Summary Sunday: Issue #504

There is more information at your fingertips today than ever before. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. When you are experiencing a career change for the first time, it can feel overwhelming to search the internet for answers.

That’s why I curate articles and share them in Summary Sunday.

Summary Sunday Issue 504

To help you sift through the noise and feeling of overwhelm when it comes to job search advice, I carefully and thoughtfully share articles from people and resources I trust.

In this week’s Summary Sunday, you’ll find information that will help you better execute your job search:

  • Job search tracking tool
  • Job search advice
  • ChatGPT for job search
  • Pay range tracker
  • How recruiters get paid
  • Adjusting after a turn in your career
  • Do This. Not That: Career
  • Best Companies lists
  • 6 leadership traits needed today

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How to Track Your Job Applications | Use THIS Instead of a Spreadsheet | Teal

If you are overwhelmed by tracking the status of each application, who you’ve spoken to, when you’re supposed to follow up with recruiters, and what resume goes with what role, then you are going to want to watch this. This video runs through how to use Teal to track your job search. Then install the FREE Teal Chrome extension to simplify and speed up your job search:

Top 10 Job Search Blog Posts | Katrina Kibben

This collection of articles written by Katrina addresses some of the most common yet perplexing job search challenges like, what jobs to apply to, how to find the right job title and more. (I’ve known Katrina since she worked at Monster and her insights are spot on!)

How to Use ChatGPT for Your Job Search | Avid Careerist

Donna Svei explains how to use ChatGPT at all stages of your job search, from conducting research to writing resumes and answering interview questions. You’ll see that ChatGPT is not foolproof. It may be just a tad better than googling, and as such, you need to use some of your critical thinking skills.

It is a great solution for identifying alternative job titles and lists of target companies!


Pay Range Tracker |

See pay ranges for tech talent in California and NYC from job postings. This site was recently created by Roger Lee, the creator ofA The data is aggregated from the career pages of 700 tech employers. Thanks to Kelli Hrivnak for sharing this on LinkedIn. Be sure to adjust for cost of living in your city.


Do you know how recruiters get paid? | Sarah Johnston on LinkedIn

This offers clarity to those who are confused by how internal and external recruiters get paid.
PS: they don’t work for you, they work for the company that hires them.


When Your Career Takes an Unexpected Turn: What to do when your career hits a bump in the road | Career Toolbelt

Whether you have been laid off, you’re ready to resign or you need career clarity, this issue has valuable resources and information that show you want to do next.

Jenny Foss (aka JobJenny) Launches New Book | Jenny Foss

See Jenny’s announcement and learn more about her book, Do This. Not That: Career here.

It addresses 81 common career scenarios from a toxic boss or co-worker to how to get a promotion. It’s a skimmable reference guide, not necessarily a book you read cover to cover. And what makes it extra helpful is the subsection entitled “Say This” so you’ll know how to convey what you want.


Best Places To Work 2023 | Glassdoor

The new list of Best Places to Work (rated by employees) is out. These companies were tops in providing a positive culture, strong pay and benefits, flexibility, and much more.A  Here are the top 5:

Large companies: Gainsight, Box, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, NVIDIA

Small to medium companies: Goodwin Recruiting, Telemynd, J.J. Taylor, Pariveda, Ironclad

The American Opportunity Index: A Corporate Scorecard of Worker Advancement | Burning Glass Institute and Harvard Business School

Check out the ranking of Fortune 250 companies based on these three factors: the access they offer to opportunity, the pay they offer in low- and middle-skill roles, and the level of mobility experienced by their employees both within and beyond the firm.


Essential leadership traits to build organizations of the future | CEOWorld Magazine

As the business landscape continues to change and evolve, it is more important than ever for leaders to develop these six leadership traits that could make or break the digital business transformation journey.


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