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Social Media Job Search: Content vs. Conversation

Social Media Job Search: Content vs. Conversation

So, here you are, all set up with your social media profiles. You paid to have the LinkedIn profile written, you sweated over your personal branding statement, you set up your Twitter and Facebook info, and maybe you even built a website to showcase your resume. Now what?

Job Search Balancing Act: Launching a Job Search While Employed

Job Search Balancing Act: Launching a Job Search While Employed

technical resume writer cartoon image 2 Conducting a job search under any circumstances is no picnic. But managing a job search while you’re employed is brutal. I mean, really, the job search is supposed to be a full-time job for the unemployed. How does that work when you put in 40 or 50 hours each week at your company now? That is why the July 18th #TCFchat discussion topic (at our special time slot of 83pm ET on Twitter) is on topics to help those already employed as they prepare for the job search.

So please join us as we discuss these questions:
1. Will great perks like “paid, paid vacation” (http://www.inc.com/caitlin-berens/start-up-offers-workers-7500-to-take-a-break.html) convince you to stay in your current job, or make the leap to a new job if offered as part of your package?

2. Should you engage with IT or technical recruiters to help you with your job search?

3. How does someone that’s employed prepare themselves for a job search?

4. What expectations should you have when starting your tech job search?

5. Where should you spend the limited amount of time available with your job search?

Whether you are currently in a job search, have recently finished one, or are contemplating getting ready for one, we would love to hear your insight.

If you can’t make the chat, be sure to check back here afterward or check out the Tech Career Forum  LinkedIn group to get a recap of the discussion.

Time Management Practices for the Job Search

Time Management Practices for the Job Search

The job search process is tough enough.

IT career advice from your date Most people make it even more challenging because they go into it without a plan, disorganized, and unaware of the pitfalls that can take a lot of time for little return.

Here’s the link to the Storify story recapping our discussion of time management topics with our Tech Career Forum panel on Twitter (#TCFchat 3pm East on Wed.): http://storify.com/ITtechExec/job-search-time-management#publicize

The Great Job Search Time Management Quandary

The Great Job Search Time Management Quandary

Most candidates are surprised when they discover how quickly time gets away from them during their job search. Even well-prepared candidates are often caught off guard as they find their time slipping into this methaphorical black hole. Undoubtedly, the lack of imposed structure can get to even this best of us. That is why the July 11th #TCFchat discussion topic (3pm ET on Twitter) is on job search time management practices and how to prepare for this quandary.

Overcoming The HR Black Hole

Overcoming The HR Black Hole

I’m not sure there is anything more frustrating to today’s job search process than companies that post online for open positions, insist that candidates contact them only via online forms, and warn against trying any other means of applying for the position. Obedient job seekers then follow all the requirements, sit dutifully by and wait, and what happens? Nothing!