Summary Sunday: Issue #513
Job search is quite possibly the hardest job you’ll ever have. Face this challenge head-on and conquer it!
One reason job search is so difficult is that you’ll have to use many skills you may not use in your regular job. Things like research, analysis, and even written communication. It’s time to get better at them.
In this week’s issue of Summary Sunday, you’ll find tips and advice to help you search smarter:
- Basic job search tips
- Career change after 50
- LinkedIn hack to get more views
- Use ChatGPT to improve your LinkedIn profile
- What gets workers promoted
- Work email templates
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Jenny Foss explains why these 6 job search actions are key and easily overlooked! Make sure you are doing all 6.
Over 50 Job Search
How To Make a Career Change at 40 or 50 | Career Toolbelt
Making a change in your career later in life may seem challenging but if you walk through these steps at the very beginning of your transition, you’ll find it easier. If you’ve been trying unsuccessfully to transition, start from scratch and ask yourself these questions.
Want to know a LinkedIn hack that can increase your profile views by 1000%? | Jessica Hernandez
Did you know that using LinkedIn’s resume builder can help you identify key skills? Follow the steps laid out in this LinkedIn post by Jessica and insert some in your headline, About section, and throughout your profile. Read how to do this.
By asking specific questions, you can enhance sections of your LinkedIn profile, especially those sections you struggle to write – your headline, about section, experience bullets and messages!
What Makes Someone Promotable? | Sarah Johnston
When Sarah asked this in a LinkedIn poll, over 4,500 people responded. See what the answers are. It’s not what you would expect!
This article contains templates for tough work emails AND job search! (I don’t usually share 2 articles by the same source in one newsletter, but The Muse has so much great content.) If you don’t subscribe to their newsletter, you should!
At the end of each interview, be sure you ask these questions. (Never assume you know the answer.) It helps you understand the next steps and when to reach out for an update if you haven’t heard back.
I’m not much of a podcast listener, but for those of you who are, check out this new one.
Loren has 2 episodes with more on the way.
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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.