Will you be gearing up for a job search in 2017? Do you want to know what to do to get hired? It takes a lot of effort but with the right strategy, you can do it better!
This compilation includes my most popular posts from 2016. Below you will find articles to help you navigate the treacherous terrain of today’s job search!
FYI: The process does NOT begin by updating your resume.
Though technically not a post written in 2016, you do need to understand the process of job search. Here ya go:
To help you gear up for your job search, I put together a list of websites to help with every aspect of the job search process- from assessment through negotiating your job offer and everything in between.
You will also want to familiarize yourself with changes in how recruiters find candidates. This information will help you manage your activities and time most appropriately. Spoiler alert: companies fill a very small number of jobs by using job boards!
You will certainly run in to snags with applicant tracking systems when you are applying to jobs online. Before you apply for a single job, learn how to beat the odds and get your resume noticed. This was an awesome guest post by JobScan.
Knowing what to expect as you go through the recruiting process will give you confidence. Learn about some of the recent trends in the recruiting process.
It isn’t the most qualified candidate who gets discovered and/or hired. It is the candidate who is best at explaining the value they will add. Part of this is done by telling a compelling version of your career story (in-person and online).
Eventually you’ll land an interview and when that happens, you want to be prepared. Sure, you’ll research the company and people, prepare answers to questions, but what else should you do to really win over the interviewer?
If you are feeling ambitious, you can begin chipping away at this list. Most are simple, quick wins that can go a long way to help you advance in your career.
Last, but not least, review this list of predictions to help you set the right expectations. These experts have their fingers on the pulse of all things job search!
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