It is important to keep one eye on the present and one eye on the future. These articles will help you understand what you should be doing to manage your career and job search!
As I skim through hundreds of articles a week, looking for helpful information to share, there’s a method to my madness. The content I share has to educate you on future trends and what you need to do now.
With that said, the one thing that is most important (in my mind) for you to focus on is your online visibility, aka what people find when they research you online. Your branding has to be clear, concise and on target. The skills you possess and those you choose to highlight have to align with the skills employers want. Therefore, you’ll have to know what skills you should highlight. A little secret to solving this is to spend more time reading job postings and matching your experience with what employers want. Oh, and body language is too important to overlook, so you’ll find information on that too!
I hope this week’s collection helps you do these things better!
ONLINE PRESENCE and PERSONAL BRANDING
Building the Foundation of Your Online Presence | BrandYourself
This is a MUST-READ post for understanding the basic rules of online visibility.
6 Great Tips for Developing an Online Presence by Hailley Griffis | Chelsea Krost
These tips help you develop a stronger online presence once you have the basics covered.
How To Make Sure Your Personal Branding Is Right by Erica Breuer | Daily Muse
Learn about some of the mistakes you could potentially make in your branding.
How to Read Between the Lines of a Job Posting by Joel Schwartzberg | MediaBistro
Workplace experts help you dissect a job posting to really understand what employers mean!
20 Body Language Mistakes You Never Want to Commit by Nayomi Chibana | Visme Blog
Whether you are networking or interviewing or even on the job, be aware of what your body is saying!
SKILLS IN DEMAND
6 Must-Have Job Skills | Bentley University
“In today’s job market, employers seek professionals with a much broader skill set, a phenomenon called the hybrid job” according to Bentley University’s summary. See what skills are in-demand ACROSS ALL JOBS, not just specific roles. Do you have these?
- Business Development
- Data Analytics
- Decision Making
The Bloomberg Job Skills Report 2016: What Recruiters Want | Bloomberg News
Bloomberg asked 1,251 job recruiters at 547 companies about the skills they want but can’t find in MBA talent. Are you developing these skills?
- Communication skills
- Strategic thinking
- Leadership skills
- Creative problem solving