According to the August 2018 LinkedIn Workforce Report, “hiring in the U.S. was 4.6% higher than in July 2017.” It’s never been a better time to look for a job. Here are some hints to get you started.
- Reach out to connections when they’re active on LinkedIn
Timing is everything! If you go to your message box and see a green dot by a connection, that means they are online. Click here to see a short video example of this ‘Active Status’ feature in action.
- Make more of an effort to get in the feed on LinkedIn
Besides liking and commenting on posts, make sure to share links about your industry or profession.
- Keep up-to-date on career news
Go here for the latest career advice from experts.
- Carve out time for a resume re-do
When was the last time you really looked at your resume? Do you just list job duties? Change those into accomplishment oriented, quantitative bullet points.
– Managed accounting team
– Managed accounting team of ten, including training new associates, resulting in a group audit time efficiency increase of 15%
- Showcase promotions and mobility with the new LinkedIn Experience Design
Previously, you weren’t able to differentiate between different titles at the same company on your LinkedIn profile. “By grouping this information, you can spotlight multiple roles at a specific organization, while not risking the rest of your past experience getting pushed too far down on your profile.”
- Aim to get one new reference or testimonial this month
Give some thought to who you could tap to represent your professional accomplishments in the best light. At the same time, is there anyone you could endorse? Pay it forward by offering to be a reference or give a testimonial or endorsement to someone else.
- Attend a seminar, conference or networking event this fall
When it comes to your career, who you know makes a huge difference. The more connections you have, the better. You should always be cultivating new contacts. The easiest and most natural way to do this is to put yourself out there. Learning a new skill or attending an event in your industry is a low key, non-intimidating way to force yourself to get out there and mingle (even if you’re an introvert).
- Send a contact a helpful article once a week
Pick just one person in your network to reach out to. Don’t ask for a favor.
Hope you are doing well! I saw this article and thought of you: https://www.tvtechnology.com/news/artificial-intelligence-makes-inroads-in-broadcasting. I didn’t realize that they were even using AI as a tool now to create content like highlight clips. Things have certainly come a long way since our time back at the station! Would love to hear from you when you get a chance. Things are well on this end – busy as always. Have a great week-
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