5th February 2012

5 Tips for College Students Using Facebook for the Job Search

The social network can be a powerful tool for finding employment. Facebook takes many forms: it’s a social network, a photo album, and a game platform, among other things. But with the recent announcement of a partnership with agencies including the U.S. Department of Labor, Facebook may soon become another entity to its users: a job search site. The social network launched “Social Jobs”, an online platform that provides advice and tools for the job hunt from ...
5th February 2012

Use LinkedIn to Enhance Your Employment Options

What do Microsoft, Ebay, Netflix, and Target have in common? All these companies (and many more) have used LinkedIn to recruit candidates for employment. Kay Luo, Director of Corporate Communications at LinkedIn, explains why, “The main reason that companies are using LinkedIn is to find passive job candidates. Another reason why companies are using LinkedIn, is because referrals from their employees are highly valued because they typically have a higher success rate (hence the popular “employee ...
5th February 2012
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How To Use Facebook as a Job Search Help

Yes, all the hype is around Twitter and LinkedIn over the best ways to find a new job these days. But, I still think that Facebook is highly underutilized in the job search.  And with the Facebook community being the 3rd largest country in the world, why not look to start here instead? Logging into Facebook and typing the word “careers” into the search box will bring back 1,700 fan pages.  What a great place to begin searching! You ...
5th February 2012

How to Use Instant Message to Job Search

Integrating Instant Messaging into Your Job Search Instant messaging (IM) services can be a good tool to use when job searching. If you have an instant message account you can use it for networking, both with the people on your buddy list and with professional contacts. You can also sign up to receive new job postings via IM. Instant messaging allows users to be in direct contact in real time, which saves going back and forth via ...
5th February 2012

How to Use Twitter to Land a Job

Are you using Twitter for your job search? If you have yet to see results, don’t give up! Using the social-networking tool, you can find real jobs and connect with real people who are hiring. One of Twitter’s most useful aspects is the access it provides you. Recruiters, HR representatives, hiring managers, and executives all use Twitter on a daily basis. Unlike an online job posting where you can only apply via the information provided, Twitter ...
5th February 2012

How to Use the Internet in Your Job Search

You may be thinking about using the Internet to help you in your quest for a new job. If not, you should. Maybe this will persuade you: in 1998, there were over 28 million jobs posted on the Internet. That number includes Job Boards, Corporate Web sites, and Usenet (1999 Electronic Recruiting Index, Interbiznet.com, 1998). According to Job Searching Online for Dummiesby Pam Dixon, 17,000 new jobs are posted online each week and employers and ...
5th February 2012

Job Search Email Accounts

Set Up a Job Search Email Account When you’re looking for a job, it’s a good idea to set up an email account just for job searching. That way your professional email won’t get mixed in with your personal mail. Free Email Accounts There are a variety of free web-based email services, like Gmail and Yahoo, that you can use. You’ll be able to check your email online from any computer, so using web mail is a good way ...
5th February 2012

Job Seekers Beware Conmen

While jobsrecruitmentnigeria.com has implemented many protections to ensure that questionable job listings don’t make it into our database, job seekers should always remain vigilant and know what to look for when searching job listings. Possible Indicators of a Job Scam: Listings that ask for your private information such as SSN, driver’s license number, bank accounts, credit card information, etc. “Small Businesses” that direct you to a home address for an interview Foreign companies that do not have a local ...
5th February 2012

Top 5 Job Interview Tips

If you’re counting down the days till your next job interview, these helpful hints will help you get in the right mood so you can leave a lasting impression on the interviewers. 1. Do your research Fail to plan, and you plan to fail. You are certain to be asked specific questions about the company, so make sure you’ve done your homework on things like their last year’s profits and latest product launches. Also take a ...
5th February 2012

How do I tell if I’m doing well in an interview?

When it comes to doing interviews, you’ll rarely be told how well you’ve done. Obviously if you get the job, then you’ll assume you did well, but in so many cases, when you haven’t got the job, it helps to work out if there was something you could have done better, so you can improve for the next time. Generally Most opinions about candidates are formed within the first few minutes (that’s why it’s hard to overcome a ...