Between the content you share and the people you connect with, it’s clear that social media is important to today’s job search.Now, 94 percent of employers are using social media as part of their recruiting strategies.
Anne Egros's insight:
If you are a job seeker and don't know how to leverage your online presence on social media, start by filling your LinkedIn profile with valuable and relevant content.
Optimize your profile with strong keywords reflecting your skills and accomplishments.
As 96 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to search for candidates and 94 percent use it to contact them,
Use LinkedIn advanced search function to identify people who have the job you want or work at companies you are interested in or search by location,
Do not hesitate to contact people you don't know who are second level connections by asking your contacts to introduce you to them.
I spend a lot of time encouraging others to take a risk and leave their comfort zones... Then one day my husband called and said we'd been asked to move to the only place in the world we said we never wanted to live...
The first few minutes of new employee orientation, if done right, can lead to happier and more productive workers and, ultimately, increased customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, a lot of companies do it wrong.
In many firms, employee orientation focuses solely on corporate culture and identity of the new workplace. There's a lecture about the firm's history and another about standard operating procedures. There's a packet of information from human resources, emblazoned with the firm's logo, and maybe a coffee mug to match.
The underlying message: Welcome. You should be proud to work here. Please fit in accordingly.
Are you struggling with life as an expat wife? InterNations shows you how to avert an identity crisis and how to find happiness as an expat wife.
Anne Egros's insight:
Maybe you took a break to raise your children or manage an expatriation or both, but now you feel it is time to find a job.
It is always better to know in advance what are the job market and regulation to get the right visa but if you got noticed of your new destination at the last minute it is not always possible.
you can take this ransition as an opportunity to explore in depth your skills and talent and find out what you really want to do.
Not all expat wives are happy with a "demotion" and want to have same or better career while living abroad and also acquire intercultural competencies international employees and managers need nowadays.
Using a career and transition coach who lives in your place has numerous advantages especially for building your brand, helping you design resumes for building local professional network and job search strategy that matches local job market.