I often get asked by new clients, “How is the job market?” My response begins with, “Which one of the three?” Knowing the differences is key to your job search. Continue reading There’s not 1 but 3 Job Markets
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Get Ready for the Hottest Job Search Months
January and February are the best months of the year to look for long-term, full-time jobs since these are the months most companies receive updated budgets and sales forecasts. Are you ready? Continue reading Get Ready for the Hottest Job Search Months
USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FUEL YOUR CAREER SEARCH
LinkedIn is unquestionably the social network for job-seeking professionals – even if you’re not looking right now. 92%of recruiters use social media in their work today and LinkedIn is the social network they use most. But, don’t eliminate other social media sites in your online job search toolkit. Here’s how they stack up in terms of recruiters’ use in their candidate hunting: Continue reading USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FUEL YOUR CAREER SEARCH
ARE YOU A T-SHAPE OR I-SHAPE JOB CANDIDATE?
T-shaped skills are referred to in job recruitment to describe the abilities of candidates. The vertical bar of the T refers to expert knowledge and experience in one particular area. The horizontal top of the T refers to an ability to collaborate with experts in other disciplines. Immensely empathetic T-shaped individuals can see through others’ eyes, walk in their shoes, listen actively, and create solutions that build on their ideas. They shine in diverse, collaborative teams and standout among recruiters and hiring managers compared to I-shaped job applicants. Continue reading ARE YOU A T-SHAPE OR I-SHAPE JOB CANDIDATE?
Keep Your Career Search in Perpetual Forward Motion During COVID-19
The Beverly clock is the closest anyone will ever see to a “perpetual motion machine.” Invented in 1864 by Arthur Beverly and located in the foyer of the Department of Physics at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand this clock has yet to be wound and dependably keeps running on atmospheric pressure and changes in the temperature. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 16 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last three weeks and, for those still working, the ways we work have changed dramatically. And, while economists expect a hard hit to the economy and the timing of the subsequent recovery remains uncertain, companies are still hiring and that means keeping your job search in perpetual forward motion. Here are 10 tips: Continue reading Keep Your Career Search in Perpetual Forward Motion During COVID-19
You Have to Thrive, Not Simply Survive, During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty in every facet of our personal and professional lives. It’s quite easy right now to live in survival mode. And, while it is necessary to take care of ourselves and our significant others, when it comes to managing your career you have to not just survive but thrive. It is precisely in the face of challenge that we can find the greatest opportunity. You just need to look for it. Continue reading You Have to Thrive, Not Simply Survive, During COVID-19
Your LinkedIn Profile is a “Behavior,” not a “Place”
Having a successful LinkedIn profile means being findable and searchable by recruiters and hiring managers. That means having and maintaining the mindset that your profile is a “behavior,” not a “place.” Continue reading Your LinkedIn Profile is a “Behavior,” not a “Place”