Interview on Today Show – Switching Jobs
Here’s the footage from the Interview on the Today Show on Channel 9 this morning on job switching in 2017…..
More people change jobs at this time of year than any other. If you’re considering the change be really intentional about what you’re doing. Ensure you’re running to your next goal rather than just away from something you don’t enjoy. More on the interview, click here .
Transcript of the Interview:
Host: Why do so many people want to change their jobs at this time of year?
Jane: Well I think they’ve come out of Christmas and they’ve had a bit of a break to reflect of their past year and look at “Do I want next year to be something different”. Part of that can often be a job change. So, they often look at it for career progression or perhaps they’re looking for something a bit more fulfilling. Sometimes, they’ve just decided they don’t like the people they work for anymore.
Host: We can’t relate to that at all, can we? The way the jobs are advertised these days has changed a lot. Take us through where you may start to look for a new job?
Jane: I think one of the best places to start is to be really proactive about what you are doing. The first thing is to know what it is that you want. I think a lot of times it’s easy to go onto job sites and just look around and see if anything jumps out at me. The problem with that is that you’re not really being intentional. The first thing is to be clear about what you want. Then be proactive and actually start reaching out to people. We know that around 60% of jobs that are out there aren’t advertised. The best thing is to start accessing that hidden job market and even connect with some of those networks that you have too.
Host: That is a huge number, 60% is it, through word of mouth. I suppose if you are looking for a complete change in a career, moving into an entirely new industry, building contacts and getting that word of mouth, is pretty tricky when you are going in cold into an entirely new area.
Jane: Yeah that’s right. I think if you look at online sites like LinkedIn for example. That is a really good place to start where you can initiate those conversations. You can go and search for people and find them. What we do know is around 40% of people got their current role, got it as a result of somebody they knew. So those industry networks are really important to reach out and connect with.
Host: A few moments ago Jane, we were looking at some of your tips for building an impressive and effective profile. Can we go back to that for a moment? Can you talk us through with your advice for building that profile?
Jane: Remember, LinkedIn at the end of the day is a marketing document for you to position and market yourself. Make sure you don’t write it like an obituary, so it’s not just a list of all the things you’ve done. It’s about positioning yourself for the type of role that you want. The other thing is that you make sure that you’ve got a professional photo, make sure that you have the words in your profile that you want to be doing or the tasks that you want to be doing. It is an algorithm which means it’s a search engine. There are people out there trying to find you. So make sure you have the words in there that they would be putting into the search to try and find you.
Host: Some great advice for the 47% in particular who are thinking about a career change in 2017. Good ways to make yourself stand out. Thank you so much Jane for your help.
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