Using Social Media for Your Job Search

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Communicate Why You’re a Great Fit via Your Video Résumé

If you’re interested in a posted opening for a specific position, chances are you already know the job requirements because they’re usually included in the job listing. But doing additional research on [more…]

Add Conflict to Spice Up Your Video Resume Script

Adding narrative conflict to your video résumé allows you to capture the attention of your audience very quickly for your job search and keep them interested until the end. In narration, one thing happens [more…]

Show Your Personality in Your Video Résumé

Your personality goes a long way in helping you stand out in your job search. You know the old saying: Someone else will always be more experienced, more educated, or more qualified than you are, but there’s [more…]

Slideshow Commercials Demonstrate Your Job Skills to Hiring Managers

Some people simply don’t do well on camera. If you fall into this category, all hope for your job search isn’t lost. You can still demonstrate your presentation skills and professionalism with a [more…]

How to Conclude Your Video Résumé

The end of your video résumé is very important for your job search. Hiring managers tend to remember the last few moments of your video as they review candidates for a position, so make sure your video [more…]

Camera, Lighting, and Editing Software Options for Your Video Résumé

For most people, the best part of producing video is getting to play with all the toys. It’s okay to make a job searching fun. Assuming that you’ve thought long and hard about your script, your setting [more…]

Add a Soundtrack to Your Video Résumé

The soundtrack to your video résumé defines your job candidacy more subtly and more powerfully than any other video production technique. When you think about the soundtrack for your film, keep these suggestions [more…]

Spice Up Your Video Résumé with B-Roll

Many video résumés are a single shot taken with someone sitting in front of a camera going on and on about who he is. These videos look amateurish. To avoid this fate and visually spice up your video résumé [more…]

Where to Upload Your Video Résumé

Instead of uploading your video résumé to the 20-plus available video-sharing sites one at a time for your job search, you can use a content distribution system. [more…]

Buying the Right Domain to Build a Résumé as a Website

A domain is the website address you use to get to a site. And for job searching purposes, you may need your own domain. Google looks at the domain name when calculating a website’s relevance to a particular [more…]

Easy Website Tools Help You Design a Résumé as a Website

You have literally thousands of options to choose from when building your own website during a job search, from premium HTML templates to raw code. But the key to your job search is to spend as little [more…]

Write the Right Content for Your Website Résumé

After you’ve chosen a development platform for designing your online résumé, you can get down to the business of job searching and figuring out what to write and what pages to include. [more…]

How to See Who’s Viewed Your LinkedIn Profile

Knowing who’s viewed your LinkedIn profile can be a very powerful tool for your job search. For example, if you give a presentations, then later notice an attendee viewed your profile, you might be able [more…]

How to Use Vizify with Your LinkedIn Profile

If you’re a visual job seeker, then you appreciate infographics and other graphical ways to display linear information. There’s some evidence to show that some recruiters like this as well because they [more…]

Make Yourself Easy to Communicate With on LinkedIn

Just being on LinkedInduring your job search may not necessarily be enough to make you easy to communicate with. If you were to ask an economist whether the economy is driven by large corporations or small [more…]

How to Use LinkedIn’s Advanced Add-Ons to Help Your Job Search

LinkedIn has opened its code up to developers who want to help augment the site for job seekers. Many of their new innovations are useful during a job search and have happened internally. [more…]

Professional Video Résumé Services for Your Job Search

If the technical aspects of producing a video résumé seem overwhelming to you, seek out some professional help during your job search. You can likely find several freelance videographers in your area. [more…]

Tools Job Seekers Can Use to Create a Multimedia Résumé

Video has become the number one activity on the web. Why not use that to your advantage for your job search? When people see that play button, they are compelled to push in. In just a few seconds of video [more…]

Visualize Yourself with Infographics Tools for Your Job Search

This batch of tools rides a current trend of displaying large amounts of data in a visually appealing way for your job search. Humans can consume a huge amount of data very quickly when it’s displayed [more…]

How to Use Semantic Job-Board Services

Technology has grown to a point where job boards can actually know what kinds of jobs you’d be interested in based on the personal information you submit. So-called [more…]

Networking Tools that Can Help Your Job Search

Many career coaches would say that the best chance for you to land a job is by having a strong supportive network of friends and professionals. These tools will help you stay in touch and even grow your [more…]

Add On Tools to Expand Your Online Presence for Your Job Search

You can’t build a profile or an online résumé with the following add-on tools, but they do each provide different types of job searching functionality that can help you enhance your online presence and [more…]

Claim Your Simple One-Page Portal for Your Job Search

There’s something to be said about simplicity. This next batch of websites leverage design (color, photos, and layout) to communicate your brand. Though they’re sparse on detailed information, sometimes [more…]

What Separates Twitter from the Social Media Pack

If you’re already on LinkedIn and Facebook, have multiple online résumés, and own your own domain name, you may wonder why on earth you should bother with another social network. You certainly don’t [more…]

How Twitter Can Help You Find a Job

You may not realize it, but Twitter can help you find a job. When Twitter first became popular, the instructions for posting a tweet were simply to answer the question, “What are you doing?” Some people [more…]

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