Already Gone? - Find Your Job

Reposted from CareerAlley

clouds"And I'm already gone And I'm feelin' strong" - Jack Tempchin and Robert Arnold Strandlund

I was looking at my weekly LinkedIn updates (which I usually ignore) the other day and noticed that one of my former coworkers had a new profile (and a new job). So I got to thinking, where are all of my former coworkers these days? So I called a friend and we started going through the list and I was amazed at how many times she said "no, he/she is already gone". Already gone? Doesn't sound good. To be fair, in many cases the individual had found a new job before they "moved on", but there were a fair number of people who were already gone before they had a new job. So whether you are already gone by choice, looking to be gone soon or afraid you will be gone there is no better time than now to look for a job.

Starting your Job Search:

  • Building Your Resume - If you've not visited the CareerAlley Job Search Marketing Toolkit, now is a good time. The article includes background and links on how to build your resume, resume examples, resume templates, key words for your resume and a link for the best college resumes.
  • Where to Start Your Job Search - provides an article which helps organize your job search process. Starting with listing three stages (Preparation, Implementation and Maintenance - each with links). This is followed by additional links for a beginner's guide, researching companies and more.
  • Writing Your Cover Letters - Another post from the Job Search Marketing Toolkit, this article provides background on cover letter types and then offers up links to samples, examples and the "how to" for writing cover letters.
  • How To Start Your Cover Letter With a BANG! - Your cover letter is the first thing a potential employer sees and this article is all about how to get an employer's attention with your cover letter. Much of it is about the headline, take a read.
  • Prepare for the Interview - A list of links to help prepare for your interview. Acing the interview, Telephone Interviews, Do's and Don'ts and more. Check out the links on this page to help fast track your search.
  • The Maxwell Group – This search firm specializes in finance, accounting, banking and capital markets (with the exception of Accounting, tough industries these days). Their site is fairly simple, with company overview and links on the left hand side of the page for Candidate Information, Current Positions and “Contacting Us”. The Candidate Information link provides an overview of the process and a link to register. From the Current Positions Page, you can select from three categories (Finance/Accounting, Operations and Capital Markets). Clicking on any of these lists the current positions, along with salary and location. Click on Detail to see more about the position(s). The Contact Us link provides information (name, address, telephone and email) for contacting this search firm.
  • Nosal Partners – Nosal is an executive search firm that specializes in a number of positions. Their main site has tabs at the top for a number of topics regarding the firm. The Resource Center (left center) has links for Current Assignments, Register your credentials and a link to a number of resources. The About Us tab lists the recruiters, click on any one for a full bio along with contact information.
  • Trandon Associates Inc. – Trandon specializes in Accounting/Finance, Banking/Brokerage, Healthcare and Support Services. Additionally, the have a consulting division that does both temporary placement as well as temp-to-perm. Their main page has three links – About Us, Career Opportunities and Contact Us. The Career Opportunities link leads to a page with links to their open and advertised positoins. Click on Contact Us for their address, telephone number and email address.
  • Slayton Search Partners – Slayton is an executive search firm with four locations in the US. Their site has a number of tabs at the top for Candidates, Contact, About and more. The Candidates link leads to a page where you can email your resume or login/register for their resume upload process.
  • Egon Zehnder International – Egon Zehnder is an international firm that speicalizes in a number of fields and provides a few services in addition to recruiting (consulting and advising). From their main page, click the link for Executive Search. This page provides an overview, as well as a number of resources. Click on Your Career, followed by your country to link to a page where you can enter your information. You can also click on the map, select your region/office and get direct contact information.
Good luck in your search.

Posted via web from AndyWergedal