I love doing annual job search trend shows because the changes are constant in this industry. Our conversation about job search trends offers people a chance to reset their mindset and take action at the beginning of the year. This year, I decided to go with a panel so everyone can hear how different views are often the same for a proactive job search.
Sarah Johnston, founder of the Briefcase Coach, a company is helping many job seekers with their resume writing, LinkedIn strategy, job search strategy, and interview preparation. She recently was elected by LinkedIn editors as “LinkedIn Top Voice” for careers and job search.
Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill is the founder of AvenirCareers.com. Before going full-time as a business owner, he was Ivy Exec’s Senior Content Manager & Career Adviser. In addition to networking/job search strategy, LinkedIn and resume writing, he uses his Psychology and Mental Health education as part of a holistic approach to career coaching.
Hannah Morgan is a return guest (this is number five, I think). She is the founder of CareerSherpa.net and loves helping people understand what actions they need to take to find a job faster. Her popular site and her US News and World Report column is a large part of being a nationally recognized expert.
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Here are highlights from our conversation
Outdated resume advice and how to strategically position your resume and yourself to reach the right people.
Career professionals – giving outdated resume advice – “Cut and Paste” keywords in resumes as white fonts.
Expecting results from non-targeted job searches and the importance of keyword accuracy and usage.
Mentioned Jobscan tool and its usefulness of matching keywords.
Sarah said none of her successful clients had a 100% keyword match.
Understanding the difference in writing a resume vs Linkedin profile creation.
All of us agree the Linkedin profile must showcase authenticity – Nii Ato says, “…it’s a chance to show who YOU are.”
We discuss common job search mistakes.
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