We’re back with another batch of the freshest and finest links the internet has to offer. While these links are usually filled with advice on best practices for your job search, this week is slightly different. Instead, many of our links share worst practices and things you absolutely shouldn’t do. So this is a great way to make sure you’re doing everything right!
While the process of getting hired hasn’t changed drastically in the past few years, how you get noticed is vastly different. Gone are the days of only using personal networks, or checking the Sunday paper for jobs. Nowadays there are hundreds of different job boards, and people network differently. Make sure you stay ahead of the curve and check out this article.
You’re motivated, independent, capable, and qualified for the job. What could you possibly be doing wrong? 3 things apparently. Even the best workers may be taking a big misstep in the workplace. Make sure you’re not one of those people.
When people start to give sweeping generalizations and sell them as great advice, any smart person would be skeptical. This article discusses a few of those generalizations, and offers more viable alternatives. If you’re someone who has gone to networking events and walked out empty handed, this article is for you.
Although the boss may know the intricacies of the position, it’s the hiring manager who knows how to get it. Many hiring managers have been in the position long enough to see a good sample of candidates. Based on this they know what works and what doesn’t. They also know the biggest deterrents preventing candidates from getting job offers.
As you go throughout your life, you mostly learn lessons when you make mistakes. However, sometimes learning in that way will slow you down. Bernard Marr gives some advice on things you may not figure out until too late in life. Do yourself a favor and save some time by reading the lessons here.
With automation, the gig economy, the wage gap, and job hopping becoming the norm, a ‘career’ looks much different from only a few years ago. It can certainly be intimidating, and many professionals worry about their future. However, Josh Bersin believes the ‘Future of Work’ is already upon us, and we’re just along for the ride. Keep up on how the workforce is changing with this write-up, and make sure you’re not left behind.
A resume gap may just be the hardest thing to sell to a hiring manager. Many make a snap judgement and assume it was taken out of laziness or some other undesirable reason. It can be a tough thing for a hiring manager to get past, but it’s not impossible. The first piece of advice is recognizing that it will be noticed, and subsequently being prepared.
This last link is a great resource because it has some very simple and achievable tips to maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle. After all, you can’t get much work done on your job search or your job when you’re sick. Following just a few of these tips will make sure you feel great and have a clearer head. This will benefit not only your personal well being, but also the quality of your work.