WWW Insider's Guide To Job Search
The Insider's Guide To Job Search - extensive resources for Canada and the USA - updated 9.15.2016
Key Job Sites in the USA (scroll down for state-by-state resources):
- applications to top supermarket chains

Read our site review in the Riley Guide   - The Internet's #1 site for Job Search and Career Guidance Resources 

Top Job Boards: from The Riley Guide

Review the US by State or Territory
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut |
Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Guam | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois |
Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts |
Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada |
New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota |
Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina |
South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Virgin Islands | Washington |
Washington DC | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Top sites for Veterans, Military Personnel & their Families: JobHero
Veteran Business Ideas - An excellent site suggested by members of a youth project on Veterans at Brenham
Community Center in Brenham, TX.

Graduates & Students:

Job Search for Differently-Abled People: US Federal Government site - main site

Job Search for Native American People: - Native American Jobs - Native Jobs - Native Web - Indeed - NNAHRA jobs

Published Articles on Job Search - "The Insider's Guide To Job Search" 

Patience In Negotiating Compensation - Reviewing Your Agreement
Creating Job Search Agents/Alerts - Search Engine Tips -
Job Search For Mature Candidates Part 1   
Job Search For Mature Candidates Part 2
Job Search For Mature Candidates Part 3

Sites of The Month:

Best Trucking Schools -
Source for local trucking schools
Learn How to - Best Personal Salary Calculator I've found anywhere
Oya's Directory of Recruiters - Search by Industry and Location
Best Resume Writing Software - Reasonably priced resume software reviewed
Refdesk - Newspapers - USA and Worldwide
Access Regional & Community Newspapers - open dmoz project

Job Hero - multiple links on Negotiating Salaries

Access Julie Bauke -

"Kevin Buckley is a highly experienced recruiter with tremendous knowledge of the industry he serves, offering excellent advice to his clients as well as the potential candidates within the industry. In addition, he willingly and freely shares his expertise with job seekers, even those who are not within the sectors he serves. His "Insider's Guide To Job Search" is a valuable collection of tips, techniques, and well directed suggestions for improving the search as well as networking and negotiation in the 21st century.

Margaret Riley Dikel
author, The Riley Guide"

The above is from a LinkedIn Recommendation on Kevin Buckley's Profile.

"The Insider's Guide To Job Search" is being revised for hardcover and paperback, and being published by Friesen Press in February, 2014.

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Some of our Twitter Tips:

Many candidates don't bother to research the employer; show the interviewer you made the effort and create buyer interest - best answers to tough interview questions - good tips for handling tricky questions 

No surprises. Know what is on your driver's record and credit history; update your credit file before authorizing background check. - - how to research company online tips and advice 

Two of the key attributes clients are looking for in this job-market are flexibility and accommodation of their needs - 10 things people ask employment lawyers - good article by Sheryl Smolkin and contain our published and un-published articles on job search and career issues - 10 ways to ace your performance review - good article from Sheryl Smolkin - Key Canadian Job Boards and Sites on - Xinterview site - Interview Questions - excellent tips on answering tough questions 

Worst method of sending a resume that we've seen so far - in a zip file with multiple attachments - not suggested - article by Alison Doyle, internet authority "References" how to secure employment references - Quint Careers Online Career Assessment Tools Review ed - aritcle: "Emailing Your Resume - Creating Buyer Interest" - basic tips to improve visibility 

Attitude is often a decisive factor when an employer decides between two equally qualified applicants - enthusiasm counts! - Article: " Overcoming Inertia - Moving Forward " - steps to move out of a career rut - Student job search resources - Cananda Student job-search sites, USA: Top10Links - IE Canada and The Logistics Institute have announced a new joint Executive Leadership Program - Resume Writer sites links on - from - Top Ten Social Media Sites To Find A Job - Good search engine for Canadian jobs by province and job - article: "Negotiating Compensation When Between Jobs" - tips - Freight, Customs, Logistics & SCM Industry Education Links in Canada - search engine for newspapers in Canada, identified by province - want ads options - Weddles Associations Directory - free resource by industry specialization and vertical market. - article: “Patience In Reviewing A Hiring Agreement” - look it over, what creative options exist? - - how to make the most of search terms in Google - Industry Canada bus. organizations and associations - great for research on companies 

Resume - explain gaps in employment on your resume if downsized to ensure reader is clear on the circumstances - article – “Handling A Low Salary Offer” - using a Salary Support document to improve your position - extensive database for research on companies in Canada by city, name, industry - article: “Self-Marketing In A Changed Marketplace” - tips on using your email message for maximum effect 

Stay with common fonts: courier, arial, times new roman for text; fancy fonts may distract reader from contents of cv - Links To Import/Export Websites - IE Canada - Importers/Exporters Assoc.  Canada 

Salaries - answer to the question "What salary are you looking for?" reply: "What is the mid-range for this job?" - CIFFA (Canada) Education Calendar updated, 2012 - advance your career

When responding to job ad number, try and include actual job title in Subject line to assist recipient to contact you - Our article: “Dealing With Discouragement - Daily Renewal Of Purpose” 

Send your resume to the hiring manager whom you would most likely report to; check company directory/contact us for emails - Listings Canada - Canadian content - dozens of job boards - article: “Your Interview Begins of the 'Phone” - Tips for an effective two-way exchange of information 

Funniest resume - more than seems possible... 

It's ok to include your cover letter text as part of your full resume; keep sentences concise, avoid rambling paragraphs 

Articles: coping with a bad boss - good ideas: - article on using the features of Linkedin - a primer

Careers In The Supply Chain - excellent flowchart of career 

If one door has closed for you, trust that another has opened elsewhere; your intention and perseverance will guide you

Search Jobs from Canada's top employers: search engine, multiple categories 

Interview: ask what the attitudes and values are that the company looks for in employees - is there a fit with yours? 

