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LinkedIn is a social business-oriented networking website geared specifically towards professionals.
Since you are about to, or have recently, left university but not in employment, you might be wondering, does that make you a professional?
Not yet, but shortly.
So, our suggestion would be to join LinkedIn sooner rather than later and enjoy some of its benefits. 🤩
Covid changed the way people work, and it probably will never go back to what it was. If you’re now considering your career, you should also consider what has changed. 💭
The past year was unprecedented and there will be no return to “normal”. New expectations that will continue to persist. For those that can understand why change is happening and why businesses will operate differently are well placed to take advantage
Many think that increasing pay will produce improved output.
However, it turns out the link between motivation, compensation, and performance is far more complex 🤔 Most research shows that there is a minimal relationship between salary and job satisfaction. After all, money can’t buy happiness and, people’s satisfaction with their salary is mostly independent of their actual salary.
Don’t worry most people don’t, but then again, most people don’t achieve their full potential.
When we say a plan, we aren’t talking about a huge hefty project. It may sound ominous but it’s not and it won’t take long. It is just stepping stones from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. 📅
Recruitment is broken. 🤷 Data Reveals:
– 30% of job seekers say they have left a job within the first 90 days of starting
– 85% of people in work say they are unhappy with their job
– 84% of candidates say recruiting s ineffective as it takes too long and is not transparent
Getting it wrong is frustrating, time-consuming and costly not only to employees but also to potential recruits. It impacts productivity both in the short term and long term for all concerned. There must be better ways. 💭
Assessment days and face to face interviews are things of the past.
Covid now means online aptitude tests, psych tests, and first stage video interviews are now the norm. They are cheaper, quicker, easier and compliant with government guidelines. However, how someone comes across in person as supposed to in a video is not the same, similarly, how can an applicant assess the working style of a company or its culture when their interviewer is wfh?
Exhausted from re-writing your CV with relevant content specific for every role and then creating heartfelt covering letters to potential employers?
To then hear nothing back. We feel your pain.
The graduate job market is never easy, however, care of Covid it has got a lot worse. So how do you stand out from the crowd, reduce stress, and land a job that is right for you? 🤷
The following are tips to help you land a job
This is a question you’re asked from the moment you start forming sentences. 🤔
Even though there are millions of jobs, kids only know of the ones they encounter in their everyday lives.
Most job titles that were commonplace 20 years ago don’t even exist today! So, even though you may be just starting out on your career, it’s not surprising you have little idea what you want to be with so little exposure to the possibilities.
Navigating the world of recruitment as a recent university Graduate can be very challenging. A lot of times, it will seem like an impossible mission. At UpLink, our aim is to provide graduates with the tools and perspective they need to succeed. In order to develop a strong plan for your job search, you need a great foundation of information to build with. Take a look…
Hopefully our Graduate Blog will provide you with all the information you need to feel confident while searching for your perfect job. Our assistance doesn’t just stop there, we’ve developed a quiz that will give you crucial information pertinent to job search. If you haven’t already, give it a try today and let us know what you think.
Feel free to pass along these articles to your friends or even share them on social media. You never know what information might completely change someones outlook and mindset. Imagine if your best friend stumbled across something as amazing as the UpLink quiz and they didn’t tell you about it…
In these articles, we’ll cover everything that we think a Graduate should be in the know about. Whether that’s talking about how COVID has changed recruitment or the effects of money as a motivator, we’re here to help. If there are any topics you’d like us to cover, feel free to get in touch. After all, we’re here for you!