Job searching can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not familiar with the process or haven’t done it in a while. Unfortunately, many job seekers make mistakes that can hinder their chances of landing their next job. Here are the top 10 mistakes job seekers make and how to avoid them. Continue reading Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make And How To Avoid Them
Most job seekers typically begin their searches by entering a job title in the search bar to see what opportunities come up. From there, they read the Overview and Key Responsibilities and peruse the Qualifications to see if they meet the prospective employer’s eligibility criteria. But very few job seekers scroll down to what I call the “Little Box of 10” where over half of recruiters make initial decisions about whether to consider a candidate. Continue reading The “Little Box of 10” and other Career Goodies for Ranking High as a Candidate and Getting Recruiters’ Attention
Having a LinkedIn Profile today is not the option it was in the early 2000s. To not have one in 2023 is declaring yourself out of touch. To not be active on it is a professional shortcoming. While it is unlikely that LinkedIn will ever replace document or file-based resumes in the foreseeable future, it may not be the best place to post your resume. And here’s why. Continue reading Should You Post Your Resume on LinkedIn?
One can’t help but be unsettled by announcements of major layoffs in January 2023: Google (12,000, 6% of workforce), Microsoft (10,000, 4-5% of workforce), and Amazon (18,000, 1-2% of workforce). But despite the wave of layoff announcements at major tech companies, it’s still a good time to get a job. Continue reading Good time to job search in spite of layoffs
You won’t see “quiet quitting” on any attrition reports. But if unaddressed it has the potential to cause employees to disengage and leave. Continue reading QUIET QUITTING AND THE SILENT EMPLOYEE EXODUS
Every department has a quitfluencer. They are those individuals who noticeably interrupt work to field calls from recruiters, peruse online job boards, and interview when they work from home. Continue reading QUITFLUENCERS
Increasing search appearances is an ongoing process. Each LinkedIn member receives search results customized specifically for them, based on their LinkedIn network (connections) as well as what LinkedIn calls “relevancy to the searcher.” You can successfully optimize your Profile and increase search appearances by consistently doing the following: Continue reading 10 Ways to Increase Your LinkedIn Profile Search Results