Are you looking for the latest and greatest job search and career advice? You’re in the right place! This week’s links cover a variety of topics: job interviews, networking, LinkedIn, and more are discussed! If you’re looking to start your job search, or perhaps change careers, we definitely have some valuable advice for you in the links below.
Want to drastically change your career? This article might be the spark that lights the fire. If you feel like you’ve tried all you can in your career, it might be time for something new entirely. The only question is, where to start? If you’re at that crossroads, this article from the Harvard Business Review should help. It provides some stories from people who have made drastic changes in their career and found success.
Planning to take some time off before you look for your next job? You might want to reconsider, especially if you’re care about pay. A study conducted by the New York Federal Reserve discovered that workers who are already employed receive job offers that are 23% higher compared to those who are reentering the workforce. You can speculate as to the reason, but there’s certainly a connection. For a more thorough explanation, check out the full article.
If you want expert advice on LinkedIn, why not go directly to the source? In this article Blair Decembrele, the Director of Editorial Marketing and Consumer Communications & Career Expert at LinkedIn, gives her advice on how you can make your profile on the platform stand out. She also elaborates on how you can use your LinkedIn profile to tell a story, and how to successfully pivot in your career. There is certainly some valuable information here if you want to make your mark on the LinkedIn landscape.
You may think you’ve heard some strange job interview questions, but these ones are particularly out there. In this Fast Company article, career professionals recount some of the weirdest job interview questions they’ve been asked in the past. The article starts off with “What instrument would you describe yourself as?” and they only get worse and more intrusive as time goes on. If you’ve never been asked any over-the-line questions in a job interview, consider yourself lucky!
Even if you’re not a huge fan of networking, you can’t underestimate the value it holds. Networking is a great way to make professional connections that may even lead to job opportunities in the future. In order to find success, you have to approach it with the right mindset. If you go in expecting everyone to help you, it’s not going to be a rewarding experience. Check out this article to get into the right mindset before any networking events or opportunities.
Usually being humble is a great quality. However, being modest could be hurting you job search. To leave a good impression during a job interview, you will most likely have to boast about yourself and your skill set. It’s hard to do that without bragging a little. So if you’re not typically outspoken about yourself, you’ll have to learn. This article from CNBC will help you walk the fine line between confidence and arrogance.
By including a wide variety of links, we hope that everyone found something useful this week! Navigating your career is certainly one of life’s biggest challenges, and we hope the links provided every week help you find your way. Check back next week for fresh links and advice.!