: A polished, marketing-oriented, and differentiating resume is pivotal. There are many resources online to teach you how to write your own resume, but if you do not want to go at it alone (I don’t blame you. It is quite impossible for you to overnight gain the skills necessary to craft a resume that will beat your competition), hire an expert. Check out Career Collective Experts and Master Resume Writers.

Career Coaching: Employ a career coach to assist you. No matter how fantastic your job search toolkit is, you must know how to use it. Ask your resume writer to help you or to recommend someone who can. m/


Online Job Search Sites: Don’t limit your job search to online only. However, job searching online should not be neglected. Here are the top online sites I recommend, Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com.


Online Brand:
Developing an online presence is essential. Employers will Google you! Here are the most popular social networking sites and where you should begin. LinkedIn, Twitter, Visualcv.com, Beyond.com


Twitter Starter Kit:
Once you set up your Twitter account, whom do you follow in order to ensure you receive the best advice? Start with these experts. Follow Career Experts as well on Twitter: http://bit.ly/10Tuqo | | http://bit.ly/4BzdyK


LinkedIn Groups: There are information-driven and support groups on LinkedIn.  See Careerrocketeer’s list and I recommend Spin Strategy™

Read Blogs and Career Oriented Sites: Here are a few of my favorites:  Careercollective.net, Jobmob.com, Careerealism.com, Resumebear, Careerrocketeer and also look up some of the top sites at Alltop.com and at RiseSmart. 

 

Create Network Cards: Be ready to capitalize on any job lead. Prepare network cards.


Additional Resources:
The following list will help you with career development, offer you guidance, and often provide links to other resourceful sites.

Rileyguide.com

Recruiterreqsjobseekers.ning.com/

Job-hunt.org

Womenforhire.com

Google.com/Top/Business/Employment/Job_Search/

Jobhuntersbible.com

Careeronestop.org

About.com/careers

Blogtalkradio.com/categories/Jobs/mostpopular

WorkForce One

Recruiters & Headhunters

 

Salary Negotiation: Before you walk into your job interview, research current salary ranges.

Salary.com

Payscale.com

Salaryexpert.com

Salarynegotiations.com

 

Ask For Support! Don’t be too proud to ask your friends and family for support, guidance, leads. If you get really down reach out to those in your community, church, or any person close to you. We all want to help.

If you know someone who has been out of work for a while, and is showing signs of needing emergency counsel, please provide them with this number (800) 273-TALK (8255).

Good luck!

Rosa Elizabeth Vargas
Quadruple Certified Resume Writer
www.creatingprints.com
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6 Replies to “Jump Start Your Job Search Now!

  1. Wow, Rosa, I must bookmark your excellent resource repository. Thanks for pulling together such a strong list of links; as well, I am impressed how you organized the links beneath functional subheadings from Resume Writing resources to Online Job Search Sites to a Twitter Starter Kit, etc. Nice.
    As importantly, I love the energizing and encouraging lead-in to your post: “Right now, at this very moment, you can begin to take action and fire up your job search.”
    Yes, yes, to “getting fired up!”
    Kudos to displaying your high-energy and quality-focused value proposition in this engaging post!
    Jacqui

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