It’s hard enough to learn all the rules of job search. Next, you have to take into consideration how current events impact your job search. Things like the coronavirus, the US election and other global events.
There’s one thing I know for sure.
You have to monitor the current events and trends in your city and industry. Hiring doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Employers’ actions to hire or fire are a reflection of how they perceive the economy.
To help you understand some of the ways current events impact job search, this week’s summary includes:
- Tips for coping with depression during job search
- March job search trends
- What does it mean to be “overqualified”
- LinkedIn in 15 minutes a day
Job Searching Is Hard, So Is Dealing With Depression—Here’s What to Know If You’re Doing Both
by Leah Campbell | The Muse
Mental health impacts your job search and job search impacts your mental health. “But being out of work can also increase a person’s overall risk of depression, according to research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.” These 10 tips will help you endure the painful process of job search.
3 Things You Need To Know About A March Job Search
by Kourtney Whitehead | Forbes
Unpredictable, problem-solvers in demand and extreme vetting by you! Those are the major take-aways about March’s job search. But to truly understand what these mean and why they are important to you as a job seeker, read the article.
What Employers Really Mean When They Say You’re Overqualified (And What You Can Do About It)
by Ben Forstag | Mac’s List
If you’ve ever been told you’re overqualified, here’s what you need to know. And instead of accepting this label, think about all the ways you can overcome/combat these perceptions during your interactions with the employer.
Maximum LinkedIn Success in Just 15 Minutes a Day!
by Wayne Breitbarth, PowerFormula | YouTern
Allocating just 15 minutes a day to LinkedIn is doable. And here’s your list of actions to take! Make this part of your daily habit and see what happens. And you do NOT need to be actively job searching to do these things!
What’s Your Company’s Emergency Remote-Work Plan?
by Cali Williams Yost | Harvard Business Review
COVID-19 (coronavirus) is on many people’s minds. We are likely to see changes in our lives. Companies are thinking about (or should be) implementing remote work. How are you prepared to adapt when or if this happens?
And if you are job searching, expect to experience changes to on-site interviewing. Are you ready for video interviews?
The State of Job Search with Hannah Morgan
by Mark A. Dyson | The Voice Of Job Seekers
Mark invited me to interview him on his podcast and I was glad to have the opportunity to “take it over.” Here are just some of the things we talk about:
- Remote work is more prevalent and requires the mindset of a consultant
- How your social media can compel 2020 employers
- Social proof is key to catch the attention of employers
- Your brand is effective when it’s your referral engine
- Why people aren’t finding opportunities in this job market