Here are top articles from this week to help with today’s job search. You’ll find everything from LinkedIn headline examples to skills for the future you’ll want to hone!
Everyone needs a little help with their job search. That’s what this summary is all about. Get help with those dreaded networking conversations, spruce up your LinkedIn headline, develop and emphasize the most in-demand skills and begin paying more attention to your personal brand. There are tips for video interviewing too.
Help for Today’s Job Search
5 Strategies You Need to Use to be a Weekend Job-Search Warrior
by Kaysie Garza @kaysielgarza | Ivy Exec
Delegating your time to look for a job when you are already working takes a plan. These tips can help you optimize the time you spend looking for a job. Fun fact from this article…
The average person spends 6 weeks looking for a job. Those searching for “vice president” or “director” spend close to 11 weeks.
Nine Misconceptions About Personal Branding
by William Arruda @williamarruda | Forbes
Personal branding gets a bad rap. Learn what personal branding really means.
PS: Having a strong personal brand is good for you AND good for your company!
10 Impactful LinkedIn Headline Examples from Real People
by Jon Shields @TheJonShields | Jobscan.co
Your headline may be one of the most important fields for LinkedIn’s search algorithm. In other words, what you write in your headline will determine where you appear in search results within LinkedIn. Take a look at these examples.
One note: I would not recommend using the phrases “seeking internship” or “seeking entry-level position” as seen in some of the student examples. Instead, put that information in your summary and turn on LinkedIn’s function to notify recruiters you are open to new opportunities.
Turn More Conversations Into Mutually Beneficial Opportunities
by Kare Anderson @KareAnderson | Huffington Post
These are 5 ways you can have better conversations- with anyone! It references insights and wisdom from some of the great networkers and communicators.
How To Video Job Interview With Your Cellphone
Guest Post by Josh Tolan of SparkHire | JobMob
Based on research that found 63% of HR managers conduct job interviews via video, these tips will help you know what’s important when being video interviewed.
The Future Workforce: 10 In-Demand Skills for 2020 [Infographic]
This infographic from Monster.com shows the top ten most in-demand skills for 2020.
Career success in life is like a winning a highly-competitive chess game… you have to think ahead.
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.