By Keven Dronen
The dreaded and often fear-inducing word “networking” gets thrown around on a regular basis. If you have recently found yourself in a job transition, you’ve probably heard your career coach start every other sentence with the “Power of Networking” chant. He or she likely encouraged you to spend the highest percentage of your job-seeking time on networking rather than online postings and recruiters, because statistically most job connections are created through networking.
By Fred Zarf
You’re involved in some of the most important work you’ll ever do - searching for that next position, one that provides the satisfaction, enjoyment, career progression, and salary/benefits you desire. Many job seekers jump in with a flurry of activity … and activity feels good. After all, that’s what we are all used to in our jobs: work activity that is purposeful, planned, and designed to accomplish specific goals.
Increasingly, more employers are using webcam technology to interview potential candidates. Large companies can use this process to quickly screen a high volume of applicants, and remote companies can conduct more in-depth interviews without having to fly a prospective candidate to their location. Services like Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom are now commonly used as part of the interview process, and in some cases, you may even be asked to record responses to pre-recorded questions. This process can be a bit disorienting for applicants used to traditional in-person interviewing. To ensure success, you’ll want to find ways to make yourself more comfortable conducting an interview via webcam. Here are some tips for getting the hang of virtual interviewing:
LinkedIn recently rolled out the largest redesign of their desktop platform in the site's history.
After realizing that more and more users were accessing LinkedIn via the mobile app, the company made significant changes to streamline the desktop version of the site to make it more consistent with the mobile app experience. Here are some of the key changes you'll need to know about as a job seeker:
Starting a job search? LinkedIn is no longer optional—it's a necessary job search tool in today's market.