MakeUseOf: The 6 Best Productivity Tools for Job Seekers

MakeUseOf: The 6 Best Productivity Tools for Job Seekers. “We have compiled a list of six tools below to assist you in the job-seeking and application process. Some of these tools will filter the right jobs for you, while others will significantly reduce the time it takes to fill out your job applications. So, no matter what profession you’re in, give these tools a spin.”

Michigan Daily: I’m quitting LinkedIn (and you should too)

I love the Michigan Daily. I don’t follow many university newspapers in my RSS reader, but they’re so good. If you like your university’s newspaper, send me a link. Anyway, from Michigan Daily: I’m quitting LinkedIn (and you should too). “LinkedIn has become the epitome of everything the corporate world wants their applicants to be: never too loud, only outspoken in the right way and always perfectly professional. It leaves no room for imperfections, preferring instead to showcase a fictionalized highlight reel of corporate life, where the sexist coworker always gets their comeuppance and failures are eternally inspiring rather than demotivating. This is far from the reality of corporate life in which imposter syndrome and discrimination often run rampant through the beige-colored halls.”

CNET: TikTok has a new resume feature for job seekers

CNET: TikTok has a new resume feature for job seekers. “The pilot program lets job seekers post video resumes to TikTok for positions with partner companies like Chipotle, Target and Shopify. Users are encouraged to ‘creatively and authentically showcase their skillsets and experiences, and use #TikTokResumes in their caption when publishing their video resume to TikTok,’ the company said in a release.”

Coronavirus crisis: More than $6.9 billion in unemployment compensation paid out to Ohioans in last 30 weeks (Cleveland 19)

Cleveland 19: Coronavirus crisis: More than $6.9 billion in unemployment compensation paid out to Ohioans in last 30 weeks. “The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported 20,090 people filed for initial unemployment last week (Oct. 4-10) to the U.S. Department of Labor, which brings the total of unemployment claims filed in Ohio over the last 30 weeks to 1,772,416. To put that total into perspective, the total number of claims for the last 30 weeks is more than the combined total of unemployment claims filed over the last four years, according to ODJFS.”

WPVI: University of Pennsylvania alum creates job site for those unemployed due to COVID-19

WPVI: University of Pennsylvania alum creates job site for those unemployed due to COVID-19. “Aaron Fishkind recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a job lined up, but his verbal offer fell through. ‘Once the coronavirus hit and I followed up with them they were like, “We don’t have anything open at the time. We are firing not hiring,”‘ Fishkind said. Fishkind became active on a new site created by fellow Penn Students which links job seekers with recruiters.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Job Boards to Find Work From Home Gigs and Remote Jobs

MakeUseOf: 5 Job Boards to Find Work From Home Gigs and Remote Jobs. “Businesses both big and small have to cut costs in this economic climate. But working from home, remote jobs, and even part-time gigs can smoothen the bumps. While it’s a tough situation, don’t wait for things to get worse. Be proactive from today. These free websites will help you handle layoffs and find current job boards.”

Daily Memphian: Rhodes grads’ website gives students leg up on employment opportunities

Daily Memphian: Rhodes grads’ website gives students leg up on employment opportunities. “Through Scholars, businesses filter through a database of college students, view their profiles and invite their favorites to interview for open positions. In the traditional model, companies post a job and wait, receiving tons of applications that they have to review. With Scholars, companies read through profiles and pick the students they want to contact.”

Phys .org: Social media content matters for job candidates, researchers find

Phys .org: Social media content matters for job candidates, researchers find. “Applying for a job? Don’t come across as self-absorbed on your Facebook page. Don’t express your strong views on potentially controversial topics either. According to researchers at Penn State, job recruiters are less likely to select candidates who appear to be too self-involved or opinionated in their social media posts. The team also found that recruiters are less likely to hire employees who post content suggestive of drug or alcohol use.”

CNET: Best resume builder of 2020

CNET: Best resume builder of 2020. “This list of the best resume building services includes websites and apps that offer templates, suggestions, and sometimes even on-hand professionals to help you build a resume that will put your best foot forward to potential employers. Some of our picks for best resume builder are free, some operate on an honor system, and some require a one-time payment or a subscription.”