Make Weddles.com Your Job Search Headquarters
Modeled after Pinterest, Weddles.com offers four channels of information and resources found nowhere else on the Web. And, one of those channels is specifically tailored for smart Job Seekers – those who want to find not just any job, but a great one!
What’s in the Job Seekers channel at Weddles.com? There are:
- Books & Tools for job search and career success
- An archive of outside-the-box Job Search Tips
- An Association Directory organized by career field & industry
- A Career Fitness evaluation that will help you strengthen your credentials
- And much, much more!
So, don’t delay! Visit Weddles.com today. And, make sure you tell your family and friends about the site, as well.
To Find a Job on the Web Be One of a Kind
There has been an avalanche of articles, columns, blog posts, tweets, LinkedIn group discussions and Facebook notifications about how to use the Web to find a job. It’s all been helpful, but almost always overlooks the single factor that is the key to success. With millions of people now searching for employment online, the first and most important step is to stand out from the herd. And now, Twitter has given you a way to do just that.
According to Jobvite, 96 percent of recruiters use social media to search for candidates. That doesn’t mean they aren’t using other venues, but that social media is now an integral part of the mix. And, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, 54 percent of recruiters are tapping into the profiles on Twitter. Until recently, however, there was no way for a person to differentiate themselves from the other 645,750,000 people on the site or from the 135,000 additional individuals who sign up every day.
Why was that a problem? Because recruiters’ workload has now reached monumental levels. Employers have hired fewer recruiters than at any time in decades, and they’re working on 4.4 million or more open jobs. It’s no longer uncommon for a single recruiter to be assigned dozens of open positions at the same time. What does that mean for you if you’re in transition? On average, a recruiter will spend about six seconds reviewing your resume or profile.
The key to success, therefore, is to make sure your credentials stand out and do so in the blink of an eye. There are different ways to accomplish that goal at different sites, but Twitter is now an especially important place to start for two reasons:
- First, more and more recruiters are recognizing the site’s value as a source of top candidates and, as a result, are spending more time there.
- And second, the site has recently introduced several new features that are specifically designed to help you grab the spotlight and do so quickly.
How to Stand Out on Twitter
There are only two steps involved in using Twitter to differentiate yourself from other job seekers on the site.
Step 1: Tweet. That’s what the site is all about – using 140 characters or less to describe and link to information that others will find interesting, useful or both. Tweets are important in a job search because they are an effective way to get noticed by recruiters. Tweeting regularly about articles and blog posts in your field – whether they’re written by you or someone else – tells a recruiter two important things about you:
- First, you are engaged in your profession and actively looking for content that will keep you up-to-date and add to your level of expertise;
- And second, that you are a team player and proactively share what you’re learning with your peers.
Those two attributes are like cat nip for recruiters.
Step 2: Turn Your Profile into a Personal Billboard. Twitter recently introduced two features that enable you to strut your stuff for recruiters: Pinned Tweets and Best Tweets. Here’s how they work:
- Pinned Tweets allow you to select a single tweet that best promotes your credentials or expertise and “pin” it at the top of your profile. That way, recruiters will get a clear picture of your value as a candidate even if they read nothing else in your profile.
- Best Tweets are a way to highlight your tweets that were viewed most favorably by your peers (i.e., most retweeted or singled out as favorites). By placing these tweets in a larger font, you give recruiters a sense of your level of expertise and your stature in your field.
While there are many different ways to look for a job on the Web, the key to success is to differentiate yourself from everyone else searching for work. And, Twitter now offers an easy and effective way to be seen as one-of-a-kind.
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Get the Advice That Works
There’s plenty of free job search and career advice on the Web. But, if that’s all it takes to be successful, we wouldn’t still have so many people out-of-work and finding it so hard to get reemployed.
The reality is that too much of what you find online is incomplete (a short article here, a blog post there), out-of-date (posted before the Great Recession changed everything) or just plain wrong. So, if you’re looking for strategies and tips, tactics and techniques that will actually work in today’s tough economy, make an investment in yourself. Get one or more of the WEDDLE’s resources below:
A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream. This modern-day epic traces the journeys of three out-of-work professionals searching for answers in today’s seemingly nonsensical job market. Along the way, they discover the secret to “career security” and the pathway to real and lasting success.
The Career Fitness Workbook. This book introduces a complete regimen of activities that will help you successfully compete for and hang onto the job of your dreams. Think of it as “the habits of highly effective career activists.”
The Career Activist Republic. This blockbuster of a book provides a provocative yet positive assessment of the changing world of work in the American economy and describes an innovative strategy that will enable you to avoid the pitfalls and capture the opportunities in this new environment.
The Success Matrix: Wisdom from the Web on How to Get Hired and Not Be Fired. This anthology collects the best of Peter Weddle’s columns on job search and career success. It is the only book you’ll find that provides a candid and totally up-to-date look at how to get and stay ahead in today’s workplace.
Recognizing Richard Rabbit. This fable for adults will entertain and delight you and help you out of the boxes that keep you from becoming the champion inside you. It is a novel and engaging way to recognize the talented person you are meant to be.
2014 User’s Choice Award Winners
If you’re tired of reading the pundits’ picks for the best employment sites on the Web, here’s the alternative you’ve been looking for.
Each year, WEDDLE’s hosts an online poll for job seekers and recruiters to vote for THEIR picks of the best sites. We call it the User’s Choice Awards.
To see the 2014 winners, click here.
To cast your vote for next year’s winners, click here.
The Unbiased Connection to Great Jobs
For over 15 years, WEDDLE’s has published the leading guidebook to job boards and career portals. WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet is considered the Gold Standard for job seekers and career activists. In fact, no less an authority than Dick Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?, rated the Guide “Highly recommended!”
Now, you can sign up for WEDDLE’s Job Alert and get your very own, private and totally unbiased connection to some of the best career advancement opportunities on the Web.
This no-cost resource scours the job postings at leading job boards and career portals and connects you with those that match your capabilities and aspirations. It’s the easiest way possible to find your Dream Job!
Get it for yourself and tell your friends and family about it, as well.