Prior to conducting a job search I was on LinkedIn on a very superficial basis, brushing it aside as something only for people looking for a job. And then quite suddenly, I became a job seeker and LinkedIn became my friend.
One of the benefits of my search was my new found knowledge about how to use LinkedIn. Job seekers often hear about “The Hidden Job Market,” or they are told “networking is essential.”
Below are 5 tips of how to use LinkedIn to tap into the Hidden Job Market and how to network. We are often told what to do; I prefer to tell people how to do it Read more
“On May 18, I got a call from my boss saying they were going in a different direction and he was letting me go. He told me that he had secured one of the longest severance packages that company had given and sent me on my way to HR. Region of the Year the past two years in a row, and 4 of the last 6; in April I went overseas for a week to train part of the international sales team; and, in May I had organized a 3-day National Training meeting, yet it was not enough.
On one hand it was a surprise, but on another it was not. As of this writing, I have 3 very solid prospects, and am cautiously optimistic that I will be back to work before New Year’s. Better yet, I will be in a job and with a company that I really like one that I would have accepted even if I were still employed….
Job hunting feels a lot like growing a garden. Here is what I have learned over the past 6 months that might help you harvest: Read more
“My Job Thoughts | Career advice from a headhunter” will enter a new era: one posting every Monday (thanks to Bill, Cornell, David, Darain, Maria, Martin, Mary Anna, Mike, Stephanie, Victor and if YOU want to become a guest writer too, please contact me).
We kick off the week with “Application Strategy” as number 1 of the new series “Career advice from A to Z” which will keep you interested and me busy until Christmas:
Applying can be a full-time job in itself. A structured approach and follow-up, the definition of a real application strategy can help you to be more efficient, better manage your efforts – and get that new job!