Where to Go for a Focused Industry Job Search

Many jobseekers are open to working in a variety of industries. For them the general job boards provide a smorgasbord of options. But if you’re a jobseeker who knows that you’re only interested in a specific industry, you’ll want a job board that as specialized as you are. There are plenty of advantages in posting … Continue reading Where to Go for a Focused Industry Job Search

Gifts, Talents and Skills

How do you set yourself apart from the hundreds of applicants competing with you for your next dream job?  You may find yourself up against people with more experience or education and more prestigious job titles on their resumes.  Your challenge is to let the interviewer know that you are a special person who brings … Continue reading Gifts, Talents and Skills

20 Veteran-Friendly Employers

(Thanks to Flexjobs.com for this post) In honor of Veteran’s Day and to support those who’ve served, Job-Hunt has identified 20 military-friendly employers that hire veterans, as well as industries known to support veteran hiring.  The companies highlighted below not only offer job opportunities, but also value the qualities veterans bring to civilian roles.  Recruitmilitary.com … Continue reading 20 Veteran-Friendly Employers

Making Good Choices

I have a friend who uses the phrase “Make good choices” when she send her son off to school.  It’s her way of reminding him that what happens to him during his day is, in large part, within his control.  He can choose to work hard in class or to slack off; he can choose … Continue reading Making Good Choices

Can My Employer Force Me to Get a Vaccination?

Question: I’ve been hearing about employers requiring a COVID vaccination in order to come back to work – or remain employed. Can they do that? Answer: The short answer is yes. Private employers can put conditions on workers that include mandating vaccines. With the exception of a disability or (doctor-proven) medical condition or religious exemption, … Continue reading Can My Employer Force Me to Get a Vaccination?

Why Do You Want this Job?

There are really only two essential job interview questions. Together, they determine how successful you’ll be in this role.  But they are often treated by candidates  – and some interviewers – as pro forma questions: asked to check a box, and answerable by some generic, fluffy response. But if you answer them with something sincere … Continue reading Why Do You Want this Job?

JobSeer Seeks to Make it Easier for Foreign Students and Workers to Find Work

In February, Mountain-View, California-based JobSeer launched an AI-powered Chrome extension tool to help jobseekers gain insight into companies that are hiring. The Chrome extension provides advanced job matching, skills recommendations, and a company recruiter and employee contact finder.   With Smart Search, users can narrow their job search scope by entering the desired job title, … Continue reading JobSeer Seeks to Make it Easier for Foreign Students and Workers to Find Work

Hottest Job Categories for 2021 According to LinkedIn

Each year, LinkedIn analyzes its massive member database to see what job roles are experiencing the most growth. The job site recently released the results of its research of growth between April and October 2020. The results are grouped into categories that will be expected to see high growth over the course of this year. … Continue reading Hottest Job Categories for 2021 According to LinkedIn

When Faced with Two Career Choices, Consider Option Three

Making any kind of important life choice is hard. What if you could make decisions easier simply by thinking about them differently? We humans tend to gravitate toward binary choices. Yes or no. This or that. Now or later. Stay or go. But career coach Rebekah Layton says that trying what she calls “the three … Continue reading When Faced with Two Career Choices, Consider Option Three

Mistakes to Avoid on LinkedIn

By now, you know that LinkedIn is the most important resource for professionals in a job search. It’s essential in this time of social distancing, and it will again be (soon, I hope) a great way to enhance your in-person networking.  This is a good time to update and improve your LinkedIn profile so you’ll … Continue reading Mistakes to Avoid on LinkedIn