Summary Sunday: Issue #505
We live in a world of change. If you don’t take time to look around, you may be surprised.
This is true of everything- from work to tech to skills to job titles… change is constant. It’s up to you to make sure your career is prepared for the next wave of changes.
This week’s Summary Sunday features articles to help you better understand job search and take control of how you manage your career.
- Find the right titles and skills
- Don’t get scammed during job search
- Insights on how people secured interviews
- How to survive after a layoff
- Top 4 skills found in job postings
- Why you need to say “I” instead of “we”
- Foster your creativity
LinkedIn’s Hidden Career Pivot Tool Exposed | Kevin D. Turner
How do you know you are using the right job titles and skills in your LinkedIn profile? Watch this to see how LinkedIn’s Career Explorer is key to ensuring you include the right information. Using the appropriate words increases the odds someone will find your profile.
How To Avoid LinkedIn Job Scams | Career Tool Belt
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam. Listed are just some of the things to watch out for on LinkedIn while job searching. Plus smart steps to take to avoid being scammed.
Kelli Hravnik surveyed a group of 101 LinkedIn users who work at companies ranging from Fortune 100’s (such as JP Morgan, Deloitte, EY, and GM) to tech companies (like TikTok and Zillow) to SMB’s (boutique agencies and startups). See the final tally of how her network secured their interviews (and eventually offers). The take-away… diversify your job search! And to see a discussion on LinkedIn about her findings, check this out.
Adam kicked off this request by expressing his own advice: “Structure your daily job search, including breaks. Knowing when to walk away from the screen to give your brain a rest is key to avoiding burnout. Bringing your best self to the search is vital.” See what others recommend.
Wanted: Workers with social media marketing skills | Philadelphia Enquirer
1 in 8 job postings featured four skill sets — Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Social Media, and Product Management. This is across all job categories. To see the full report by Burning Glass Institute, Business-Higher Education Forum, and Wiley: How Skills Are Disrupting Work: The Transformational Power of Fast Growing, In-Demand Skills
Interesting to note that some skills are are in decline: Business Consulting, Specialized Sales, Database Architecture and Administration, Network Protocols, Web Design and Development, and Microsoft Development Tools.
It’s OK To Say I, Not WE. Really! | Achim Nowak
My favorite line is “in a business conversation, have the courage to say ‘I.’” There are times when it’s appropriate and perhaps even necessary to use I, me or my at work (and in a job interview). See more about the difference and why it really is OK to say I.
To Improve Your Creativity; Define it Differently | Susan Peppercorn
We all have the ability to be creative. Define it differently! Peppercorn writes “Our judgmental brains often hinder us from effectively brainstorming many ideas around a topic or problem since we begin evaluating and discarding some as soon as we name them.” Sound familiar?
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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.