Summary Sunday Issue 452

Summary Sunday: Issue #462

Job search has changed over the years. So has how we work.

Are you holding on to old beliefs that prevent you from getting ahead?

  • Do you use the same resume for every job you apply to?
  • Are you relying mostly on job boards?
  • Are you networking by asking for a job?

Sometimes, in order to succeed, we need to try new ideas.

Consider it an experiment. If it works, great. If it doesn’t work after several attempts, maybe it’s not right for you (your industry or job).

There is a lot of conflicting job search advice out there. And what you’ll find, if you really listen and ask questions, is that the advice may not be applicable to you. It’s not “wrong” or conflicting, it just doesn’t apply to your situation.

This week’s summary looks at:

  • Resume advice
  • Cover letters
  • How to introduce yourself
  • Using social media for job search
  • Communicating with your new boss

RESUMES

3 Main Frustrations With Executive Resume Advice | Lisa Rangel

Thanks to Lisa’s video for highlighting ways we take advice without filtering it through the lens of our background or unique situation.

COVER LETTERS

Buckle up. It’s about to get bumpy as we discuss the widely debated issue of cover letters. | Maureen McCann

Cover letters are not dead… yet. Read this post PLUS the comments to gain a deeper appreciation for cover letters.

PITCH

Tips on How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch | Great Careers Groups

You’ll find nine different ideas on how to formulate your “elevator pitch” or the answer to the question, “what do you do?” Find one that captures you and your work. Keep it concise, focused and convey it with pride! Whatever you do, nail it down sooner rather than later.

SOCIAL MEDIA

How to Wow and Woo Employers Online | Mac’s List

This is a short, free course that walks you through the importance of having a professional appearance online and using social media to help your job search.

CAREER

How to Show Results to Your Boss | Korn Ferry

If you are working or planning to start a job soon, you’ll want to read these 4 tips on how to communicate with your boss.

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