Is there a gap in what you know about job search, negotiations and changes in the current workplace?
Never assume you know how hiring happens or what a hiring manager is looking for. You need to conduct research and have conversations to validate (or invalidate) your presumptions.
This week’s summary includes articles to help you understand:
- Change Agility – human centered leadership
- New Top Voices to follow on LinkedIn
- How and why to show transferable skills
- Are you presenting yourself as outdated?
- The scoop on job offers, negotiations and compensation
What The Pandemic Taught Us About Change | Josh Bersin
This thought-provoking research and assessment of workplace culture and change is vital to your future. You don’t have to be a leader to ponder and apply these.
“Change Agility is not just about training and communications. It’s about human-centered leadership, building a strong culture of purpose, taking care of your people, and creating a design discipline of “micro-nudges” and stories that bring people to the new world.”
– Josh Bersin
If you don’t follow these Top Voices on LinkedIn, now would be a good time to take action. (Just go to their profiles and click “follow”)
Congratulations to this year’s class of Top Voices! (I’m proud to be an alumnus and supporter of people helping job seekers!)
Because transferable skills are important (and based on the report below), you probably wonder how to write about them on your resume. Here ya go.
Monster released The Future Of Work 2022 Global Report and featured the top transferable skills.
Note that 63% of employers are willing to hire someone with transferable skills. Also note that 50% of employers say candidates need to articulate their skills better.
Ageism and Your Job Search: How Older Workers Can Position Their Resume | Unretirement Project
If you are an older worker, are you conveying that your skills/knowledge/attitude is outdated?
“No one is saying that we have to act like we’re in our 20s again. But we do need to show that we are able to be successful in today’s modern business world.”
Let’s Talk Offers, Salary Negotiation, and Compensation | Kristen Fife
I hope reading this helps you understand how to assess your salary and understand how salary negotiations work (from a recruiter’s perspective).
Always Negotiate Your Offer | Tech RecruitHER
And one last ugly example of why you need to learn to negotiate. Click on the link to see the Twitter thread shared about this tweet.
If you are actively job searching, why not set your email visibility so that anyone on LinkedIn can see it?
PS: Looking for someone’s email address? Check their contact information!
Appearing on lists is always a wonderful surprise! Honored to clock in at #45
The Top 7 Excuses To Not Network DEBUNKED by Hannah Morgan| Five Minute Friday
Thanks to Ben Albert (Balbert Marketing) for featuring my article on his business podcast!
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.