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Does your LinkedIn profile stand out from the jobseeking crowd?
With more than 400 million users from all over the world and 89 percent of recruiters having hired someone through the platform, LinkedIn is not only advantageous but potentially essential to a successful job search. To prepare, consider checking your LinkedIn name— is it consistent with your resume and other business media? Is your profile photo clear, sharp and professional (which makes you 14 times more likely to be found)? Are you using a custom URL? This infographic gives you the how-to to all of this and more as it explains what type of language and keywords to use, how to turn off notifications so you don’t annoy your contacts, and how to network effectively to ensure you stand out and get noticed.
Will you find your next job with social media?
Chances are good—and ever improving—that you just might. This infographic tells us that 1 in 6 workers found jobs through social media and that the percentage of people hired through an online social network went up 5% since 2010. Not to mention, just over half of jobseekers utilize Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in their job hunt—millions in the United States alone found jobs through one of three aforementioned social media sites. If you’re a “super social” jobseeker, meaning you have more than 150 contacts within one of your social networks, you have an even greater chance of finding a job using social media. Read on below for more details.
You’ve got a video job interview—how do you prepare?
Online job interviews are becoming more prevalent, and according to this infographic, 500 surveyed HR managers responded that they use video interviews at least 50 percent of the time.
So after you have pruned your social media profiles and thoroughly researched the company, practice rehearsing for the interview, either with a colleague or solo, to work out any rough edges. Watch your body language and compare it to the images below. Make sure to check your technology before the interview and eliminate any background clutter and computer noise to ensure you will have no distractions. Now you’re ready to put your best virtual face forward! Check out the infographic below for more details:
Does the job search process seem daunting? Not sure of the best steps to take?
This infographic offers some peace of mind, with several steps to make your job search even a little bit smoother. Get off to the right start by updating your resume so it grabs attention (we can help you with that!). Update LinkedIn and clean up Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles, because as many as 44% of employers prescreen potential hires on these platforms.
Amplify your search process with tried-and-true search methods: 41% of jobseekers found a job through networking, 25% were hired through job boards and an agency or firm helped 11% of jobseekers. But some in smaller numbers were able to land a job through direct approach, online networking and classifieds.
Finally, persevere, because on average, for every 100 applications you submit, you’ll receive 10 interviews…and one job. See the infographic for more details, and good luck!
How much influence do your personal social media profiles have on your job search?
A great deal, if your potential employer is using social screening in their hiring process—at least 45% of companies are, according to this infographic. Positive content can help you stand out, but likewise, content such as negative comments on blogs, comments about previous employers and some network connections can actually hurt your hireability. Read on below for more practices to avoid on social media as a jobseeker:
Is your resume ready to “wow” recruiters and employers?
Maybe you’re eyeing a job and want to spice up your resume so it stands out from the pile. Check out the infographic below for several useful tips to give your professional bio the edge, and if you really want to grab attention, we can help!
How can recruiters help you land your dream job?
In many ways, if you understand exactly what their role is and what they can do. But as in any relationship, communication is key, and a misunderstanding with a recruiter could hurt, rather than help, your job search. Check out the infographic below for common misunderstandings between recruiters and jobseekers and how to minimize them.
Is your online presence helping you get hired?
Did you know that online content can also hurt your job search? If you lack any sort of online profiles or content, such as a blog, you might be decreasing your job chances. The infographic below shares facts to know about what prompts employers or recruiters to reject a jobseeker, and how a personal online presence, such as a blog, can increase your chances of being chosen for your dream job.
You got an interview for that job you’ve been eyeing—and it’s online. Are you ready?
Just like in a face-to-face interview, body language plays an important role in the online interview as well. Depending on how you sit in front of the screen, it’s possible to accidentally convey disinterest. Check out the infographic below for tips on how to get screen-ready for your next online job interview and increase your chances of being hired.
Via Career Addict
You got an interview for your dream job…now what?
This infographic offers numerous tips to help you prepare for the job interview, covering everything from what you should know about the company, presentation and appearance, what to do during the interview, follow-up etiquette, a list of common interview questions and some of the most overused words by professionals. Read below for 21 ways you can stand out from the interviewee crowd.
Via College Atlas