Research consistently identifies networking as an important job search tool — anywhere from 40-80% of job placements are attributed to networking. Networking can also be a way to identify unadvertised job opportunities — accessing the “hidden job market.” The “hidden” job market refers to positions that are filled through employee referrals, recruiters, or direct contact with hiring managers through their network of industry or professional contacts.
The salary or wage you want to command affects several aspects of your job search. A few elements of job search that will be influenced by your target salary include:
1. Your resume design,
2. Where you look for work,
3. The time it could take you to find a job, and
4. Complexity of the employer’s selection process.
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Examples of things to consider as 2021 approaches include:
New skills and accomplishments resulting from job restructuring in 2020,
Layoff from your pre-COVID position so you need to job search now,
Accelerated economic changes, and
Whether you will still need resumes and cover letters in 2021.
The LinkedIn features I’ll comment on this week include:
1. The Open for Work hashtag,
2. Adding a banner to your LinkedIn profile,
3. LinkedIn’s Resume Builder, and
4. The LinkedIn Career Explorer beta test.