I know a lot of people, especially in Seattle, check out during the Summer. It's always a slow time of year in my business. My experience tells me Summer is a great time to look for that new job, but people just seem to have trouble getting around to it when it's sunny and warm and all of the Pacific Northwest awaits at their doorstep. But, let's be real. Summer is coming to an end. The holidays are just 3 months away. If you want to land a new job before the end of the year, it's time to get going. The average job search takes 3 months, so there is no time to waste.
Did you notice the picture with this blog? I just took a look on Indeed.com at all the jobs posted in Seattle. Yes, 44, 583 jobs are currently open and waiting for your application! Coincidentally, just as I sat to start this post, I received an email from the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County that states King County employment has increased by 15,900 jobs between April 2015 and April 2016. Yes, business IS booming, and they need you! Get on the job bandwagon and take that next career step.
Are you bored, overworked, burnt out? If so, it's time to move on. Many people come to me, unsure whether they want a new career or to continue in the one they're currently employed in. It's a tough decision, but we explore their education, skills, experience, and personal values to determine what that next step is. Two of my key tenants in my work are that everyone has a dream and everyone deserves to be happy.
I won't kid you, looking for a new job is hard. It takes time, dedication, and on some days, a thick skin. No, you won't hear back from every application, you won't even hear back after every interview. But, and I believe this with all my heart and years of experience, the right job IS out there and you WILL find it. You just have to start. And, in case you haven't been in the market lately, the job search has changed. It's no longer just having a great resume. It's a whole new world involving social media, search engines, networking, and informational interviews.
But there is good news! It's doable. I have hundreds of clients who are now happily employed, fully engaged and living the life they want. Get started. You can enjoy the end of summer while investing a few hours a week on your career. If not, you'll find yourself starting another year stuck, overworked and burnt out.
Clients often come to me without an understanding of how important your LinkedIn profile is for your career. Whether you are a passive or active job seeker, or an entrepreneur, your profile is what I like to call your sneak preview. It’s out there for the world to see, whether you know it or not, so you want to ensure it represents your message.
While the entire profile is important, there are a few key fields that you want to pay close attention to.
Make an investment in your career and spruce up your profile. And, remember to keep it updated! You never know when you may want to look for a new job, or a great new job offer could be coming to you.
Andrea's passion is to see you achieve your professional dreams. Whether you are a corporate leader seeking leadership development for your employees or an individual seeking guidance in building your career or preparing for retirement, she will coach you to success.