3 job-hunting hacks

3 job-hunting hacks

3 job-hunting hacks

If you are looking to change your job there’s never been a better time to start!

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The Great Resignation has left companies in desperate need of skilled workers, and many employers are willing to offer considerable incentives to attract new talent.

A recent survey by CNBC found that 55 percent of Americans are looking to change jobs over the next year. If you’re in that number, there’s never been a better time to start. But you owe it to yourself to make the most of your chances, read these hacks.

1. Sizing up the market

With so many people looking for better opportunities, the chances of landing that ideal position have never been higher. But to seal the deal, you need a solid plan:

Good preparation starts by examining those jobs and looking for the kinds of skills required. That sets a baseline for what you can expect. From there, you can assess your own experience, and how it measures up in comparison. This should be as objective, and fact centered as possible.

2. Cast a wide net

Cast a wider net by exploring opportunities through other channels, like joining a professional network or reconnecting with friends and colleagues. For example, make a point of meeting a different old coworker or friend every weekend for lunch. At some point, you can mention that you’re on the hunt for a new job and find out if they know who’s hiring.

Tip: For every interview or networking event you attend, create a note with background info such as job details and attendees, and link it to the calendar event. That way, it’ll pop up at just the right time so you can walk into your next meeting prepared for anything.

3. The more intel, the better

When job hunting, it’s important to do your research. Learning everything you can about the company of interest ensures that your prospective employer has the qualities you want, and you have a better understanding of what they might expect of you. That begins with checking out the company in question on sites like LinkedIn.

Good job-hunting goes deeper. Make sure your intel-gathering process extends beyond the usual suspects and takes in other channels so you can crush your interview. You may need to do a bit of sleuthing or “undercover” work to ensure you’re well-prepared.

Try scanning the news —especially local news— and trade magazines for stories and snippets about the company, looking at things like aggregate salaries and employee retention. If anyone in your network has experience with the company or knows someone who does, talk with them about their experiences. The more objective information you have about the company, the more your confidence will grow, and the better you’ll be positioned to determine how well your skills mesh with the job specs.

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, take a step back and consider how you want your career to evolve. Ask yourself: Where do I want to be? What’s important to me professionally? Do I want to continue the same career path or pivot to something new? With these questions in mind, it will be easier to come up with a career advancement plan.

remote work opens doors

Once you have that plan, make sure you’re taking the right steps along the way. And remember today we have the benefit of being able to work for a company that is not physically in the same place where we live. Luckily, there are companies like Roots EOR that allow hiring in a safe and fast legal way.

Do you want to know how? Contact us

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Update your LinkedIn profile

It’s important that your work and education experience is not only up-to-date but outlined in a way that would bring context for a hiring manager from overseas who may not be familiar with the university you attended or companies you’ve worked for. Is your university highly ranked or respected? Say so. Is your company a market leader in your country? Say so. And make sure to include any awards, accolades, or impressive results that will signal you’re a rockstar.

Highlight your remote work experience

Companies want to hire people that are even more productive at home than in the office. Talk about your productivity journey working from home during the pandemic. Emphasize your wins and accomplishments, such as launching a successful project virtually, implementing an asynchronous workflow, or onboarding new team members through Slack and Zoom.

Look further from home

An increasing number of remote positions are location agnostic – meaning you don’t need to live near the office in order to apply. Make sure you read the job description carefully. Some remote jobs are fully remote whereas others are hybrid positions, meaning you work remotely part of the time and on-site for the balance. While most remote-first companies have now implemented asynchronous workflows that make it easier to collaborate across timezones, always ensure that you clearly understand the expectations around working hours, especially if you’re not in the same timezone as your manager. Nobody likes a 2 am meeting!

Today there are few jobs that cannot be done remotely

You can even live in one country and work for a company from another. Do you want to know how? Contact us

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Airbnb told its 6,000 employees that they would have the option to permanently work remotely and also told its U.S. employees that they could move to anywhere in the country without a reduction to their compensation.

Although remote work grew remarkably, the announcement generated a lot to talk about in the world of work and led many companies to ask themselves if it is feasible to hire people from anywhere in the world.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced on Twitter “Five key features” of its new work policy, which goes further than several other tech giants in its flexibility for employees:

1. You can work from home or the office—whatever works best for you.

2. You can move anywhere in the country, like from San Francisco to Nashville, and your compensation won’t change

3. You have the flexibility to live and work in 170 countries for up to 90 days a year in each location.

4. We’ll meet up regularly for team gatherings. Most employees will connect in person every quarter for about a week at a time (some more frequently).

5. To pull this off, we’ll operate off of a multi-year roadmap with two major product releases a year, which will keep us working in a highly coordinated way.

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Many companies are already thinking of applying this model. In fact, there are many who have been applying for it for years. Did you know that it is possible to legally hire people anywhere in the world? Contact us

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According to an email sent by CEO Brian Chesky, the international vacation rental company Airbnb will allow its employees to work from anywhere —be it from home or office indefinitely. The email read, “We have designed a way for you to live and work anywhere— while collaborating in a highly coordinated way and experiencing the in-person connection that makes Airbnb special.”

Majority of Airbnb employees will have the flexibility to work from either home or office. In contrast, people in some roles will be required to be in the office to perform their core responsibilities. However, employees’ compensation will not be impacted if they move anywhere in the country they work from, as the company will have single-pay tiers for salary and equity from June.

Chesky said that the move was part of a wider shift at the company to accommodate flexibility and remote work. “The world is becoming more flexible about where people can work,” Chesky wrote. “We see this in our own business. We wouldn’t have recovered so quickly from the pandemic had it not been for millions of people working from Airbnbs.

Do you agree with what Chesky thinks?

If you believe that your company could work better if you can have all the employees working where they want, what do you expect to do?

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