Job Search Website Employer Confessions

Written by Joel Walsh

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Online Job Searches Drown in a Sea of Applications.

As you can see, you really are competing against hundreds of other applicants for every open position. That is, if you're lucky, you'll be competing against hundreds of other applicants.

If you're not lucky, your application can easily get lost in a sea of faceless applications before anyone even looks at it long enough for you to be in competition for anything.

The problem isn't so much that you have such great competition, but that you have such awful competition.

If someone onrepparttar other end even does look at your application, how likely is it that they will be looking at it with a fresh eye, excited atrepparttar 150038 possibility of a great hire?

Job Search Websites Make It Hard to Distinguish Yourself.

You're just a series of filled-in form fields and rows of text. On most sites, you can't even adjustrepparttar 150039 font of your resume. Your job website application may disappear intorepparttar 150040 ether unread--and you'll never find out.

With a hundred applications per day, it's very easy for an email inbox to go over quota and bounce a few, or for a few sheets of printouts to fly intorepparttar 150041 recycling bin prematurely. Most job search sites make it difficult or impossible to trackrepparttar 150042 status of an application beyond confirming that it was entered intorepparttar 150043 system.

In short, when it comes to job search websites, hard work and persistence pay off. You have to cast a lot of lines very well before you even get a bite. Often it isn't so muchrepparttar 150044 best worker who getsrepparttar 150045 job, butrepparttar 150046 person most skilled at navigatingrepparttar 150047 application process.

The good news is that if you learn to approachrepparttar 150048 job search website process fromrepparttar 150049 point of view of making life easier for a potential employer, you'll have an enormous advantage over other applicants.

When you start thinking aboutrepparttar 150050 person onrepparttar 150051 other side ofrepparttar 150052 "submit" button, you'll see potential flaws in your application that never would have appeared to you otherwise: how you can make your cover letter more concise and to-the-point, or how you could remove irrelevant time-wasting factoids from your resume.

Ready to get a fresh start with your applications by looking at them from an employer's perspective? Start re-planning your online job search now, before you forget. [When posting on the web, please hyperlink "Job Search Websites" as the visible text

The Great American Dream Challenge

Written by Marcia Wieder

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My Dream Circle During tough times or those days when there is no evidence that your dream is possible, much less a good idea, itís essential to have a place to turn for encouragement. It is important to have a support group around you who are also working to achieve their dreams. When we see dreams can come true, we are willing to dream bigger dreams. That is why I encourage you to create a Dream Circle of friends and accountability partners who are committed to be there to spur you on. The reality is we all have good and bad days. Personally, there are days that I get distracted and forget my dreams. And then there arerepparttar days whenrepparttar 149956 doubters and dream killers Ė internally and externally Ė become so overwhelming I want to give up. Thatís when I turn to My Dream Circle who help me remember and reclaim my belief in myself and in my dreams. This support system has assisted me through many hard times andrepparttar 149957 great thing is that it is reciprocal. I can to dorepparttar 149958 same for them daily. My Dream Circle provides support through ongoing encouragement, coaching, inspiration and, most importantly, accountability for taking risks. We are finding new dreams, partners, investors, volunteers, answers, creative ideas, mentors, friends and fellow dreamers. But beyond networking, educating, challenging and celebrating, we are a community with a shared commitment that is profoundly impacting our lives. Your Invitation to Dream If we bring our intentions, offer support and resources to aid each other, what could happen? During a time when many have lost hope, are afraid of dreaming or taking risks, this isrepparttar 149959 essential time for us to be bold. What would you do if you believed in yourself? What might you change if you believed in your dreams? And how would you alter your life if you knew people would stand by and help you to achieve your heartís desire? Dreams are precious and essential and can change your family, community andrepparttar 149960 world. Your dreams can make you a better and more passionate human being. If no dream is too big or too small,repparttar 149961 real question becomes, simply: What matters to you and what are you willing to do about it? The Great Dream Challenge is to believe in yourself, create a Dream Circle of support, take action and risk and to encourage others to achieve their dreams alongrepparttar 149962 way. I challenge you to do what you need to do now to achieve your dreams and make them happen. The only thing you have to lose by not doing takingrepparttar 149963 challenge is your dream.

Marcia Wieder, Americaís Dream Coach, is a best-selling author and speaker known for giving inspiring and moving talks to AT&T, The Gap and American Express. To receive Marcia's free e-book filled with simple steps you can take to act on any dream. Send a request to: To experience a Powerful Weekend Designed to Help You Exceed Your Expectations & Achieve Your Dreams, visit

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