Not Getting Job Interviews? Recruiters Aren’t Your Problem

I read a book a while back called If It’s Going To, Be It’s Up to Me by Robert H. Schuller. A self-help book, the gist is that we all have abilities and talents – but most of this potential goes underutilized, or completely un-used. According to the author, we can’t rely on others to […]

6 Tips for Baby Boomers with Resume Gaps

Been laid off or let go in the last several years? It’s inevitable you may have gaps in work experience in your resume. Unfortunately, this can make your job search more difficult, as employers are often wary of hiring candidates with gaps for one reason or another.
So what can you do about gaps in your […]

4 Ways to Spot a Good Job Opportunity from a Bad One

On the job search, it can be difficult to determine good job opportunities from the bad ones–especially when limited information is available.
So how can you recognize a good job offer or job posting from a bad one? Here’s what several experts had to say:
1. Direct Contacts Matter
I like it when I see there’s an actual […]

12 Steps to a Targeted Job Search

You’ve sent dozens – maybe hundreds – of resumes. But you’re not getting called by recruiters. And even worse – when you do get called, you’re not getting hired. What’s wrong with these recruiters?!
Don’t get discouraged. As they say, “It’s not you. It’s them”.
Wrong.
It’s probably you. And if all you’ve done is send resumes […]

6 Tips for Avoiding Burnout in Your Job Search

Searching for a new job — even with the multitude of tools and resources available — can be almost immediately overwhelming. So it’s no surprise a large amount of job seekers experience job search burnout at one point or another.
Want to get back on track to new employment? Here are some ways to avoid burnout […]

Top MBA Jobs from Doostang: 8-23-2013 Edition

Founded in 2005, Doostang is one of the largest career platforms for business professionals in the world. Doostang is a community of over 1 million elite professionals who have inside access to top jobs from premier employers in finance, consulting, media, technology, and more. Members join Doostang to get exclusive access to over 15,000 hand-picked […]

Search Business News to Find a New Job

Reading the news with an eye toward your job search can open up unexpected leads and contacts for a new job. The key lies in what you are looking for when you read the news. Learn to mine the news for hints of impending job opportunities and you will be landing a new job before […]

Is Your LinkedIn Profile a Disaster?

Interested in having your LinkedIn profile professionally writtenby Doostang? E-mail sebastian.king@doostang.com for more information.
Most job seekers know to update their resume when it’s time to look for a new job. But what about your social media footprint? One of the first places recruiters look for talent in the social sphere is the professional networking site LinkedIn.
You might have […]

5 Ways Recruiters ARE Using Social Media (But Not Like You Think)

By now, you know recruiters and hiring managers are checking you out on social media.
However, most job seekers seem to think we’re only looking for keg-stand pics or some other arbitrary reason not to hire you; bad-mouthing your old boss, for example.
And they would be wrong.
When recruiters – some of whom have these social media […]

5 Tips for Older Job Seekers Hoping to Land a New Position in 2013

Although the unemployment numbers for older job seekers have started to improve, many folks are still struggling to land a new job this year.
How can older job candidates improve their chances of employment in 2013? Check out these five tips:
Don’t Get Another Job, Run Your Own Business
If you are near retirement, you may be afraid […]