Top 10 Googled Career Pivot Posts
Every year I like to highlight the top pages/posts that were found by people searching using Google. Check out last year’s list and you tell me what you see different.
The Career Pivot website was googled—do you not love the term “googled”—over 111,000 times in 2016 and that is up from 66,000 in 2015. This means that people have searched using Google and found a post or page on the Career Pivot website almost 10,000 times per month. That has increased to almost 13,000 visitors in January of 2017.
Let’s look at the top 10 googled posts to see what it tells us about what people want to know.
#1 Googled Post
What If You Are Not Passionate About Anything? was written back in 2012 but is still googled over 83 times a day. This moves up to #1 from being #2 in 2015.
When I originally wrote this post, I received two kinds of comments:
Don’t you have a pulse? You have to be passionate about something!
Gosh, I am not alone! There are others like me.
I am a multipotentialite, which means I have so many interests that I am not overly passionate about any one thing. You will find a post on this list about being a multipotentialite.
Multipotentialites make up 10-15% of the population, but society wants to say we are broken. We are not.
#2 Googled Post
Talents versus Skills – Do you know the difference? was written back in 2013, but was googled over 48 times a day in 2016.
This is a topic that so many struggle with. We develop skills based on what the market will pay for. Just because we can do something does not mean we want to do it.
#3 Googled Post
College Degree After 50 – Worth It? was written in March of 2015.
I wrote this post based on my observations of so many in the baby boomer generation who went back to college to re-invent themselves and who mostly gained nothing but student loan debt.
This post jumped from #7 in 2015 to #3 in 2016. What does that tell you?
#4 Googled Post
Are you a Multipotentialite? was written in August of 2015 and is rapidly climbing the ranks of the posts most googled.
This article is directly related to the #2 post on this list, What If You Are Not Passionate About Anything? It jumped from #9 in 2015 to #4 in 2016.
#5 Googled Post
Perfect Fit for the Position? Expect to Lose! was written in 2014. This post was written based on a presentation given by a well-respected recruiter at Launch Pad Job Club, where I serve on the board of directors.
The presenter said, “If you are a perfect fit, we ain’t going to hire you. We want to hire someone at a lower starting salary but who can grow into the job. If you are a perfect fit, we assume you will leave when you find something better.”
#6 Googled Post
#7 Googled Post
What is Strategic Networking? was written back in 2011 and is about to go through a major overhaul in the next few weeks. Obviously, the term strategic networking is a common term.
#8 Googled Page
CareerPivot.com Home Page the Career Pivot homepage is found frequently.
#9 Googled Post
What is Your Current Salary? How to Answer! was written back in 2014. The economy must be getting better because this is the first time this post has appeared on this list.
#10 Googled Post
Re-entering the Workforce – Marketable Skills After 50 was written in 2015. Along with the post College Degree After 50 – Worth It? there must be a lot of baby boomers looking for information on how to prepare themselves.
Google searches were up over 90% in 2016. What I detect is baby boomers are trying to figure out how to get back into the job market and many are succeeding. Things are getting better.
What do you think? Comment below with your thoughts!Marc Miller
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