Posts Tagged "job search"

Use Twitter To Power Up Your Job Hunt

LinkedIn Is Great, & Necessary – But Not Enough! I recently published an article about Twitter’s value for job seekers, and I provided some concrete tips on how to use it. You can find the full article here: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/03/31/5-ways-to-use-twitter-to-land-a-job Twitter can shepherd people to your online content, and thereby bolster your personal brand as a subject matter expert. You can find all the latest job openings in your field and preferred…read more →

Presentation: To Get a Good Job, Tell a Great Story!

To Get A Good Job, Tell A Great Story with Arnie Fertig, MPA, CEO of Jobhuntercoach   WHEN: Monday, July 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St, Tewksbury, MA 01876 Whenever you are looking for a job, you need to tell your story. Who are you? What are you good at? What have you achieved? What is your value to a potential employer? Your story…read more →

What Kind Of Company Is The Right Place For You?

Understand Employer Branding! There is lot’s of talk about employer branding these days, as companies are crafting their images to attract a strong pool of candidates for positions they seek to fill. When you are looking for work, it is important not only to investigate particular jobs that require your skills, but the environment in which you will be working and the way a company regards and treats its workforce….read more →

Congratulations! You Have A LinkedIn Profile. So What?

If you are at all like 225 million other people, you have a LinkedIn Profile. If you are like a small percentage of them, you’ve taken the time to carefully display there your personal brand, fill in all your experiences, and accomplishments, and all the rest. Great! You absolutely need to do that, while sprinkling in all the keywords that a recruiter or hiring manager would expect to see from…read more →

5 Ways To Answer: “Why Do You Want To Work Here”?

Imagine getting this call: “Hi Joe. This is Jane from ABC Corp. I’m responding to the résumé you submitted to us. Thanks so much for your interest. Tell me why this job appeals to you?” Gulp. Joe’s chances could be doomed from the get-go if he can’t quickly summon to mind a better answer than: “Well … I applied to lots of jobs. Remind me which company you’re calling from,…read more →

5 Ways to Put Spring Into Your Job Hunt

  In this article for U.S. News I address the common problem of job hunt burn out confronted by many long-term job hunters. It is true that the longer you are unemployed, the more difficult it is to become employed. At the same time, in order to maximize your chances of receiving that job offer there are things that you can do: embrace the process; share the joy of others’…read more →

Great Tax Tips for Job Hunters

People often say that getting a job is a job. It turns out that the IRS sees it that way too! Job hunters can (under certain circumstances) deduct expenses they incur in their search for employment, as if the job hunt were a business. In this week’s U.S. News article I offer some great specific suggestions from a CPA about how job hunters can find and take several unexpected deductions,…read more →