Top 50 Career Professionals to Follow on Twitter in 2017 for Job Advice
Are you looking to find your dream job or just want to earn some extra money in your spare time? Not sure how to write a resume that gets the job? Want to prepare for the interview like a pro?
Then this post is exactly what you need and here's why...
We have scoured the web to find 50 career coaches and 'job seek' consultants … and created a top list for you to learn job advice and career tips from the experts themselves.
This is the list every job seeker must follow and inside you'll find pure gems.
- Having an up to date social media profile and CV helps increase your chance to get the job.
- Linkedin is a tool you cannot afford to overlook in your quest for your favorite job.
- You may want to work with a career coach and expert resume writer to prepare for the interview and have a winning CV.
- Online job boards are not the only avenue for a job that suits your need.
- Researching on the company you apply working for requires close attention to detail.
If you’re looking for a new job having a regularly updated social media presence can be a good thing and will put a prospective candidate in a positive light – especially in certain industries that involve communicating with customers and stakeholders.
Conduct a Google search for ‘resume writing’ in your area and you are sure to locate several dozen sites. But buyer beware; there is a major difference between ‘resume writers’ and professional resume writers with supporting credentials.
On the other side of complexity lies simplicity.
Use the job search engines to find jobs by using keywords that match your interests and the location where you want to work. Narrowing your search criteria will help you focus your job search and will give you more relevant job listings to review and less non-relevant job listings to weed through.
Proven job search advice helps you get back to work, out of a dead-end job, & changes your life for the better. Always use a target job title to improve your resume's discoverability in databases and to help focus a reader’s attention.
If you are no longer inspired by the work you do, your environment and those around you, it may be time to go. Pursuing your work objectives with energy, enthusiasm and drive is key to high performance. When you’ve lost motivation for the things you once enjoyed, it is usually a sign that you need a fresh start.
Your email may be forwarded, intentionally or unintentionally, to someone you don’t want to see it. Today, your employer is likely monitoring your company email account. So don’t email recruiters, resume writers, etc. from your office email.
Truth is – to find the “perfect candidate” is literally a needle in the haystack.
If you have spent the last eight hours posting for jobs online, you have wasted seven hours and 50 minutes. It can be tempting to apply to jobs online. So many positions are listed, and so many appear to be a fit. But while you are hitting the send button, so are 500+ other people.
Send your résumé to the hiring manager. Some of my customers are shocked when I tell them that they need to send their information to human resources and the hiring manager. The reason for doing this is because the hiring manager may see something in you that HR doesn’t.
Watch aggregators, connect to people who work for companies with the posted opportunities on the aggregator and get your resume in the right hands.
Cover letters are an opportunity for you to show the kind of date you are: A good letter shows you’ve taken the time to think through the job — and how your skills line up. It shows how interested you are, that you’ve taken the time to familiarize yourself with the role.
Until you get a job, you need to treat the search as your full-time employment. You can’t just show up and hope you’re already good enough. Keep working on yourself and keep your skill base growing.
Your resume can help you get the next big job or it can cause you to lose out on a job.
Remember the good old days when someone needed a job, they would apply for a position that was a good fit for their skills and get hired in a relatively short period of time? Me either. And I sincerely believe those days are gone forever.
If you want to be a unique candidate, then there are two things you can do that will immediately separate you from the pack. Write a book. Build a case study.
By default, your LinkedIn headline has your current job title and company. The headline should be keyword enabled. If you have a tag line, use it in the headline. The headline is 120 characters long. Use all of it.
As an introvert, with each interaction, it can drain your energy. Therefore, it is important to carve out time before and after interviews to recharge yourself and prepare. For instance, it might not be a good idea to schedule a lunch with a group of friends before a scheduled interview.
Online career profiles such as LinkedIn and Beyond help showcase your resume. They also usually appear in top search results associated with your name, especially when searched with other key words such as your occupation or past work experience. Make sure everything is current. Not only will this help highlight and evidence your professional skills, it’ll help bury any historical data that is old and out of date.
When hired, your start date will most likely be after January 1st. This is also a great opportunity to celebrate your hiring, spend time with family and friends, and prepare yourself for what is to come. Your new job will be the beginning of a fresh start for the New Year.
So owning failure and changing your mindset around how you talk about it and deal with it is an incredibly powerful friend and ally in your career. You’ll be amazed to find out how much shifting this perspective can alter your career management and direction, and shape how people react to you.
Many of these men and women were spurred to discover what really matters to them and transform their work into a passion and masterful craft. No one jumped off a cliff. They reflected. They planned. They sought an apprenticeship or a mentor. They didn’t blindly take a leap. Rather they pursued well-researched moves.
A resume is not a static document. It is an ever-evolving reflection of your skills and accomplishments. If you’ve received a promotion, taken a course or added a role in your current position, put it on your resume.
