Summary Sunday: Issue #468
Your job search doesn’t end when you land a new job. And there’s data to prove this in this week’s summary.
A recent survey by The Muse found that 72% of 2,500 respondents were either surprised or regretted to find out that the position or company was very different from what they were led to believe.
The survey points to a change in how younger workers view their committments and relationships with the employer.
What will this mean for you?
Even when you do secure a new job, it will not last forever.
What will you do to consistently monitor the market for new and better jobs?
This week’s Summary includes articles about:
- Remorse after accepting a new job
- Ways to evaluate skills
- How to prepare for a job interview
- LinkedIn’s Future of Skills feature
- An email hack
72% of Muse Survey Respondents Say They’ve Experienced “Shift Shock” | The Muse
“Shift Shock” is defined as “that feeling when you start a new job and realize, with either surprise or regret, that the position or company is very different from what you were led to believe.”
And there are clearly a lot of people who feel this way!
72 Percent of Workers Regret Resigning–and It’s Not Their Fault | Inc.
Susan Lucas dives into what HR (or the employer) can do to prevent this regret.
For job seekers, the take-away is to do some thorough questioning and research in the areas mentioned in this article to ensure you get what you expect.
8 ways to discover which jobs exactly match your skills | Fast Company
Instead of searching for job titles, try searching for jobs that use your top skills. This article lists 8 ways to uncover those top skills!
How to Answer a Job Interview’s ‘Why’ Questions | Korn Ferry
Are you really prepared to answer these 3 types of “why” questions during your next job interview? One survey found that 50% of candidates were not prepared for their job interviews.
Future of Skills Overview | Kevin D. Turner
In Kevin’s LinkedIn post, he notifies us of the newest feature on LinkedIn.
“[Future of Skills] free interactive analytic tool allows Members to easily identify the Top 10 Skills within a selected Title, Industry, and Location.”
Check out Future of Skills here.
You’re using email wrong | arne.me
Is your inbox overwhelming you? Consider using this method to better organize the emails you receive. Many thanks to Hung Lee’s Recruiting Brainfood newsletter for highlighting this!
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.