Link Roundup 3/24/17: Keeping Your Career Fresh

Link Roundup 3/24/17: Keeping Your Career Fresh

Link Roundups
This week's Link Roundup is all about keeping your career fresh. If you don't make an effort to seek out new opportunities and skills, you may find yourself unhappy in your job. Check out the links below for great job search tips, and advice on moving your career forward. I Built A Bot to Apply to Thousands of Jobs at Once - Here's What I Learned Have you ever been frustrated by the failure of your resume to get you the attention of a hiring manager? If you've applied to a large company and haven't heard anything back, your resume was likely put through the gauntlet of an ATS - Applicant Tracking System. Most large companies have these automated sorters that weed out resumes that don't contain the necessary keywords.…
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Link Roundup 3/17/17: Quitting Jobs & Quietly Working

Link Roundup 3/17/17: Quitting Jobs & Quietly Working

Link Roundups
Americans Are Quitting Jobs at the Fastest Pace in 16 Years The amount of employees in the US quitting their jobs is the highest it has been in years. This is likely a combination of confidence in the economy, as well as the popularity of job hopping. Job hopping is something that has become more common, especially with younger employees. Many are realizing how switching jobs can give your salary a significant boost. This results in many employees changing jobs constantly to increase their salary. However, whether or not that approach is sustainable remains to be seen. Click through to the article to read the quantitative details. Fearless Salary Negotiation Tips With Josh Doody If you're one of the 3.22 million people quitting your job from the previous article, it's probably a good…
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Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
If you've ever hesitated to post something controversial on social media, you may have been smart to pause. A study by CareerBuilder.com illustrates just how significantly social media can impact your chances for a job. The study showed that 60% of employers used social media to vet their potential hires in 2016, an increase from 52% in 2015. That number has likely risen even further since last year. Many employers are trying to find out if the new hire would be a 'culture fit' as well, which can be determined through social media research. The study also found that not having any accounts on social media can hurt your chances. We'll break down the rest of the findings and how they impact your job search below. If you want to read…
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Link Roundup 2/24/17: The Importance of Professional Branding

Link Roundup 2/24/17: The Importance of Professional Branding

General Job Search Advice
The Science Behind Picking the Perfect LinkedIn Head Shot It's extremely difficult to find someone who actually likes their own photo. This can make the process of choosing a profile photo on social media quite challenging, especially if you consider that potential employers may be viewing it on LinkedIn. Thankfully, this article from Entrepreneur offers a few science-based tips that can help you choose the right head shot. Worry no more! It provides a few examples for comparison which should help you make the right choice between your own photos. 27 Jobs With Unbelievably Tough Interview Questions Glassdoor recently released a list of 27 different interview questions that are far from normal. Each question is listed with the company asking, and what position the question is used for when hiring.…
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How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
Endorsements on LinkedIn have gone through multiple iterations over time. They are touted by LinkedIn as, "a great way to recognize your 1st degree connections' skills with one click". With them, you are able to easily endorse the skills and qualities of your first degree connections. LinkedIn also states that, "a high number of endorsements adds credibility to your profile". Having many of them in specific skills can certainly make you look qualified as a professional. However, LinkedIn's recent user interface/design update has changed how they work in a few ways. Read on to find out what you should do about the new update. (more…)
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Link Roundup 1/20/17: Your Career in 2017

Link Roundup 1/20/17: Your Career in 2017

Link Roundups
We're still in the first month of 2017, which means you don't yet know what your career will hold for you this year. In light of that, we have plenty of advice and insight into what 2017 may look like. The current market does look optimistic for job seekers, and the beginning of this new year is a great time to start making positive changes in your career. First up is re-examining how you perceive your income, in our first article. (more…)
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