Summary Sunday: Sharpen Your Job Search Skills

If it’s been a while since you last looked for a job, then it’s time to sharpen your job search skills! That’s exactly what you’ll find in this week’s Summary Sunday.

Summary Sunday Sharpen Your Job Search Skills

The workplace does not look the same as it did 10 months ago. We have shifted from a candidate’s market to an employers’ market.

Not only that, the pandemic forced every business to rapidly adopt remote work. We also saw the rapid shuttering of hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, and many other in-person businesses. Some will make a comeback, others will not.

So whether you find yourself unemployed and looking or you think you need to jump ship, these articles will help you understand some of the changes and more importantly, help you sharpen your job search skills.

JOB SEARCH

Why Hiring During Covid Is Different Than in Previous Downturns | Harvard Business Review

Why Hiring During Covid Is Different Than in Previous Downturns

Many executives assume that their firm’s power in the labor market correlates with the unemployment rate and general state of the economy. During a hot labor market, characterized as a candidate’s market, they raise wages, hire fancy baristas for their offices and shower candidates with gifts ranging from Moleskine notebooks to Swell water bottles.

CAREER

What It Takes to Make Yourself ‘Forever Employable’ | Next Avenue

6 Skills Employees Will Need In the Post-pandemic Workplace | Fast Company

6 skills employees will need in the post-pandemic workplace

The pandemic has created enormous changes in the workplace. Regardless of their jobs, employees needed to adapt rapidly to massive changes ranging from working remotely to changes in operations and fulfillment. But job skills were changing even before the pandemic. Gartner data found that the number of skills required for a single job was increasing by 10% per year.

Do you follow industry leaders on social media? SmartBrief One Your Career

This chart makes me sad. If the question were worded, “how do you stay current in your field/career/industry?” how would you answer?

SmartBrief do you follow industry leaders on social media
From SmartBrief

LINKEDIN

10 LinkedIn Features For Job Seekers | Shelley Piedmont

10 LinkedIn Features For Job Seekers – Shelley Piedmont – Resume Writer, LinkedIn Profiles and Interview Preparation

Ten features that LinkedIn offers that can help you with your job search include Career Path Insights, Job Title Highlights, Salary Information, Open Candidate, Name Pronunciation, Hashtags in Comments, Video Direct Messages, Unlimited Group Messages, Alumni Search, and Interview Prep.

WELL-BEING

The Psychology of Focus: How Great Teams Find Traction Amid Distraction | NFX

The Psychology of Focus: How Great Teams Find Traction Amid Distraction

by James Currier (@JamesCurrier). James is a General Partner at NFX, a seed-stage venture firm headquartered in San Francisco. The opposite of traction is distraction. Top Founders have an inverse response to distraction. As the world gets more distracting for others, they get focused and gain traction.

MENTIONS

Talking About Job Search with Jack Kelly of Wecruiter.io

Jack Kelly and I sat down and talked about job search. We cover a lot of territory in a short amount of time. Topics ranged from how to get on someone’s radar by commenting, why third-party recruiters want a “perfect match”, video interviewing, and so much more!

DID YOU MISS THIS

2020 Recruiting Trends from Jobvite

2020 recruiting trends jobvite

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