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Target and Research Companies Online to Help Guide Your Job Search

August 7, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Your job search should include proactively targeting companies to help you find a good fit for your career goals and values. The more time and effort you spend targeting and researching companies, the more likely you are to find not only a job but also an organization and company culture that’s right for you.

2020-08-07T09:29:18-07:00August 6, 2020|Job Seekers, LinkedIn|0 Comments

Who’s Hiring? They’re Hiring.

May 15, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
While some positions and industries are indeed suffering, there are also many companies hiring right now, according to career advice writer Elvira Veksler (Who’s hiring and how to get hired during the Coronavirus pandemic). Veksler says that government-related, customer service and warehouse workers, package handlers, accountants, and healthcare workers are all still very much in demand in terms of coronavirus jobs hiring.

Use LinkedIn to Network Your Way to Your Next Job Now

March 27, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
It’s important to use this time of isolation to your benefit. One way is to spend time on LinkedIn, researching companies and building your network. This professional social media platform is now an essential part of your job search. If you haven’t already set up your LinkedIn profile, now is the time to get started.

Hashtags Can May Your Job Search More Efficient

April 30, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Job searching online can b a laborious task if you are scrolling all the jobs available. It is far more efficient to pare down your search to jobs that fit your goals, your targeted job titles or companies, even locations. Hashtags are a great way of filtering what you see and the most recently posted opportunities.

2020-05-11T13:01:10-07:00May 1, 2020|Hiring, Job Seekers, LinkedIn|0 Comments

An Effective Profile is the Key to Getting Results from LinkedIn’s Easy Apply

October 15, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
LinkedIn’s Easy Apply is a one-click application feature on a select number of job postings featured on LinkedIn.com. LinkedIn blogger Biron Clark (How to Use LinkedIn Easy Apply to Get Interviews) estimates that between 35-45% of jobs feature the Easy Apply option on LinkedIn, depending on industry and position. If the Easy Apply feature is available, you can respond to job postings quickly and easily.

2020-05-11T13:13:36-07:00October 15, 2019|Hiring, Job Seekers, LinkedIn, Networking|0 Comments

How to Reinvigorate a Job Search that’s Losing Steam

October 14, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Is your job search beginning to lose a little steam? You may have started out with energy and optimism, but if it’s taking more time than you expected to get a positive employer response, your attitude and motivation may start to lag. However, as job search blogger Susan Pines points out (Losing Steam in Your Job Search?), it’s important to regain and maintain your job search momentum if you really want to find your next job opportunity.

2020-05-12T17:10:06-07:00October 14, 2019|Job Seekers, LinkedIn, Networking, Resume|0 Comments

Tap into the Hidden Job Market to Boost Your Job Search

August 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you have responded to numerous online job postings and are still not hearing back from companies, consider getting out from behind the computer and tap into the hidden job market. The term hidden job market refers to open positions that aren't advertised or posted online. Many employers try to reduce the time and expense of an online application process by hiring internally, working with recruiting firms and headhunters and requesting referrals from their current employees.

Target Companies to Find the Right Fit for You

August 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Targeting companies that seem like a good match for your skills and experience and align with your values and goals could be an important step in your job search process. Identifying and researching organizations that feel like the right fit for you can be an effective and possibly more productive approach than applying for every job opening you see.

Find and Make Connections Inside Your Target Companies

August 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Once you have compiled your list of target organizations where you think you would like to work, you are ready to focus your networking efforts to find and connect with contacts inside each target organization. There are a number of important steps in this process, including: reaching out to people you know, using LinkedIn to broader your contact list, and using social networks.

2020-05-12T18:13:24-07:00August 12, 2019|Hiring, Job Seekers, LinkedIn, Networking|0 Comments

Get Organized to Keep Your Job Search on Track

June 11, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
When looking for a job, it’s not uncommon to be applying for numerous opportunities at once. Multiple applications mean different versions of your resume, various cover letters and many different deadlines to keep track of. With so many moving parts, it’s easy to get lost in the details, but a disorganized job search can lead to embarrassing mistakes, such as lost phone numbers, confused deadlines and missed interviews.