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.
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.
Even in the Social Age, your resume may be the most important element of your job search. It is often your foot in the door; the first thing that hiring managers see. Given the importance of first impressions, you certainly don’t want to make any deadly resume mistakes. Thankfully, there’s plenty of advice out there telling you how to write the perfect resume. Everyone from hiring managers to CEOs seems willing to offer their opinion on how the best resumes should look. But where can you go to learn what a bad resume looks like?
Unfortunately, sometimes an online job posting isn’t real. For every legitimate job advertisement online, there are around 60 to 70 job scams. So, taking the time to see if you should apply for that job is a good idea. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the great jobs from the scams. But the good news is there are lots of pointers in this infographic from resume.io that can help you in your decision-making process.
Do you suffer from the dreaded disease, “puttingthingsofftilthelastminuteitus?” Do you have trouble getting started when it comes to overwhelming tasks? Many people do. In fact, only one in ten Americans achieve everything they set out to do each day. Sometimes it just takes one ‘iceberg’ task to sink all of your good intentions. You put it off until after lunch, then move it to the end of the day, and finally… first thing to tomorrow. Eventually, your ‘to do’ list becomes more like a novel. Your stress rises. Stress and procrastination affect your mental and physical health. And things go downhill from there.