Brand Career Management Monthly Tip Sheet
December 2016

Happy Holidays.

At this time of year, we often reflect about many things, including our jobs and our career satisfaction. It is good to ask ourselves every so often, am I happy in my job? Am I good with where my career is going? If not, it’s time to take some action – or at least plan when you will! This month’s links are designed to help you with that reflection. (This time of year also makes us feel overwhelmed, so the content for this month is purposefully brief.)

Have a happy and healthy holiday season!

Paula

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LINKED IN – TIP OF THE MONTH

If you haven’t heard, there is a new feature on LinkedIn that allows account users to indicate they are interested in opportunities from recruiters. If you click on the Jobs tab (main menu) and then click on the Preferences tab, you’ll see the image below. You can adjust the settings there to invite more job opportunities to come your way through LinkedIn.

New LinkedIn feature to let recruiters know you are open to job opportunities

As you might expect, there is mixed feedback about it. Time will tell. Moving forward, I’ll keep you posted of any major updates. In the meantime, these two posts give you both sides of the coin.

This post, written by Dan Shapero from the official LinkedIn blog, gives the rosier side along with a 58 second video showing you how it works.

On the other side, Irina Shamaeva of RecruitingBlogs.com shares great insights about the new feature from a Recruiter’s perspective, with some mention of the cons to this new feature.

USEFUL ARTICLES WITH LINKS

CAREER MANAGEMENT
This post by Alison Green, contributor for USNews.com, shares six ways to tell if you have managed your career well. If you haven’t been implementing these ideas, start NOW.

CAREER CHANGE
Adam Heitzman from Inc.com gives seven indicators that you might need a new job. If you agree with one or two, that’s a strong sign. If you agree with all seven, you need to get your head out of the sand and take action.

Forbes Contributor, Melody Wilding, offers sage advice to avoid making a bad career decision. (Good content, but beware there may be a loud video ad that starts automatically.)

JOB SEARCH
This recent blog post of mine, shares 4 things to consider about your job search during the holidays.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES / EVENTS

I will be presenting Part Two of a Two-Part LinkedIn webinar series for members of The Rabbinical Assembly of New York – Making Better Connections on LinkedIn – on Monday, December 12, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.