Coordinating a job search can be an exhausting process. You have to track all of your applications, write cover letters, go on interviews, and much more. That’s a lot to keep up with, especially if you are already working. So, this week’s Link Roundup is all about how you can master the process of searching for a new job!
If you want to become a better job seeker, this is a great article to read! It has some great tips and tricks that will help you improve your job search tactics. One great recommendation will help you save time. Instead of sifting through hundreds of jobs, target a few companies, and set up alerts for when they post new jobs! It will also keep you from missing out on any opportunities from the companies you are most interested in. Check out the full article for more great tips.
Feeling frustration with the lack of success in your job search? You should definitely give this Harvard Business Review article a read. Instead of focusing solely on finding a job, it recommends that you focus on the process itself. Meeting new people, chasing opportunities, and working on your own career. If you focus on the progress instead of just finding a job, you will feel more confident which will put you on the path to success.
Networking usually requires talking to absolute strangers, and it’s certainly not for everyone. However, it is a rather formidable tool when it comes to looking for a new job and developing your career. So even if you aren’t excited by the idea of networking, you should still give it a shot. It’s worth going somewhat outside of your comfort zone since it can pay off so significantly. Check out the advice in the article, and consider giving networking a chance!
Since we’re on the topic of networking, it’s hard not to talk about LinkedIn. The world’s largest professional social network recently turned 15, and it now has over 500 million users. It’s certainly come a long way and is now one of the most utilized and valuable networking tools in the world. If you want to see how it has grown and evolved over the last 15 years, you should check out the extensive infographic LinkedIn recently shared.
Want to move forward in your career? In many cases, we look for external solutions. However, sometimes what we really should be doing is looking inward. Examining your own motivations, setbacks, and ideals could help you move forward. The job market and workforce are both constantly changing. To keep up, you should always be adapting and looking inward to see what you can improve.
If you want to steadily increase your salary throughout your career, you’re going to need to advocate for it, and negotiate. It is one of the most challenging professional conversations to have, but necessary if you want salary growth. Before you go into a negotiation you should be familiar with best practices. Going in unprepared will usually end up with you asking for too much, or not getting what you want. This list of do’s and don’ts is a great place to start.
Most people think that after you’ve been offered a job, the work is done. However, you still have to make the decision to accept it. Even if you are desperate, or even if it seemed like a dream job, you should still give it some consideration. Never accept a job without thinking it over. This article offers a unique take, and highlights the importance of your instincts in the decision process. If you’re thinking about accepting a job offer soon, you should spend a few minutes looking over this article.
Accepting a new job is exciting and definitely worth celebrating. However, before uncorking the champagne, you should check out this great advice from The Muse. Instead of just going radio silent until your first day, you should send a quick email to your soon to be boss. This is a great way to reaffirm your interest, and show that you are excited about the role.
Conducting a successful job search requires many different tasks and skills to come together. We hope you found some advice valuable in this Link Roundup will help you become more efficient and effective at job searching. Check back next week for more advice and links!