Summary Sunday Issue 465

Summary Sunday: Issue #465 | Career Sherpa

If you do the right things for the right reasons, you can’t go wrong in your career or in job search.

Don’t overcomplicate it. Keep it simple. All you’re trying to do is to present yourself as a solution for a job. Just continue to take small incremental steps that will eventually lead you to whatever’s next.

In this week’s summary, see what’s happening:

  • Scams and updates on LinkedIn
  • The ATS isn’t rejecting your resume
  • Questions job seekers can ask at the interview
  • Report on remote work
  • The meaning of meaningful work
  • HR tech, follow the money for career success

LINKEDIN

News about scams on LinkedIn and updates.

LinkedIn is Becoming a Paradise for Phishing Attacks | Tech Radar

“The number of phishing emails impersonating the recruitment site has grown 232% in February 2022 alone.” according to cybersecurity experts Egress.

Special Edition: We Listened To Your Feedback and Here’s What We’re Doing | Building LinkedIn

Tomer Cohen is the Chief Product Officer at LinkedIn. In this edition of his bi-weekly newsletter, he addresses 5 areas of feedback they are listening to:

  1. You want better ways to curate your feed experience
  2. You want more ways to organize your inbox & connections
  3. You are looking for more tools to advance your career
  4. You want better ways to measure how your content is performing
  5. You are curious about bringing Crypto to the LinkedIn Metaverse

JOB SEARCH

3 Reasons to Banish the “ATS Rejects 70% of Resumes”​ Claim & Other ATS Myths | Careers By The Numbers

It isn’t the ATS that is rejecting you.

Most candidates are eliminated from the hiring process because they do not clearly meet requirements (especially years of experience), have a gap on their resume, do not follow directions, or incorrectly answer a “knock-out question,” not because of formatting.” – Marie Zimenoff

INTERVIEWING

10 Hard Questions You Should Ask Your Interviewer | FlexJobs

Always have questions ready to ask throughout the interview, not just at the end when asked, “what questions do you have for me?” Asking questions shows your interest in the job/company and shows you’ve been paying attention. Consider some of these 10 questions (or variations of them).

REMOTE WORK

2022 State Of Remote Work | Buffer

See the results of this year’s report surveying over 2,000 from 16 different countries. It reveals answers to questions like:

  • Do people still like remote work?
  • How is remote work truly happening in 2022?
  • Have the benefits and struggles of remote work shifted?
  • What is the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on remote work?
  • And what does remote work mean for career growth and pay?

CAREER

How to Find the Secret to Meaningful Work | The Atlantic

You can read the transcript or listen to the podcast hosted by Arthur Brooks as he interviews chief happiness officer and CEO of Delivering Happiness, Jenn Lim.

They explore “workplace practices to live out purpose-driven principles. We’ll also talk about why authenticity is vital to strong leadership and ‘walking the talk,’ and how to factor emotional needs into our workplaces.”

WORKPLACE TRENDS

Will $17 billion in HR tech help you hit the career jackpot? | Fast Company

Marie Zimenoff highlights 5 areas of HR technology that can be used to your advantage in the workplace and during a job search. There’s a saying… “follow the money.” Where ever money is being invested means it’s worth paying attention to.

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