Tell us a little bit about your company
How did you get started in this path? Is this something you decided early on in your career?
What is the Best Career Advice You’ve ever received?
Focus, focus, focus. Recalibrate when needed. Focus some more. Stay the course.
What is the most exciting part of working in this industry?
How do to stay abreast of the industry as an expert?
What are some of the things that you see job seekers struggle with the most?
What are the common mistakes that you see them do?
How should job seekers approach job search today?
What is the biggest trend(s) you see that job seekers will face in the next 2-3 years?
What is one advice you would give someone just out of college today?
What is one advice you would give someone who is switching careers?
How should job seekers get the most out of LinkedIn?
Use LinkedIn in some fashion every week.
Start reading other members’ content; comment judiciously, or simply press the ‘like’ button. Take it slow, but steady, if you’re new.
If you’ve been there awhile but do not feel LinkedIn is serving your job seeking needs, then follow experts (like those you have been interviewing) to glean nuggets of value from them.
Apply learnings. Test drive new techniques. Stop doing things that aren’t working. Be patient. Be thoughtful. It will work for you if you do the work. Focus on others first, before asking for something.
Ensure you have meaningful content in your profile.
If you are uncomfortable revamping your profile with a marketing twist, then start by including ‘just the basics’ in your About and Experience section. Also, include a quality head shot.
Maybe you should reconsider how you are presenting your Experience.
Are you forward-looking, or does it read like a career obituary? Have you targeted your message, or does it seem ‘all over the place’?
It’s not for the reader to figure out how to puzzle your details together. YOUR job is to do that. Be proactive and positive.
Unemployment is at the lowest levels, why do you think that is?
What is the biggest trend(s) you see that hiring managers will face in the next 2-3 years?
What are the best resources you recommend to job seekers?
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