The kununu Job Seeker News Roundup: Week of June 19th

Sofia Kathryn Coon

Happy Wednesday Readers!

This week we’re kicking off a new series featuring some of the best in job search-related news from the past week. We’ll be sharing topics we’re thinking about, what stories should be top of mind and any tips and tricks we think will help you during your job search.

Here’s what to read up on:

Google launches its AI-powered jobs search engine
TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, June 20, 2017

Looking for a new job is getting easier. Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others. Google will also include job listings its finds on a company’s homepage.

Keep Your Culture From Becoming the Cult of Personality, Dawn Burke, June 15, 2017

What is company culture? How does your company define it? And how does it differentiate between a cult? You do not want your company culture to become almost “cult-like.” There shouldn’t be a definite person that defines your company culture. The culture should be made up of the employees and CEO.

The Best Time of the Week to Apply For Jobs
Create & Cultivate, Arianna Schioldager, June 12, 2017

Applying for a job and landing your dream job could all depend on which day of the week you apply. Your best bet is to apply in between the rush of applicants. Avoid applying during the weekend, as most applicants send their resume when they have free time. Apply when HR managers are also looking through other cvs. Timing is key when job searching.

The 2 Things You Need To Remember When You’re Burned On The Job Search
Forbes, The Muse channel, June 14, 2017

Searching for a job can be a tiring process. Here are some things to remember when you feel like all your resources are exhausted. Motivation is key, keep your energy up when you are on the hunt. Getting declined or not hearing back is part of the process and everyone goes through these kinds of declines. The job search also tests your rigor and is ultimately beneficial for your own personal growth.

American job seekers care about this issue just as much as money
Market Watch, Alessandra Malito, June 13, 2017

Job seekers are looking at more than just the number of zeros in the salary, they are looking at potential benefits. What kind of benefits will this company offer me? Healthcare? Paid vacation? Women job seekers are looking at maternity leave, while both men and women care about job stability. Salary isn’t everything now-a-days.

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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


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