Job Search News and Tips 7/14/17: Social Media, Professional Dress, Wage Gap
Welcome to the weekly roundup of news and tips for job seekers.
“70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, which has significantly increased from 60% last year (2016) and 11% in 2006.”
Be careful what you post on social media or at least make sure your account is private.
“Talk to yourself nicely. You’re pretty nice to the people around you, right? Think of yourself as a plant. Water yourself, give yourself light and make sure you are nurtured: it’s the only way to grow! Negative in-speak is designed to hurt your self-worth…”
Searching for job can be difficult for those with a lot of self-confidence. It can be murder for those without it. Repeated rejections takes it toll.This is article has some useful tips to stop those negative thoughts so you won’t talk yourself out of moving forward.
“If you are in your forties, you’ve probably logged more than 20 years of experience in your industry. But you still have another 20 years to do something you’ve never done before.”
These days, most people don’t even know what they want as a career by the time they hit Thirty. forty is not too late to think about a career change.
“One of the best things you can do for your appearance is to exercise regularly. Getting in a good workout in the morning will help you have more energy during the day and keep you focused and determined on your work. “
The article starts with talking about exercise. I’ve know people who feel sluggish because they aren’t working-out as often as they’d like. The article offer some interesting ways to exercise when you don’t have a lot of time.
“Despite the fact that the Equal Pay Act was enacted over 50 years ago to prohibit pay discrimination based on gender, studies have shown that this federal legislation has been ineffective at keeping pay levels equal for men and women.”
As a researcher, I like how the article says use data to make your case for a higher wage.
Do you read anything interesting this week?