For perspectives on job search, it helps to look at how companies are recruiting and what’s changed since the start of the pandemic.
In case you haven’t noticed, companies are changing how they hire new employees.
Everything is virtual and online which means you’ll want to pay more attention to your online image/digital footprint. A virtual environment also means that recruiters can’t rely on in-person meetings to assess candidates.
This week’s summary taps into perspectives on job search from experts and delivers insight and actionable steps you can take to improve your efforts.
- Get noticed by online recruiters
- Write better cover letters and thank you messages
- Learn what industries are hiring
- Consider taking notes during a job interview (or not)
- Pick up some new Zoom tips
- Older workers are less stressed than younger workers
- What might the future of hiring look like
- Follow this list of 80+ people on LinkedIn
- Give and get feedback to boost your self-confidence
It’s important to note that there are different perspectives from different views (research, experts, recruiters, HR and more). None are wrong, but not all may be right for you. Test, experiment and assess your results.
How To Get Noticed By An Online Recruiter | Olivia Kelly TheLadders
an overwhelming majority (68 percent) agree that the interview thank-you has become more significant, one-fifth (20 percent) are neutral on the topic, and a mere 12 percent disagree.
Perspectives On The Current Job Market With Andrew Seamon | Career Pivot
This is a recession like nothing we have ever seen. For some nothing has changed. For others, it has been devastating.
Should Candidates Take and Read Notes In Interviews… Or Not? | Dorothy Dalton 3Plus International
There was a definite consensus around how you should take notes and there is a right and wrong way to do it. David Kiss writes: “I always take notes, but have learnt to do it without breaking eye contact. I’ve found this skill highly useful on multiple occasions (not only in interviews…)“
Tools & Tech
How To Use Zoom Like a Pro: 15 Video Chat Tips and Tricks To Try Now | Alison DeNisco Rayome CNET
Opinion: Older Workers Are Working From Home More Successfully Than Their Younger Colleagues | Kerry Hannon MarketWatch
And while only 11% of Gen Z and 17% of millennials say that COVID-19 hasn’t negatively affected their mental health. More than double the number of boomers (28%), said it hasn’t adversely touched them.
Why Requiring a Résumé is Ruining Your Chance at Finding a Good Hire During the Pandemic | Dina Bayasanova Fast Company
For example, you can suggest sending in a one-minute animated video, writing a paragraph about themselves, or giving a short answer demonstrating their problem-solving capabilities. These alternatives all take the place of an ordinary cover letter.
The Ultimate List of 80 + LinkedIn Voices Job Seekers Should Follow | Things Career Related
You Need a Personal Highlight Reel | Dan Cable Harvard Business Review
[The Positive Method] involves reaching out to people who mean the most to you of times, sharing anecdotes of when they made an impact, and asking them to share memories of you being the best version of yourself. You end up with a personal highlight reel: a set of memories of you at your very best.