You can never get enough good advice about what it takes to land a job today- how to apply the right way to jobs, how to get an interview, how to write the RIGHT LinkedIn invite, interview prep help and maybe, just maybe, hanging your own shingle could be the answer!
This is why I love sharing information to help fill the gap in what you know. Plus, what used to work last year (or in year’s past) may not be the best approach any longer. So every week I review my most popular shared articles on Twitter and repost them here to make sure you see them! It’s like a weekly “best of the best” shoutout.
Applying for Jobs
Three Reasons Why Employers Never Respond to Your Job Applications by Peter Harris | Workopolis
This is a case study of an applicant who wasn’t hearing back after she’d applied for a job. The reason she wasn’t getting responses might surprise you! (But I’ve seen this happen far too often with college students!)
And this nugget from the Workopolis article helps you understand just how much work is involved in landing a job…
It took most people surveyed by Workopolis roughly four months to land their most recent job. In order to get hired during those 16 weeks, most people said that they had to submit 10 job applications and conduct two job interviews. A further 30% of people said that they needed to perform five or more job interviews before being hired for their most recent job.
Get the Job: 6 Tips for Your 6 Seconds by Simply Hired | YouTern
Every single one of these points is worth emphasizing and re-emphasizing. Are you doing ALL six?
- Be a Really Good Fit for the Job
- Apply to Fewer Jobs
- Extensively Research the Company
- Customize Your Resume (and Cover Letter) for the Job
- Get a Warm Referral
- Finally… Beef Up Your Online Presence
How To Write the Perfect LinkedIn Invite (Infographic) by Siofra Pratt | SocialTalent
It isn’t enough to just click on the CONNECT button. You must provide a reason someone would want to connect with you on LinkedIn.Interview
50 Most Common Interview Questions | Glassdoor
Keep this list of 50 popular interview questions at your fingertips! Practice answering them out loud!
13 Great Reasons to Start Your Own Business (Even if just on the side) by Jeff Haden on LinkedIn
Jeff Haden debunks 13 excuses for starting your own business. There are no excuses. If you want it badly enough (and I hope you do) there’s no stopping you!
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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.