Summary Sunday: Issue 557

Searching for a new job requires clarity on what you want to do and where you want to do it. You need a solid strategy but most importantly you need tenacity. In short, job search is more than hitting the apply button.

Summary Sunday Issue 557

This week’s summary provides resources, tools and information to help you carry out a more purposeful and productive job search.

  • Career Change Resources
  • How executive search works
  • Add hyperlinks to your resume
  • 12 productivity tools for job search
  • What your online profiles tell employers
  • LinkedIn profile action you must take
  • AI in the workplace study
  • State of the workplace study

Follow the people and publications mentioned to up your job search game and stay up to date.

CAREER CHANGE

Are You Considering a Career Change? | Alison Doyle

What do you want to do next? Is it a career change or are you on the brink of retirement? There are 5 free tools listed to help you figure out your options for what could be a good match. Plus a link to Alison Doyle’s new newsletter JobHopper.

WORKING WITH RECRUITERS

Demystifying Executive Search: A Curated Career Conversation | Sarah Johnston

Have you ever wondered how recruiters work? This Q&A with Somer Hackley provides answers to your questions – the best way to contact a recruiter, the dos and don’ts of working with a recruiter, how recruiters are compensated, and who recruiters work for.

JOB SEARCH

Add Hyperlinks to Resume: #PullingBackTheCurtain | Ed Han

Including hyperlinks in your resume makes life easier for TA and recruiters. Learn why and start doing it today. (As with most posts on LinkedIn, there is valuable information in the comments so check them out.)

12 tools I swear by to find a job | Reno Perry

Here are 12 tools to reduce the time you spend on administrative tasks. Whether you are researching companies, organizing your job search or finding someone’s email, you’ll find 12 solid solutions. Some are no-cost, others are freemium, meaning you get the basics for free but will need to pay to gain full access.

Surprising Things Employers Look For In Your Online Profiles | Dice

“You are what you post!” is a saying all job seekers should take advantage of. See what recruiters/employers are evaluating when they look at your online profiles (not just LinkedIn). You can and should use this information to your advantage – delete past posts that don’t reflect well on you. Also, be more purposeful when posting on social channels, especially those sites where you want employers to find you.

LINKEDIN

Are You Making Yourself Invisible On Linkedin? | My Career GPS

If you aren’t using the right title, industry, company, or education information on your profile, you may not appear in search results. Use LinkedIn’s auto-complete options or drop-downs to assist you in selecting the most commonly used information. Note: since this is a newer function on LinkedIn, data you entered long ago may not be one of the appropriate options. For example, your degree information may not match the commonly used options.

WORKPLACE TRENDS

AI at Work Is Here. Now Comes the Hard Part, Work Trend Index | Microsoft

75% of global knowledge workers used AI in the last 6 months. Wow! This is just one point from the study by Microsoft and LinkedIn. They conducted a survey of 31,000 people across 31 countries, examined labor and hiring trends using LinkedIn data, and analyzed productivity signals from Microsoft 365 in addition to research with Fortune 500 customers.

State of the Global Workplace 2024 Report | Gallup

The Global data finds: Employee Engagement is the same as last year. Employee Wellbeing was down 1 point. Daily stress is down 3 points. Loneliness is down 1 point. Intent to Leave is up 1 point. There is likely more telling data by US demographics and by age.

JOB SEARCH VISUAL

Be truthful, but don’t feel the need to confess everything.

Job interview is not a confessional

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