Twitter Chat Recap: How to Get a New Job Faster
For AOL Jobs Week, we hosted a Twitter chat on landing a job, moving up in your career, improving your profile on LinkedIn and more. Joining us was Millenial Career Expert Jill Jacinto, Entrepreneur & Author Shannon McLay and Flexible Workplace Strategist Cali Williams Yost, along with AOL Jobs Editor-in-Chief Laurie Petersen. They all provided great advice and we've highlighted some of it below.
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Q1. How do you define what a better job is? Is it more work life balance, better pay, supervision of others?
Q2. When it comes to scoring a better job, what step is critical?
Q3. What's one thing you did in your career that took you to the next step?
A3 Twice I took a step backward in role and money and both times led to better opportunities and better money #AOLJobsWeek- Shannon McLay (@theshannonmclay) October 9, 2014
Q4. How do I gain networking skills"?
Pick 1 person each week to reach out to, simply say "hi" or send article "thought of you" then do it again...you're networking! #AOLJobsWeek- Cali Williams Yost (@caliyost) October 9, 2014
Q5. What traits helped you move up in your career?
Q6. What's one thing people should change or do on their
A5: Pick keywords to add into your profile that a hiring manager would use to search and find you to fill a job. #AOLJobsWeek- Cali Williams Yost (@caliyost) October 9, 2014
Q7. What's a realistic time between searching for a job and landing one?
What can you do to make the time shorter?
A7 It depends on the industry and geography. Following up on all leads not only shows diligence but keeps you front of mind #AOLJobsWeek- Shannon McLay (@theshannonmclay) October 9, 2014
Q8. How do you know when it's time to make a change or make a move?
Q9. How soon is it okay to check in on the status of an application?
A9: If you have an inside connection, within 2 days. Then when they recommend. #AOLJobsWeek- Laurie Petersen (@lauriepete) October 9, 2014
Q10. What's a resume or cover letter mistake that most people probably don't realize they're making?
Don't forget to enter our AOL Jobs Week sweepstakes and get the chance to work with a career coach! Entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST today, October 10, 2014, so you still have time. If you missed any of our stories or articles for AOL Jobs Week, click here for our complete coverage.
Jill Jacinto is the Associate Director of Editorial & Communications for WORKS by Nicole Williams, a lifestyle brand that helps young professional women with their career success. Follow and read Jill's latest posts on AOL Jobs here.
Shannon McLay is a financial planner who left a "traditional" financial services firm to start her own company, NextGen Financial, to help clients in their 20s and 30s get financially fit. Follow and read Shannon's latest posts on AOL Jobs here.
Cali Williams Yost is an internationally recognized flexible workplace strategist, speaker and author, Cali Williams Yost is the founder and CEO of the Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc. Follow and read Cali's latest posts on AOL Jobs here.