💼 Struggling to Land a White Collar Job?

Plus: 5 reasons why people don't ask for what they want!

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  • Struggling to Land a White Collar Job? - This is the hidden reason why!

  • In The News - 3 ways to ask for an informational interview & secrets to making a good virtual impression.

  • J.T. Talks Jobs - 5 reasons why people don’t ask for what they want!

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The Hidden Reason You're Struggling to Land a White Collar Job in 2024

As the CEO and head career coach at Work It DAILY, I've been noticing a troubling trend in our community and across my social media networks. Many professionals, especially those in their 30s and 40s, are struggling to land white-collar jobs in 2024's competitive market. If you're one of these individuals wondering why it's suddenly so challenging to get hired, you're not alone. Today, I want to shed light on the dramatic shift in job search strategies and reveal how you can get ahead of the curve.

The Evolution of Job Search 📈

To understand where we are now, let's take a quick trip down memory lane. In the "olden days" before online applications, landing an office job was as simple as walking in with a resume. As competition increased, cover letters became necessary to showcase communication skills. Then came the internet era, bringing online applications and the need to navigate complex application systems.

Enter LinkedIn: A Game-Changer

LinkedIn's arrival marked a significant shift. It wasn't just another online application platform; it became a powerful tool for recruiters to proactively search for candidates. Suddenly, professionals needed not only a resume and cover letter but also a polished LinkedIn profile to be discoverable.

The Latest Shift: LinkedIn as a Social Media Platform 🤳

Here's where things get interesting—and where many job seekers are falling behind. LinkedIn has evolved into a full-fledged social media platform. With over a billion profiles and the rise of AI-generated content, recruiters needed a better way to find genuine, skilled candidates. This led to a major algorithm change that now prioritizes active engagement and content creation over static profile information.

Why Your LinkedIn Feed Matters More Than Ever

Two years ago, LinkedIn introduced Creator mode, giving higher visibility to users who consistently posted content. A year later, they doubled down on this strategy by altering their algorithm to heavily favor what you share in your feed over your profile details.

This shift is actually good news for job seekers willing to adapt. By developing a strategic approach to your LinkedIn content, you can dramatically increase your visibility to recruiters and hiring managers. The best part? Most people aren't doing this yet, giving you a significant advantage if you start now.

The New Job Search Equation: LinkedIn Profile + Active Feed ✏️

Here's a bold prediction: In the near future, your LinkedIn profile and feed activity will replace traditional resumes and cover letters. Companies are moving towards skills-based hiring, and they need more than just a list of skills on a resume. They want to see you demonstrating your expertise and thought leadership in real-time.

This approach provides what I call "impact evidence"—tangible proof of your skills and knowledge. By consistently sharing insights and ideas related to your field, you're creating opportunities for recruiters to discover you organically and validate your capabilities before even reaching out.

Why This Matters for Your Career and Salary

When you apply to jobs online alongside thousands of others, you become a commodity. This often leads to lower salary offers as companies have plenty of options. However, when a recruiter discovers you through your LinkedIn content and gets excited about your expertise, the dynamic shifts. You become a value-based candidate, putting you in the driver's seat during salary negotiations.

How to Implement Your LinkedIn Strategy 🫵

  1. Optimize Your Profile: Ensure your LinkedIn profile is complete and keyword-rich.

  2. Develop a Posting Strategy: Create a content plan that showcases your expertise and aligns with your career goals.

  3. Be Consistent: Aim for regular posts to build momentum and visibility.

  4. Engage Authentically: Interact with others' content and build genuine connections in your industry.

Take Action Now

Ready to transform your job search and land the white-collar position you deserve? Don't miss out on this opportunity to get ahead of the curve. Check out Work It DAILY's free 7-day trial to access expert guidance, including this training and many more resources to supercharge your career. With the right strategy and support, you can navigate this new job search landscape and find success in 2024 and beyond.

Remember, in today's job market, it's not just about what you know—it's about how effectively you showcase your expertise. Let's work together to make sure you're not just visible but irresistible to potential employers. Your next career move is waiting!

Go get ‘em!

J.T. O’Donnell

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