Friday May 17, 2013
Summer jobs aren't just for kids - especially this year, when unemployment is still high for all ages. If you're running out of unemployment, working less hours than you'd like, or need to earn some extra cash, consider a summer job. Many employers consider mature candidates favorably and even though hiring is down, there are summer jobs available for grownups, as well as teens.
This is a good time to look for a summer job because high schools and some colleges are still in session. If you're available to work now, you'll have an edge on the candidates who have to wait until school gets out.
You can conduct much of your job search online. Visit sites that list summer jobs and check the job search engines using "summer" as a keyword or select "seasonal" or "temporary" in the Advanced Search Options.
Don't forget to check your local newspaper (help wanted ads may be online), chamber of commerce web site, and job search in person. Job searching in-person is still an option, despite all the online resources, because many summer jobs are filled by walk-in applicants.
If you're of a certain age, don't forget to check the sites that focus on retired workers. You don't have to be of retirement age to apply for many of them and they are a good source of listings for older workers.
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Friday May 17, 2013
LinkedIn is the top professional networking site and everyone who is job searching or might need to job search in the future should have a LinkedIn profile and should be actively using LinkedIn to job search and network.
Here's how to get started on LinkedIn. Then join the About.com Job Search and Careers LinkedIn Group to connect with career experts and hiring managers, get job leads, and to network with contacts who can help with your job search.
Join us on Facebook and Twitter, as well. You can "like/fan/friend" our Facebook Job Search page for lots of job hunting tips, suggestions, and advice.
For job leads and quick tidbits of advice follow me on Twitter, where my ID is @AlisonDoyle. I'm connected to thousands of employers, recruiters, career experts, and job sites
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Friday May 17, 2013
Job seekers are increasingly using their phones to search for jobs, but they are less likely to apply for jobs on their smartphone than on a computer. Snagajob, America's largest hourly site for job seekers and employers, saw its users increase their mobile job searching by 95% over the past year.
However, when it comes to applying, they go back to their computer. Applicants submit three times as many applications from their computer than they do from their mobile device. Which makes sense, because even though companies are increasingly making their career sites mobile friendly it still can be a challenge to gather and input all the data you need to apply. It's easier, in many cases, to go back to your computer to start the application process.
Here's an overview of the survey results for the 12-month period ranging from April 2012 to March 2013:
- Mobile job searching is up 95%.
- Job seekers submitted 4.3% fewer applications.
- Job seekers under the age of 24 only saw a 2.1% decline in applications.
- Job seekers are three times more likely to submit an application on a PC than on a mobile device.
Read More: Top 10 Tips for Using Your Phone to Job Search
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Thursday May 16, 2013
It's always a good idea to take a look at resume examples before writing a new resume or updating your existing resume. The more examples you review, the more ideas you'll get for your own resume.
Review resume examples listed by occupation, industry and career level, including administrative, banking, business, construction, customer service, education, entry level, finance, hospitality, management, retail, writing and more examples of resumes for employment.
Here are even more resume examples for a variety of employment situations. These resume samples and resume templates provide samples of resume formats that will work for everyone who is job searching, including entry level job seekers, career changers, and experienced candidates in many occupations.
And if you have a resume, CV or letter that you are proud of, here's how to add it to our collection of resume examples.
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