Swipe left for NO. Swipe right for YES. If the feeling is mutual, connect and reveal your identity. No, it’s not online dating. It’s the future of job search: anonymous, simple and mobile.
Finding a job is hard work. The journey can be incredibly frustrating and time consuming. From discovering opportunities through the application process to finally interviewing, it is a long and winding road. One company wants to change all that. The recently launched Switch app is truly a Tinder for jobs. They aim to take the pain out of the search and connect the right people to the right jobs.
I spoke to Co-Founder Brett Martin and wrote about Switch. You can read the rest here at AOL Jobs.
As the world goes mobile, LinkedIn wants to corner the market on mobile job search and career management. Their strategy ensures that no matter where you are, “opportunity is always within reach.” As a result they’ve doubled down on apps, aggressively launching several new apps and reimagining the existing ones over the last several months. I wrote for AOL Jobs about how your job search just went mobile.
LinkedIn is your resume, cover letter, online portfolio, professional social network, blog, business card and more all rolled into one. More than 300 million people use LinkedIn and it keeps expanding in size, power and influence. If you’re not making the most of what the site has to offer, you are missing a massive opportunity to grow your network and forward your career. Here are 43 Tips To Supercharge Your Profile that I wrote about at AOL Jobs.
Long-term unemployment is devastating, slowly crushing the job seeker on many levels. The physical, psychological and financial tolls are steep and dramatic. While the number of US long-term jobless has dropped from nearly 4.5 million a year ago to just over 3 million today, the impact on those not working is still frightening
I wrote about how to stay positive and keep your job search on track here at AOL Jobs.
Your job search just went mobile. LinkedIn just dropped a powerful new app that all job seekers will want to download and explore immediately. On Thursday they released the LinkedIn Job Search app and from my initial test-drive it is a must-have tool for job seekers. I wrote about it for AOL Jobs right here.
I’ve written in great detail before about the power of LinkedIn and how to optimize your profile for maximum impact, but let’s narrow the focus even more. Perhaps the two most important elements of a superb LinkedIn profile are the headline and summary.
Your headline should say exactly what makes you great and why someone should hire you now. You need to be searchable, impactful and unique. Then comes your summary. If the headline sells your story, the summary tells your story. You’ve gotten them in the door, now you can really give recruiters and hiring managers reasons to hire you. Take the time to get it right and make sure you hit all the right notes.I wrote about perfecting your LinkedIn headline and summary for maximum impact at AOL Jobs.
How to tweak your LinkedIn profile from good to great. Here’s something I wrote for AOL Jobs.
You’ve finally landed the big interview. You’ve got one shot. Make it count. Find out what job search and career experts had to say about prepping for a big interview in a piece I wrote for AOL Jobs.
Connections can make or break your career. Here are a handful of great networking strategies and tactics that you can use to establish and expand your circle that I wrote about for AOL Jobs.
Conduct an expert job search from your smartphone. Here’s something I wrote for AOL Jobs about making your job search mobile first.