#FindBetter Wednesdays: Your Advice for Career Success

by monsterstaff, published 04/17/2013
At Monster.com, we’re on a mission to find the nation’s best bits of career advice. Everyone, no matter what job they do or where they are in their career, has a story to share about how to succeed. In an effort to “pay it forward” and help others, we’ve been encouraging people all over the world to share their tips with us on our Facebook page or using #FindBetter on Twitter. Here are some of the best #FindBetter tips contributed through our social channels over the past week: What job search era do you prefer: Job searching using "traditional" methods 10 years ago or using "digital/social media" methods today? Why? Popular responses included:
  • The digital age is better for its instantaneous approach.
  • I feel like online applications get sent to a deep dark void. I've been more successful in person. My resume is good on paper, but everything is better in real life.
  • Taleo and other "talent management systems" are doing a fantastic job of screening out great candidates. The "traditional way" of job searching is to do so by networking, which remains the most effective way.
  • It seems to take longer to get a response these days, given how easy it is to just copy paste and send, employers are flooded with resumes. Back then, more jobs, more of a personal touch to create the resume (takes time work to get it done) less people applying due to the work it is to do it.
  • People should take a more active roll, yet be sure that their "digital/social" presence sends a positive message.
  • I prefer the more personal touch. You don't get a fair shot with all of this digital media and many qualified candidates are being ignored.
What's the biggest stress factor that you have in your workplace? Popular responses included:
  • The boss
  • The people I work with
  • Self-development
  • Not getting raises in my 4 years that I have been employed with my employer. My supervisor told me earlier this week that I wouldn't be getting any raises in 2013.
  • Conflicts
  • Overly tedious job application process
  • Not enough time in the day
  • Gossip
  • Doing more with less
From Twitter:
  • @tremmer SHOW, DON'T TELL: No matter what ur vocation, have a portfolio of ur work in interviews. U'll standout from candidate clutter
  • @Georg_Wanek be part of ur customers community, engage w/them & let ur organization be part of ur lifestyle
  • @davidjwbailey my advice to those seeking more from career? "know yourself (and how that changes)"
  • @Jodie_Dewberry U can't expect 2 achieve more w/out being prepared to fail more,so don't give up when things don't go ur way
  • @eggandyou It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be.
We’d love to hear your story too! Share with on Facebook or use #FindBetter on Twitter! Check out more about Monster’s mission to help people #Find Better by visiting: http://findbetter.monster.com
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