The kununu Job Seeker Round Up: Week of January 8

Sofia Kathryn Coon

Hey Job Seekers!

Happy New Year! – Hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends. I know I did. With everyone getting into the swing of things, I’m sure it means many of you are now making strides to find your first job or transition to something you think will be a better fit. Below are some great pieces that should be of help while you’re on your journey.

– Sofia

Once more, Iceland has how it is the best place in the world to be a female
The Guardian, Sif Sigmarsdottir, January 5, 2018

On 24 Oct. 1975, the women of Iceland refused to show up for work. This week Iceland became the first country in the world to make companies prove they aren’t paying women less than men for the same work. According to the WEF’s latest predictions, women will have to wait 217 years for the gender pay gap to close.

The top 10 cities for finding a job in 2018
CNBC News, Courtney Connely, January 5, 2018

Information compiled from job availability, industry diversity, unemployment and earnings to put together the top job markets in 2018.

Is your office making you miserable? You can stop it
iNews, Nick Duerden, January 4, 2018

It’s a growing phenomenon, says Dr Ellie Cannon, a practicing GP. Dr Cannon addresses the matter in her new book, Is Your Job Making You Ill? She writes that while all of us are susceptible to workplace stress, those in particular careers including teachers and public sector workers face a greater risk.

How to get a new job: The dos and don’ts
TechWorld, Aoife Geary, January 4, 2018

Before you look for a new job, be sure you’re clear on what it is you want from your next role. Check out 13 top developer jobs here. Give your application the personal touch by following up with the company after you’ve applied and after you’ve been interviewed. This new year, don’t change you change your job.

Google faces new discrimination charge: Paying female teachers less than men
The Guardian, Sam Levin, January 3, 2018

Lamar’s complaint, filed on Wed. in San Francisco, suggests that Google’s alleged pattern of denying women equal pay extends to one of the few female-dominated sectors of the Mountain View company. Lamar said she knew of only one woman hired during her time at Google who started at the higher rate, and she had over 10 years of experience.

Social media is a valuable tool in the job search
StarTribune, Katy Read, January 3, 2018

Update all of your profiles when needed and always be on the look-out for new social media trends. Facebook is also a great tool for job searching-it helps with networking, and scouting out company profiles. Also, keep in mind, nothing is private. Be aware of your social media profiles and what has been posted and deleted up until this point of your job search.

What Americans Can Learn from Scandinavians, The Happiest People in the World
Thrillist, Brent Giannotta, January 3, 2018

The time off work the government allows its citizens is absurd by American standards. Rather than 25 paid days off per year, the average American worker gets 16 — but only a quarter of us take all that time, according to Glassdoor’s Employee Satisfaction Survey. Fifteen percent of Americans claim they don’t take any vacation at all. Scandinavians have achieved a work-life balance.

How you’ll look for a job in 2018
Fast Company, Lydia Dishman, January 1, 2018

Plenty of New Year’s resolutions include searching for a new job. Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report of more than 10,000 HR and business leaders found that 77% said they’ll either retrain people to use new technology, or will redesign jobs to better take advantage of human skills. Get prepared to work through artificially intelligent means of searching for jobs

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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.