As they say, third time’s the charm with LinkedIn introducing its third major change to your profile in as many years. The goal is to drive engagement, boost activity, and get members talking to each other. The changes might seem minor, but tweaking your profile to take advantage of the new algorithm could prove to be a move in the right direction for your career.
Asking your employer for a pay rise is by far one of the most daunting scenarios for an employee, with less than 30 per cent of job seekers willing to negotiate pay at the interview stage, and less than 50 per cent of employees having never discussed salary negotiations throughout their career.
Recent studies may suggest that your resume is not the only reason why you never received a call back or progressed to the next stage of the interview process. It could be a result of the impression your personality has made on your resume and how certain resume cues impact reviewer judgement.
Historically, to find out more about you, a prospective employer would read your resume and maybe if they were wanting to be extra thorough, they would call a few referees. Nowadays in the interconnected world we live in, potentially damaging elements of our past are ever easier to find and even harder to hide.
As a jobseeker you may have come across the term ‘STAR Method’ when asked to respond to a position’s selection criteria. For those of you who may not know, the STAR Method is a common way of structuring responses to selection criteria by linking your experience to the position you are applying for.