Summary Sunday: Things Are Looking Up for Hiring

For many, the job market is better and things are looking up for hiring.

While this is great news, you’ll want to be ready and anticipate changes in how you search for a job right now.

You, as a job seeker, do have power during the process – from how you take control of your search, to the questions you ask in the job interview.

And there are certain groups of people who face a more challenging job search. Older workers, new college graduates and women each face unique challenges. There is advice here for all of you.

One of the best things you can do to speed up your search is to understand what is changing and how to overcome obstacles. You can read about trends or if you prefer, listen to podcasts. And I’ve got that covered here too.

In this week’s summary, you’ll find helpful inspiring articles about:

Tips to job search differently (and more effectively)LinkedIn fatigue is real and what you should knowQuestions job seekers should ask during a job interviewTips to overcome age biasPodcasts for career adviceTrends and data for new grads and women reentering the workforce

This carefully curated collection of posts wouldn’t be possible without the strength of my network and connections! Thank you to everyone for your wonderful articles and generous sharing of ideas.

JOB SEARCH

Work Your Job Search Differently…

Hannah Morgan on Twitter: “Reverse engineer the job search processIdentify 30-40 companies you want to work for ◾ Use your network to meet employees ◾ Check their career site ◾ Use LinkedIn to identify more employees & contactKeep working your list + monitoring companies on social media / Twitter”

Reverse engineer the job search processIdentify 30-40 companies you want to work for ◾ Use your network to meet employees ◾ Check their career site ◾ Use LinkedIn to identify more employees & contactKeep working your list + monitoring companies on social media

Want your job search results to skyrocket? You need to get over this addiction | Dr. Dawn Graham

Here’s the deal (on what NOT do do) when searching for a job.

Here’s the deal!

Want your job search results to skyrocket? You need to get over this addiction!

LINKEDIN

62% of LinkedIn members say “LinkedIn Fatigue” is real | Things Career Related

Even if you aren’t feeling “LinkedIn Fatigue” others may be. This article is based on a poll run by Bob McIntosh and has some interesting opinions by others.

FOLLOW UP

How to Follow Up With Someone Who’s Not Getting Back to You | Harvard Business Review

Just because someone hasn’t responded to your initial request, it doesn’t mean their answer is “no.” Here are six tips to help you get the response you need.

INTERVIEWING

What To Ask At A Job Interview | LinkedIn Editor

Recruiters, talent specialists and hiring managers share some of the best questions they’ve ever been asked by candidates, and how it helped determine hiring decisions.

OLDER JOB SEEKERS

Overcoming Age Discrimination in Executive Job Search | Career Impressions

Age discrimination is a thing. But with a bit of strategy and proper positioning, you can overcome ageism challenges and set yourself up for executive career success.

PODCASTS

Your Guide to the Top Career Podcasts of 2021 | Mac’s List

If you’re a podcast fan, this list of career podcasts is right up your alley!

NEW GRADS

2021 Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired: Top jobs, cities and industries to get your start | LinkedIn

LinkedIn points out a few key signs to a friendlier hiring climate for those entering the job market right now. 

WORKFORCE TRENDS

How CIOs Recruit and Retain Experienced Women In Tech | Deloitte

Returnship programs have taken on new importance in the wake of COVID-19. Carol Fishman Cohen of iRelaunch and Deloitte’s Kristi Lamar break down the elements of a successful return from a career break.

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