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JOBHUNTERCOACH Face Lift!

16 Jul

Jobhuntercoach.com has just had a major facelift… redo… and relaunch! Check out the all new site, with links to more than 50 free articles of value to job hunters, a new welcome video, and much, much more to come!

Happy hunting to all!

Arnie

New Fee Structure Coming Soon

7 Jun
Please note that if you are considering JOBHUNTERCOACH services, now is the time to sign up!
 
Current rates will remain in effect for clients who sign up prior to July 1, 2013. At that time, a new fee structure will be introduced.

Resume Verbs, Networking, & LinkedIn Groups – Recent Topics

28 May

I’ve been writing about a range of topics important for your job hunt in my recent articles on U.S. News & World Report. Here are some of the topics and links, and at the bottom is the link to the archive of more than 30 articles that I’ve published in there the last year there.

10 Pack-a-Punch Verbs to Include on Your Resume.  When you are writing your resume, each bullet point should begin with an action verb, and you should then couple it with what you did, how you did it, and your results. You might be surprised how effective you can be when you describe what you’ve done using words like: catapult, maximize, mentor, collaborate, and more. This article shows you how to think about verbs you can use. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/21/10-pack-a-punch-verbs-to-include-on-your-resume

6 Tips for Working the Room at a Networking Event. You job hunt is ultimately about meeting people and connecting with them in person. Writing a great resume, doing great research on LinkedIn, and applying on line are all important, but they are essentially tools to get you into the “main event” of a job interview. So often, people are shy, or don’t fully take advantage of networking opportunities. And even when “in the room” with the ideal contact it easy not to know quite what to say or how to act. This article provides a roadmap for how to get into a room and work it to your advantage. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/14/6-tips-for-working-the-room-at-a-networking-event

6 Foolproof Ways to Use LinkedIn Groups to Land Your Next Job. You probably got the first memo: Being on LinkedIn is of key importance in your job search. Here’s the follow up: It’s not enough to just create a static profile and then ignore it. LinkedIn Groups provide a powerful way to expand your effort with ease, learn new information, find hidden jobs, and enhance your own personal brand. It doesn’t take a huge amount of time, and it is well worth your effort to join groups and leverage them for your job search. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/07/6-foolproof-ways-to-use-linkedin-groups-to-land-your-next-job

I’m honored to be one of just ten career management experts who contribute each week to the “On Careers” Blog on U.S. News & World Report. New articles appear each Monday through Thursday, and mine are published each Tuesday. Here’s the link to the Blog: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers, and here is the link to the archive of my articles: http://money.usnews.com/topics/author/arnie_fertig. If you click on “View more U.S. News Articles” at the bottom of this and the pages that follow, you’ll find all of my more than 30 articles now featured.

Do you have ideas for topics you would like covered in future articles? I’m always open to your ideas and suggestions. And I’m more than appreciative when you pass links on to my articles by clicking on the social icons on the left of each of them to share by Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+.

Happy reading… and happy hunting!

5 Springtime Ways to Catapult Your Job Hunt Forward

3 Apr

The spring days are getting longer and warmer, flowers are sprouting, and recent economic reports show signs that the economy is bouncing back to life at long last. This is the season when corporations move hiring into high gear.

In my U.S. News & World Report article this week I speak about five season-sensitive activities for you to capitalize upon this spring. Learn how by embracing the job hunt process, responding positively to the success of others, volunteering, and two other key activities can spring your job search forward. Here’s the link: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/04/02/5-ways-to-put-spring-into-your-job-hunt

Happy hunting!

 

Great Tax Tips for Job Hunters

20 Mar

I 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, as well as how to get a handle on their finances. Please pass it along to anyone who may find it useful! Here’s the link:

 http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/03/19/5-smart-tax-tips-for-job-hunters

 

How to Haggle to Get the Best Salary

27 Feb

“What are your salary expectations?” Is one of the most dreaded questions that just about always gets asked early on in an interview process. You don’t want to name a number so high that you are significantly more expensive to hire than your competition with similar skills and experience. On the other hand, you don’t want a number so low that it helps you get the job – but at a salary far lower than you deserve.

In my latest USNews & World Report article, I demonstrate how you can reasonably deflect this question, while remaining friendly and responsive to your interviewer. I proceed to give specific advice about how to determine what is both possible and fair, and how to negotiate a top salary. To top it all off, I provide scripts you can adapt to your own circumstances to make the case that you are worth far more than the average employee.

The full article is now on USNews & World Report. Here’s the link: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/02/26/how-to-haggle-right-4-tips-for-negotiating-the-best-salary

Happy reading… and happy hunting!

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Revealing the Hidden Job Market

4 Feb

The “hidden job market” is one of the biggest of buzz phrases for job seekers. Believe it or not, experts suggest that up to 80 percent of the available jobs at any one time are hidden from public view, although absolute documentation is hard to come by. So where are all these jobs, and how can you access them?

My article, “How You Can Find a Hidden Job“, in USNews & World Report demystifies all the “buzz” about the hidden job market, explains why some jobs will never be made public, and how you can go about the task of pulling back the curtains to reveal the opportunities that are just waiting to be discovered. Here’s the link to the full scoop: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/01/29/how-you-can-find-a-hidden-job

If You Want a Great Job, Tell a Great Story

11 Dec

The film Lincoln is getting rave reviews because it tells a great story in an engaging way. And, it reminds us that the 16th president was most effective at convincing someone to take his side when he was able, without hesitation, to reach into his past and relate a story to the current moment. If you are a job hunter, there are several important lessons you can learn from this movie to aid you in your search.

First and foremost, you need to begin to see yourself as a storyteller. In my article this week in USNews & World report, I explain what I mean by this and offer five other key insights about your job hunt gleaned from this great new movie. Here’s the link: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/12/11/if-you-want-a-great-job-tell-a-great-story?s_cid=related-links:TOP

Why Your Networking Isn’t Working & How To Fix It

10 Dec

Thrilled to be invited to return to TENG (Temple Emanual Networking Group) in Netwon, MA to speak at their program this week!

We’ll be looking at common mistakes people make both in person and online… and more importantly what you can do to avoid these mistakes to begin with, or fix them if your networking skills are shaky.

Please join us! This program is FREE and OPEN to all at 6:45pm, Wednesday, December 12th at: Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton, MA. The building is handicap accessible and there is on-street parking.

Who should come: the fully-employed, the business owner, the self-employed, the under-employed, the unemployed or the part-timer, the volunteer and the career changer. Now is the time to reinforce your network and help out others in our community.

LI Group: Knock em Dead Secrets & Strate

7 Dec

LI Group: Knock em Dead Secrets & Strategies – great discussions. Glad to be one of this week’s Top Influencers http://ow.ly/fUfQG #jobhunt

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