The kununu Job Seeker News Roundup: Week of August 14th

Sofia Kathryn Coon

Hey there! Ready for the latest news that will help you on your way to your perfect job? Some interesting thoughts these past few weeks from Forbes, Inc, B2Community and more.

Until the next!

7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Work-Life Balance
Forbes, Rachel Ritlop, August 10, 2017

Achieving a healthy work-life balance is one of the hardest concepts to successfully acquire. One of the biggest reasons is employees, especially millennials, have an unclear definition of what this balance is supposed to look like. Work-life balance is all about time management, if you are able to get your work done in a timely manner then you can enjoy all your social activities as well. No work, no play.

Why Having the Perfect Resume Doesn’t Really Matter
Inc., Jordan Kasteler, August 7, 2017

One common complaint among job seekers is that they aren’t getting satisfactory results from their CVs. Taha Bawa, CEO of Goodwall, a personal development network for high achieving students, has an eye-opening view of the CV. Job seekers may need to rethink their view of the CV. Unsurprisingly, most jobs these days are filled through networking with family, friends, current or former co-workers, or through professional networking via LinkedIn and professional organizations.

5 Easy to Learn Skills That Can Matter Any Time in Life
MakeUse,  Saikat Basu, August 4, 2017

A solid job search course is an example of what could be a beneficial skill to learn at any time and at any age. Learn how to pitch yourself, how to sell yourself in a way that speaks volumes to which shows high confidence. Continue to learn and motivate yourself to be a doer.

Been Years Since Your Last Job Search? Common Job Search “Truths” that Hold Water — And Those That Don’t
B2Community, Virgina Franco, August 4, 2017

Getting back in the game of job searching can be tough especially since there are many false assumptions about the industry. For one, there is no need to always apply online, there are other forms to get your foot in the door at your desired company. Another false assumption, recruiters will be more likely to add you if your LinkedIn profile rocks. The job search industry is solely based on networking, your attitude, and perseverance.

3 Biggest Job Interview Mistakes (You’ll Want to Avoid These at All Costs)
Inc., J.T. O’Donnell, August 3, 2017

Before you head to the interview, make sure you review specifically what the company is looking for in prospective candidates. One of the biggest mistakes potential candidates tend to not do is study the potential employee’s policies and needs. It’s also important to anticipate questions that your future employer would ask. Research the company, its benefits, pay, and employer brand.

How does She Do It? 7 Work-Life Hacks from Silicon Valley’s Leading Ladies
Forbes, Heather Cabot, August 2, 2017

Cabot & Samantha Walravens are journalists working to fill the “visibility gap” of women in tech by uncovering stories and sharing life hacks of female entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, technologists and educators in the luxurious Silicon Valley.

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Sofia Kathryn Coon is the US PR Manager at kununu US, a place where job seekers can get an authentic view of life at a company and where employers have a trusted platform to better engage talent. When she’s not engaging with media or pulling data, she is constantly reading with the hopes of reaching 100 books in a calendar year. She loves hard cider and is a die-hard Syracuse Orange fan. Follow her @Sofia_Kathryn.