The right job can change your life. Happiness and fulfillment at work can reduce your stress and motivate you to succeed at home, too. Finding a job that aligns with your personal and professional goals has the potential to be life-changing. With so many different opportunities and paths to choose from, the importance of each step in your professional journey is undeniable. It takes careful research and an informed job search strategy to make the best career decisions for you and your family. Indeed can provide the tools you need for a successful search.
Whether self-employed or working for a company, many professionals are taking advantage of the accessibility that new technology provides. Some may choose to simply stay in their pajamas and work from home, while others use the remote opportunity to travel. Such an adventurer is called a digital nomad.
Most LinkedIn users (79% according to my latest LinkedIn user survey) are not paying anything to use the site. That’s why most of what I teach in my book, public workshops, corporate training sessions, and personal consultations focuses on becoming a skillful user of the free LinkedIn features that come with the basic account.
Unfortunately, for most of us, finding a job after college, or even when you just want to make a change, doesn’t just happen. There are a lot of steps we have to go through. And we can’t skip steps and hope the perfect job falls in our lap. If you’ve done this before you have a general idea of what you need to do. But just as a refresher, here’s what to expect along your job search timeline.
The right job opportunity doesn’t just jump up and introduce itself. You have to look for it. For most people, that much is pretty obvious. But where do you look? You can spend hours combing through all of the online job boards. You can do research and check employment opportunities at companies you want to work for. You can even register with paid recruiting services. But there has to be an easier way, right? Why not do the same thing you do when you’re looking for that perfect empanada recipe? Just Google it.