How to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Job Search Ready in 30 Minutes or Less. You’ve finally figured it out.
You know (with at least ballpark specificity) what you want your next job to look like, feel like, be like. This is a great start. And to make it even better, you’ve updated your resume and gotten it all ready to tailor as-needed. Now what are you supposed to do with your LinkedIn profile? Chances are, you’re going to want to make a few quick updates to ensure your profile showcases you as a clear and obvious match for the type of roles you’re now eyeing.
Minutes 1 Through 15: Edit (or Create) Your Summary So it Aligns With Your Target Audience If you don’t have a LinkedIn summary at all, you need one. Most important is to spell out your strengths and experiences that align with the core deliverables of the types of jobs you’re pursuing. Do they all call for the ability to lead cross-functional teams, juggle multiple priorities at once, or present complex data to senior leaders? The 25 Best Sites for Finding Remote Work. As you wait impatiently in line for your mislabeled coffee cup (you’re already going to be 20 minutes late to the office), take a step back and think: THIS could be your office.
You could skip the commute, bring your laptop and charger, and power through your to do list from anywhere, wherever you are. Working remotely–whether from home, Starbucks, or another creative place – is booming. A Virgin Media Business survey recently predicted that 60% of office-based employees will regularly work from home by 2022. And a separate survey featured in The Guardian found that ⅓ of employees think commuting will be unheard of by 2036. But, that’s the future and this is today, you say to yourself. Wrong! If working remotely tickles your fancy, check out this list of 25 great sites for finding remote work. Remote-Work Specific 1. FlexJobs has over 50 career categories, with jobs ranging from freelance to full-time, entry-level to executive. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Tech 7. 3 New Job Hunting Apps That Work Just Like Tinder (Yes, Tinder!) Entrepreneurs have caught onto the fact that we love to swipe right.
An estimated 50 million people use Tinder every day—with an average of 12 million matches per day. So, it does kind of make sense that a swipe-and-match model could also work well during a job hunt. Employers can sit back and browse through potential job candidates, and job candidates can tell their story in a fun, multi-dimensional way, beyond your basic resume (video! Photos! Witty one-liners!). Switch The Switch app lets job seekers swipe through various job postings at top companies like Accenture, eBay, and Walmart, selecting the ones they like most. The Best Job Search Websites & Apps. These job sites and mobile apps will help you find, apply to, and ultimately, land your dream job.
It's safe to say we've all searched for a job at some point. Depending on the job market, you could be going up against 10 other qualified job seekers—or several hundred. According to the Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in the United States hit a high of 10 percent in October 2009, but by April 2015 it had fallen to 5.4 percent. There's a way to go to get to the May 2007 low of 4.4 percent. But the consistent drop means more companies are hiring and more people are landing jobs.
So how exactly are the newly employed finding those jobs? We can't guarantee you'll find your dream job right away with these services, but you'll certainly get a panoramic view of what's available in your field. One other thing we'll caution—the bigger the job-hunting site, the more likely it is to also get a few scams posted. Top 50 Best Job Search Sites. 10 Job Search Tricks That Will Change Everything You've Been Doing. Finding the right job opportunities—and standing out in a competitive market—is tough.
Fortunately, there are plenty of tools and hacks out there that are built to help you find your dream job, more quickly and easily than ever. How To Reach Recruiters On LinkedIn. Planning to reach out to recruiters during your job search, but don’t know how to approach them?
You’re in luck. It’s easier than ever to find recruiters who specialize in your field by using LinkedIn—and even better, they’re often receptive to your queries from the site. Here are some tips for finding potential recruiters on LinkedIn, as well as the results of an informal recruiter survey conducted on LinkedIn that sheds some light on best practices for approaching these new contacts. Locating Recruiters In Your Field The Advanced People Search function, accessible from the Search bar at the top right of most LinkedIn pages, is one of the best tools for job seekers trying to find key contacts. From the Advanced People Search menu, here’s where you’ll want to perform a simple query on keywords.
Of course, you can expect to refine your keywords, perhaps adding in an area of specialty to help hone in on the recruiters who seek candidates at your career level. Sending An Introductory Message.