How do recruiters find you on LinkedIn? You need an optimized profile.

The Only Way Recruiters Will Find You on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is where motivated professionals come together and recruiters know it. 87% of recruiters use the platform to find or vet job candidates, more than all other major social media networks combined. If you’re serious about your job search, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. To get found by a recruiter on LinkedIn, you must cut […]

How to be a problem-oriented problem solver in your job search

From Resume to Interview: How to be the Problem Solving Candidate

Regardless of how you think about the recruitment process, there’s only one reason a company should choose you over other candidates: you are the right person to solve their problems. With this in mind, you have to approach your job search thinking that your success as an employee will be measured not only by how […]

How to annoy recruiters in your job search.

5 Ways to Annoy Recruiters: Don’t Make These Job Search Mistakes

There are a few people that you should make every effort to please. Corporate recruiters fall into this category. After all, they do hold a lot of influence over your career. All too often, job seekers engage in activities that drive recruiters up the wall. In some cases, these are clueless mistakes. In others, they […]

How to find remote jobs.

Work from Home: How to Find Remote Jobs

Whether you want to make the world your office, need to increase availability to family, or simply feel more productive working in pajamas, transitioning to remote work is an alluring career choice for its work-life flexibility. Before you start setting up your new home office, take some time to develop a remote job search strategy. […]

your job search isn't a numbers game. tailor your resume.

Don’t Be a S-A-P: Your Job Search is Not a Numbers Game

Job postings have become less effective for recruiters in the last few years because of the “spray-and-pray” (or “S-A-P”) approach many use when applying for jobs. This theory is that if a job seeker applies for as many jobs as possible, sooner or later, they’ll win the lottery and land a job. Unfortunately, that’s just […]

5 Email Etiquette Tips for Sending a Job Application Email

Email is a critical aspect of almost every job application. It allows you to effectively communicate with your potential employer and portray yourself as a suitable candidate for the job opening. However, if you don’t follow proper etiquette while sending your job application email, it might ruin your chances of getting that job. Try looking […]

A freelancer's lessons from any job seeker.

6 Things I’ve Learned as a “Forever Job Seeker”

I’ve successfully been a freelance writer for two years now, and here’s the thing, freelancing is just as cool as you’ve heard. I get to make my own hours, choose my clients, and take meetings in my PJs. But freelancing is also just as hard as you’ve heard. I often call myself a “forever job […]

What do Corporate Recruiters want? We asked four of them to help you job search. Illustration by COCO RATTIKARN

What Do Corporate Recruiters Want? We Asked Them

Job seekers face a buzzsaw of obstacles, locked doors, and unpleasant experiences in pursuit of a job offer. The first tests are typically issued by a corporate recruiter who serves as the gatekeeper between the job seeker and the hiring manager. To learn more about what job seekers are up against, we spoke with four […]

Addressing a cover letter when you don't know the hiring manger name

Addressing a Cover Letter When You Don’t Know the Hiring Manager’s Name

When it comes to addressing a cover letter, advice columns frequently spotlight these two pitfalls: Mistake 1: Failing to address your cover letter to a specific person Mistake 2: Addressing a cover letter to the wrong person Most job postings don’t specify who will be reading your cover letter. This puts job seekers in a […]