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How To: The Job Seeker’s Attention-Getting Email Signature

How To The Job Seeker’s Attention-Getting Email Signature

Get the most of that often-seen personal branding space: your email signature.

Create a memorable email signature according to this formula.

Required elements are bolded, the rest are recommended where relevant:

Salutation,

Name
Tagline
Title(s), Organization
Association Membership
Phone numbers (mobile/land/fax)
Website/Social media profiles
Image

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Why Paper Resumes Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Why Paper Resumes Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

For years, people have been saying that paper resumes are dead. Really?

Search Twitter for “paper resume” and many of the results are articles announcing that the Internet-based resume era is here.

But who has actually been saying they’re dead?

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40 Tips for Older Job Seekers That Actually Get Results

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“Overqualified?” These tips are for you.

I just turned 39 a few months ago. If I was job searching today, some places wouldn’t think twice about rejecting me for being too old.

And you know what? I don’t mind. Every company, every team, is entitled to hire whoever they think will be the best fit.

As a job seeker, it’s up to you to research companies and teams upfront, before you apply, so you can estimate if you’ll be a good fit.

As an older job seeker – 35+, 45+ or even 65+ – it’s up to you to research companies and teams upfront, before you apply, to see if they have a history of hiring older workers so you can better estimate if you’ll be a good fit.

Here are 40 tips to help you along the way.

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JobMob Census: Mobile Job Search is Hot and Getting Hotter

2014 JobMob Census results

Are you the same you that you were last year? Let’s see.

2014 JobMob Census results

On November 12th, 2014, I asked you guys to Please Take The 2014 JobMob Census.

Thank you to everyone who responded.

Last year was the first time I did a census and didn’t really know what to expect. This time around, I can compare with last year’s results to see how things have changed (or not).

This one’s for the stats geeks like me.

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25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

How to shake yourself from the daze of a long job search and start getting conclusive results.

Although most of these tips are useful for any job seeker, all of them are intended for people who’ve been job searching for much longer than they expected, possibly even a year or more.

My own long job search story

In December 2001, I started looking for a career job in Israel for the first time, having taken a few months to relax after resigning from my managerial position at Amazon.com in France.

In July 2002, 8 months later, I didn’t have much to show for my job hunting efforts and with my savings dwindling, I was starting to feel a little desperate and more alone than ever on my job search. However, I made one major change to my job search strategy and within a few weeks, I entered the recruitment process that resulted in my starting a new job on October 1st of that year.

That major change I made is #25 at the bottom of this list of tips for others like myself who know too well the frustration of a prolonged job search.

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