With 2020 just around the corner, it’s a great time to get one’s focus back. Whether you’re seeking a great new career or some top talent, these are some hot topics that should help hone your efforts.
Personal branding has quickly become a key component of the job search and of career management. Over several blogs, we’ll dig into specific ways you can start to hone your brand to set yourself up for career success. But first, let’s review a few basic concepts and recurring themes so you’ll have a strong foundation before we get started.
If you’ve conducted a few interviews, you likely have heard candidates asking for work/life balance. It’s something I hear often as well, and I even hear candidates who cite the lack of this benefit as the reason they’re leaving a job. But before you start imagining a world where employees want to work 30 hours and get paid for 40 or where every member of your executive team watches movies on the couch while they “work from home,” let’s see what this really amounts to.
Researching the company and having interview questions for the interviewer are key parts of preparation. When it comes to exactly which questions to ask, however, sometimes things get murky. Not that one shouldn’t turn to online lists for ideas, but here’s an approach that may give a more focused intent.
When trying to get an interview, your resume really is the marketing piece that gets the job done. Thoughtfully crafted, your resume format highlights all the skills, experience, and qualifications you bring to the table. In the end, your resume inspires readers to call for an interview. And if it doesn’t, it’s time to have a look.
If you truly want to attract top talent to your company, it is well worth the time spent on tweaking your job advertisements. A job description is not the same thing as a job advertisement. A job description is a list of duties an employee will perform. The job advertisement is a marketing piece you use when advertising a job opening to attract top talent.
The resume summary at the top of your resume may be the first (and only) thing a potential employer reads. Therefore, it is important to make sure you get this part right. I realize it can be a daunting task. Here are some tips, ideas, and examples to break it down for you.
Have you ever been in a job where you’ve really just hit the wall and feel like it’s time to quit? You’ve talked to supervisors about your options, done coaching, thought about internal job opportunities (if any are available) and parting ways is still the best option. We’ve all been there at some point. Now, what really separates amateurs from professionals is how you handle the next steps–giving notice. Let’s ensure you remain on the path of the professional!
Written by Adam Lafield, Recruiter & Marketing Specialist