The kununu Job Seeker Round Up: Week of December 11

Sofia Kathryn Coon

Hey Job Seekers!

Happy Holidays – December is always a very busy season for everyone, including companies as they look to wrap up the year on a high note. If you’re on the job hunt, there’s been some great articles that have been published to continue to help you on the search. Take a look below – we’d love to hear of any articles you’ve found as well.

– Sofia

Everyone omits certain pieces of information in a job search — but there’s a line you shouldn’t cross
Business Insider, Dona DeZube, December 10, 2017

It’s not necessary to list on your resume every job you’ve ever had, says Elizabeth Lion, author of Recession Proof Yourself. Daratany has an acquaintance who had a job offer rescinded because he left a three-month-long job off his application, even though he listed the job on his resume. Say you shave a decade or 2 off your resume.

How to Apply for a New Job After You’ve Been Fired
Harvard Business Review, Rebecca Knight, December 8, 2017

Pace yourself.Don’t apply for new jobs right away. Before you begin actively applying for jobs, you need to “make a list of people who can offer great references for you,” says Fernández-Aráoz. Your “credibility” will be “extremely important for HR. If you were fired because of a personality clash with your boss or coworker, don’t, under any circumstances, complain to your interviewer.

Millennial Employees: How Much The Make, Where They Work, What They Do and What That Means for Your Business
Entrepreneur, Frank Fiorelle, December 8, 2017

Millennials in professional and business services earn the most among industries at $26.05/hour, but have the lowest growth rate at 5.3 percent. Overall, the gender gap is narrower among millennials than employees of all generations, but the gap could widen again as millennial male employees have an annual wage growth rate of 6.2 percent compared to the millennial female growth rate at 5.3 percent.

3 Reasons Why Your Shouldn’t Abandon Your Job Search In December
Ladders, Jane Burnett, December 5, 2017

During a time when working hours are around-the-clock and smartphones make email accessible 24/7, prioritizing your need for Zzz’s might be difficult. Though constant connectivity may be beneficial when conducting business across the world, if you want to sleep in your own timezone, workplace expert Cooper Hakim, Ph.D. says signing off at least an hour or so before you want to sleep is essential.

7 Tips For jobs Hunting during the Holidays
The Business Journals, Laura Fries, December 5, 2017

Family time is important, especially over the holidays, but one should continue their search throughout December. It may feel lonely out there, but in today’s tight candidate market, if you get noticed in Dec., you have an advantage over others who take a holiday break or are waiting until Jan. to initiate a job search.

Poll: Best time to find a new job in years – 51% looking
Washington Examiner, Paul Bedard, December 4, 2017

According to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report, 51 percent of currently employed adults in the U.S. say they’re searching for new jobs or watching for new job opportunities. Gallup said that so many workers are looking at new jobs becoming available that employers employers need to find a way to keep them.

How To Turn Interviews Into Job Offers
Forbes, Forbes Human Resources Council, December 4, 2017

Now, the phone is ringing and the interviews are starting to pour in. Make sure that you’re able to convince your interviewer that you’re the perfect fit for the job.

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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.