Do you ever what you need to know about job search?
It may not be your top priority to keep up with job search trends, but it IS mine. Changes in job search can impact your success (or failure) in finding a new job quickly.
What You Need to Know
This week’s round-up of posts comes from my most popular tweets. And I’m not surprised. These were my favorite articles as well. These are 5 things you must know!
We could all use help brushing up on interviewing skills. This post by Levo League on YouTern has 5 tips to help you interview better.
5 Ingenious Ways To Prepare for Your Next Interview | YouTern by Levo League
ONLINE APPLICATION TIPS
Want the inside scoop on online applications? Sharlyn Lauby enlisted the help of Jessica Miller-Merrell at Xceptional HR to help job seekers get the inside scoop on applicant tracking systems and their role in the recruitment process.
What HR Won’t Tell You About Online Applications | by HR Bartender
I’ve long been a fan of About.me pages. Simple to create, great for find-ability and branding. So why haven’t you created one yet? It helped Zoë Björnson land her job! You can read her story below. FYI, this week, my about.me page was viewed 1,332 times. Nice traffic, huh? How many times was your LinkedIn profile viewed? Mine was only viewed 49 times…
3 Ways My About.me Page Got Me A Job | About.me Blog
SOCIAL MEDIA STATS
Social media is about marketing, networking and more. It is one of the most underutilized tools by job seekers, and yet, it is so powerful. As you read this post about statistics, I would encourage you to think about how you can use each of the platforms to improve the reach of your personal brand. For example, the BufferApp post says:
Over half of marketers (58 percent) claim written content is their most important form of social content. Visual content came in second (19 percent.)
Are you writing anywhere- either on your own blog or LinkedIn (using the long post)?
Another excerpt from this post says:
What you can do with this stat: Original written content can be a great opportunity for thought leadership, authority, and brand awareness. When you’re creating new content to share, keep in mind the power of storytelling. If you’d rather zig while the others zag, this stat shows you some fertile ground for developing lesser practiced strategies, like focusing on visual content.
10 Surprising and Important Stats You Need To Know | BufferApp Blog
Last, but absolutely not least, please view this slidedeck by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. Yes, it is geared towards college grads, but, you either have a kid who needs to know this, or you need a refresher. It applies to everyone, believe me!
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.