Things change pretty quickly, so if you are looking for a new job, it’s time to get up to speed on job search.

Summary Sunday get up to speed on job search

From mastering new features on LinkedIn to writing a modern resume, this week’s summary contains important information to help get you up to speed.

Pay special attention to the predicted uptick in hiring and what job seekers say is important to them when looking for a new job and what they are doing.

You’ll find:

  • News about 2 LinkedIn updates
  • 2 articles to help older job seekers
  • How to build a target company list
  • THE resume guide you need to get on track
  • 2 articles about trends in the labor market and job search

Be sure to follow some of these authors and resources so you are always up-to-date.

LINKEDIN NEWS

A Better Way to Address Career Gaps | Official LinkedIn Blog

Instead of making up a job and title, LinkedIn now gives you a legitimate way to show you took time off of work without requiring a company name! While I have mixed emotions about using “Stay at home parent” I do think it’s better than leaving a big glaring gap.

A Better Way to Address Career Gaps

More than 2.5 million women left the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, many voluntarily, due to a sudden lack of childcare or to manage virtual learning for their children. Additionally, a disproportionate amount of women’s jobs were affected by the pandemic, and our global labor market data finds that women’s hiring is more vulnerable, and prone to economic shocks, and business disruption than men’s.

| Official LinkedIn Blog

In case you haven’t tried using search on LinkedIn recently, you may be pleasantly surprised by the search filters and capability.

Search is a critical component to help our members be more productive and successful. Our new search experience makes it easier than ever for you to find what you need, connect with your community and discover opportunities on LinkedIn. Here’s how you can get the most out of our new search experience.

Older Job Seekers

3 Career Strategists Provide Tips On How 50+ Job Seekers Should Approach Their Search | Things Career Related

3 career strategists provide tips on how 50+ job seekers should approach their search

I won’t deny that ageism exists. I’ve heard of hiring managers who’ve told their recruiters that they don’t want older candidates. Some recruiters demand to see every job you’ve held since 1984. You might have been asked on an application when you graduated from high school.

LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers Over 50 | Job-Hunt.org

Understand which sections are most important to fill out and how to list work experience to position yourself as valuable, not old.

Essential LinkedIn Tips for the Over-50 Job Seeker

By Laura Smith-Proulx If you are over 50, considering a job search, and have not updated LinkedIn or created a Profile, you could be in a tough spot. Today, more than ever before, employers and recruiters expect to find your credentials on the site.

JOB SEARCH

17 Great Resources To Develop A Targeted Employer List | Shelley Piedmont

Use these resources and tips to help you create a list of companies you would like to work for.

17 Great Resources To Develop A Targeted Employer List – Shelley Piedmont – Resume Writer, LinkedIn Profiles and Interview Preparation

Career OneStop, sponsored by the US Department of Labor, provides information for those looking for work in the US. They have a Business Finder feature that allows you to find local businesses that potentially hire individuals in a specific role. This can be a helpful tool, especially when looking at smaller, local firms as potential employers.

Resumes

The Definitive Guide to Writing Your Executive Resume in 2021 | Chameleon Resumes

Now if you know me at all, you know I NEVER cover resumes. But Lisa Rangel’s comprehensive guide is too important not to bring to your attention.

The Definitive Guide To Writing Your Executive Resume In 2021

An executive resume is the document that will represent you when your reputation isn’t preceding you. This crucial marketing document is still relevant today. Yes, even in the age of LinkedIn and the rising online presence, an executive resume, and the process by which it is created, still, the core document to present your experience, skills, education and achievements and to showcase your talents.

TRENDS

ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey United States | Manpower Group

US Employment Outlook Manpowergroup 2021

Jobvite Job Seeker Nation 2021 | Jobvite

Download this report to learn about trends in how job seekers view their job searches and what they are doing. Here’s just some of what is covered:

  • The importance of company culture, employer brand, and remote work opportunities
  • Preferred communication and interview tactics and platforms
  • The impact of the pandemic on working parents
  • How today’s job seekers are finding jobs and applying for them
  • The impact of the current job market on salary and negotiations
  • Top influences in accepting or rejecting a job offer

DID YOU MISS THIS?

How To Write A Letter Of Interest + Effective Samples

how to write a letter of interest

What do you do when there’s a company you’d love to work for but they don’t have any openings available? You write a letter of interest! I lay it all out in this article.

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