Boost your career - Put an emphasis on soft skills and accomplishments.

If your last job search happened years ago, your approach may be dated. Today, there's a talent shortage, and experienced and qualified professionals are in high demand.

Whether you are actively looking, or a so-called "passive candidate", keep reading this 7-article dossier and discover a world of new opportunities — one of which could be your dream job !

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Part 1: Navigating the job search during the talent shortage

Part 2: Put an emphasis on soft skills and accomplishments.

Even though employers' job postings and interview processes might be all over the map, and oftentimes not that effective, many hiring managers and leaders still know what they're seeking. And while hard skills are important, employers usually lean to candidates with soft skills such as communication, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, problem solving, professionalism and more. Emphasize these skills on your resume—and more importantly—in your interviews. The good thing about soft skills is that they're often on display in natural conversations and situations, such as interviews.

In addition to soft skills, focus on your career accomplishments, as opposed to hard skills. There are a million hard skills, many of which can be learned—and need to be learned with changing conditions and technologies. Focusing on your accomplishments (awards, contribution to the bottom line, process improvements, quality of work, quantity of work, etc.) makes you more appealing to prospective employers. They assume that if you're capable of said accomplishments, then you obviously have or can acquire the necessary hard skills.

Soft Skills

Part 3: Think beyond the interview.

Part 4: Make yourself visible.

Part 5: Thinking about a new start with an old company?

Part 6: Consider the non-financial incentives of making a move.

Part 7: Find a true, mutually beneficial learning culture.

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Boost your career - Think beyond the interview
If your last job search happened years ago, your approach may be dated. Today, there's a talent shortage, and experienced and qualified professionals are in high demand.
Whether you are actively looking, or a so-called "passive candidate", keep reading this 7-article dossier and discover a world of new opportunities — one of which could be your dream job !
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