Before you go for an interview, you should find out what the market rates are for the job you’re looking for. There are salary surveys available online, and if you’re dealing with a recruitment agency, your consultant should be able to advise you on the salary range for the position you’re interviewing for.
If you are tired of your job and ready for a change, then you need to know about LinkedIn’s Open Candidate function.
Depending on which surveys you read, only somewhere between 10% and 16% of job seekers find their new position through a job board.
Knowing that you have a barrier to entry in a new job market, be as flexible as you can on start date. Unless you are at an executive level, don’t insist on paid relocation. Try to land an offer, and other items can be negotiated from there.
Internships are about learning, and employers don’t expect you to be perfect professionals. They do, however, expect you to be honest.
Scientific research is increasingly documenting that job satisfaction – having work you enjoy getting out of bed and doing – is a major factor for a healthy long life. The major problem with most of us is defining, deciding, and knowing what brings us work satisfaction.
Interviews, whether in-person or over the phone, should end with an understanding of what the next steps are. If it was not covered, be sure to ask. The employer may also view this question in a positive way that you care about this opportunity and have a desire for it.
While you may think there will be countless people searching for work during the holidays, keep in mind that many of them may be thinking like you too, that it’s time to take a break. If that’s the case, you’ll have more access to employers as the number of resumes they’re likely to receive will decrease.
One of the easiest ways to sell the job is to be more descriptive about your benefits and perks. List them in the job rather than ask someone to go hunting for them.
A new role can be quite stressful, so give yourself time to settle in and know that no one is perfect. Make the effort to understand the way things work and always be willing to ask questions and listen to the answers. Whether you’re changing roles within an organisation or joining a new one, you will need to learn new skills for success.
If you err on the side of brevity in the name of preserving a one-page format, the reviewer (both the resume scanning software and the human reviewer) won't be able to quickly understand how and why you make sense for the role you're pursuing.
There is no excitement, enthusiasm, nor passion that can come out of your head – it all comes from your heart. If hiring managers can feel that energy coming from you (not just hear words) it will give you a huge edge in winning the job offer.
People look to me to have the inside track on who are (and who aren’t) the good employers. In my job you hear a lot of gossip. Everyone has a story to tell. Every company has a secret… or twelve. But there are ways you can do some due diligence for yourself.
Attitude counts for a lot when you’re looking for a job. You don’t really need anyone’s permission to get started, do you?
If recruiter is looking for someone with more experience – or a different type of experience, they will go on to the next candidate. Make sure you read the job posting carefully for what they expect candidates to have in terms of experience and credentials. If you don’t meet these requirements, consider finding a different position to apply to, or know that you’ll have to make a clear case for why you are suitable for the position (if you are).
BE UPFRONT WHEN ASKED ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYMENT GAP BUT ANSWER WITH ELOQUENCE. EMPLOYERS WANT TO HEAR YOU’VE TREATED YOUR TIME OFF AS A PERIOD OF SELF-REFLECTION.
When it comes to choosing your focus, every individual is different. What are you passionate about? What skills do you enjoy using on a day-to-day basis? How important is it that you are among colleagues who “get it”? Do you see yourself working at a multinational company, helping to change the organization from within? Or, do you prefer a more entrepreneurial environment? Identifying which quadrant of this matrix you want to focus your search on is a great first step to mapping out your job search strategy.
There are some things about your job that you just can’t change, but you are always in control of how you react to what happens around you. Don’t let the negative stuff at work set the tone for you. You’re better than that. And you’ll FEEL so much better when you get back to being you.
Getting fired is a disruptive life event, to say the least. But, it can also open doors and lead to great and unexpected opportunities. If you’re tempted to feel like a victim, challenge yourself to rise above it. Instead of asking why this happened, focus instead on how you can bounce back and what actions you need to take to do so.
Tired of doing a good job, but not getting noticed by management? Thinking about applying for a higher-level job and want to stand out from other candidates? Here’s how you can be seen as a unicorn – a unique employee with special skills – at work. Do an excellent job with every task, every day.
Long-term #jobs soon may not exist.
One bit of conventional wisdom has it that to achieve success people must take a nose-to-grindstone, burn-the-midnight-oil approach.
As you go about your life and are making your way along your career path, make note of your key accomplishments and experiences so you will be ready for your next big opportunity. It also helps you to identify skill gaps so you can make a learning plan to address them. Keep your resume and LinkedIn profile (if you have one) up to date so you are ready for your next big opportunity.
Changing careers can be a tantalizing idea, but putting a plan into action can be intimidating. But with a fresh perspective, a lot of hard work, and commitment to your dreams, it’s not impossible. You owe it to yourself to find the work you love.
Know your story, share it with others and keep an open mind. Very often, the best opportunities are found where you least expect them.
I advise all my clients that you can make a #career change — but you can’t change everything all at once.
… make sure you have the correct spelling of the company as well as the correct website. Researching the wrong company is a mistake that could cost you the interview.