You update your skills every day on the job by learning new things. But do you update your job search skills? You should.
Digital, agile, social, disruptive. These are words I see and hear a lot in the news. But what do they really mean? Please go look them up. We are living in a new world with a new vocabulary, driven by new technology and new ways of doing things. Are you up to date?
Staying current with new technology and industry trends isn’t enough. Job search is different too. Let go of any assumptions you have about work and how you will find your next job, wherever you may be on your career path. These posts will help you update your job search!
Your Digital Footprint And The Permanent Job Search by Andrew Heikkila | TalentCulture
If you have any hesitations about social media, you should read this and understand why you can no longer dismiss it. Bonus, the post includes 7 things you can do to clean up your digital footprint (the information that appears when someone searches for your name online).
SOCIAL MEDIA IN JOB SEARCH
How one student came up with a genius way to use Snapchat to land him his dream interview by Biz Carson | BusinessInsider
This is an example of how one student used the social media platform, Snapchat, to get an interview. Spoiler. He didn’t get the job, but I’m pretty sure another company will grab him soon!
10 Best LinkedIn Secrets & How You Can Leverage Them by Wayne Breitbarth | Power Formula
These are great secrets and I’m pretty sure you’ll learn something that will improve your LinkedIn experience!
7 Essential Tools for Building Your Personal Brand Online by Ryan Erskine | Social Media Today
If you don’t know about these 7 free resources, you should! Start using them today!
Telling your story is a struggle. But, that’s no excuse. You MUST learn how to stand up and take credit where credit is due. Forbes Coaches Council members each describe one storytelling technique that anyone can use to create a more powerful brand.
Speak Up, Stand Out: Q&A With Dorie Clark by Katie Gaab | Cision
Dorie answers questions about how to identify a “unique” idea and why people are hesitant to bring those ideas to life.
The Critical Skills Needed to Manage Your Career in Today’s Market [PODCAST] with Olivia Gamber (and me) | Occupational Olivia
I had a great conversation with Olivia! Please have a listen and learn:
- The key skills you need to develop in order to take control of your career management
- How to proactively share your accomplishments and showcase your skills
- How you should go about adapting to the current job market and economic landscape
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.