"The Contract Employee's Handbook" - great information, updated: R. Ziegler, Ph.D 

Resume - Average time recipients spend reviewing your resume is about 10-15 seconds, initially - create buyer interest asap

Excellent general info job search resources 

Telephone Interviews: have a list of points about achievements/strengths/experience to refer to as a memory aid on the phone 

Free Career Self-Assessment info from YSN: - values, goals, expectations - National Career Fairs - US site, by region - Article: “Resigning Without Burning Your Bridges” - making a graceful exit and keeping goodwill 

Interview: flexibility can be useful. If salary isn't adequate, trade-off for flex-hours or vacation days if an option 

"Military To Civvie Street", by Audrey Prenzel, a job transition 

The "Links" page of your industry's Associations can provide fertile ground for company names to research for job leads 

Best Educational Program for Corporate Logistics in Canada: P.Log (Professional Logistician) 

Distill the essence of who you are and why you should be hired to "impress the judges"; shorten to 2 min. maximum is the best site for US Veterans job networking

Chinese saying: "The palest ink is better than the best memory" Write your goals down to commit to them in daily life 

Excellent site with links to dozens of industry associations in 

Downsized? Use employment/severance/dismissal legal specialist to review severance package to rcv all owed to you by law - a unique site we created - for people in freight, customs and logistics in Canada 

Interview: have a thoughtful answer to "Why shoud we hire you?". Recap your experience/skills/desire/energy/enthusiasm 

Resources: one of the best job search resource sites, thousands of links: - everything you need there 

Interview: Pace/timing - TV announcers speak at a moderate speed; good voice modulation promotes clear communication.

Best times of day to send and follow up your resume: after a.m. email processed, say 930a and by 230p - most are back from lunch

See press-releases area of a potential employer's site to learn vital data about plans, employers like that initiative - How To Use Twitter for Social Learning - good introduction

If sending cv direct to company exec., cc HR Manager as a courtesy - you never know what other opportunities may arise internally - List of Recruiter Associations by Region - useful to identify specialists in your field, by region and focus.

Article 2 “Job Search For Mature Candidates”  - - many links - 

Put dates worked on your resume. Missing dates/years for jobs may be perceived as having something to hide = less buyer interest

Careers: - Jackson Vocational Interest Survey - self-discovery tool - highest recommendation - TwitJobSearch - a search engine for twitter - broad based positions - rated highly in Business Week, NY Times.

Interviews: It's ok to be a little nervous as it helps you avoid being complacent/over-confident; it keeps you alert/focused 

Create job-alerts on major job sites which automatically email you about jobs arising with your skills, experience and preferences

Interviews: Look directly into the interviewer's eyes when emphasizing a job skill or achievement; make that human connection 

Googling specific job titles and a location may bring up potential email contacts; customize search terms for your specific industry sector

Interviews: Be aware of signals of confidence or nervousness that you send: fold your hands, keep them away from your face

DiSC Profile System is an excellent self-discovery tool to determine your work behavioral style and workplace needs. Google: DiSC.

Industry Assoc. member lists/directories can be fertile ground for emails of hiring executives for senior jobs or network contacts

25 good Job-search engines in Canada: - enter job titles/region, see what comes up

Google specific job titles + municipality name; results may include specialist recruiters in your field and region = more options

 Be patient with inexperienced interviewer; he/she might decide

who is referred to his/her superiors for the shortlist - Top Employers in Canada for Canadians over 40y

Every email, phone call, every follow-up you do brings you closer to your goal, it is your faith expressed in action 

Handshakes: limp grasp = passivity; crushing = aggression/insecurity; interviewers form instant impressions thru body language.


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Self-Assessment - points to consider when you are looking to change jobs or take a new direction Resignations - tendering your resignation so that you retain goodwill and seal your decision A Guide to Successful Interviewing - extensive guidance on interviewing techniques and styles
Criminal Background Checks - make sure you know what is on your record to not be blindsided by past indiscretions Counter-Offers - how short-term compromises can result in unwanted consequences What's On Your Social Media Profile? - ensure there is nothing on your profile/s that negatively impact your chances
How To Stand Out From The Competition - preparation and clarity in communicating are essential to make the right impact Recruiters - What to Look For - signs to look for in selecting a recruiter to represent you, especially if you are currently employed Negotiating Compensation - determing what is important to you in negotiating your total package of compensation and benefits
Promotions - who gets promoted and why it isn't just how well you do your job that counts but also how you form strong relationships Job Boards & Internet Postings - tips on using job board postings effectively as a search tool, a handy resource that works for you 24/7 Assessing Potential Employers - points to consider in deciding if this is the right place for you to commit your time and energy to
Being Downsized - dealing with the shock of a termination and rising to the challenge it presents Making Contact Using the Internet - using web resources to identify potential hiring managers Questions to Ask Potential Employers - questions to determine performance expectations
Job Satisfaction - defining what job satisfaction means to you and your sense of self-motivation E-Resumes - What Works Best - guidance on using e-resumes to their best benefit For Recent Graduates - tips on self-marketing for recent Transportation program graduates
Overcoming Inertia - asking yourself the questions you need to move forward in your career Your Resume - Your Career Passport - constructing a resume that represents you well Tips For Using LinkedIn Profiles - from your profile picture to networking with Group members
Step-by-Step Self Marketing Plan - walks you through a systematic approach to job search Cover Letters - Brief and Focused - getting to the point in telling employers what you can do Newcomers Job Search Resources - extensive links and resources for Newcomers to Toronto

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