How could you not be interested in a book called, The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World? I’ve read more than 30 job search in the last four years, and yet to read as many actionable job search tips in one place than what Jim Stroud (@jimstroud) has provided.
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Let me tell you a little more about Jim. Jim Stroud has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. He is currently the RPO Sr. Recruitment Strategies and Support Director for Randstad Sourceright US. His latest book, The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World! offers so much value with tips and suggestion that covers a wide range of advice.
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Here’s a summary of our discussion:
- Jim says job seekers are still challenged with keeping skill sets current
- Companies will automate most of their businesses and if you don’t evolve, it will be more difficult
- The access to information is increasing and find videos, podcasts, and ebooks to help people advance in their careers and industries
- Those enslaved to the status quo will always fall far behind because technology always changes and evolves. As technology advances, so must you
- Chasing money doesn’t always mean keeping up
- Jim says working for top companies, or startups (or award-winning) keep you interested to their competitive companies and selective whenever possible
- Indeed is a great resource outside of job postings especially to find out the hot markets and keywords, and search online occupational outlook (Bureau of Labor and Statistics)
- Cyber-security and plumbing are two hot fields Jim recommends researching if you are looking for sustainable careers
- Baby boomers should consider freelance (eLance or guru.com) or reach for on-demand services like Uber
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