Job seekers, there is something more important than keywords, social media engagement or your resume. It’s how well you prove your value.
Your value isn’t just your experience, skills or education. It’s the difference you will make when a company hires you. How well do communicate and prove your value during job search?
You have thousands of opportunities to communicate your value during job search. Are you clear and concise? You can also provide proof of your determination, versatility and personal attributes by taking certain actions during your search.
From this point forward, YOU are in charge of ensuring everyone you meet and even your new boss clearly understands what problems you solve, who has benefitted and how you do it uniquely.
This week’s summary includes a number of ways to rise to this challenge and be a stronger self-promoter.
- How long should your pitch be?
- What Steve Jobs says about marketing
- Bridging Gaps In Employment
- How to find job clubs or networking groups
- The case for hiring the long-term unemployed
- Does a banner make you look desperate?
- Get the inside scoop on remote work
- LinkedIn job search tools
- Your career post-pandemic
Shorter Is Better When It Comes To Your Elevator Pitch: The People Have Spoken | Things Career Related
Long-Term Unemployed? 5 Options to Bridge That “Employment Gap” | Job-Hunt.org
Job Clubs: The Top Habit of the Most Successful Job Seekers | Avid Careerist
PS: Let me add these two sources for lists of job clubs. Where you are located is less of an issue right now since most offer virtual sessions.
National Job Search Networking Groups | The Briefcase Coach
Networking Groups by location | The Landing Expert
Does This Hiring Banner Make Me Look Desperate? | Amy Miller
There are lots of opinions on whether or not to use the #OpenToWork banner on LinkedIn. Amy is not shy about expressing her thoughts (as a recruiter).
Redefining HR Fireside Chat Series: Darren Murph (GitLab, Head of Remote) | Redefining HR, Lars Schmidt
[Please see the resources listed in this article if you are interested in helping your organization better implement remote work policies and procedures!]
LinkedIn Tools You Should Use
Interview Preparation Tool | LinkedIn
[Need help using this free tool, read LinkedIn’s Help]
Career Explorer | LinkedIn
Post Pandemic Career Management | Chameleon Resumes
How do I use personal connections for my job search? | Jobhakr.com
What’s The Big Idea | Boyer Management Group
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.