How should business owners and job candidates position themselves during the reentry phases of this pandemic?
Join me and my guest, Erin Andersen, Career Transition Strategist, Resume Writer, LinkedIn Coach, and Founder of Your Brand Networker, LLC, for a valuable discussion about how those in employment transitions can optimize their search, improve their digital brand, and cultivate a better LinkedIn presence.
About Erin Andersen:
Eric introduces his guest Erin Andersen, Career Transition Strategist, Resume Writer, and Career Coach. Erin started her career in corporate banking and strategic analysis, so Erin herself has personal experience making a dramatic career transition. One of the main reasons she wanted to have a greater impact than was possible through reviewing Excel Models. Even with a good salary, a lack of fulfilment in your career can take a toll on your mental health. Erin desired to have a career where she could find satisfaction through helping others. Many of her clients found themselves in a role that did not suit their personal strengths.
Many of her clients falsely believe that they cannot transition due to the years that they have invested in their career. Some have been within their industry for over twenty years. She recommends before making this change ask the people close to you what your top qualities are. Your personal skills are just as important as your technical skills. Consider what has always been your top skill since your youth. For Erin it has always been writing. This approach will allow you to figure out your best leadership role and help you narrow down your job search.
Erin notices that many people had not been paying attention to their LinkedIn prior to the pandemic. With no in person meetups and conversations networking became digital. Many recruiters are solely recruiting on LinkedIn now. Erin recommends you update your account with each milestone and achievement. It is also important to have an updated picture that makes you look professional and approachable. This will make individuals feel more open to contacting you. Some of her clients have come to her only seeking resume assistance but Erin always reinforces the importance of your LinkedIn presence.
Cautions on other social media sites even if your account is private. Even if you have Linkedin don’t be discouraged from using other sites. Glassdoor gives you insight into company culture. Informational interviews. Connect with people that have similar experience. When reaching out to people, Erin recommends you skip the formalities and let them know immediately why you are contacting them. Ask them how they got to where they are today, people enjoy talking about themselves and their experiences.
About Employment Law Today
Helping Business With Employment Law Issues.
For many business owners, it can be overwhelming to keep up and comply with the federal and state labor and employment laws that govern how they run their business. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new laws and regulations regarding hiring, firing, and workplace practices and protocols — all of which can increase business owners’ anxieties about regaining traction or thriving again. On my weekly show, we will be discussing the most common employment law related questions and challenges that business owners have been facing in these uncertain times.
The show will have three main goals: (1) to inform businesses about employment law updates, (2) to inspire businesses by giving them the tools to move forward, and (3) to demonstrate how some business owners have overcome their employment law problems, walked through the challenges imposed by this pandemic, and have taken steps to regain traction during the reopening phases of this pandemic.
Our guests will include professionals who advise businesses from an H.R., legal, and financial perspective, along with thriving business owners who will share their experiences and insights into running a successful company while complying with labor and employment law mandates during COVID-19.