The ever-evolving job search adapts to the labor market, workplace trends and technology. This means you need to adjust what actions you take accordingly.

Summary Sunday The Ever-Evolving Job Search

While the pandemic still wreaks havoc on companies, jobs and people, there are those that are optimistic about changing jobs or careers in 2021.

Yet, sadly for leisure and hospitality businesses (travel, tourism and restaurants) we are far from seeing a major uptick in business. The bright news is that many companies have found ways to adapt and some, like real estate, e-commerce and logistics have been growing.

This all means that for some, changing careers will be mandatory and for others with technology skills or in booming industries, there are opportunities to change jobs.

You will find competition for jobs which means you’ll need to do more to ensure your qualifications stand out. Your resume and LinkedIn profile are important but so is your online reputation. Can someone find you or someone with skills like yours if they search online?

If you have been looking for a job, now is a really good time to evaluate what you are doing and if it’s not getting you the results you want, change it up.

  • Do you have a strong resume and LinkedIn profile?
  • Do you customize your cover letter for every job you apply to?
  • Do you follow up after you apply to every job and after every interview?
  • Do you attempt to find someone who works inside the company before applying?
  • Do you spend more time having conversations with people in your industry than applying online?
  • Do you practice out loud for upcoming job interviews?
  • Are you pursuing companies YOU would like to work for?
  • Do you follow a weekly schedule to manage your time?

In This Week’s Summary

This week’s summary of ever-evolving job search includes:

  • 100 articles for those ready to change careers (or jobs)
  • Tips for working with 3rd party recruiters
  • Why your resume is probably getting read
  • Tips for getting your resume through the ATS
  • How to maximize your personal brand using SEO

CHANGING CAREERS

100 Days on Jobs for Career Changers | FlexJobs

Welcome to 100 Days on Jobs for Career Changers!

Career change is a subject that most people contemplate at some point in their lives. It includes changing industries, changing jobs, and even changing flexible work options. Are you at that point, or think you could be some day?


JOB SEARCH

5 Keys to Successfully Working with Recruiters During Your Coronavirus Pandemic Job Search | Job-Hunt.org

5 Keys to Successfully Working with Recruiters During Your Coronavirus Pandemic Job Search

By Jeff Lipschultz Many things have changed as the world adjusts to battling the COVID-19 virus pandemic. As if a job search was not hard enough in normal conditions, the effort now requires a little more savvy and a lot more flexibility. Here are some early observations in the “disrupted economy” and its impact to the workforce.

RESUMES

Why Job Recruiters are Taking the Time to Read Every Resume | New York Post

Why job recruiters are taking the time to read every resume

When Chelsea-based SWORD Health advertised for physical therapists a few months ago, the company was deluged with resumes. “We got over 100 in 24 hours,” said Tak Nguyen, chief talent officer at the virtual physical therapy provider. The company put a pause on the Internet job posting.


ATS

#GetHired with Amanda Augustine | LinkedIn

Here how applicant tracking systems work and how to get your resume past these resume sorting robots.

LinkedIn News on LinkedIn: #GetHired Live – January 22 | 890 comments

Amanda Augustine, CPCC, CPRW, who is a career advice expert at TopResume, explained how applicant tracking systems work and how to get your resume past… 890 comments on LinkedIn

PERSONAL BRANDING

How to Improve Your Personal SEO: 5 Tips for Personal Branding within Search Results | Orbit Media

How to Improve Your Personal SEO: 5 Tips for Personal Branding within Search Results | Orbit Media Studios

Googled yourself lately? Take a minute. Open a new tab. Search for yourself. This is your personal SEO. Do you like what you see? If you’d like that search results page to look a bit better, this post is for you. This detailed breakdown shows how to improve your personal SEO.

DID YOU SEE THIS

The fine line between being persistent in job search and being a stalker

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MENTIONS

The Power List of the Top 200 Thought Leaders to Follow in 2021 | PeopleHum

The power list of the top 200 thought leaders to follow in 2021

If you are curious and fascinated to know what the future of work has in store, if the year 2020 has got you wondering about the nuances and the dynamism of the modern workplace experience, then you can find all the answers that you seek in the leadersHum leadership series.

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