There is a lot of information out there to help you with your job search, but will it work for you? One thing’s for sure, everyone has opinions about what you should do to find a job. Hopefully, you’ll find new ideas to create a winning job search!
This week’s summary includes information from hiring managers, social media experts and recruiters. You’ll find templates, a podcast, a LinkedIn discussion and even a study with infographics to help you conduct a better job search!
Please share and give a shoutout to some of the people mentioned in these articles!
by Donna Svei, Avid Careerist | LinkedIn discussion
Sometimes, an article doesn’t cover all the angles. That’s why I’ve included this discussion thread from LinkedIn. Read the comments and Donna’s responses to understand the issues around copying and pasting content from your resume into your LinkedIn profile. I think you’ll learn a lot. And this is just one example of why discussions on LinkedIn can be so valuable. If you haven’t participated in a discussion about a topic related to your work, maybe this will tempt you. Benefit #1, you get to meet new people and hear new ideas. Benefit #2, you may get recognized by others in your industry.
by The Muse | USAToday College
You should always write a message when you invite someone to connect on LinkedIn! But what do you say? These 10 templates have you covered! Please, include a message when you send an invitation to connect on LinkedIn- always!!
by Forbes Agency Council | Forbes
Here are 14 valuable pieces of advice from people who live and breathe social media.
by Mac Prichard | Mac’s List
This is a podcast you don’t want to miss. Even if you’ve never been a fan of podcasts, I think you’ll want to listen to this one! Mac interviews Jim Stroud, the global head of sourcing and recruiting strategy for Randstad Sourceright. Jim definitely knows what he’s talking about! I’ve been following him for years!
To learn more about what it takes to truly stand out, SimplyHired surveyed over 850 U.S. employees responsible for hiring either currently or the in past. This study (and infographics) breaks down the do’s and don’ts for standing out and making a strong impression at the next job interview.
Email Informational Interview Requests (with Samples)
by Susan P. Joyce | Job-Hunt.org
This makes it super easy to write that email to someone to request a meeting when you don’t know what to say! There are 5 different samples for different scenarios! You’ll want to bookmark this to reference over and over!
by Dorie Clark | Harvard Business Review
If you feel like you never have enough time to get everything done, then you should read this article! Your perception of where your time is being spent may not be the reality. And there are other benefits to tracking your time too.
by Mark Anthony Dyson | Payscale
Here are 4 things you can do differently to modernize your job search! Mark’s article features advice from Bob McIntosh and me! I was thrilled to be mentioned!