Summary Sunday: You’re In Control of Your Job Search

Managing a job search means you’re in control… not the employer, not the recruiter.

Summary Sunday You're In Control of your job search

Companies are hiring. Yet many can’t find the candidates they need. That gives many of you power! For those not seeing a lot of suitable jobs, you still can take control of your job search.

In this week’s summary, you’ll see why you are in control of your job search and what you can do to develop a better plan of attack.

You’ll find:

  • Insights on the hidden job market
  • A success story of a job seeker who used video
  • Reframing networking from taking to giving
  • Interview answers to show you’re resilience
  • Ways to manage your career development


Is it time to rename the hidden job market? | Dorothy Dalton

For job seekers and career professionals, the term “hidden job market” has become common. However, what does it really mean and does it need a new name? See the data around how people say they secure new jobs.

Can Video Help With Your Job Search? | Gillian Whitney

If you are video-adverse, this is a success story of how one job seeker used video to land a job. It’s proof that video is a powerful marketing tool for job seekers.


The Most Powerful Networking Plan? Always Be Giving | John Tarnoff

Switch from asking for something to giving and you’ll find networking makes you feel less needy.

And if you haven’t read The Go-Giver by Bob Burg, it’s life changing.


How to Show Employers Your Resilience During Unemployment | The Voice of Job Seekers

See what steps you can take to communicate your strengths and ability to adapt during uncertain times.


6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It | Harvard Business Review

We are now in the era of do-it-yourself career development. Companies less frequently offer formal training — a trend that has been around for years.

See 6 things you can do to make your career development more valuable.