There’s more to landing your next job than swiping left or right.
Finding a new job today is complicated. And while employers may be crying they can’t find the right talent, they still have the upper hand and set the rules (written and unwritten).
If you plan to look for a new job or have been looking for a new job, then you’ll want to brush up on some of the trends in job search.
From candidates ghosting recruiters to managing your personal online reputation, there are some things you need to know. Plus, there are some interesting things happening in the workforce you may want to know about. Why aren’t salaries increasing? And will we really see employers loosening job requirements? Only time will tell. But you heard it here first!
by Clifford Chi | HubSpot
If you haven’t heard about a 30-60-90 day plan before, you’ll want to read this. Creating one will greatly enhance your interview performance AND your chances of landing the job. Oh, it will also help you succeed in your new job too!
by Rusty Blazenhoff | BoingBoing
Ghosting, or blowing someone off, happens when candidates fail to show for interviews. But it is also happening on the job – employees just don’t show up their first day. This article sheds some light on why this is happening at an increasing rate and in all different types of jobs.
This video is less than 2 minutes and highlights the importance of your social media activities as they relate to getting hired.
by Pete Kistler, BrandYourself on LinkedIn
This is a great companion piece to the video above. It’s full of data on how employers use Google results to evaluate (and sometimes eliminate) candidates. It even lays out what you can do to begin improving your Google results. If you haven’t checked out BrandYourself, it’s a freemium tool to help improve your search results and I’ve been a fan for a while!
by Meg Guiseppi | Executive Career Brand
Use this article to help you build a better LinkedIn profile and really USE the tool to build an online reputation of excellence! There are so many advantages to being active on LinkedIn and it is a powerful research tool. Don’t just “set it and forget it.”
by Leah Fessler | Quartz
Do you spend valuable time pondering whether to accept an invitation to connect from someone on LinkedIn? Or maybe you reject an invitation too quickly. This flowchart helps save you time and mental energy when deciding which invitations to accept or reject. Pssst: having a strategy for how you use LinkedIn helps too!
by Nick Corcodilos | Ask The Headhunter
Sure, unemployment is low and companies are posting jobs, but are you seeing more money in your paycheck yet? And why aren’t salaries increasing at a faster rate if companies are trying to attract new employees? Corcodilos shows you the data. If you’re a numbers geek, this is right up your alley.
by Riia O’Donnell | The HR Dive
If you don’t have exactly the right skills or degree, you may have a better chance of getting hired now. Well, at least in some cases. IBM seems to be leading the way in reducing the years of experience required and opting to train new hires on some of the skills they need.