For many, the job market is better and things are looking up for hiring.
While this is great news, you’ll want to be ready and anticipate changes in how you search for a job right now.
You, as a job seeker, do have power during the process – from how you take control of your search, to the questions you ask in the job interview.
And there are certain groups of people who face a more challenging job search. Older workers, new college graduates and women each face unique challenges. There is advice here for all of you.
One of the best things you can do to speed up your search is to understand what is changing and how to overcome obstacles. You can read about trends or if you prefer, listen to podcasts. And I’ve got that covered here too.
In this week’s summary, you’ll find helpful inspiring articles about:
- Tips to job search differently (and more effectively)
- LinkedIn fatigue is real and what you should know
- Questions job seekers should ask during a job interview
- Tips to overcome age bias
- Podcasts for career advice
- Trends and data for new grads and women reentering the workforce
This carefully curated collection of posts wouldn’t be possible without the strength of my network and connections! Thank you to everyone for your wonderful articles and generous sharing of ideas.
Here’s the deal (on what NOT do do) when searching for a job.
62% of LinkedIn members say “LinkedIn Fatigue” is real | Things Career Related
Even if you aren’t feeling “LinkedIn Fatigue” others may be. This article is based on a poll run by Bob McIntosh and has some interesting opinions by others.
How to Follow Up With Someone Who’s Not Getting Back to You | Harvard Business Review
Just because someone hasn’t responded to your initial request, it doesn’t mean their answer is “no.” Here are six tips to help you get the response you need.
What To Ask At A Job Interview | LinkedIn Editor
Recruiters, talent specialists and hiring managers share some of the best questions they’ve ever been asked by candidates, and how it helped determine hiring decisions.
OLDER JOB SEEKERS
Overcoming Age Discrimination in Executive Job Search | Career Impressions
Age discrimination is a thing. But with a bit of strategy and proper positioning, you can overcome ageism challenges and set yourself up for executive career success.
Your Guide to the Top Career Podcasts of 2021 | Mac’s List
If you’re a podcast fan, this list of career podcasts is right up your alley!
LinkedIn points out a few key signs to a friendlier hiring climate for those entering the job market right now.
Returnship programs have taken on new importance in the wake of COVID-19. Carol Fishman Cohen of iRelaunch and Deloitte’s Kristi Lamar break down the elements of a successful return from a career break.
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.