Spring is the time of year you either start searching for a new job or discover your job search isn’t working. It’s time for a little spring cleaning.
This week’s summary provides ideas and advice to help you refresh your job search. You’ll also find networking guidelines, tips to improve your online visibility and why it’s important to have a robust LinkedIn profile. Plus find out ways to solve the problem of the “working poor.”
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Beyond The Resume: 14 Strategies To Get Hired In 2019
by Mark Anthony Dyson | Payscale
Instead of sharing your resume with everyone and anyone, try some of these 14 strategies to help draw attention to your unique skills, talents and abilities! Most importantly, pay attention to number 3 on the list!
What Pre-Sourcing Is — and How It Will Make Hiring the Right Candidate Easier
by Lou Adler | LinkedIn Talent Blog
While this is written for recruiters, read and understand how recruiters are being instructed to find talent. This will help you understand the importance of keywords, job titles and many other pieces of information recruiters are likely to search for! These ideas can put you in the right place at the right time!
When Experience Is Not Enough — Recruiters Reveal Why Qualified Candidates Do Not Get The Job
by Caroline Ceniza-Levin | Forbes
You may think you had exactly the right experience for a job you recently interviewed for…so why didn’t they offer you the job? See three reasons why the best candidate gets passed over.
A Five-Step Guide To Effective Networking
by Monisha Toteja | Forbes
There are lots of misconceptions about networking. One is that you have to talk to lots of people. But it’s not a race. Networking is about making a connection with people. Learn step by step what you need to do to network effectively!
7 Better Ways to Answer “What Do You Do?”
by Amanda Berlin | The Muse
Yes, you will be asked what you do…are you providing the best answer? Try some of these ideas to answer the question and get the conversation flowing!
“Social Proof” — Required for Successful Job Search
by Susan P. Joyce | Job-Hunt.org
“Social proof is your public Internet activities – your public profiles and contributions – reviewed by recruiters, potential employers, and others. Without knowing you, those activities are proof of who you really are.”
But don’t think being invisible is the answer because according to Joyce “a 2018 CareerBuilder survey found that nearly half of employers (47%) say that if they can’t find a job candidate online, they are less likely to call that person in for an interview.”
Job Applicants With a ‘Comprehensive’ LinkedIn Profile 71% More Likely to Get Interviews, Study Says
by Laura Stampler | Fortune
A barebones LinkedIn profile isn’t going to help you get a job. See the results of this interesting study and you’ll probably want to to go complete the information in your LinkedIn profile.
Raising Wages Is the Right Thing to Do, and Doesn’t Have to Be Bad for Your Bottom Line
by Zeynep Ton | Harvard Business Review
The US has a problem…the “working poor.” There are many ways to fix this that won’t hurt companies.