Job search is not intuitive. It is complex. And in this new world of job search, you need instruction and guidance.
On Twitter this week, someone Tweeted about the reasons people fail at job search (or at least flounder). And it isn’t because they aren’t smart.
It’s because they don’t know how to job search.
There are lots of things we don’t know how to do the first time we try. I just helped my son complete his first W-4. And there are so many other things we need help with the first time…selecting a healthcare plan, retirement investing, filing taxes, etc.
Seek job search help to avoid the costly time learning from trial and error.
This week’s summary is dedicated to the new world of job search and addresses:
- How social media is used by hiring managers and HR
- 4 job search coaches share their secrets
- How to figure out your next career
- We need more kindness at work and why
- Phone interview tips
Recruiters Look At This More Than Your LinkedIn
by Stephanie Vozza | FastCompany
29% of hiring managers look at an applicant’s LinkedIn profile, while 38% search for social media accountsSimply Hired, 2018
Why is this? Because hiring managers want to learn more about you, especially if they’ve already seen your resume. Some of the things they look for include culture fit, hobbies and interests and industry fit. There’s a lot to be learned from over 850 hiring managers surveyed in the U.S.
How to Get Your Instagram Profile Ready for Your Job Search
by Hannah Morgan | Job-Hunt.org
This article aligns well with the previous article. Instagram is just one more opportunity for you to build a name for yourself and attract recruiters or hiring managers.
Modern Job Search Trends of 2020 Part 2
by Mark Anthony Dyson | The Voice of Job Seekers
When four job search professionals chat about job search in 2020, you want to listen. And if you missed Part 1, you should listen to that too! Thank you to Mark, Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill, founder of AvenirCareers.com and Sarah Johnston, founder of the Briefcase Coach
How to Figure Out the Next Step In Your Career
by Sharlyn Lauby | HR Bartender
No matter where you are in your career, figuring out the next step can be challenging. This article contains a couple of important questions to help you identify your purpose. There’s also another way to help you uncover your career drivers. By no means is this process easy, but read this.
Our New Role: Bringing Kindness To Work
by Josh Bersin | Josh Bersin
Of all the articles, I hope you read this one this week. Bersin isn’t just writing this for HR leaders and execs. Each and every one of us can think of ways to be more kind at work (to our colleagues, our bosses, clients and customers).
What they’ve learned, after two decades of research, is that the most important things in our lives are compassion, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, mindfulness, social connection, and awe. These are all human issues, and all revolve around kindness.Josh Bersin
Phone Interview Advice: The Long-Distance First Impression [Infographic]
by TalentandRecruitment.com | YouTern
This infographic lays out 10 important phone interview reminders. Because in order to make it to the next steps in the interview, you need to win the phone interview.