Welcome to this week’s summary of career and job search updates.
You’ll find articles about LinkedIn, networking when you live in a small town, sample resignation letters and predictions for hot careers in 2020. There’s also news about a new service by Indeed to help recruit faster.
Most importantly, I share an article about the “affordability crisis” in the United States. I hope you’ll digest that information.
If you don’t follow me on Twitter @careersherpa, you’re missing a lot of the career and job search updates I share.
How to Analyze Your LinkedIn Profile Using the LinkedIn Dashboard
by Luan Wise | Social Media Examiner
LinkedIn provides you with three important numbers…but do you know what they mean? By regularly reviewing this data, you can “improve your profile visibility, prospecting, and content strategy.”
Executives: Your LinkedIn Summary Is Now the About Section –- and It Is More Important Than Ever
by Laura Smith-Proulx | Job-Hunt.org
With examples to help you make improvements to your About section, this article is a Must-Read for anyone who hasn’t paid attention to their About section. Three simple steps will greatly enhance this section!
Best Resignation Letter Examples
by Alison Doyle | The Balance Careers
Yes, you need to write a letter of resignation before you exit. It only takes a minute or two with these examples.
14 Coaching Pros Predict The Hottest Career Paths Of 2020 And Beyond
by Forbes Coaches Council | Forbes
So you’re thinking about a career change and want to know what’s hot. These 14 career coaches predict the top career paths for 2020. From careers in alternative energy to mindfulness coaches, you’ll see why these are predicted to be in-demand in the future.
A Professional’s Guide to Networking When You Live in the Middle of Nowhere
by Kat Boogaard | The Muse
If you live in a small town or in a rural area without a lot of networking opportunities, never fear. This helps you see the many ways to network despite your location.
JOB SEARCH NEWS
Introducing Indeed Hiring Events
Think of Hiring Events as company-specific career fairs. Indeed will help promote and invite candidates to these events so be on the lookout for opportunities offered by your target companies. These hiring events are also supposed to speed up the hiring process…fingers crossed!
The Great Affordability Crisis Breaking America
by Annie Lowry | The Atlantic
We hear a lot about how great the economy is and how the stock market is booming. But what we don’t hear a lot about is the increase in cost-of-living numbers and why “a surprise furnace-repair bill, parking ticket, court fee, or medical expense remains ruinous for so many American families.”
In major metropolitan areas, housing costs have made living there unaffordable. Home prices are skyrocketing faster than wages are increasing. And even rural areas have been impacted.
Healthcare costs (premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs in general) just keep rising.
Student loan debt and childcare costs also have ballooned.
These are major issues that aren’t being addressed and they won’t go away on their own. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read and think about the affordability crisis.