Summary Sunday the more you know

Summary Sunday: The More You Know

The more you know about job search and today’s workforce landscape, the better you will be at mapping out your job search plan.

When was the last time you were taught how to search for a job? Or were you EVER taught how to job search? It requires an understanding of how the process really works and skills you don’t usually use at work.

Furthermore, what worked years ago when you were last looking for a job probably won’t work today – for two main reasons.

  1. You are looking for a higher level job (in most cases) and the competition you face is from internal candidates.
  2. Employers are using different tools and strategies to uncover candidates.

This week’s summary will give you information that may help you overcome some of your old ways of thinking about job search, networking, and more!

  • Key Take-Aways from Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation Report
  • Reasons there’s a lack of urgency to get a job
  • You’re more likable than you think
  • Older job seeker stereotypes
  • Talking up your experience
  • Many high paying jobs don’t require a college degree
  • Work-Life Balance rules

Please share this with those you think would benefit!

JOB SEARCH

Jobvite Recruiter Nation 2021 Summary | LinkedIn Discussion

Indeed Job Search Survey September 2021: Job Search Stays Stagnant | Indeed

The big news in this article is the reasons there is a lack of urgency by job seekers to find a job.

NETWORKING

The “Liking Gap” Means You Make a Better First Impression Than You Think—Here’s Why | The Muse

“Anytime you walk away from a conversation and begin a postmortem analysis of everything you said wrong or how awkward you were, you’re probably being unnecessarily harsh on yourself.” Learn why.

OLDER JOB SEEKER

How Older Job Seekers Beat These 15 Awful Stereotypes | Jobmob

Are you prepared to overcome these stereotypes? Examples are also provided so you can see what you may really be up against.

Is Your Professional Experience Undervalued? Here’s How To Talk It Up | Booming Encore

Your experience doesn’t speak for itself. You must clearly explain how and why it is valuable!

WORKFORCE TRENDS

You Don’t Need a Bachelor’s Degree to Land a High-Paying Job | NPR

“The study found that in the years 2017 through 2019, on average, 16% of high school graduates, 23% of workers with some college and 28% of associate degree holders earned more money than half of all workers with a bachelor’s degree.”

This is important to pay attention to and to share with your friends and family. College isn’t the only path to a good job these days!

3 Rules For Work-Life Balance | TED Talk

Ashley Whillans rules may help those who are working remotely or even struggle to step away from work.

Ashley Whillans: 3 rules for better work-life balance

Have you answered a work email during an important family event? Or taken a call from your boss while on vacation? According to behavioral scientist and Harvard Business School professor Ashley Whillans, “always-on” work culture is not only ruining our personal well-being — but our work, as well.

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