Job Search Tip of the Week #41 (2018)
Caressa Moy | October 8, 2018 | 9:00 am
6 Science-Backed Strategies to Build Your Career Resilience
Turn Your Job Search Challenges into Successes
Today’s job seekers are no strangers to the frustration and anxiety of job hunting, especially with all the merger/acquisition, downsizing, bankruptcy, and restructuring activities that have been going on in the tech industry. What you need to succeed in this economic climate of organizational transition and transformation is resilience.
Need help getting some? You may find Scientific American Mind‘s “Ready for Anything,” in which authors Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charne share some evidence-based approaches to managing job search stress, useful — particularly if you’ve been laid off recently and/or are experiencing a prolonged job search.
Check out the article in its entirety here (highly recommended if you’re interested in the neurobiological basis and mechanics of resilience), or read on below for our recap, along with some hypothetical scenarios and notes of our own to help clarify the concepts.
The roots of resilience
Resilience is the ability to adapt and grow in the face of stress and adversity. It’s only partially determined by genetics, which means that although some people are naturally better able to positively adjust to stress than others, it is a process that can be learned.
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Job Search Tip of the Week #1 (2018)
Caressa Moy | January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am
Winter is Coming
Dashing Through the Winter Job Search [INFOGRPAHIC]
Just because the weather’s turning cold doesn’t mean your job search should too!
In fact, today marks the beginning of one of the best times of the year to job hunt. So although it might be tempting to put your job search on pause as the holiday season approaches, right now is the best time to keep your momentum going so you can keep your employment prospects warm and land that dream job in the New Year.
Dash through your winter job search and nab the career you’ve been waiting for with the following five tips from job hunting and career management solutions provider CareerShift, and check back next week for our more detailed how-to:
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Job Search Tip of the Week #32 (2017)
Caressa Moy | August 7, 2017 | 9:00 am
Get Noticed on Social Media
How to Leverage Social Media to Stand Out as a Potential Job Candidate
Social networking has become ubiquitous in all spheres of life: connecting with old friends, managing event calendars, and even helping you find your next job. With so many job seekers using social media to show off their skills, how can you differentiate yourself from the pack so that a potential employer will notice you?
According to one social media expert, sharing some sort of industry-relevant content with your network at least once a week makes it 10 times more likely that you’ll be contacted by a recruiter or hiring manager. Engage regularly on social media by
- posting questions on your profile or starting a discussion,
- answering a question or posting advice on others’ profiles,
- adding or responding to comments on an industry or company blog, and
- viewing and commenting on professional videos.
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