Unprecedented times call for innovative job search ideas. That’s what you’ll find in this week’s summary.
If you are feeling helpless or hopeless right now, you’re not alone.
You may even feel stressed about working from home.
In this week’s roundup, you’ll find help and hope.
- New LinkedIn section and tips for mentioning people
- Innovative job search ideas
- Resume samples
- Career and self-care tips
- Virtual networking advice
How to Use the LinkedIn Featured Section on Your Profile
by Valerie Morris | Social Media Examiner
See what you can do with the Featured section on LinkedIn. It allows you to embed or link to a variety of content. Use it to “showcase your most notable and up-to-date work samples and media mentions.”
How Do I Mention a Person In a LinkedIn Post?
by Donna Serdula | LinkedIn-Makeover
If you want someone to see what you’re posting or when you mention their name, you’ll need to tag them. Just follow these easy step-by-step instructions.
Finding a Job During the COVID-19 Crisis (Step-by-Step Tutorial)
by Guillaume Moubeche, Co-founder @ lemlist.com | Medium
This is a bold approach. The detailed article explains how to find companies that are still hiring (Candor), how to find the email address of any decision-maker and how to write a compelling email. You may want to adapt or lift some or all of these ideas.
Job Search Time Management: 8 Keys To Success
by Shelley Piedmont | Shelley Piedmont.com
If you struggle to organize your day, review these tried and true time management techniques for your job search. Get a handle on how you use your time so you can focus on the important tasks.
How to Job Search Effectively for Remote Jobs
by Brie Weiler Reynolds, FlexJobs | Job-Hunt.org
If you are thinking about working remotely, then here are 5 important things you need to know about applying for remote opportunities.
How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Affecting Job Searching
by Catherine Guiles | SmartBrief
This serves as a reminder or confirmation of all the things you are experiencing or will experience in the coming weeks of job search.
#GetHired Live – April 17 with Jenny Foss & Andrew Seaman
This is a recording of a conversation with Jenny Foss, a job search and career expert, with Andrew Seaman, the LinkedIn Editor behind the #GetHired newsletter, about looking for work during this difficult time.
Free Resume Samples
by Erin Kennedy, Professional Resume Services | Job-Hunt.org
You’ll find 12 different types of resume samples based on typical job search situations (career change, older worker, etc.). Plus you’ll see ATS-friendly versions of each. This is a really good time to update your resume.
Maintaining a Healthy Career Path While Staying Safe at Home
by Ron Damon | YouTern
Taking care of your career right now is challenging. But, there are some immediate things you can do or watch out for to protect yourself and your career.
8 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis
by Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | FastCompany
See what you can do to address the stress and anxiety you are feeling right now. “More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails,” writes Diane Coutu on HBR.
STUDIO TO STUDIO – The Power and Benefits of Online Networking
Thanks to Carol White Llewellyn (CommuniVision Studio and Conversations with Creatives) and Scott Fitzgerald (ROC Vox Audio Productions and Positive Blatherings) for this conversation about the power and benefits of online networking.
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.